Women Safe Space Assistant

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Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Integration Learning Center Assistant to work in Central Greece.

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity 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.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.

Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

About the job

Under the supervision of the Protection Team Leader and in close coordination with other DRC field units, the WSS Assistant will support the daily operations of the WSS for female asylum seekers in the open accommodation site of the operation. The WSS Assistant will be 100% field-based, will develop and maintain good relations with the Persons of Concern (PoC), relevant stakeholders, and will support the implementation of DRC’s protection objectives and activities to provide timely and effective protection to persons of concern under DRC projects in the open accommodation sites.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Work with women and girls in the Women Friendly Space to identify their needs, interests, and priorities, and where possible, adapt activities according to these to ensure activities offered are culturally appropriate and meet the needs of women and girls. Take a lead in the direct implementation of the activities in the Women Safe Space (WSS) through life-skills and resilience building, music and visual arts activities and organising tournaments and community feedback meetings.
  • Identify and promote culturally appropriate/relevant interventions geared towards improved physical and reproductive health, social skills (conflict resolution, problem solving, empathy and relationship building) and self-sufficiency of target beneficiaries.
  • Support in the identification of extremely vulnerable cases for appropriate referral to other actors for services.
  • Conduct comprehensive report and documentation of lessons learnt and best practices to achieve project goals and activities.
  • Report general protection issues present in the WFS to the supervisor.
  • Report any major issues to the protection management.
  • Collaborate with DRC colleagues to resolve problems and issues as they arise.
  • Participating in (joint) assessments, identifying protection concerns and reporting for follow-up.
  • Identify vulnerable individuals and facilitate appropriate action, including referrals to specialized services and protective accompaniment as necessary.
  • Provide appropriate and relevant information to asylum seekers and refugees regarding their rights and services available to them.
  • Participate in awareness raising sessions and information campaigns for persons of concern.
  • Draft protection and activities’ reports and provide inputs in designing protection monitoring tools and formats.
  • Provide inputs on case studies, best practices and lessons learned from each of the activities implemented.
  • Provide translation/interpretation as necessary.
  • Planning and conducting Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) as facilitator and/or note taker and drafting the relevant reports.
  • Planning and conducting Information Sessions as facilitator and often in cooperation with external actors and specialists on different issues, based on needs and information gaps identified on site among the female population, including reporting duties and drafting relevant reports.
  • Ensure timely submission of daily attendance.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the line manager, relevant to the achievement of protection objectives.

Collaboration and supervision

  • Ensure that correct procedures are followed when responsible for any focal points.
  • 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..

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to meet the following requirements:


  • Minimum one year of previous experience with refugee women, asylum seekers and/or migrants is necessary.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Strong language skills in any one of the following languages is required: Farsi/Dari and/or French
  • Strong computer skills.
  • High professional ethics.


  • University degree in Social sciences, Social Work, Law, Refugee and Migration studies, Human Rights, International Relations, Psychology, Gender studies or a related field is preferred
  • Greek or Arabic language skills are an added value.
  • Previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered as a strong advantage.
  • Experience of community-based or community mobilisation work in a humanitarian context is a strong advantage, especially work experience with women and girls.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer

Contract length:

  • Contract Length: 3month Fixed Term Contract under Greek Labor Law (national contract) until {date} with a possibility of extension based on funding and performance.
  • Designation of Duty Station: This is a roving position that will be based in Larissa, Central Greece
  • Band: I
  • All allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus)
  • DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. A****pplications sent by email will not be considered.

DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.

Closing date for applications: 04.03.2022

The screening process for this position is on rolling basis, so early submission of applications is encouraged. DRC reserves the right to close the vacancy once a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo

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