Child Protection Outreach Assistant X3 – Urfa (National staff only)



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. DRC works with beneficiary communities and individuals to prevent and reduce protection threats, and build resilience. Connected to this is the key objective of providing support for persons at risk DRC is developing a child protection program.  In 2016 DRC will be funded by UNICEF to conduct community based awareness raising sessions on child welfare, youth and adolescent psychosocial activities, child protection referral to formal and informal education options, case management and social cohesion activities.

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 Child Protection Outreach Assistant for its program in Turkey. In close cooperation with the Child Protection Officer and Child Protection Manager, the Child Protection Outreach Assistant is responsible for

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Abide by and promote DRC’s code of conduct, vision, and values, aims & objectives and equal opportunities policy.
  • Support the identification of child protection cases, response and referral in collaboration with the Child Protection Officer;
  • Understand and follow up on activities and assess progress of implementation, provide solutions and report issues when needed;
  • Daily supervision of Protection volunteers;
  • On the job training and coaching of volunteers on different topics but prioritizing: minimum protection standards, consent and confidentiality standards and how to work with community based protection strategies;
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationship with relevant stakeholders including community leaders and service providers;
  • Meet regularly with partners providing services and information to boys and girls in order to update service mapping and disseminate key messages;
  • Carry out daily field visits and conduction of information sessions on available services, healh, education, etc.;
  • Engage children through community activities involving local and religious leaders.
  • Identify settlements of vulnerable boys and girls in the catchment areas of centre-based activities;
  • Report internally to the Child Protection Officer on weekly and monthly achievements;
  • Collaborate with other DRC team members when needed;

     About you

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

  • University degree or advances training/ course in sociology, social work, international affairs, humanitarian or related field;
  • At least 2 years’ experience of work (in paid or voluntary capacity) in NGO or voluntary sector
  • Experience with case management protocols desirable


  • Experience working with vulnerable children
  • Level of knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Fluent English and Arabic, Turkish language skills highly desirable.
  • Experience working in the field (preferably experience from Southern Turkey)
  • Experience working in teams.
  • Understands rights and protection issues of refugees, children and women - experience working with Syrian refugees is an advantage;
  • ** Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position**
  • You have to hold a Turkish citizenship or residency or valid passport with valid visa (the residency application will be required at the moment of the recruitment)

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 8 months with the possibility of extension (depending on funding). The position will be based in Urfa 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: 23th May 2016

Need further information?

You are welcome to contact the HR team, at 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

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult

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 18th April 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 (

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Sanliurfa
  • Grade: P-1, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication
    • Communication
    • Human Resources
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
    • Legal - Broad
    • Social studies
    • Social studies
    • Human Rights
    • Human Rights
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Administrative support
    • Administrative support
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Civil Society
    • Civil Society
  • Closing Date: 2016-04-18

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