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Protection Assistant – National Contract


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in 30 countries around the world.

DRC’s mandate is driven by three global strategic objectives within the DRC Response Framework: Saving lives and alleviation of immediate suffering among people affected by conflict, Safeguarding, restoration and development of livelihoods, and, Institutional and organisational change that contributes to protection of people’s rights and peaceful handling of conflict.



DRC has been operating in Greece since November 2015, providing support to the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy in ensuring dignified reception conditions for refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos island. In March 2016, DRC expanded its operations in Athens, in response to the changing context and the build-up of refugee population on mainland Greece. In light of the recent trend, moving from a site-residing to a more out-of-site residency of PoC, DRC Greece envisages the expansion of its actions to assist this population.



DRC strives to be one of the leading displacement focused INGOs in Greece in terms of relevance, impact and quality, primarily through an integrated site management approach in support to the relevant Greek authorities, comprising protection activities and the provision of services and assistance to meet the basic needs of the population hosted on the emergency reception sites.

 Duties and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of general protection activities in accordance with agreed objectives
  • Protection monitoring, data collection, and documenting of the needs of the persons of concern
  • Participate in awareness raising sessions and information campaigns for persons of concern
  • Provide appropriate and relevant information to refugees and migrants regarding their rights and services available to them
  • Participating in (joint) assessments, identifying protection concerns and reporting for follow-up
  • Support mapping of services and development of effective referral pathways
  • Identify vulnerable individuals and facilitate appropriate action, including referrals to specialized services and protective accompaniment as necessary
  • Support DRC distribution activities ensuring vulnerable individuals are identified and fast tracked for assistance
  • Participate in population profiling and verification exercises to ensure adequate and relevant data collection
  • Encourage, support and monitor community-based protection networks in the emergency reception sites
  • Provide input on case studies, best practices and lessons learned from each of the activities implemented
  • Provide translation/interpretation as necessary
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the line manager, relevant to the achievement of Protection objectives

Collaboration and supervision

  • Report any major issues to the protection management
  • Collaborate with DRC colleagues to resolve problems and issues as they arise
  • Ensure the observance of the DRC Code of Conduct throughout activity implementation.


Required qualifications

  • University degree in Social science, Law, Refugee and Migration studies, International Relations, Psychology
  • Previous experience (including volunteer) with refugees and asylum seekers
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • It is “Essential” that you fluently speak one of the following languages; Arabic, Pashto, Dari, Urdu, French or Kurdish (Sorani, Kurmanji)
  • Greek language skill is an asset.


Terms and Conditions

The contract will be under the Greek Labor Law, and all allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus).  

The successful candidates will be offered a three months fixed term contract, extendable based on performance and funding.

DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.  

The position refers to all duty stations of DRC Greece (Attica, Larissa, Thessaloniki, Mytilene) and national terms and conditions apply. 

DRC will offer the successful candidate a challenging job in our interesting program in Greece.


General Regulations

The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework

Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization

Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period

Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization

Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request.


Further Information

You are welcome to contact the Protection Program Manager, Wafiullah Kakar at, for additional information regarding the position.

For general information about DRC, please consult

Applications sent to this email address will not be considered.


Application Process  

Interested? Then apply for this position on line:  

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.   

This advertisement covers multiple positions and we are recruiting on a rolling basis.

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 35 countries throughout the world. We are the largest humanitarian NGO in Denmark and consistently ranked as one of the world’s best NGOs according to Global_Geneva.

We fulfil our mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people and host communities in the conflict areas of the world. We also advocate on behalf of conflict-affected populations globally on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration. Our work and long-term strategies are guided by our five core values: Humanitarian approach - Respect - Independence & neutrality - Inclusion - Honesty & transparency.

You can read more about our vision and work on

Application due:

Multiple (Attica, Larissa, Thessaloniki, Mytilene)


Contract type:
National contract

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