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The Protection Assistant will undertake protection/human rights assessments in the areas with communities who have been displaced due to new shocks or protection risks (or returnees). His/her role will be to identify the protection concerns and risks of the population of concern by obtaining information through focus group discussions and key informant interviews with those affected, and particularly with Person with Specific Needs (PSNs), conducting age/gender/diversity -appropriate interviews, observation, and providing psychosocial first aid and psychosocial support (PFA - PSS). The protection assistant will also be responsible for running the protection desk, identify and provide tailored assistance through individual protection assistance. Additionally, conduct safe and dignified referrals to the relevant actors in the site, and community awareness raising sessions. Also, the protection assistant will throughout his/her work ensure confidentiality and strictly adhere to the DRC... Code of Conduct.

Responsibilities and Tasks:
• Conduct age/gender/diversity appropriate focus group discussions with persons of concern, following protection guidelines, principles and appropriate interview techniques, and conduct FGDs with adults focusing on protection concerns.
• Conduct key informant interviews with members of the community that are able to represent the PSNs in the community and identify protection risks
• Mobilize the community and facilitate awareness raising activities, in collaboration with the protection mobile team members, as well as partner organizations, to disseminate information about human rights, protection principles, and related services available in their area
• Record persons, with specific needs, and refer them to the appropriate service providers, following referral principles and guidelines
• Identify IPA support to be provided to vulnerable persons, particularly children and women, facing a specific protection threat, and refer the cases to the protection manager
• Support in the establishment of mobile safe space and providing PFA.
• Ensure clients referred are documented in the referral recording book on a daily basis and follow up with the clients to ensure a meaningful access to services
• Gather information for targeted locations through contact with on ground actors and regularly update trigger tables for new locations
• Compile reports of activities undertaken, when requested
• Liaise and build partnerships with community leaders, chiefs, and other relevant actors to encourage participation in, support for, and a better understanding of the program activities
• Assist in the collection and analysis of data relevant to the IDP population and their protection concerns, focusing particularly on protection
• Participate in daily planning, daily debriefing sessions, and report write-ups
• Participate in coordination meetings as requested by the Protection Manager, if and when relevant
• Perform any other duties as requested by the Protection Manager

Minimum Qualification, Skills, and Experience Required:

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
• Higher Diploma or Degree in Social Sciences, Law, Social Work or related field 1- 2 years’ community-based experience involving human rights and multi sector protection experience.
• Demonstrates knowledge of protection minimum standards, protection in emergencies principles, and human rights principles
• Understanding of protection issues and responses, such as working with PSNs, Women and Children, and the best interest of the human rights principles
• Knowledge of the humanitarian context in Sudan and of the issues related to conflict and displacement.
• Understanding of human rights, women rights and humanitarian principles
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook application software
• Fluency in English and Arabic required
• Commitment to human rights, women rights and child protection principles
• Strong English writing and organizational skills

Desirable qualifications: (include certificates, licenses etc.)
• Excellent interpersonal skills and works well with people of different cultures, gender and, backgrounds
• Works collaboratively with team members to achieve results
• Remains productive when under pressure with the ability to prioritize effectively, and respects and adheres to deadlines
• Able to work in a variety of environments and is prepared to conduct field missions for several weeks at a time, to remote locations with few amenities
• Strong relationship building / interpersonal skills;
• Positive attitude;
• Energetic and interested

languages: (indicate fluency level)
• English (fluent)
• Arabic (fluent)

Source: https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1036&ProjectId=170886&DepartmentId=19124&MediaId=5
Sudan

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