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

Deadline: 26 September 2018

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

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:

  • 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

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.