Danish Refugee Council Emergency Specialist - Protection Jobs in Ethiopia

Danish Refugee Council Emergency Specialist - Protection Jobs in Ethiopia

Overall Purpose of the Role

  • DRC Ethiopia is looking for an experienced Emergency protection Specialist to support, lead and ensure the quality protection activities in the emergency response in line with DRC Ethiopia& Djibouti Protection strategy.

  • As a member of the multi-sectorial Emergency Team and under the supervision of the Emergency Manager, the Emergency protection Specialist will support emergency response projects and work closely with protection colleagues at national and field levels.


  • A primary role is to support protection activities in new, scaled-up or existing emergency operations in Ethiopia.

  • The position entails close collaboration with the emergency team members, field and country office program and support services teams

    Technical support and project implementation

  • In collaboration with the emergency teams and field teams ensure the centrality of protection and protection mainstreaming in all of DRC’s emergency interventions;

  • Lead or contribute to assessments, protection analysis and the mapping and identification of protection needs in emergencies, hereunder draft assessment reports and situation reports;

  • Technically guide and lead the implementation of protection activities in the emergency response and ensure delivery, quality and adherence to national and international protection standards and guidelines;

  • Contribute to project design and developing of proposals;

  • Support in development of protection tools and guides and protection training as needed;

  • Ensure community engagement, effective communication and conflict-sensitivity throughout the response;

  • Ensure beneficiaries’ feedback and complaints are respectfully collected and responses are provided as per DRC’s framework for beneficiaries’ feedback and complaints collection and response mechanisms;

  • Work closely with the protection manager and protection staff to undertake the protection tasks.

    Reporting and Representation

  • Compile and provide weekly and monthly reporting on all protection activities, developments in the external context and humanitarian situation, and on project implementation progress.

  • Contribute to donor report and external report developments.

  • Monitor the general the operating context to ensure relevance and accountability to DRC's beneficiary populations.

  • Maintaining accurate and comprehensive files of project activities, outputs, materials, and other relevant documentation
    In coordination with supervisor liaise with
  • governmental officials, communities and international and national organization on DRC’s behalf. Attending and contribute to relevant coordination mechanisms.

    Job Requirements

    Experience and technical competencies

    Professional technical experience evidencing and demonstrating the ability to deliver against the above-mentioned responsibilities:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in an entry to mid-level position, with experience in the field of emergency and humanitarian response and refugee/IDP protection working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant public or private institution

  • Hands-on experience with protection monitoring is preferred

  • Experience working with displacement and/or conflict affected populations such as refugees and IDPs

  • Strong analytical and writing skills with the ability to produce well-written documents

  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
    Self-motivated and ability to work independently and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure.

  • Strong planning, organizational skills and problem-solving skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including working with different groups, partners and nationalities

  • Experience working in remote locations and in emergency context and ability to travel and spend up to 75 % of the time in field locations.

    Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

  • Master or Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Sociology, Law, Development Studies or a relevant related field.

    Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Amharic (fluent)

  • English (fluent)

    All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.

  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.

  • Demonstrating integrity: Acting in line with DRC's vision and values

    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 www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.

  • please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than December 18, 2020.

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