Protection Assistant (WSS)
Danish Refugee Council
Larissa
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Introduction

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displacedpersons across the globe : we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, andstrengthen their opportunity for a brighter future.

We work in conflict-affectedareas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugeessettle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible andsustainable solutions.

We work toward successful integration and wheneverpossible for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has sincegrown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 8,000employees and also 8,000 volunteers, while managing a turnover of over 400million Euro.

Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, theDanish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent,nongovernmental and non-

denominational relief organization. The Danish RefugeeCouncil is Denmark’s largest humanitarian NGO and has been ranked the 3rd bestNGO in the world in 2018 (for the six consecutive years, the organization isamong the top five of the NGO Advisor Annual List).

Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts arebased on our value compass : humanity, respect, independence and neutrality,participation, and honesty and transparency

Background

DRC has been operating in Greece since November 2015, providing supportto the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy in ensuring dignified receptionconditions for refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos island.

In March 2016,DRC expanded its operations in Athens, in response to the changing context andthe build-up of refugee population on mainland Greece.

1. Purpose

DRC Greece is lookingto recruit a qualified, flexible and enthusiastic professional to work for itsoffice in Larissa (Central Greece) as a Protection Assistant (WSS).

TheProtection Assistant, in coordination and cooperation with the ProtectionMonitoring Team, Child-Friendly Space (CFS) / Women Safe Space (WSS) / Youth team,the Legal Aid Officers, Roving Cultural Mediators (RCM) and Legal Aidinterpreters, and supervised by the Field Protection Manager, is expected tocontribute to the protection activities.

Under supervision of the FieldProtection Manager and in close coordination with other DRC field units, theProtection Assistant will implement protection activities where DRC is engaged.

Furthermore, the Protection Assistant will develop and maintain good relationswith the persons of concern (PoC), relevant stakeholders and other humanitarianactors, to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC’s Protectionactivities.

2. Duties and Responsibilities

The Protection Assistant (WSS)responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, thefollowing :

  • Work with women and girls in the Women’s Safe Space to identify their needs, interests and priorities, and where possible, adapt activities according to these to ensure activities offered are culturally appropriate and meet the needs of women and girls.
  • Take a lead in the direct implementation of the activities in the Women’s Safe Space (WSS) through life-skills and resilience building, music and visual arts activities and organizing tournaments and community feedback meetings.

  • Identify and promote culturally appropriate / relevant interventions geared towards improved physical and reproductive health, social skills (conflict resolution, problem solving, empathy and relationship building) and self-
  • sufficiency of target beneficiaries.

  • Support in the identification of extremely vulnerable cases for appropriate referral to other actors for services.
  • Conduct comprehensive report and documentation of lessons learnt and best practices to achieve project goals and activities.
  • Report general protection issues present in the WSS to her / his supervisor.
  • Report any major issues to the protection management.
  • Collaborate with DRC colleagues to resolve problems and issues as they arise.
  • Participating in (joint) assessments, identifying protection concerns and reporting for follow-up.
  • Identify vulnerable individuals and facilitate appropriate action, including referrals to specialized services and protective accompaniment as necessary.
  • Provide appropriate and relevant information to asylum seekers and refugees regarding their rights and services available to them.
  • Participate in awareness raising sessions and information campaigns for persons of concern.
  • Draft protection and activities’ reports provide inputs in designing protection monitoring tools and formats.
  • Provide inputs on case studies, best practices and lessons learned from each of the activities implemented.
  • Provide translation / interpretation as necessary.
  • Planning and conducting Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) as facilitator and / or note taker and drafting the relevant reports.
  • Ensure timely submission of daily and / or reports.
  • Ensure that correct procedures are followed when responsible for any focal points.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Field Protection Manager, relevant to the achievement of protection objectives.
  • Report any major issues to the protection management.
  • Collaborate with DRC colleagues to resolve problems and issues as they arise.
  • Ensure the observance of the DRC Code of Conduct throughout activity implementation.
  • 3. Required Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written English skills.·Working knowledge of one or more of the followinglanguages : Arabic, French, Kurdish (Sorani, Kurmanji) and / or Farsi.
  • At least one year working experience in a relatedfield; previous working experience with local or international NGOs will beconsidered as a strong advantage.
  • Experience of community-based or communitymobilization work in a humanitarian context is a strong advantage, especiallywork experience with women and girls.
  • Strong computer skills.·High professional ethics.
  • 4. Required Skills & Qualities

  • CoreCompetencies of DRC :
  • oDemonstratingIntegrity

  • Ability to work in a multinational and multiculturalenvironment
  • Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork andwith a spirit of genuine collaboration
  • Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strongcommitment to humanitarian principle and high sense of ethics
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as patienceand politeness, are needed
  • Ability to cope with high workload and stress andidentify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required
  • Multi-tasking and organizational skills are must,and a good sense of humor
  • 5. Terms and Conditions

    The contractwill be under the Greek Labor Law (this is a national position)

    All allowanceswill be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus)

    DRC providestraining opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services aswell as its staff members’ professional and personal development.

    The position will be based in Larisa (CentralGreece) and national terms and conditions apply

    6. Application Process

    Are you interested? Then apply for this position on line : / about-drc / vacancies / current-vacancies. All applicants must send a coverletter and an updated CV (nolonger than four pages).

    Both must be in English .

    DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibitsdiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexualorientation, age, marital status or disability.

    DRC encourages all applicantsto apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.However, applicants must be aware that DRC cannot systemically sponsor non-

    EUcitizen or non-Greek resident for all the steps of legal process to get a workpermit and / or a residency permit in Greece.

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