Protection Assistant


Use this as the description: Founded in 2012, SARD is a nongovernmental organization dedicated to building resilience and self-reliance in those affected by conflict and natural disasters while championing the localization of humanitarian assistance. We strive to provide critical resources and innovative opportunities to affected people and communities so they can reach a future in which they can thrive. Headquartered in Mersin, Turkey, our teams across Turkey and northwest Syria work in the sectors of Food Security and Livelihood, Non-Food Items, Shelter, WASH, Protection, and Early Recovery. Learn more at

Location : Adıyaman-Turkey


Under the direction of the Protection Officer (Turkey response), the Protection Assistant will ensure the implementation of all the activities, and will keep a safe and child-friendly environment.

The main tasks will be:

  1. Proactively suggest and facilitate culturally and age appropriate recreational and social activities for children.
  2. Ensure that children feel comfortable, safe, and enjoy the activities, and ensure that children’s participation is always accounted for.
  3. Always promote an atmosphere of respect, gender equality and solidarity.
  4. Be a positive role model and demonstrate conflict-solving behaviors.
  5. Liaise with caregivers to keep them informed of any developments or problems.
  6. Organise informal meetings with caregivers to provide tips on positive parenting skills, and on how to deal with difficult child behaviors.
  7. Screen for and monitor child protection needs and gaps during the implemented activities and refer cases to other service providers.
  8. Perform additional tasks as instructed by the Protection Officer.


Ensure collection of quantitative and qualitative data, data entry and safe and confidential documentation storage.


  • Bachelor education degree in Psychology, Pedagogy, or Social work. Experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirements.
  • At least 2 years of experience in the sector, working with children.
  • Familiar with child protection risks, related international standards, and child protection prevention and response strategies.
  • Ability to mainstream gender in all aspects of tasks and activity.
  • Perfect knowledge of Safeguarding, and professional and personal integrity.
  • Excellent personal communication skills.
  • Fluency in Turkish. Kurdish and English are a plus.
  • Basic computer skills: excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email/internet software.


  • Available immediately.
  • We are a dynamic and fast-growing organisation looking for highly-skilled and motivated candidates.
  • Please, note that CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis until suitable candidates are found.

How to apply

Please complete the application through the link provided below:

before the closing date of February 24, 2024

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Unsuccessful applications will neither be acknowledged nor returned.

Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered

Notes :

SARD encourages female applicants to apply for this position and actively promotes gender diversity in the workplace

Deadline: 24-Feb-24