Protection Assistant (Social Worker) at DRC, Mokha, Yemen

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Deadline: 26 September 2018

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Protection Assistant in Mokha, Yemen.

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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 Assistant will perform the following functions:

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  • Strengthen, establish women committee and identifying appropriate sites to set up women centres.
  • Carry out service mapping (psychosocial, medical, legal) and developing a referral system identified vulnerable case to service providers in collaboration with the GBV sub-cluster.
  • Responsible for social mobilisation for the target community.
  • Provide support in the functioning of community centres.
    Information dissemination on the available services to the affected populations.
  • Capacity building on GBV to DRC teams and volunteers through trainings, mentorship and follow up.
  • Ensure compliance with Humanitarian and Protection principles standards in the program activities.
  • Establish support groups in the community affected by conflict.
  • Work closely with the IDPs community, to identify particularly vulnerable individuals and together with the supervisor develop strategies and means to assist them.
  • Protection monitoring on GBV and protection issues affecting women and girls and developing appropriate responses.
  • Conduct field visits to assess the protection needs and concerns of the target population, with particular attention to especially vulnerable persons.
  • Regularly send reports on protection trends and incidents faced by IDPs and local communities.
  • AOB as requested by the supervisor.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, Psychology, community development, law or related fields.
  • 2 years of experience working with international NGOs, particularly in GBV and Protection.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in Protection & Human Rights, GBV, community-based approaches and case management in a humanitarian context.
  • Demonstrating practical experience in humanitarian principles and protection principles.
  • Proper understanding and application of client centred approach in proving assistance.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of the IASC GBV case management guidelines.
  • Experience in working with women and girls focus group discussions, analysing information provided and drafting reports.
  • Familiarity with community based approaches in offering assistance.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Professional English desired and preferred.
  • Basic monitoring and evaluation experience.
  • Nationality of Yemen.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.