The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe : we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future.
We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions.
We work toward successful integration and whenever possible for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.
The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 8,000 employees and also 8,000 volunteers, while managing a turnover of over 400 million Euro.
Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, nongovernmental and non-
denominational relief organization. The Danish Refugee Council is Denmark’s largest humanitarian NGO and has been ranked the 3rd best NGO in the world in 2018 (for the six consecutive years, the organization is among the top five of the NGO Advisor Annual List).
Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass : humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency
DRC has been operating in Greece since November 2015, providing support to the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy in ensuring dignified reception conditions for refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos island.
In March 2016, DRC expanded its operations in Athens, in response to the changing context and the build-up of refugee population on mainland Greece.
The Protection Assistant, in coordination and cooperation with the Protection Monitoring Team, CFS / WSS / Youth teams, the Legal Aid Officers and interpreters and Roving Cultural Mediators (RCMs), and supervised by the Field Protection Manager and the Protection Monitoring Team Leader, is expected to contribute to the protection activities.
Under supervision of the Field Protection Manager and Protection Monitoring Team Leader, and in close coordination with other DRC field units, the Protection Assistant will implement Protection activities where DRC is engaged.
Furthermore, the Protection Assistant will develop and maintain good relations with the persons of concern (PoC), relevant stakeholders and other humanitarian actors, to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC’s Protection activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Support the implementation of general protection activities in accordance with agreed objectives.
Protection monitoring, data collection and document the needs of persons of concern.
Participating in (joint) assessments, identifying protection concerns and reporting for follow-up.
Support mapping of services and development of effective referral pathways.
Identify vulnerable individuals and facilitate appropriate action, including referrals to specialized services and protective accompaniment as necessary.
Provide appropriate and relevant information to refugees and migrants regarding their rights and services available to them.
Participate in awareness raising sessions and information campaigns for persons of concern.
Participate in population profiling and verification exercises to ensure adequate and relevant data collection.
Encourage, support and monitor community-based protection networks on sites, through among other, collaboration in the context of activities organized jointly with Site Management Support (SMS).
Draft protection monitoring reports and / or activities’ reports, provide inputs in designing protection monitoring tools and formats.
Provide input on case studies, best practices and lessons learned from each of the activities implemented.
Mainstreaming protection in all activities on sites by ensuring protection in distribution activities (i.e. vulnerable individuals are fast tracked in distributions).
Planning and conducting Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) as facilitator and / or note-taker and drafting the relevant reports.
Daily or weekly reporting to the Field Protection Manager of the activities carried out during the week.
Ensure that correct procedures are followed when responsible for any focal points.
Ensure the observance of the DRC Code of Conduct throughout activity implementation.
Provide translation / interpretation as necessary.
Any other duties as may be assigned by the Field Protection Manager, or other supervisors, relevant to the achievement of Protection objectives.
University Degree in Refugee and Migration Studies, Psychology, Social Science, Social Work, Human Rights, Gender Studies or a related field is preferred.
Strong verbal and written English skills.
Working knowledge of one and / or more of the following languages : Kurdish (Kurmanji, Sorani, Badini); French; Arabic.
Previous experience working with refugees, migrants and asylum seekers is necessary.
At least one year working experience in a related field; previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered as a strong advantage.
Experience of community-based or community mobilisation work in a humanitarian context is a strong advantage.
Strong computer skills.
High professional ethics.
Required Skills & Qualities
Core Competencies of DRC : Striving for excellence Collaboration Taking the lead Communication Demonstrating Integrity
Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment
Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork and with a spirit of genuine collaboration
Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to humanitarian principle and high sense of ethics
Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness, are needed
Ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required
Multi-tasking and organizational skills are must
T erms and Conditions
The contract will be under the Greek Labor Law (this is a national position)
All allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus)
DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.
The position will be based in Larisa (Central Greece) and national terms and conditions apply
Are you interested? Then apply for this position on line : / about-drc / vacancies / current-vacancies. All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages).
Both must be in English .
DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process. However, applicants must be aware that DRC cannot systemically sponsor non-
EU citizen or non-Greek resident for all the steps of legal process to get a work permit and / or a residency permit in Greece.