This role has a focus Balad and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within DRC Iraq and the Central and South area office. The role contributes to the implementation of protection strategies Salah Al Din/ Balad, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks.
The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunities for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.
DRC is Denmark’s largest NGO. We are a leading international NGO - one of the few with specific expertise in forced displacement. In 40 countries across the world, our 7,500 employees work to protect, advocate and build sustainable futures for refugees and other displacement-affected people and communities.
In 2003, following the start of foreign military operations in Iraq, DRC became one of the first organizations to provide humanitarian assistance in the country and now operates in Basra, Baqubah, Jalawla, Gatoon, Baghdad, Muqdadiya, Balad, Aziz Balad, Samarra, Mosul, Duhok, Telafar, Baa’j, Sinjar, and Erbil. Main responsibilities:
Identification of people in need of individual protection (Case Management and/or IPA) and ensure timely response, including referrals of people in need of GBV case management.
Provide case management services, in line with DRC Iraq guidance and case management standard operating procedure (SOP) to community members of different ages (youth, adults and older persons), gender (men and women) and abilities (including persons with disabilities).
At all times, respect information management principles and guiding principles for case management.
Provide case management services, following standardized case management process including following steps: identification, comprehensive needs assessment, case planning and implementation, follow-up and review, case closure.
Provide individual protection assistance in line with DRC Iraq guidance and individual protection assistance SOP, including detailed documentation of intake, assessment and distribution.
Regular follow up on the assigned case to ensure that the case plan remains adequate, to monitor progress and identify additional needs.
Provide psychosocial support throughout the whole case management process.
Conduct regular visits to targeted field locations for mobile intake and referral.
Participate in supervision and coaching sessions, individual and/or in group, including case discussions.
Participate in internal and external trainings, as requested by the Protection Officer (CM) and Protection Team Leader.
Ensure all IPA and CM activities are recorded and documented accurately and in a timely fashion on DRC Iraq’s IM system.
Maintain up-to-date and accurate case and IPA files in a safe and confidential manner.
Support MEAL team with implementation of evaluations and surveys.
Produce activity reports as required by Protection Officer (CBP).
Support Protection Officer (CBP) with administrative tasks including purchase requests to supply chain.
Ensure compliance with DRC guidelines and policies on HR, admin, finance, and supply.
Ensure adherence to DRC national staff policy guidelines and Code of Conduct.
Ensure compliance with DRC AGD policy and AGD programmatic minimum standards.
Ensuring compliance with the zero-tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policy.
Perform any other relevant tasks as requested by the Protection Officer (CBP) and Protection Team Leader.
Roles reporting to this position
Protection Team Leader:
Required experience and competencies:
Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience in protection in humanitarian setting
Experience in the facilitation of PSS activities and the delivery of community programs to vulnerable groups
Understanding of protection principles, protection minimum standards and basic psychosocial support concepts
Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint)
Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and always prioritize the safety and dignity of beneficiaries.