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Protection Psychosocial Support Officer Ghazni (Female Only) Re- Announced

Date Posted: Sep 18, 2023
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    Rotating Days
  • Career Level:
    Entry Level Staff
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    2 Year
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  • Apply Before:
    Sep 27, 2023

About Danish Refugee Council

Founded in 1956, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is Denmark’s largest, and a leading international NGO - one of the few with a specific expertise in forced displacement. In 40 countries 7,500 employees protect, advocate and build sustainable futures for refugees and other displacement affected people and communities. DRC works during displacement at all stages: In the acute crisis, in exile, when settling and integrating in a new place, or upon return. DRC provides protection and life-saving humanitarian assistance. DRC supports displaced persons in becoming self-reliant and included into hosting societies. DRC works with civil society and responsible authorities to promote protection of rights and peaceful coexistence. Our 6,000 volunteers in Denmark make an invaluable difference in integration activities throughout the country.

Job Description


The Protection Officer (Psychosocial Support), under the direct supervision of the Protection Team Leader in Ghazni, is primarily responsible for providing psychosocial counseling to the project beneficiaries and targeted communities, awareness raising, liaising with government and other key stakeholders, and conducting training.



  • Establish and maintain positive and efficient relations with target beneficiaries, community members, humanitarian actors and all the other key stakeholders.
  • Develop field activities plan in close coordination with Protection Team Leader for target communities
  • Provide individual and group psychosocial counselling and awareness sessions to the project beneficiaries in target communities and/or at the urban Hub (community center).
  • Builds trustful relationships with communities and maintains respectful and professional attitude towards communities.
  • Identify major stressors factors in the community and provide counseling for handling the stress and provide all possible support from technical point of view.
  • Provide focused psychosocial counselling to individuals, groups, and communities and ensure confidentiality.
  • Support team in facilitating activities at the Child Friendly Space.
  • Provide safe and stimulating non-structured as well as structured PSS activities such as recreational activities.
  • Provide counselling and assistance to home how suffering from the high level of daily stress, SGBV survivors in addition to taking lead in the facilitation of group therapy sessions for SGBV survivors and women at risk.
  • Provide capacity building to protection officers, assistants, focal points, community leaders, and other partners on guiding principles to basic counselling and standard case management practices and SGBV.
  • Ensure that all individual case files are opened and closed according to the international standards and that the storage of the survivors’ data is in line with the data protection protocol.
  • Conduct interviews, surveys, psychosocial evaluations, home visits, and referrals reporting of incidents or violations.
  • Works closely with the MEAL officers in carrying out the client satisfactory surveys to measure the impact of the response services provided in addition to identifying the underlying gaps in the provision of the response services.
  • Organize and facilitate regular community-level discussions to strengthen community-based prevention and response to Psychosocial issues and SGBV.
  • Actively engage in the provision of psychosocial support and skill-building activities at the Community level for
  • the SGBV survivors and women at risk.
  • Provide support in needs assessment surveys for future protection programming.
  • Submit weekly progress reports of the activities to the line manager.
  • Perform other relevant duties, as needed, or requested.

Job Requirements

We Offer:

  • Contract length: till 31st of December 2023 with the possibility of extension.
  • Band: NMH
  • Designation of Duty Station: Ghazni
  • DRC has Flexible working hours for Female staff as per DRC Policy.
  • 13th month’s salary Will be paid by end of each month with salary.
  • Top-up credit card as per office regulations.
  • 1+1 Health Insurance will be provided by DRC.
  • Eid Bonus.
  • DRC provide Transport allowance/ Transportation Facilities for female and people with disability.
  • DRC Provides kindergarten/ Day Care allowance for max 2 children – Applicable for female mothers.
  • Per diem allowance for employee and her Mahram - Applicable for female 
  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the DRC salary scale.



To be successful in this role you must have:


Experience and technical competencies: 

  • At least 2 years of work experience in psychological/psychosocial counseling, preferably with IDPs/refugees/returnees.
  • Demonstrated strong experience working with vulnerable clients, including survivors of SGBV and victims of child abuse.
  • Strong knowledge of child-friendly interviewing techniques and communicating with children.
  • Familiarity with IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings.
  • Understanding the psychosocial support needs of IDPs/refugees in Afghanistan



  • University degree in Psychology or Social Work, and a valid certificate from the Ministry of Health certifying as professional psychosocial counsellor.
  • An understanding of the basic principles of humanitarian work, human rights, protection, and the needs of internally displaced persons and refugees in Afghanistan.
  • Interest in humanitarian work and human rights, ability and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to clearly express one’s thoughts, to analyze and present information clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to set priorities and show initiative, to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

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