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

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Team Leader – Protection
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 – Community Services
will manage the implementation and monitoring of the activities of the
community services sub sector in line with DRC Goal, and Values
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively contribute to the development of advocacy points based on
    assessment of situation and risks related to PSNs & EVIs.
  • Work closely with the other programme components to maximize
    programme output and impact
  • Assist in organizing and delivering protection trainings and
    promoting the refugee laws on the rights of vulnerable persons.
  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership to community-based
    mechanisms in Kyaka operational area as needed
  • Overs see the protection assessment and verification exercise for
    PSNs and ongoing risks analysis to design adequate responses.
  • Promote and support Youth initiatives for their development
  • Maintain close contacts with local authorities and RWCs in the
    refugee settlement; provide capacity building, meetings to improve
    community-based protection in the settlement.
  • Monitoring and guiding sector effective & timely implementations
    and coordination of activities.
  • Support in budget monitoring for the community services sub sector.
  • Develop work plans, budget proposals for the sector.
  • Advocate for the refugee services/ support at inter-partner and
    multisector level.
  • Support systems and operational procedures of home and out of home care
    programs of PSNs, and Elderly.
  • Support innovative problem solving of strategy development to
    address complex issues relating to self-reliance and wellbeing of the
  • Writing sector reports (internal and external basing on donor
  • Support the Protection and Community Service coordinator to monitor
    financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely
    feedback on budget follow ups.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff
    from and to different zones

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council Protection
    Officer – Community Services job placement should hold a University degree
    in social sciences, guidance and counselling or relevant fields.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience working with vulnerable
    communities, basic needs and protection programming experience, and/or
    advocacy programs.
  • Solid skills in Assessments, supervisory skills, team player,
    community Mobilization, and report writing
  • Good Proposal writing skills
  • Training in Protection Community Services.
  • Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugees
    operation with PSN assistance.
  • Experience of working with UN or NonGovernmental
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is essential.
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and
  • Computer skills in MS packages: Excel, Word, Outlook mail
  • Good self-organization and basic management skills.
How to Apply:
Applications should
be in English and include the following:
  • 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 salary expectations.
  • 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.
Please send your
Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email
to Please clearly indicating position name in
the subject line.
Deadline: 23rd August 2018 by 5:00 pm
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