Protection Officer – GBV
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 fulfilment 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. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.
All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation
DRC will contribute to SGBV prevention in Azraq Camp through a GBV prevention project that aims to decrease the risk of SGBV exposure for women and girls. The project consists of GBV Prevention activities, including safety planning, GBV awareness sessions (for women, girls, men and boys), PSS groups for women and girls focusing on GBV and GBV prevention, and a GBV prevention programme for men. The project also offers economic empowerment activities for women and girls.
DRC is looking for an experienced Protection Officer with a background in SGBV to implement the GBV prevention activities in Azraq camp, with a focus on activities targeting men and boys. The Protection Officer will oversee the GBV prevention programme for men which includes EMAP, and community awareness sessions.
About the job
The individual will report directly to Team Leader-Protection. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
· Oversee implementation of the GBV Prevention program for men (EMAP), including facilitating sessions.
· Organize and facilitate GBV awareness sessions and community discussion groups on GBV (including GBV prevention).
· Support in the implementation of a camp-wide safety planning exercise.
· Coordinate closely with the MEAL team in the monitoring of, and learning from, project activities.
· Coordinate closely with the Livelihoods team on initiating and processing internal referrals.
· Process external referrals from different agencies and local actors, providing timely feedback on actions taken.
· Support in the development of GBV awareness and prevention materials.
· Ensure protection principles are mainstreamed throughout the project activities.
· Assist the Protection Team Leader in administrative matters related to GBV activities;
· Assist the Protection Team Leader in the timely reporting of project activities, including ensuring all activities are accurately documented on DRC Jordan’s IM database.
· Coordinate closely with GBV partners in the camp to facilitate cross-programming, and ensure proper access to referral pathways
· Participate in the Azraq CP/GBV sub Working Group, as required, and other groups established for coordination of GBV activities and interventions.
· Any other duties relating to the nature of the job as directed by the Protection Team Leader.
- Bachelor/ Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or other related field.
- At least 3-4 years of experience in international organizations and humanitarian settings, specifically working with GBV Programming ; experience of facilitating the EMAP programme would be an advantage.
· Experience in providing trainings and building capacity for staff and volunteers.
· Experience facilitating community awareness sessions on gender and GBV.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality, respect, non-discrimination and safety of client at all times;
- Computer Literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
- Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility.
- Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
- Flexibility in working overtime when needed;
· Previous experience in working with Syrian refugees in Jordan
· Arabic (fluent) and English (excellent)
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
Designation of Duty Station: Azraq Camp
Start date: As Soon as Possible
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.**
Closing date for applications: 21 July 2019
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.
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