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Protection Assistant – Community services
Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Job Expired 14 Jul 2024
Posted 1 week ago
Job Description

Job title: Protection Assistant – Community services

Reporting to: Protection Team Leader

Technical Line Manager: Protection Manager

Location: Rhino Camp

Overall purpose of the role:

The overall purpose of the Protection Assistant - Community Services position is to provide support in strengthening the quality of protection outcomes by catalyzing community actions around the PSNs and promote community-based protection of persons of concerns through strengthening and working with community-based structures, providing direct support to PSNs, and drawing from synergy with the larger community protection components.



Project development, implementation and reporting

• Under the supervision of the Protection Team Leader, contributes in drafting concept papers and proposal development for Community Based interventions.

• Work in close collaboration with the reception center focal persons and other relevant settlement stakeholders such as OPM, RWC to ensure community support and collaboration in the provision of emergency relief to new arrivals, refugees and other protection cases.

• With support of the Protection Team Leader, support NFI and CRI distribution in an accessible and accountable manner.

• Participate in the relocation of new arrivals, ensuring all persons of concern being relocated receive the necessary CRI.

• Strengthen capacities of the community-based structures, participate in trainings, mentorship and reflective sessions with the structures such as the RWC, CDW, HDW to achieve optimal performance.

• Facilitate operation of the protection help desks registering complaints and providing timely and appropriate response to persons of concern registering concerns.


• Strengthen linkages between members of the community, partners and different services providers, breaking barriers to access to services by persons of action.

• Ensure mobilization and creation of protection information in the community so that persons of concern and communities are well-informed and are in position to take precautionary actions against protection risks and make informed decisions.

• 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 assessment and 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 sub sector activities as planned

• Ensure a daily monitoring of protection trends in his area of assignment

• Make sure that all Community-Based Protection 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 in close collaboration with Protection Officer Community Based.

• Proactively contribute to quality and timely implementation of community-based 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 in the area of responsibility

Coordination and representation

• Develop relationships with a range of key stakeholders, Local Government and other stakeholders on the community bases thematic areas at the field level in close liaison with the Protection Officer - Community Based.


• Representation of DRC and active participation in the local Community Based Community Based 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-based structures within the operational area.

• Conduct daily field visits to support Community Development 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 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 Evaluation

• 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 points

• Assist in participatory needs/vulnerability and capacity assessments of affected communities

• Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of results in close collaboration with MEAL.

Additional tasks

• On request perform any other additional duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization to function optimally.

Experience and technical competencies:

• Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with vulnerable communities, basic needs and protection programming experience, and/or advocacy programs.

• Training in Protection Community Based Protection.

• Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugees operation and other populations affected by displacement.

• 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.

• Familiarity with Monitoring & Evaluation for UN-funded projects desired.

• Ability to ride motorcycle and having a valid riding permit is a MUST and please have it reflected on your cover letter.


• A University degree in social sciences, guidance and counselling, Community Development or related fields.


• Knowledge of the local languages spoken by refugees and host community is an asset.

How to Apply

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

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies. Applications close on 14th July 2024.

Equal Opportunity

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels in light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunity: DRC is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

This position is no longer open.