Deadline: 13 August 2020
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Protection Social Worker in Thessaloniki, Greece.
DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Protection Social Worker will perform the following functions:
- Protection Analysis and Response
- Oversee and support the process of conducting vulnerability assessments by the Protection Monitoring Team, to identify social, legal, psychosocial, socio-economic and administrative needs of Persons of Concern (PoC).
- Support monitoring of protection cases and close follow-up with cases of high risk in cooperation with medical, PSS, CP, SGBV and other actors.
- Provide referral/support to specialized DRC and external services (including but not limited to legal services, social benefits, employability support, NFIs, accommodation, medical/mental health care, etc) and follow-up to confirm effective service provision.
- Draft social history reports for legal aid cases, as well as other cases of vulnerable PoC in need of supporting documentation to facilitate referrals and tailored support provision.
- Offer specialised technical support for the protection monitoring team in the implementation of agreed protection activities.
- Contribute to a strong protection analysis of issues and trends for programme, advocacy and management purposes.
- Coordination and Representation
- Assist in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with external stakeholders, including government authorities, UNHCR, EODY/KEELPNO, other organizations and service providers (including service referral focal points), and other relevant stakeholders, as well as persons of concern in the area of deployment.
- Support the Protection Officer to ensure service mapping and effective referral pathways are kept up to date.
- Represent DRC’s protection team at site-level and external meetings when necessary and as requested.
- Ensure submission of timely reporting, monitoring and evaluation tasks as per agreed standards.
- Information Management
- Ensure the application and compliance with information management systems in place in the area of deployment.
- Ensure files and Means of Verification (MoVs) are maintained to agreed standards to ensure donor compliance and accountability.
- Program Development
- In collaboration with the Protection Team Leader and Protection Manager and other colleagues, contribute to the development and design of DRC’s protection program and activities, as well as in the identification of specialized training needs for the Protection Monitoring Team.
Applicants must have:
- Academic qualification in social work and relevant working license (or related field with proven working expertise in case management).
- 2 year’s working experience as a social worker/case worker for particularly vulnerable individuals residing in formal and informal settings (including open accommodation sites).
- 3 year’s professional experience in social work.
- Excellent knowledge of the social benefits and supporting services available for third country nationals and under-privileged groups.
- Experience of community-based or community mobilization work in a humanitarian context is highly regarded.
- Strong team spirit and ability to work both on own initiative and as a part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team.
- Strong computer skills.
- Working knowledge of Greek and English is required.
- Additional language skills (e.g. French, Arabic, Farsi or Kurdish languages) are a distinct advantage.
How to Apply
Applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English through online process.
For more information, visit DRC.