Danish Refugee Council NGO Protection Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997.

DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants.

The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.

With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.

Under the direct supervision of the Emergency Project Manager and the technical support from the Protection Coordinator, the Mobile Protection Officer will be responsible for the implementation of DRC Mobile Protection programs in Oromia Region.

The Mobile Protection Officer will implement DRC Mobile response program to respond to displacement crises across the West Guji Zone, Oromia Region with a focus on active and rapid post displacement protection programming.

This includes pre-planning, follow up of new emergencies and displacement with the cluster and other partners; conduct rapid protection assessment; ensuring rapidity of response; determine scale of assistance and timely delivery of program activities.

She/he will work with protection partners and mainstream protection with other humanitarian actors by building capacity, increasing community engagement, and strengthening mechanisms for self-protection by communities.


  • Conduct multi-sectorial rapid assessments
    Plan and timely Implementation of DRC protection response during displacements (due to conflict) and other emergencies as they arise with a greater focus on population movement monitoring, information management, coordination, community engagement, community services, lifesaving distributions
  • Undertake timely rapid needs assessments in new areas with a greater focus on protection; produce and disseminate assessment reports in a timely manner
  • Supervise the team for data collection and entry, conduct quality checks, and triangulate information to ensure veracity and reliability of data
  • Collaborate with the Emergency Project Manager, the Emergency Advisor and Protection
  • Coordinator to define the scope and objectives of DRC protection response to each specific emergencies
  • Oversee the implementation of the mobile protection responses and ensure that stated goals and objectives are met
  • Produce structured work plan for each emergency deployments
  • Ensure synergy between protection and other
    sectors response at the field level
  • Ensure compliance with DRC and international policy, procedures and practices throughout emergency response activities, including adherence to Do No Harm principles
  • Preparation of necessary logistic and financial requirements priori to any field needs assessment
  • Write rapid needs assessment reports using defined format, and within established deadlines, providing clear operational recommendations for intervention

    In this position, you will also be expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

  • Striving for Excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • 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.

    Personal Specifications


  • Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
  • Experience in protection program design and implementation (minimum 2-3 years) including but not limited to rapid protection assessments, protection monitoring, identifying and providing assistance to Persons with
  • Special Needs, and establishing community based protection approaches
  • Experience of coordinating activities across locations
  • Prior work experience in INGO in project management
  • Prior experience in working in complex emergency setting, involving internal displacement
  • Proven experience in staff supervision and remote management
  • Strong experience with Assessment monitoring tools and systems
  • Good computer skills (proven computer literacy, in particular Excel knowledge is a must)
  • Representation and negotiation skills, demonstrated interpersonal skills, strong communication and diplomatic skills
  • Analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity
  • Strong team spirit, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to plan ahead and stress-resilient
  • Additional qualities: ability to multi-task, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility, adaptability to transitions
  • Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)
  • University degree in law, international cooperation, social sciences or social work (bachelors as a minimum)
  • Languages: (indicate fluency level)
  • English (fluent)
  • Oromo (fluent)
  • Amharic (fluent)

    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 our website under Vacancies.

    Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than September 15th, 2018.

    For more information and job application details, see; Danish Refugee Council NGO Protection Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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