Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Protection Officer (Community-based Protection)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Description

  Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified qualified, flexible professional to work in Tripoli and surrounding areas as Protection Officer – Community Based Protection (CBP).

About the job: 

The Protection Officer - CBP will participate in the implementation of DRC community-based protection mechanism activities, including information dissemination, awareness-raising and Psychosocial Support at both individual and community levels, and other related tasks. Activities are implemented for Libyan and non-Libyan populations in need of humanitarian assistance, including engaging with Libyan and non-Libyan Community Protection Volunteers (CPVs) through coaching and supervision.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be to:

  • Under guidance and supervision of the CBP-TL, with support from CBP Assistants take a leading role in the planning and implementation of community Mapping exercises, effective Community Mobilization and engagement activities efficiently.
  • In close Coordination with CPVs and Protection Monitoring teams, build on Community Engagement initiatives; initiate the sharing of updates highlighted by CPVs and community members on protection risks, concerns, and situational updates affecting populations of concern for management, program, and advocacy purposes.
  • Support in identifying information and awareness-raising needs and gaps related to protection and rights among target beneficiaries and communities.
  • Disseminate accurate and impartial information to the beneficiaries through individual, collective/group events, advisories, and leaflets.
  • Carry out information dissemination and awareness raising activities among IDP, returnee, host community, and migrant and refugee communities, and provide guidance to CBP Assistants accordingly.
  • Under guidance and supervision of the CBP-TL, with support from CBP Assistants take a leading role in community empowerment and capacity-building activities with the aim of preventing and/or reducing protection risks and building resilience and capacities.
  • Use solid participatory approaches with attention to age, gender, diversity, and vulnerability criteria, to facilitate meaningful dialogues that enable participants to self-identify protection concerns that affect their communities.
About you: 

To be successful in this role we expect you to be an active member of the Protection field team, involved in different field-based activities as related to community engagement. You take initiative and place high importance on Capacity Building and coaching, of CPVs and other colleagues such as CBP Assistants. You have experience in coordination and representation towards communities and stakeholders. Moreover, we also expect the following: Required: 

  • University Degree in the field of Social Sciences, Sociology, Community Development, Communication, Humanitarian Affairs, or any other related field.
  • 2-3 years of professional experience in the field of humanitarian interventions, Human Rights, civil society, communication or community development, preferably with an international humanitarian organization.
  • Proven experience in community mobilization and implementing of community engagement and outreach activities, working directly with conflict-affected and/or vulnerable groups, including migrant and refugee populations.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic.

  • Familiarity with international protection and human rights legal standards, and migration and displacement contexts in Libya.
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively represent a humanitarian organization with the individuals and communities and build trust.
  • Proficiency in English and/or French or any other language is considered an asset.
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: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer

Contract length: 6 months with possibility of extension, depending on performance and funding.

Designation of Duty Station: Tripoli

Start date: 15 July 2021, pending confirmation of funding

Application process: 

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: 10 July 2021

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.

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