Entry Level Protection Assistant Non-profit Job Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:        Protection Assistant
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:  Community Services and Development Officer
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
Assistant is mainly responsible for the implementation of all protection and
community Services activities in the assigned DRC target areas in accordance
with the DRC Program Handbook.
Key Duties and
  • Responsible for the implementation of
    day-to-day activities of the protection sector inclusive-Child protection,
    SGBV, Legal and community services.
  • Organizing and delivering protection
    trainings and promoting the laws on human rights
  • Maintain close contacts with community
    structures, offering technical support and close supervision in case
    management at village level.
  • Assess the knowledge and utilization of
    health and other services available for refugees particularly PSNs, i.e.
    Elderly, Pregnant mothers, Unaccompanied and separated children.
  • In collaboration with protection Officers
    develop and follow-up up paper work to smoothen activity deliverables i.e.
    purchase requisitions.
  • Reporting on activities implemented on a
    weekly basis, and monthly.
  • 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
  • Ensuring that cross cutting issues as
    identified by the organization are integrated into programme activities
  • Follow up all DRC / DDG Procedures for
    Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of
  • Perform 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 Assistant job placement must hold a University
    degree in social sciences, guidance and counselling or relevant fields.
  • At least two 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 skills.
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken by
    South Sudanese and Congolese refugee is an asset.
  • Familiarity with Monitoring &
    Evaluation for UN-funded projects desired.
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
  • Concise and accurate
    CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your
    qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and
    contact details of 3 relevant references.
All applications should be sent to administrator@drcuganda.org clearly
indicating position name in the subject line.
Deadline: 2nd April 2018
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