Country: Libya
Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Closing date: 11 Jan 2022

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified candidate to fill in the position of Protection Specialist – Psycho-Socio Support (PSS) for our Country operations in Tripoli, DRC is an equal opportunity employer, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC started its Country operations in Libya in 2011, with expertise in Protection, WASH, Shelter, Economic Recovery, and Community Safety.

About the job:

Under the supervision of the Protection Manager, and in close coordination with the Protection Coordinator and other DRC Protection teams and field units, The Protection specialist -Psychosocial support is responsible to support the quality of DRC psychosocial protection activities that are implemented as a part of an integrated comprehensive protection program in Tripolitania, Libya. The position will provide technical guidance to DRC protection staff and develop the PSS approach for DRC Libya. S/he will also contribute to strengthening DRC’s community outreach approach and engaging with Libyan and non-Libyan Community including through coaching and supervision. S/he further contributes to administrative and technical support in close coordination with the Manager and Protection Coordinator.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • In coordination with the Protection Manager and Protection coordinator develop DRC’s PSS strategic direction in Libya, including by developing a PSS strategic plan
  • Conduct a Mental Health, and Psychosocial needs assessment among the affected populations in Tripoli. For this purpose lead the development/contextualization of assessment and analysis tools based on international standards
  • Develop a PSS manual and other technical guidance as requested by the Protection manager
  • Provide continual technical support and monitoring of psychosocial support program activities to ensure the applicability of quality standards.
  • Provide supervision to protection staff on community psychosocial support interventions inclusive of ongoing capacity building, professional development and technical support.
  • Lead and facilitate weekly team meetings with program staff and conduct on-the-job supervision and training assessments to evaluate key competencies and training needs in the area of psychosocial support.
  • Ensure the effective use of and compliance with relevant tools, forms, SOPs, etc. so as to ensure program quality and impact.
  • Responsible for collating information and reporting progress and challenges to Protection manager and Protection coordinator
  • In coordination with the Protection Manager and Protection Coordinator, adjust program implementation based on needs and context.

About you:

To be successful in this role we expect you to have a

  • At least 3-years’ experience in the fields of working for international or national humanitarian organizations in complex conflict or post-conflict settings, in the area of Mental health and psychosocial support
  • Previous experience working in context of mixed migration flows and internal displacement with good knowledge of the protection issues affecting people in a situation of forced displacement or migration
  • Demonstrate ability in conceptual, analytical, and critical thinking with the ability to contribute to programmatic or advocacy strategies towards greater quality and impact
  • Experience in capacity building of staff including training and supervision.
  • Knowledge of and experiences in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in MHPSS and child protection, such as the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Inter-agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, and IASC Guidelines in Emergencies.
  • Excellent technical knowledge of protection standards and principles and demonstrated capacity to develop effective responses to identified psychosocial needs protection needs and in accordance with the relevant frameworks
  • Commitment to integrate gender, conflict sensitivity, and accountability into programming
  • Demonstrate ability in thinking creatively and practically to improve the quality of programming and achieve greater impact
  • Ability to work flexibly in a diverse team; with proven leadership skills


  • University degree, Master’s preferred, in psychology or mental health counseling


  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an asset

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: 3 Months

Band: G

Designation of Duty Station: Accompanied Family for Nationals/Unaccomapanied Family for Internationals.

Start date: 1st February

How to apply:

Application process:

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

Link to Apply:

Closing date for applications: 11 January 2022

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