Protection Monitoring Officer, Larissa
Danish Refugee Council
Larissa, Greece
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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 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers.

Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.

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.


The Danish Refugee Council initiated its activities in the island of Lesvos in November 2015 due to the unprecedented influx of asylum seekers.

Following new political developments and displacement dynamics in early 2016, DRC expanded its activities to the mainland to support the people living in several sites across the country.

With offices in Athens, Larissa and Thessaloniki, it currently implements a wide range of activities, including Site Management Support, legal assistance, identification of individual needs and protection of highly vulnerable persons, access to services within and outside the hosting sites through cultural mediation, and non-formal education.

DRC works closely with the refugee communities, the Greek authorities and other humanitarian actors to ensure a protective environment for refugees and asylum seekers in Greece.

1. Purpose

DRC Greece is looking to recruit qualified, flexible and enthusiastic professionals to work for its Office in Larisa Protection Officers.

Under the supervision of the Protection Monitoring Team Leader, and the management of the Field Protection Manager, in close cooperation with other Protection colleagues and DRC field units, and other relevant actors in the area of Central, the Protection Officers will be 100% field-based, will develop and maintain good relations with the persons of concern and will support the implementation of DRC’s protection objectives and activities to provide timely and effective protection to persons of concern under DRC projects in the emergency reception sites.

2. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the implementation of general protection activities in accordance with agreed objectives.
  • Continuously monitor and document the needs of the persons of concern.
  • Monitor and analyse trends in the protection situation within and affecting the area of deployment for programme, advocacy and management purposes.
  • Maintain an oversight of services provided and available to persons of concern with whom the protection team is working in the area of deployment.
  • Continuously monitor the provision of services on the site and report on findings, to ensure protection considerations are mainstreamed across all sectors.
  • Regularly review and adapt vulnerability criteria; identify vulnerable individuals and facilitate appropriate action, including referrals to specialized services.
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments, so as to identify social, legal, psychosocial, socio-economic, and administrative needs of Persons of Concern (PoC) and / or support related exercises.
  • Ensure that DRCs protection activities are delivered on time and to agreed standards and are flexible and responsive by participating in (joint) assessments, identifying protection concerns and reporting for follow-up.
  • Provide appropriate and relevant information to refugees and migrants regarding their rights and
  • services available to them.

  • Provide support in designing and implementing awareness raising sessions and information sessions for persons of concern.
  • Support the design and implementation of population profiling and verification exercises to ensure site population data is regularly updated.
  • Ensure that DRC approach to protection is consistently applied through community based protection methods.
  • Encourage, support and monitor community-based protection networks in the DRC sites.
  • Draft protection monitoring reports and provide input in designing protection monitoring tools and formats.
  • Document case studies, best practices and lessons learned from each of the activities implemented.
  • Undertake planning and provide feedback to the Protection Team Leader on procurement and logistics needs.
  • Provide translation / interpretation as necessary.
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  • Any other duties assigned by the line manager.
  • 3. Required Qualifications

  • Desirable University Degree in Refugee and Migration Studies, Psychology, Social Science, Social Work, Human Rights, Gender Studies or any related field.
  • At least two years of experience working with refugees, asylum seekers and / or migrants.
  • Strong verbal and written English skills.
  • Working knowledge of Kurdish (Sorani, Kurmanji and / or Badini), Farsi / Dari, French and / or Arabic is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of Somali, Pashtu, Urdu or Lingala will be an 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 :
  • o Striving for excellence

    o Communication

    o 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, and a good sense of humor
  • 5. 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 positions will be based in Larisa (Central Greece) and national terms and conditions apply
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