Protection Officer – Community Services Job Vacancies – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)  

Organization: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)

Reports to: Team
Leader – Protection

The Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on
all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the
world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons
(IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of
forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC
works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct
for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

Job Summary:  The Protection Officer – Community Services
will ensure quality protection outcomes by catalyzing community actions around
the PSNs, providing direct support to PSNs, and drawing from synergy with the
larger community protection components

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

development, implementation and reporting

  • Under the supervision of the Protection Team
    Leader, contribute in drafting concept papers and proposal development
  • Identify gaps in terms of protection and
    community services and generate ideas to address them with strong impact for
    the beneficiaries.
  • Participate in PSN profiling and ongoing
    risks analysis in order to design adequate responses.
  • Ensure quality data collection, analysis and
    storage in line with the Protection Information Management principles.
  • Ensure daily implementation of community
    based protection sub sector activities as planned
  • Ensure a daily monitoring of protection trend
    in the settlement.
  • Make sure that all community services
    projects adhere to the standards and or principles of the respective thematic
    areas as well as DRC guidelines and accountability standards.
  • Contribute in preparation of monthly and
    weekly activity and spending plans.
  • Proactively contribute to quality and timely
    implementation of community based protection sub sector activities as planned
  • Contribute in drafting weekly, monthly,
    quarterly, annual and other reports.
  • Spontaneously draft and share flash reports
    on major protection incidents and risks

Coordination and

  • Develop relationships with a range of key
    stakeholders, Local Government and other stakeholders on the community services
    thematic areas at the field level in close liaison with the Protection Team
  • Representation of DRC and active
    participation in the local Community Services working groups and any other
    meeting as requested.
  • Close co-ordination in project implementation
    with partners (UN agencies and national/international NGOs), including
    referrals, community services gap analysis, advocacy.
  • Work closely with the other program
    components to maximize program output and impact.

Staff development
and management

  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership
    for the community services assistants, help desk workers and community-based
    structures within the operational area.
  • Develop staff performance measurement and
    targets and appraise them based on the set targets.
  • Conduct daily field visits to support
    Community based workers – mentoring – through technical back stopping and to
    train duty bearers.
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles
    on accountability.

Support management
team to:

  • Follow up all DRC / DDG Procedures for
    Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct and
    principles of accountability.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned from time
    to time.

Monitoring and

  • Actively contribute to the daily quality
    implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects and interventions.
  • Identify, document and disseminate relevant
    project success, challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action
  • Assist in participatory needs/vulnerability
    and capacity assessments of affected communities
  • Participate in project evaluations and assist
    in the analysis of results.
  • On request perform any other additional
    duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization to
    function optimally.
  • Adhere to DRC’s code of conduct

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant for the Danish Refugee
    Council (DRC) Protection Officer – Community Services job must hold a
    University degree in social sciences, development studies, social works and
    social administration, guidance and counselling or relevant fields.
  • At least three years’ experience working with
    vulnerable communities, basic needs and protection programming experience,
    and/or advocacy programs.
  • Training in Protection Community Services.
  • Experience in protection interventions in
    line with Refugees operation with PSN assistance.
  • Experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations.
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken)
    is essential.
  • Good communication skills and ability to
    conduct training and awareness
  • Computer skills.
  • Good self-organization and basic management
  • Familiarity with Monitoring & Evaluation
    for UN-funded projects desired.
  • Languages: Knowledge of the local languages spoken by South Soudanese and Congolese
    refugee is an asset.

All Interested
candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience please submit
updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited
for the post.

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