Professional Protection Trainee Program (Arabic, Pashto/Dari or Kurdish speakers)
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in 40 countries around the world.
DRC’s mandate is driven by three global strategic objectives within the DRC Assistance Framework: Saving lives and alleviation of immediate suffering among people affected by conflict, Safeguarding, restoration and development of livelihoods, and, Institutional and organizational change that contributes to protection of people’s rights and peaceful handling of conflict.
DRC has been operating in Greece since December 2015, providing support to the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy in ensuring dignified reception conditions for refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos island. In March 2016, DRC expanded its operations in Athens area, Larissa and Thessaloniki in response to the changing context and the build-up of refugee population on mainland Greece.
DRC strives to be one of the leading displacement focused INGOs in Greece in terms of relevance, impact and quality, primarily through an integrated site management approach in support to the relevant Greek authorities, comprising protection activities and the provision of services and assistance to meet the basic needs of the population hosted on the emergency reception sites.
The professional Protection Trainee Programme
The DRC Greece Protection Trainee Programme provides opportunities for recently graduated professionals to gain humanitarian experience supporting the protection activities in Greece. The candiates of the programme will in adition to the language proficiency in English and Farsi/Arabic have a relevant education with no or little professional experience. The protection trainees will receive on the job training and work under daily supervision of a experienced protection officer and under the overall responsibilities of an international protection manager. At the end of the traineeship, the trainee will have gained practical experience with refugee protection work and knowledge of DRC protection programme.
Support the implementation of general protection activities in accordance with agreed objectives
Protection monitoring, data collection, and documenting of the needs of the persons of concern
Participate in awareness raising sessions and information campaigns for persons of concern
Provide appropriate and relevant information to refugees and migrants regarding their rights and services available to them
Participating in (joint) assessments, identifying protection concerns and reporting for follow-up
Support mapping of services and development of effective referral pathways
Identify vulnerable individuals and facilitate appropriate action, including referrals to specialized services and protective accompaniment as necessary
Support DRC distribution activities ensuring vulnerable individuals are identified and fast tracked for assistance
Participate in population profiling and verification exercises to ensure adequate and relevant data collection
Encourage, support and monitor community-based protection networks in the emergency reception sites
Provide input on case studies, best practices and lessons learned from each of the activities implemented
Provide translation/interpretation as necessary
Any other duties as may be assigned by the Protection Officer, relevant to the achievement of Protection objectives
Collaboration and supervision
You will be assignend a protection mentor/trainer.
Report any major issues to the protecion officer/coordinator
Collaborate with DRC colleagues to resolve problems and issues as they arise
Ensure the observance of the DRC Code of Conduct throughout activity implementation.
University degree in Social science, Law, Refugee and Migration studies, International Relations, Psychology
Previous volunteer experience with refugee work and within humanitan work is not a requirementbut considered an asset
Fluency in written and spoken English;
Fluent in spoken Farsi, Arabic, Pashto or Kurdish; knowledge of written Farsi, Pashto, Arabic or Kurdish is an asset
Greek language skill is an asset.
Excellent interpersonal skills and teamwork skills
Well developed work ethic and ability to lead by example
Ability to perform well under challenging and stressful circumstances
Cultural sensitivity and ability to work in a cross cultural environment
Terms and Conditions
These positions are trainee positions and placed at A20 on the DRC salary scale; this means candidates with no or limited field experience aiming at gaining field experience in refugee work. DRC candidates not resident in Greece are entitled to one return flight to the assigned duty station, health insurance, and accommodation. In addition DRC will provide the selected candidates with a monthly field allowance of DKK 8,000 (1,073 EUR). For candidates with residence in Greece, DRC Greece salary scale will apply.
The duration is 6 months – renewable for additional 6 months depending on funding and performance. The first 3 months is considered a probation period. As per DRC Terms of Employment for expatriates.
DRC terms of employment for expatriates can be found on www.drc.dk.
Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html
Please send us your cover letter and CV (no more than 2 pages) via the link below or visit www.drc.dk under vacancies.
Contact Person: Wafiullah Kakar «firstname.lastname@example.org», email@example.com (please do not sent applications to these emails).
We are screening applications and interviewing candidates on a rolling basis.