DRC Jobs in Lebanon
Protection Assistant (Case Worker GBV)
Bekaa

Job Description

Protection Assistant (Case Worker 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, and honesty and transparency.

Operating since 2004 in Lebanon, DRC has addressed the needs and rights of vulnerable populations, working initially with Palestinian refugees (since 2004), Iraqi refugees (2007-2010), Lebanese IDPs (during the 2006 conflict), migrant domestic workers (since 2009) and, since 2011, responding to the Syrian refugee crisis.

DRC Lebanon is currently delivering programming in protection, housing, infrastructure, basic assistance, livelihoods, and community development interventions. This myriad programming seeks to address the immediate needs of displaced populations and concurrently support vulnerable host populations. DRC has five offices spread throughout Lebanon in, Beirut, the Bekaa, Saida, Tripoli and Qobayat.

 

About the job

This position is responsible for Providing case management and psychosocial support to women and girls and particularly gender-based violence survivors.Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • In compliance with best-practice and international standards in GBV response, provide direct psychosocial support for vulnerable women and girls and particularly GBV survivors. Case management services will include assessment of needs, development of an action plan for recovery, conducting referrals to relevant services, implementing the action plan and ensuring appropriate follow up and case closure when appropriate;
  • Provide age-appropriate counseling for vulnerable adolescent girls and children through the implementation of tools developed for caring for child survivors and in the best interest of the child and Provide age-appropriate quality psychosocial support in mobile and static safe spaces (including women community centers) and child-friendly spaces including emotional support group sessions and awareness/information sessions;
  • File and store GBV data in the gender-based violence information management system (GBV IMS) in compliance with the information sharing protocol developed at the inter-agency level;
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationship with relevant stakeholders including partner agencies, community leaders and service providers;
  • Contribute to the maintenance of an up-to-date service mapping of the service providers operating in the area;
  • Receive referrals from different agencies, conduct an action plan and appropriate response to each case; and Send referrals to different agencies according to the action plan developed with the beneficiary;
  • Attend case conferences with relevant key actors when needed, while ensuring a survivor-centered approach;
  • Provide feedback of actions taken to DRC Protection Manager and other agencies when necessary;
  • Work closely with DRC local partner and provide the needed field level support; and work closely with the child protection section when GBV cases involve child survivors, particularly when assessing best interest of the child;

 

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to have Bachelor’s degree in gender studies, social work and/or psychology.or other related field. Moreover, we also expect the following:

 

Required

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in counseling survivors of gender-based violence or vulnerable women and girls.
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Systematic 
  • Teamwork skills
  • Initiative(proactive)
  • Stress management
  • Professionalism   
  • Confidentiality

 

Preferred

  • Previous experience in international organizations and humanitarian settings
  • Previous experience working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

 

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.

 

We offer

Contract length: 6 months renewable based on performance and availability of funds

Band/Level: I

Basic Salary: 1350 USD (depending on years of experience)

Duty Station: Bekaa

Start date: 1st May 2019

 

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact dolene.khairallah@drc.ngo

 

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: 19th April 2020

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


DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC.

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.
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