Danish Refugee Council Protection Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

Danish Refugee Council Protection Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 199922

Category: Development and Project Management Location: Mai Ayni,Abdi Haroush and Hitsats, Tigray
Career Level: Junior Level (1+ - 2 years experience)
Salary: XXXX

Job Description

Title: Protection Assistant (3 Positions)

Location: Mai Ayni,Abdi Haroush and Hitsats

Reports to: Program Manager


Start of Contract & Duration: 9 Months

Posting date: February 26, 2019


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.

Overall Purpose of the Role:

The Protection Assistants will be responsible for the day to day implementation of Access to Justice and education activities designed to be implemented in Hitsats, Mai Ayni and Adi Haroush Refugee Camps and hosting communities under the Regional Protection and Development Program, funded by the EU.

The role will include contributions to needs/program assessments, supporting the preparation of program reports (information collection, community consultations etc.), community mobilization and organization, identifying and communicating community concerns in his/her locations, supporting Officers in facilitating community discussions, training and events, and in collecting and managing project data ensuring the highest standards of data and information protection and confidentiality.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Technical Support:

  • Ensure the organization and the implementation of all protection and education activities at field level in accordance with the agreed workplan under the supervision of the relevant program staff
    activities for relevant duty-bearers and other stakeholders, such as members of judiciary or law enforcement, who provide services for host communities and refugees.
  • Support the Protection Officer in conducting and facilitating awareness-raising campaigns on facilitating gender-friendly access to justice and migration options and risks for Eritrean refugees and their respective host communities;
  • Assist Education Staff in conducting assessments, community mobilization, organizing classes and tutorials in collaboration with local schools, preparing distributions and other activities as needed.
  • Regularly follow up to ensure all services and action points are carried out within agreed time frames.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders at camp and local authority levels, including participation in relevant meetings and other coordination fora;
  • Regularly work with and supervise incentive workers in day to day implementation,
  • Identify individual cases through regular presence in the community and accept referrals from other agencies and community
  • Provide input for weekly and monthly reports, monitoring checklists and other reports when requested;
  • Perform any other activities assigned by supervisors.

    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

    Job Requirements

  • Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in the field of humanitarian response and refugee/IDP protection working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant ministry or authority.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain regular presence and build positive relationships with communities in remote project sites.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills – positive, self-motivated individuals, able to take initiative and propose solutions.


  • Bachelor degree in social sciences, law, social work, international development, or other relevant field from a recognized institution.


  • Excellent English language skills both spoken and written. Tigrigna language skills, an advantage.

    How to Apply

    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.dk under Vacancies.

    Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than March 10, 2019.

    For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.

    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 Opportunities: 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, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics

    We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.

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