Protection Officer Non-profit Jobs - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)


Job Title:        Protection Officer
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager

About US:
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 is directly responsible for the operational implementation of all protection Service activities in the assigned DRC target areas in accordance with the DRC Program Handbook.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for the implementation of day-to-day activities of the protection sector
  • Support in Budget monitoring for the Protection Sector.
  • Developing work plans, Budgets and proposals for the sector.
  • Monitoring and guiding sector implementations and coordination of activities
  • Performing the Human Resource management role at sector level.
  • Organizing and delivering protection trainings and promoting the laws on human rights
  • Maintain close contacts with local authorities and RWCs in the refugee settlement; intervene as and when necessary.
  • Writing sector reports (internal and external basing on donor specification)
  • Support systems and operational procedures of home and out of home care programs including foster parents, careers and families, schools etc.
  • Support innovative problem solving and strategy development to address complex issues relating to the safety and the wellbeing in the community.
  • Conduct routine assessment in the community for proper planning and activity implementation
  • Creation/Strengthening community structures (SGBV, Child protection, local judicial courts
Support management team to:
  • Follow up all DRC / DDG Procedures on Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
  • Monitoring activity implementation/work plan, budget, objectives and out put
  • Conduct result based planning and programming (jointly with projects and finance team)
  • Internal coordination of activities (among the DRC sectors)
  • Provide/arrange technical support and coaching for staff and other partners.
  • Ensuring that cross cutting issues as identified by the organization are integrated into programme activities
  • Ensuring periodic reports are produced, edited and shared with partners as may be agreed upon
  • Follow up all DRC / DDG Procedures for Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Protection Officer job placement must hold a University degree in Law, social sciences, development studies, guidance and counselling or relevant fields;
  • Post graduate training in project planning and management;
  • At least three years’ experience working with refugees, vulnerable communities, basic needs and distribution programming experience, and/or advocacy programs;
  • Good understanding of protection information management to improve protection outcomes;
  • Understanding of gender, protection and human rights;
  • Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugees operation with wide Knowledge in SASA methodology;
  • Previous experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations;
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Good organizational and management skills.
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken in the operation area is an asset.
  • Familiarity with Monitoring & Evaluation for UN-funded projects desired.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.


Deadline: 5th April 2018

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