Danish Refugee Council Protection Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Danish Refugee Council Protection Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 214424

Category: Development and Project Management

Location: Bule Hora, Oromia

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

Salary: xxxx

Job Description

Title; Protection Officer

Location: Bule Hora (roving throughout West Guji Zone and Oromia when required)

Reports to: Protection Manager

Start of Contract & Duration: 6 Months


Employment Band-H2

Posting date:August 29, 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:

Under the supervision of the Protection Team leader, the Protection Officer will coordinate and implement DRC’s protection activities in West Guji, Oromia region.

Specifically, she or he will plan, implement, monitor and document protection activities targeting DRC’s beneficiaries, including staff from governmental and humanitarian service providers.

The position will, furthermore, be tasked to develop and adapt training and monitoring tools, to conduct trainings and awareness raising sessions and provide direct assistance and support to people with specific needs.

She or he will also provide technical assistance and guidance to other stakeholders on protection mainstreaming.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Implement assigned protection activities in line with international standards and best practices.
  • Plan, implement and monitor day-to-day protection activities as part of DRC’s Protection Team.
  • Conduct protection needs and vulnerability assessments.
  • Lead the prioritization of the most vulnerable individuals for service using agreed vulnerability criteria.
  • Ensure the provision of effective protection services and referrals.
  • Identify individuals with special needs and provide specialized assistance.
  • Collaborate with relevant partners to develop and maintain protection referral mechanisms.
  • Develop and contribute to the development of training materials on protection issues.
  • Contribute in the development of guidelines on DRC’s specific activities
  • Undertake analysis and assessments of protection issues
  • Ensure protection mainstreaming in all of DRC’s interventions.
  • Support in the capacity building of staff, beneficiaries, duty-bearers and other stakeholders in basic protection concepts, PFA as well as protection mainstreaming.

    Project Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Monitor protection trends and needs in DRC’s areas of intervention and recommend activities and responses for DRC and other agencies.
  • Analyse disaggregated protection related data as a means to inform programming and response activities.
  • Regularly monitor the project’s protection activities and provide feedback for ensuring activities are responsive, and contextually and culturally appropriate.
  • Assisting in developing and conducting assessments, mid-term and end of project reports and evaluations.
  • Ensure DRC’s accountability
    commitments are mainstreamed into all protection activities.

    Report Writing and Documentation

  • Support in the development of daily, weekly and monthly reports.
  • Ensure proper documentation of all project activities including means of verification, assessments and case studies.
  • Contribute to the development of project proposal and concept notes.

    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.

    Job Requirements

    Personal Specifications


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an entry to mid-level position, with experience in the field of humanitarian response and refugee/IDP protection working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant ministry or local authority.
  • Technical understanding of core protection concepts (including Child protection and GBV), prevention and response strategies, including experience with operationalizing global best practices and international standards for implementing protection programming in humanitarian contexts.
  • Proven record of designing and facilitating trainings and workshops on protection-related topics.
  • Hands-on experience with protection case management, psychosocial support and supporting community-based protection structures.
  • Experience working with displaced or conflict affected populations.
  • Strong planning, organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to work both independently and within a team.
  • Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.


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


  • Excellent skills in speaking, reading and writing English.
  • Excellent skills in speaking, reading and writing in Afan Oromo and Amharic
  • Knowledge of Gedeoffa is highly preferred

    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 September 11, 2019. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    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

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