Protection Assistant (CBP) – Samarra


Overall purpose of the role;

  • Implement community-based protection (CBP) and psychosocial support (PSS) activities in a consultative and participatory manner.
  • Provide technical support to Outreach Workers (CBP) and oversee outreach implementation.

Assist the Protection Officer (CBP) in ensuring quality of the planning, implementation and follow up of Protection activities.

Geographic scope: Salah Al Din – Samaara (Iraq)

This role has a focus on Salah Al Din – Samara and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within DRC Iraq and the Salah Al Din area office. The role contributes to the implementation of protection strategies for Salah Al Din – Samara , which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks.

Main responsibilities;

  • Provide non-focused unstructured PSS, including recreational activities, in line with DRC Iraq guidance and PSS and community-based protection best standards to community members of different ages (youth, adults and older persons), gender (men and women) and abilities (including people with disabilities).
  • Deliver non-focused structured group PSS sessions to children and youth following structured curriculum.
  • Lead on the implementation of awareness sessions on diverse topics, using validated materials and DRC facilitation guides.
  • Facilitate regular community consultations, including focused group discussions (FGDs), with different groups (older persons, men, women and youth) following DRC guidance to ensure continuous up-to-date understanding of the community needs and capacities, as well as protection concerns, and changes in the context.
  • Conduct protection monitoring and raise protection concerns to the Protection Officer (CBP) to ensure tailored community-based approach.
  • Identify beneficiaries in need of further support and ensure timely external or internal referral and follow-up (legal aid, case management, shelter, cash & livelihoods).
  • Follow given work plans and schedules for service delivery including weekly CSS schedules.
  • Ensure that all CBP and PSS activities are complying with best-practice and international standards in protection response (including DRC SOPs and AGD policy).
  • Participate in internal and external trainings, as requested by the Protection Officer (CBP) and Protection Team Leader.


  • Ensure all PSS activities are recorded and documented accurately and in a timely fashion on DRC Iraq’s IM system
  • Implement all necessary MEAL tools, including pre- and post-test.
  • Produce activity reports as required by Protection Officer (CBP)
  • Support Protection Officer (CBP) with administrative tasks including purchase requests to supply chain.


  • Ensure compliance with DRC guidelines and policies on HR, admin, finance, and supply.
  • Ensure adherence to DRC national staff policy guidelines and Code of Conduct.
  • Ensure compliance with DRC AGD policy and AGD programmatic minimum standards
  • Ensuring compliance with the zero-tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policy
  • Perform any other relevant tasks as requested by the Protection Officer (CBP) and Protection Team Leader

Roles reporting to this position: Outreach Worker (CBP)

Reports to: Protection Team Leader


Required experience and competencies;

  • Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience in protection in humanitarian setting
  • Experience in facilitation of PSS activities and the delivery of community programs to vulnerable groups
  • Understanding of protection principles, protection minimum standards and basic psychosocial support concepts
  • Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and prioritize the safety and dignity of beneficiaries at all times.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Fluency in Arabic
  • Ability to communicate and write in English.
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates’ residence in Samara are preferred.

Required education;

Diploma in social work, counseling, psychology or another related field Equivalent professional qualification

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.



DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

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