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.
In Bekaa you will find one of the most historical places in the world such as the Baalbak temple. It is also a safe and relaxing environment but at the same time very close to Beirut.
About the job
The Protection Officer has the responsibility to build the capacity of local partners (non-governmental organizations) and Social Development Centers (managed by the Ministry of Social Affairs-MoSA) as well as the internal training of DRC staff in Bekaa. In addition, the Protection Officer oversees the gender-based violence (GBV) and Child protection case management. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
a. Technical support
• Undertake capacity assessments of the local partners on GBV and Child protection prevention and response activities (including reflection workshops) with the support of the Capacity Building specialist, and in coordination with the line manager;
• Develop comprehensive capacity building plans for local partners and based on respective needs and ensuring quality interventions;
• Provide trainings based on the harmonized training packages to local partners ;
• Facilitate trainings on Child protection and GBV prevention and response, as well as general protection principles to DRC’s partners and internal staff;
• Oversee the provision of trainings on organizational capacity in coordination with the Partnership Team Leader, FAM and Protection Team Leader
• Identify technical gaps in the program and identify/implement solutions to meet these gaps;
b. Grant implementation and reporting
• Ensure the implementation of the capacity building plans and conduct site visits to the partners regularly
• Produce monthly reports on the progression of the capacity building projects.
• Contribute to the overall protection/CS weekly/monthly report underlining protection issues and related trends and figures in coordination with the Protection Manager;
To be successful in this role we expect you to have Bachelor in Social work, women’s studies or another related field. Moreover, we also expect the following:
• Ability to maintain confidentiality, respect, non-discrimination and safety of client at all times;
• Ability to provide technical support, trainings and supervision of GBV staff;
• Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
• Knowledge, skills and experience in community development and mobilization.
• Experience in conducting training needs analysis/assessments and developing training programs for a broad range of audiences from different institutional levels;
• Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility.
• Flexibility in working overtime when needed;
• Computer literacy (Microsoft Word and Excel);
• Experience in management and leading team-building activities;
• Proven experience in undertaking trainings and capacity building initiatives;
• Experience in building capacities of local partners and providing direct technical support to local organizations
• Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties.
• Master degree in gender studies, social work and/or psychology is highly desirable.
• Ability to community and write clearly in English strongly preferred.
• Previous experience in international organizations and humanitarian settings
• Previous experience working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon
• NGO experience preferred;
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 act in line with DRC’s vision and values.
Contract length: until November 2019
Level: C1, Monthly Basic Salary USD 1650.
Duty Station: Bekaa
Start date: January 2019
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button or go to www.drc.ngo under current vacancies.
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email to Dolene Khairallah will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 17th of January 2019. Interviews are expected to take place on rolling basis.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.