Protection Assistant job at Danish Refugee Council
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Vacancy title:
Protection Assistant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Protective Services ]

Jobs at:

Danish Refugee Council

Deadline of this Job:
22 June 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Ethiopia , Addis Ababa , Horn of Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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• 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:

• The Protection Assistant, under the supervision of the Protection Team Leader and the guidance of the protection officer, is responsible for the implementation of various protection activities within the project framework. The protection officer will implement the day-to-day activity of the protection desk and engage in information dissemination and community outreach and referral of individuals with a specific need for relevant services. Additionally, the position is expected to contribute to other protection activities that DRC is implementing within the project framework according to capacity and direction from the Protection Team Leader.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Programming & Operations
• Conduct activities under the responsibility of the position according to the protection standard operating procedure and protection best practices;
• Implement the day to day activities of the protection desk;
• Provide relevant information to refugees through the mobile protection desk on their rights, available services, protection risks, and mitigation strategies;
• Facilitate community awareness-raising and information sharing sessions;
• Contribute to IEC material development and dissemination with protection key messages;
• Identify key concerns of the target community and collaborate with the protection team to update information and guidance provided through the protection desk;
• Support in the identification of vulnerable individuals and referral to relevant services;
• Support in provision of PSS to people of concern through the safe space;
• Engage with community-based structures through conducting regular meetings and following up on action plans;

• Prepare and submit weekly and monthly plans and report on activity under the responsibility of the position to the Protection Team leader;
• Ensure up to date keeping of all data and documents under the responsibility of the position;
• Contribute to the monitoring of project activities under the responsibility of the position.

• Represent DRC in engagement with the target community and their representatives, local gov’t structures, and humanitarian agencies operating in the target area with the guidance and leadership of the Protection Team Leader;
• Collaborate with DRC country protection program, Ethiopia migration program, and other DRC sectorial programs towards synergy and integrated programming.

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master

DRC’s core competencies
• Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
• Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
• Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
• Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
• Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Job Requirements

• Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
• Minimum of 1-year experience, with experience in the field of protection in a humanitarian response working for an international NGO, UN agency, or relevant ministry or local authority;
• Experience conducting community outreach and information dissemination with a focus on protection and/or background in protection case management;
• Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain working relationships across the organization and with stakeholders;
• Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure;
• Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures;
• Basic understanding of Microsoft Office.

Education: (include certificates, licenses, etc.)

• High School Diploma

Language: (indicate fluency level)
• Proficiency in written and spoken English and Amharic is required
• Proficiency in Tigregna is desired

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 12

Level of Education:
High School

Job application procedure

• Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit an 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 under Vacancies.

• Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than June 22, 2022.

• For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult

• 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.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Ethiopia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 22 june 2022
Duty Station: Addis Ababa
Posted: 08-06-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 08-06-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 08-06-2065
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