Activation Date: 03 Jun, 2021 Announced Date: 03 Jun, 2021 Expire Date: 10 Jun, 2021
About Danish Refugee Council:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization working in more than 30 countries throughout the world. DRC has been present in Afghanistan since the end of 2010 implementing programming that includes livelihoods, protection, emergency response and preparedness, infrastructure development, and supply chain management and logistical support to UNHCR. DRC is registered with the Government of Afghanistan through the Ministry of Economy and MoRR. DRC AFG has implemented programs funded by DANIDA, EC, ECHOP, BPRM, UNHCR and WFP supporting over 25,000 displaced families per year.
DRC adopts a regional approach unifying our country programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Tajikistan around the Afghan displacement axis. This decision is built on the premise that a multi-stakeholder regional response to the massive displacement issue is required. The DRC approach is in line with UNHCR’s push for a regionally based robust and ‘Comprehensive Solutions Strategy’ (2012-2014). The four country programs strive, wherever possible, to adopt a regional approach to activities, including cross border livelihood and protection programs and coordinated emergency preparedness and response planning.
ABOUT THE JOB
The Protection Officer, under the direct supervision of Protection Team Leader, is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the various protection activities in the field locations under his/her responsibility. This includes Protection Monitoring, referrals and follow-up of referrals, (including establishing referral pathways), identification of IPA beneficiaries and follow-up of cases, establishing and strengthening community-based protection committees, conducting rights’ awareness sessions, and advocacy. The PO will be involved in community mobilization and will work with vulnerable groups such as Persons with Specific Needs. Additionally, the PO will be involved in capacity building at community level and will support Protection TL in capacity building of key stakeholders on humanitarian protection, human rights and IDP rights. The PO will throughout his/her work ensure confidentiality and strictly adhere to the DRC’s Code of Conduct.
Familiarity with Afghanistan legal/law, courts and justice systems and be able to liaise with them.
Familiarity with Afghanistan local laws and customs and ability to work with communities in legal issues.
Familiarity with electronic National Identity card system and ability to fill the online forms and follow up on provision of Tazikara to beneficiaries.
Ensure the organization and the implementation of all protection activities at field level in accordance with the agreed work plan (under the supervision of Protection Team leader) and the International standards
Conduct community meetings, Focus Group Discussions, and other direct community activities as part of protection monitoring
Establish community-based protection committees in targeted locations and provide them basic humanitarian protection trainings
Support in community mobilization and formation of leadership structures, women’s committee, elderly and disabled committee, youth committee as well as other committees or groups;
Provide information to targeted population on rights, entitlements, available services, civil documentation and other necessary protection information
Identification of beneficiaries to receive Individual Protection Assistance and follow-up of cases to monitor impact
Referrals of individual cases to service provider for service delivery and follow-up of referred cases
Conduct daily visits around the POC to observe, identify, and collect information on the situation of the internally displaced people (IDPs), taking into special account vulnerable people, noting and reporting on gaps that may exist in service provision;
Contribute to the elaboration of work plans and ensure to implement program activities accordingly.
Work closely with fellow Protection Officers and Protection TL in the organization of trainings and workshops for the IDP population and relevant stakeholders on IDP rights, responsibilities and other protection-related material.
Carry-out advocacy and sensitization activities at field level.
Liaise with security officer in DRC to keep up to date on the security situation of the field
Perform other duties as assigned by line manager.
Increases awareness on general protection issues including regal right in targeted communities, and IDP/ returnees settlements.
To be successful in this role you must have:
Experience and technical competencies:
2-3 years Working experience with INGOs/NGOs mostly in legal protection and community mobilization.
Essential knowledge of IDPs/returnees’ populations.
Knowledge of national law and/or human rights principles and laws.
Ability to handle multiple tasks, proven self-initiative and problem solving abilities.
A commitment to protecting human rights.
Familiarity with Afghan laws .
Ability to clearly express one’s thoughts, to analyze and present information clearly and concisely.
Ability to set priorities and show initiative, to work independently and as part of a team.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent spoken and written Dari and Pashto
Good commond on English
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with DRC salary scale
interested? Then apply for this position, all applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) by clicking on the following link:
Female Candidates are highly encouraged to apply