DRC is looking for Protection Monitoring Assistant



In 2016, DRC will be implementing an ECHO grant which includes a protection monitoring (PM) component. This component will work with dedicated PM teams, and existing DRC teams, to develop high-quality, evidence-based monthly protection monitoring reports on the situation of refugees and displaced people inside Turkey. PM will enable DRC to map and analyse trends of protection threats across the displaced population, to better inform protection programming for DRC and other relevant actors. This position will carry out the daily Protection Monitoring activities, including Focus Group Discussions, Key Informant Interviews, and House Hold interviews.

Who are we?

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in more than 35 countries around the world. DRC has been operating in Turkey since early 2013, working with by and large with non-camp Syrian refugees and affected host communities. DRC is committed to basic humanitarian principles; including impartiality and neutrality, and offers the highest standards of accountability to the people it serves. The overall objective for DRC in Turkey is the protection and promotion of durable solutions to displacement affected populations on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights with more immediate objectives focusing both on the immediate subsistence needs, protection and self-reliance support as well as a more long term focus on capacity building. In Turkey, DRC works partially through partners, also providing intensive capacity building support, while also conducting direct implementation.

About the Job

DRC is looking for a Protection Monitoring Assistant for its program in Turkey. In close cooperation with theProtection Monitoring Officer and Protection Monitoring Coordinator, the Protection Monitoring Assistant is responsible for

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out daily activities for PM project including Key Informant Interviews, Focus Group Discussions, within the field site.
  • Follow DRC standards for data management and confidentiality at all times.
  • Ensure weekly data reporting to Ankara is completed on time, with a high standard of quality.
  • Maintain relationships with key community leaders and members of the refugee community for Focus Group Discussions, interviews, and incident reporting.
  • When necessary, carry out Protection Intakes for vulnerable beneficiaries, and facilitate referrals.
  • Ensure liaison with internal DRC Protection teams for referral of vulnerable beneficiaries.
  • Travel daily to different districts in the province to carry out monitoring.
  • Responsibility to follow security procedures, and report all security incidents.
  • Report incidents or changes to the protection situation in the Province to the Protection Monitoring Officer.
  • Any other duties related to the nature of the job as directed by the supervisor.

About you

To be successful in this role, you must have the following qualifications:

  • University degree in Social Sciences, Law, Social Work, Statistics, or other relevant degree.
  • At least 1 year relevant professional protection or outreach experience with a humanitarian aid organization.
  • Experience with carrying out and leading outreach teams, interviews and focus groups.
  • Strong analytical skills, and sensitivity when communicating with vulnerable people.
  • Strong web and computer skills to do online data reporting (tablet-based)
  • Experience managing a team of staff or volunteers.
  • Knowledge of Protection threats / abuses and how to identify them
  • Fluent English, and either Arabic or Turkish. Language skills in all three highly desirable.
  • ** Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position**
  • Experience working in teams.
  • Please note that you need to have the right to work in the country (by nationality or existing work visa) to be considered for this role.

Other Essential Competencies:

  • Flexible, enthusiastic and willingness to learn from others;
  • Ability to multi-task and cope with competing demands under tight deadlines;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment;

What we offer:

DRC Turkey offers an employment contract of 2 months with the possibility of extension (depending on funding). The position will be based in Kahramanmaraş with regular travel to other DRC Turkey offices in the country as directed. We offer a fair compensation package depending on your qualification and experiences as well as additional allowances such as relocation allowance and living allowances, if applicable. DRC Turkey is income tax exempted. Furthermore, DRC Turkey provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.

Start date: : 01st November 2016

Need further information?

You are welcome to contact the HR team, at recruitment@drc-turkey.org for more information about the position.


Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button or Apply HERE. Please note that application are not to be sent to HR team; we only accept applications sent online via www.drc.ngo.

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.ngo.

All applicants should send a cover letter and an updated CV no longer than four pages, both in the same language as the job vacancy. Your CV should also include contact details of three professional referees as well as your salary expectations.

Applications close 26th October 2016.

 The interviews are expected to take place within 1 week to 10 days after the application closing.


DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff members are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.ngo/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies).


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