Danish Refugee Council Protection Officer - Early Childhood Care and Development Jobs in Ethiopia

Danish Refugee Council Protection Officer - Early Childhood Care and Development Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 226354

Category: Development and Project Management

Location: Okugo Refugee Camp, Gambela

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Employment Type: Contract

Salary: XXXX

Job Description


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:

Working under the direct management of the Protection Team Leader, The Protection Officer- Early Childhood Care and Development will be responsible in assisting the planning, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the Early Childhood Care and Development project in Okugu refugee camp


  • Assist in providing training to Preschool teachers.
  • Ensure parents and community members engagement in preschool activities through bi monthly PTA meeting.
  • Support the preschool teachers in the preparation and implementation of learning activities for children, lesson plans and creation of pedagogical tools adapted to the profile and needs of project's beneficiaries.
  • Support the preschool teachers in the preparation, organization and implementation of parents meetings.
  • Develop and improve pedagogical tools and methodology of the incentive teachers
  • Establish and maintain effective network and partnership with refugee community leaders.
  • Establish and strengthen child protection committee (CPC) as well as child right club members (CRC) and support them on
    bi monthly meeting to have protective environment around school.

    Job Requirements

    Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in an entry to mid to level position, preferably with experience in the NGO field.
  • 1-2 years’ experience with Child Protection program in refugee and humanitarian context.
  • Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent verbal and written proficiency in Aywaa, Murle, Amharic and English.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, ECCD, Social Work and Sociology or other relevant field from a recognized institution.


  • Excellent verbal and written proficiency in Amharic and English

    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

    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 October 30, 2019.

    For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.
    We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.

    It is DRC policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all personnel actions, without regard to gender, race, national, clan or tribal origin, religion, age, sex, origin or ancestry, marital status, social status, sexual orientation, or status as a qualified disabled individual.

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