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  • Posted: Aug 26, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 1, 2022
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    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world.
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    Protection Officer (Emergency Roster)


    Technical Responsibilities:

    • Implement assigned protection activities in line with all relevant international standards and best practices.
    • Plan, implement and monitor protection individual activities as per the weekly and project workplans 
    • Deliver trainings, capacity buildings and mentoring to community-based protection structures and local authorities 
    • Conduct regular protection monitoring activities using DRC Protection Monitoring tools and processes, follow up on specific protection issued identified to resolve and reduce risks
    • Conduct protection needs and vulnerability assessments as required.
    • Ensure full and proper documentation of all project activities including means of verification as per workplans and log frames (hard copy and electronic filing), assessments and case studies.
    • Ensure the provision of effective protection services and referrals to beneficiaries as required, and assist the Manager in coordination with relevant partners to develop and maintain protection referral mechanisms.
    • Monitor protection trends and needs in DRC’s areas of intervention, report on incidents and issues to Management, and recommend activities and responses for DRC’s and other agencies.
    • Ensure that goods, services and works, as well as Casual Labor required to complete assigned activities are requested and delivered in a timely manner using the appropriate HR or Procurement process, and that payments are issued and booked in a timely and appropriate manner.
    • Ensure that assigned activities and tasks are completed in line with the available project budget, avoiding over/underspending
    • Responsible for ensuring assigned activities meet project output and outcome goals, and that assigned project activities are implemented in-line with the proposal, workplan
    • Under the supervision of the Manager, represent DRC to external stakeholders such as humanitarian partners, sub-national cluster and local authorities, ensuring clear and transparent communication
    • Ensure protection and gender mainstreaming in all of DRC’s interventions.

    Project Monitoring and Evaluation:

    • Assist the MEAL team in conducting timely monitoring of Protection activities, including pre/post-tests, post-distribution monitoring, and ensuring awareness of the Complains and Feedback Mechanism. 
    • Contribute to the monthly progress report as well as cluster 5ws 
    • Assisting in developing and conducting assessments, mid-term and end of project reports and evaluations as requested, under the supervision of the Manager and MEAL Officer 
    • Ensure DRC’s accountability commitments are mainstreamed into all protection activities.

    Report Writing and Documentation: 

    • Provide accurate, timely inputs to indicator trackers, written reports and other project documents as required 
    • Support in the development of daily, weekly and monthly reports.
    • Contribute to the development of project proposal and concept notes.

    Experience and technical competencies: 

    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the field of humanitarian response and refugee/IDP protection working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant ministry or local authority.
    • Technical understanding of core protection concepts (including Child protection, GBV and community-based protection), prevention and response strategies, including experience with operationalizing global best practices and international standards for implementing protection programming in humanitarian contexts. 
    • Experience of facilitating trainings and workshops on protection-related topics. 
    • Strong planning, organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to work both independently and within a team.
    • Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures. 
    • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook


    • University degree in social sciences, law, social work, international development, or other relevant field from a recognized institution.


    • Fluent in Somali and English

    Method of Application

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