Protection Officer

Job Description

Title: Protection Officer

Company Name: Centre for Disability in Development (CDD)

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Teknaf, Ukhia)

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Bachelor or Master’s degree in any relevant field / refugee studies, social sciences and 3 years working experience in emergency and/or development context;

Job Context:
∎ The Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) is a not for profit organization established in 1996 to develop a more inclusive society for persons with disabilities. CDD simultaneously builds technical capacities of the development stakeholders and the communities in how to be more inclusive whilst also enabling persons with a disability to participate in society by strengthening their leadership and providing them with essential rehabilitation and other supports.
∎ CDD is one of the most renowned organizations in the field of disability-inclusive development. CDD’s work in Bangladesh is supported by international and national donor agencies/development partners. CDD offers an inclusive, amicable, and respectable work environment.
∎ The Ramon Magsaysay Award (Asian version of the Noble prize) has been awarded to its Executive Director in 2010. In 2018, CDD was recognized by the Government of Bangladesh as one of the best organizations working on disability and development issues.
∎ CDD is now accepting application for the project of ‘Inclusive Specialized Services for Vulnerable Persons including Persons with Disabilities in Cox`s Bazar Rohingya Camps and Host Communities (Phase 2)’ supported by Humanity & Inclusion (HI).

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Ensure the special needs, including protection, MHPSS/PSS, Physical and Functional Rehabilitation, and basic health care are internally referred and link with others service providers.
∎ Work in close collaboration with the Project team and other members of the team to ensure an effective communication, ensure timely and quality follow-up of service provision, in line with the general guidelines on timing and frequency Association with a risk assessment.
∎ In collaboration with team, participate in establishing movement plan for community volunteers, community Mobilizer and ensure on the job coaching of volunteers regarding in the identification of protection risk.
∎ Conduct field visits to meet with person of concern withing the community in need of internal and/or external services.
∎ Safely conduct internal referrals for Rehabilitation , PSS/MHPSS, basic health care and medical support, and/or external referral to other specialized services to specialized actor and needs including shelter, Wash and Food Assistant etc.
∎ Regularly follow up the assigned cases to gather feedback on services provided to ensure all services are provided;
∎ Organize and conduct awareness raising activities, FGD and information sessions on inclusion and protection related issues;
∎ Organized and support community based group Through participative approach to promote community based protection, building their capacity and support them to develop community initiative.
∎ Contribute to building positive relationships within the community including with community leaders and other external stakeholders;
∎ Ensure information dissemination about services available to empower persons of concern and facilitate participation in decision-making;
∎ Work in close collaboration with project team to ensure the quality of services.
∎ Facilitate timely, appropriate and Confidential referrals to specialized mental health care or other needed services when needed using the established referral pathway in their area of working.
∎ Report any violation including PSEA to the CDD authority or Project supervisor.
∎ Keep Daily record and make weekly, monthly and Quarterly Report of the protection related data.
∎ Monitor protection monitoring process through tracking, recording and compiling protection incidents as reported through Daily updates from volunteers and beneficiaries
∎ Ensure case are documented safely through Mobile data and other data collection methodology.
∎ Identify and network with external services providers to reinforce referral mechanism.
∎ Establish and maintain positive and efficient relationship with target beneficiaries, local goverments, community members and all the other actors.
∎ Participate in protraction and/or coordination meeting with other stakeholders upon request of the team manager.
∎ Ensure compliance with CDD technical standards and Code of Conduct.
∎ Ensure PSEA and Child Safeguard standards are upheld.
∎ Any other task assigned by authority.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Ensure that staff and the beneficiaries have appropriate knowledge and understanding of the protection activities.
∎ Support the line manager in developing Protection related awareness materials to child protection and rights women right and protection rights and protection of persons with disabilities.
∎ Liaison with government authorities key humanitarian actors and UN agencies as appropriate to obtain maximum benefit and efficient use of resources in the implementation of activities.
∎ Provide support in the identification and screening of person of concern with specific needs including person with disability by door-to-door visit.
∎ Ability to prepare quality / standard report and presentation.
∎ Good knowledge and clear understanding on Rohingya refugee / host community programmes.
∎ Proficient knowledge of standard computer software if possible.
∎ Pro- active with an ability to think analytically, identifying opportunities.
∎ Ability to problem solve and good decision-making skills
∎ Ability to work in challenging environments.
∎ Excellent communication skill in both Bengali & English.
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

Salary: Tk. 66000 (Monthly)

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ T/A, Mobile bill, Weekly 2 holidays
∎ Prorata basis festival bonus

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 25 Sep 2022

Company Information:
∎ 19 Sep 2022
∎ Centre for Disability in Development (CDD)
∎ Address : A-18/6, Genda, Savar, Dhaka-1340
∎ Web :
∎ Business : The Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) is a not for profit organization established in 1996 to develop a more inclusive society for persons with a disability. CDD`s mission is to address this by simultaneously educating the community in how to be more inclusive whilst also enabling persons with a disability to participate in society by providing them with essential supports. In this way persons with disabilities can be given the same rights, freedoms, dignity and quality of life as everyone else. CDD respects rights and dignity of all human beings including children, women and persons with disabilities . All staff members of CDD must sign a Child safeguarding Code of Conduct.

Category: NGO/Development

: CDD respects rights and dignity of all human beings including children, women, older persons, all sex, indigenous community and persons with disabilities. CDD complies with its child and vulnerable adult safeguarding policy and code of conduct. All staff of CDD must sign and adhere to this code of conduct.Women, Persons with Disabilities and candidates from indigenous communities meeting the requirements are especially encouraged to apply.Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated according to the merit and with strict confidentiality. CDD is an equal opportunity employer. Any form of persuasion in the selection process will automatically disqualify the candidacy.

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