Protection Assistant (Case Management) – DRC
DRC (Danish Refugee Council), founded in Denmark in 1956, is Denmark’s largest and the world’s leading non-profit, independent, rights-based refugee organization.
Our vision is to assist refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities to a dignified life. We protect lives and human rights and empower beneficiaries throughout conflict displacement by providing shelter, food, and hope in terms of work, education and integration towards a sustainable future.
- Headquarters: Copenhagen, Denmark
- Founded: 1956
- Key people: Charlotte Slente – Secretary-General
|Organization||Danish Refugee Council (DRC)|
|Workplace:||Um Dukhun, Central Darfur|
|Contract type:||National contract|
Danish Refugee Council (DRC), one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Protection Assistant (Case Management) for its operations in Sudan. DRC has been present in Sudan since 2004 working across 4 area offices covering both immediate humanitarian needs but also engages in longer term development activities.
Overall purpose of the role: The Protection Assistant (Case Management) is responsible for providing case management services to individuals in need, including GBV survivors. S/he will ensure complete support including identification of those at risk, provision of psychosocial support (PSS – individual and/or collective), referral for specialized services, provision of Individual Protection Assistance (IPA).
About you :
- Ensure the delivery of case management in line with global/DRC SOPs and standards, including the interagency GBV case management guidelines.
- Effectively use and comply with all the tools, forms and SOPs related to case management as communicated by the Protection Manager. Comply with applicable professional standards related to protection and humanitarian interventions.
- Operate in close alignment with referral pathways agreed at interagency level.
- Coordinate closely with service providers to ensure survivors and individuals at risk of right violations are provided with high quality service provision (including medical assistance, mental health support and material assistance)
- Ensure proper documentation of case data and information in line with the case management guiding principles, adhering to the confidentiality principle. Ensure to abide by all information-sharing protocols in place.
- Ensure that individuals in need of protection services and/or assistance are timely and adequately referred to the relevant services. Conduct regular and systematized follow-up of all referred cases to ensure adequate service provision, reassess needs and potentially identify any new trends.
- Conduct collective PSS activities with vulnerable communities’ members in safe and suitable locations and according to DRC guidelines.
- Conduct Individual Protection Assistance (IPA) activities, including the provision of cash or in-kind assistance to most vulnerable communities’ members in safe and suitable manner, strictly adhering DRC SOPs/Protocols for IPA.
- Conduct any other programme activities related to the provision of protection services and assistance as instructed by the Protection Team Leader and the Protection Manager.
- Mobilize and build strong rapport with communities, adhering to dignified, culturally sensitive approaches.
- Monitoring and Reporting
– Produce quality and acurate reports and supporting documentation on CM activities and ensure their timely submission to the Protection Officer (CM) and Protection Team Leader for review
and internal information sharing. To this end, ensure that both the hard and soft copies of all activity reports and case management files are safely archived. Overall, effectively use the tools and comply with the processes related to monitoring and reporting, including through the use of shared drive and dedicated platforms for information management.
- Representation and coordination
– Represent DRC and the programme towards a wide range of stakeholders including individual beneficiaries, community mobilizers, community-based structures’ members and focal points. To this end, ensure professional standards and transparent communication in the external representation of the organization so as to build trust and ensure effective collaboration with all concerned stakeholders.
– Ensure that all interactions with individual beneficiaries take place in an environment and in a way that respect and promote the individuals’ safety, agency and dignity in accordance with professional standards for protection and humanitarian work.
– Support the coordination of programme support activities as they relate to logistics, administration or security as relevant, under the guidance and supervision of the Protection Team Leader and in coordination with the relevant departments. Comply with all relevant internal policies and directives.
- 1 years of experience in case management, including GBV case management
- Good knowledge of case management principles, specific training on CM for GBV survivors
- Ability to maintain confidentiality, respect, non-discrimination, safety and inclusion of all cases at all times
- Excellent communication and psychosocial first aid skills
- Good interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
- Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well
- Computer literacy (Microsoft Word and Excel)
- Ability to work flexible hours in challenging environments
Previous experience in international organizations and humanitarian settings is a plus
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 uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
Contract length: 6months
Designation of Duty Station: Umdukhan – Central Darfur
Start date: Immediate
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment.
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 7October 2021
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
- Professionalism, impact & expertise
- Humanitarian approach & the work we do
- Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
- Culture, values & strong leadership
- Fair compensation & continuous development
DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.
Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply!