DanChurchAid Protection Assistant Jobs in Uganda

DanChurchAid Protection Assistant Jobs in Uganda

DanChurchAid (DCA) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of MEAL Assistant to be based in Arua, West Nile, Uganda.

As part of a project focusing on disaster preparedness, the Protection Assistant (PA) will, under the supervision of the Project Manager and with guidance from the Protection Officer, provide technical advice, guidance and support to the successful design and implementation of a capacity building project for first responders to be able to do protection interventions in refugee settlements in Arua and Lamwo.

The PA will support established structures and other first responders to ensure that protection interventions are planned and included in the disaster response programming.


  • Under the supervision of the Project Manager and with guidance from the Protection Officer, the Protection Assistant shall provide oversight of all technical aspects related to protection programming in the DCA areas of operation in Arua and Lamwo in line with DCA and donor set guidelines and standards.
  • Build the capacity of implementing local partners, local committees and other first responders to effectively implement protection work in their areas and more so at the time of a disaster occurrence.
  • Train and empower partners, first responders and established community structures to be able to do monitoring, identify protection programming gaps and how to address them.
  • Provide guidance and advise to partners during design and implementation of protection activities that promote the effectiveness of the sector; and support protection mainstreaming efforts across the project.
  • Guide and advise on quality and innovative approaches to protection activities.
  • Train partners to be able to effectively conduct regular field participatory protection assessments, using as much as possible an age, gender and diversity approach, in order to fully understand protection concerns and priorities.
  • Empower partners and first responders as well as local authorities to effectively facilitate discussion on
    main protection concerns and response capacity within the refugee and the host communities.
  • Build the capacity of partners to identify, individually advise and assess the needs of the most vulnerable individuals, particularly women at risk, and the available response opportunities in accordance with set guidelines, plans and schedules.
  • Train partners to formulate a strong and effective referral network for protection cases among themselves and other community structures; including updating databases on case referral and follow up.
  • Empower partners to develop monthly visit plans on assessing, re-assessing and following up cases in coordination with other stakeholders.
  • Develop effective relationships, communication and coordination with partners and other stakeholders through close interaction and consultations.
  • Contribute to the development of funding proposals to ensure availability of adequate financial resources for activities beyond the current project.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, psychology, guidance and counselling or any other relevant field
  • Relevant professional experience of not less than 3 (three) years;
  • A high respect to client and organisation confidentiality.
  • Respect for people with special needs and other vulnerability.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues. Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team.
  • Must possess a valid riding permit

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 18th August 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; DanChurchAid Protection Assistant Jobs in Uganda

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