Social Work Jobs – Protection Officer at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:    Protection Officer
Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Protection
and Community Services Coordinator
About DRC:
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. The protection and assistance to conflict
affected population is provided within a long-term, regional and rights-based
approach in order to constitute a coherent and effective response to the
challenges posed by today’s conflicts. Assistance consists of relief and other
humanitarian aid, rehabilitation, support to return and repatriation as well as
promotion of long-term solutions to displacement and its causes. In addition,
support and capacity building of local and national authorities and NGOs form
an integral part of DRC’s work.
Job Summary: The
Protection Officer’s (PO) will support Danish Refugee Council in ensuring quality
implementation of  the overall protection
component and synergy with the larger community services components which
constitute the overall DRC programme. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Coordination and
  • Build
    and grow working relationships with a range of key stakeholders including
    donors, Local Government and other stakeholders on the protection thematic
    areas at the field level in close cooperation with the Protection and
    Community services Coordinator. 
  • Ensure
    representation  of  DRC 
    and  active  participation  in 
    the  local  Protection  working 
    groups and any other meetings as requested.
  • Work
    closely to ensure the co‐ordination in project implementation
    with partners (UN agencies and national/international NGOs), including
    referrals, protection gap analysis, advocacy. 
  • Work
    in liaison and coordinate with other sectors of DRC and mainly the
    Community services sector
2. Project Development,
Implementation and Reporting:
  • Under  the 
    supervision  of  the 
    Protection  and  Community  Services 
    Coordinator, contribute  to  the 
    writing  of  concept 
    papers  and  proposal 
    development  on  the 
    thematic areas  of  protection.  Also 
    identify  protection  gaps 
    with  a  view 
    to  generating  ideas 
    for future projects with strong impact for the beneficiaries. 
  • Technically
    support  the  protection  assessment  and 
    ongoing  risks  analysis 
    in  order  to 
    design adequate responses. 
  • Record  persons 
    with  protection  concerns 
    and  refer  them 
    to  the  appropriate  service providers. 
  • Ensure  clients 
    referred  are  documented  in 
    the  referral  recording  book 
    on  a  daily 
    basis and follow up with the clients to ensure a meaningful access
    to services. 
  • In
    charge of designing training 
    modules  and  tools 
    on  topics  such 
    as  human  rights 
    and  basic  protection principles for Community
    based structures.
  • Responsible
    for the preparation of all 
    necessary  documentation  for 
    each  activity  (weekly 
    work  plan)  and 
    record data in activity report on a daily basis.
  • Support
    in  the  collection  and 
    analysis  of  data 
    relevant  to  the 
    refugee  population  and 
    their protection concerns. 
  • Ensure  throughout  his/her 
    work  confidentiality  in 
    collecting,  recording  and 
    sharing individual data on beneficiaries 
  • Ensure
    the provision of technical support to staff members in linking DRC
    Adjumani’s programme to relevant 
    protection  standards,  best 
    practices  and  policy 
    documents  ensuring  a 
    rights‐based approach programme framework. 
  • Under  the 
    supervision  of  the 
    Protection  and  Community  Services 
    Coordinator,  ensure that  all 
    the  protection  approaches  and 
    tools  are  developed  in 
    synergy  with  the 
    overall DRC’s national based protection initiatives.
  • Work  closely 
    with  the  other 
    programme  components  to 
    maximize  programme  output and impact.
  • Ensure  daily 
    quality  implementation,  monitoring  and 
    evaluation  of  protection‐  related projects and interventions in
  • Ensure
    that  all  the 
    protection  projects  adhere 
    to  protection  standards  and 
    principles as well as DRC guidelines and accountability
  • Develop
    advocacy points based on assessment of situation and risks. 
  • Work
    closely with  the  Adjumani 
    Project  Manager/Head  of 
    Office  and  the 
    Protection and 
    Community  Services  Coordinator  proactively  contribute  to 
    quality  and  timely weekly, monthly, quarterly,
    annual and other reports.
3. Logistics /Finance :
  • Assist
    the Protection and Community Services Coordinator to monitor financial
    commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback
    on budget follow ups.
  • Proactively
    take lead in ensuring procurements 
  • Plan
    and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to
    different clusters. 
4. Staff Development and
  • Offer
    technical and programmatic leadership for the protection staff members and
    community based mechanisms in Adjumani operational area as needed. 
  • In
    charge of developing staff performance measurement and targets and
    appraise  them  based 
    on the set targets.
  • Conduct
    daily field visits to support field staff ‐ mentoring ‐
    through technical back stopping and to train duty bearers. 
  • Uphold
    DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council Protection Officer
should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in a Relevant Field
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications including;
  • A cover
    letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the
    position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and
    please indicate your salary expectations
  • Updated
    and detailed -The CV should include information about your qualifications,
    relevant training courses, work experience, and name and contact details
    of three relevant references.
The completer application package
should be sent via E-mail to: administrator@drc‐ and the subject
line should clearly read “Protection Officer – Adjumani.”
NB: We
thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.  (Please
note, short listing will be done in the course of this advertisement period and
should the qualified candidates be found before closure of this period then the
recruitment process will continue before the actual stipulated deadline).
Deadline: 21st July 2015
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