Title: Protection Officer
Location: Jijiga Somali Region with Field travel within Fafan zone
Employment Category: H2
Reporting to: Protection team leader
Direct Reports: NA
Start of Contract & Duration: 4 Months
Posting date: September 15, 2020
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009. With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.
Overall purpose of the role: (1-2 sentences)
Under the supervision of the Protection Team leader, the Protection Officer will coordinate and implement protection monitoring activities in selected IDP sites in Somali region. Specifically, she or he will plan and conduct protection monitoring visits in a high number of IDP sites in Somali region affected by new displacements and timely report on protection trends and risks identified. The position will, furthermore, be tasked to identify and provide direct assistance and support to people with specific needs. Additionally, the position is expected to contribute to other protection activities that DRC is implementing in selected IDP sites in Somali region.
- Implement assigned protection monitoring activities in line with international standards, best practices and DRC protection monitoring guidelines
- Maintain good relationships with other stakeholders to collect daily information on fresh displacements in the area of coverage.
- Provide ongoing mentorship and technical support to the protection focal points in the areas of intervention
- Conduct protection needs and vulnerability assessments as relevant
- Ensure the provision of effective protection services and referrals.
- Identify individuals with special needs and provide specialized assistance.
- Collaborate with relevant partners to develop and maintain protection referral mechanisms.
- Contribute in the development of protection monitoring tools and in the analysis of the collected information
- Ensure protection mainstreaming in all of DRC’s interventions.
- Monitor protection trends and needs in DRC’s areas of intervention and recommend activities and responses for DRC’s and other agencies.
- Ensure ethical and statistically-sound data collection, analysis and protection
Project Monitoring and Evaluation:
- Analyse disaggregated protection related data as a means to inform programming and response activities.
- Contribute to the monthly progress report as well as cluster 5ws
- Regularly monitor the project’s protection activities and provide feedback for ensuring activities are responsive, and contextually and culturally appropriate.
- Assisting in developing and conducting assessments, mid-term and end of project reports and evaluations.
- Ensure DRC’s accountability commitments are mainstreamed into all protection activities.
Report Writing and Documentation
- Support in the development of daily, weekly and monthly reports.
- Ensure proper documentation of all project activities including means of verification, assessments and case studies.
- Contribute to the development of project proposal and concept notes.
Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an entry to mid-level position, with 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, prevention and response strategies, including experience with operationalizing global best practices and international standards for implementing protection monitoring in humanitarian contexts.
- Experience in conducting protection monitoring or protection assessments
- Strong analytical skills
- Proven record of designing and facilitating trainings and workshops on protection-related topics.
- Hands-on experience with supporting community-based protection structures.
- Experience working with displaced or conflict affected populations.
- 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 and Excel.
Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)
University degree in social sciences, law, social work, international development, or other relevant field from a recognized institution.
Languages: (indicate fluency level)
Excellent skills in speaking, reading and writing English, Amharic And Somali
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: Acting in line with DRC’s vision and values
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.
Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than September 28, 2020.
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics
We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.
“Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply”