DRC International NGO Protection Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

DRC International NGO Protection Assistant 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.

    Overall Purpose of the Role:

  • The Protection Assistant, under the supervision of the Protection Team Leader and the guidance of the protection officer, is responsible for the implementation of various protection activities within the project framework. The protection officer will implement the day-to-day activity of the protection desk and engage in information dissemination and community outreach and referral of individuals with a specific need for relevant services. Additionally, the position is expected to contribute to other protection activities that DRC is implementing within the project framework according to capacity and direction from the Protection Team Leader.

    Responsibilities and Tasks

    Programming & Operations

  • Conduct activities under the responsibility of the position according to the protection standard operating procedure and protection best practices;

  • Implement the day to day activities of the protection desk;

  • Provide relevant information to refugees through the mobile protection desk on their rights, available services, protection risks, and mitigation strategies;

  • Facilitate community awareness-raising and information sharing sessions;

  • Contribute to IEC material development and dissemination with protection key messages;

  • Identify key concerns of the target community and collaborate with the protection team to update information and guidance provided through the protection desk;

  • Support in the identification of vulnerable individuals and referral to relevant services;

  • Support in provision of PSS to people of concern through the safe space;

  • Engage with community-based structures through conducting regular meetings and following up on action plans;


  • Prepare and submit weekly and monthly plans and report on activity under the responsibility of the position to
    the Protection Team leader;

  • Ensure up to date keeping of all data and documents under the responsibility of the position;

  • Contribute to the monitoring of project activities under the responsibility of the position.


  • Represent DRC in engagement with the target community and their representatives, local gov’t structures, and humanitarian agencies operating in the target area with the guidance and leadership of the Protection Team Leader;

  • Collaborate with DRC country protection program, Ethiopia migration program, and other DRC sectorial programs towards synergy and integrated programming.

  • All DRC roles require the post-holder to master

    DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

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

  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

    Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Minimum of 1-year experience, with experience in the field of protection in a humanitarian response working for an international NGO, UN agency, or relevant ministry or local authority;

  • Experience conducting community outreach and information dissemination with a focus on protection and/or background in protection case management;

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain working relationships across the organization and with stakeholders;

  • Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure;

  • Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures;

  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office.

    Education: (include certificates, licenses, etc.)

  • High School Diploma

    Language: (indicate fluency level)

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and Amharic is required.

  • Proficiency in Tigregna is desired.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; DRC International NGO Protection Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

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