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13 May 2022

Protection Officer – 3 Positions (Re- Advertised) at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

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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.


Under the supervision and guidance of the Protection Team Leader and the Protection Project Manager, the protection officer will be directly responsible for the implementation of protection activities within their area of responsibility. The protection officer will be responsible for delivering quality protection interventions, in line with protection minimum standards and DRC Ethiopia’s protection strategy. In addition, the protection officer will be responsible for ensuring adherence to all DRC’s policies and donor requirements, including procurement, finance, HR, and M&E. The protection officer will also contribute to timely reporting, both internal and external, and proper protection information management policies.

Under this recruitment, DRC is recruiting 3 Protection Officers, as follows:

One Community Based – Protection Officer  (based in Jijiga)

One Protection Monitoring Officer (based  in Jigjiga)

One Protection Case Management Officer (based  in Dire Dawa, with travel)

Please indicate in your application which position you are most interested in, although applications may be considered for all positions.

Reporting To:  Protection Team Leader

Start of Contract & Duration:  December 31, 2022


Programming & Operations

  • Carry out protection activities according to work plan and allocated budget in accordance with protection standards and the guidance of the protection team leader;
  • Follow all protection guidelines and SoPs, including appropriate tools based on the job responsibilities, and provide regular feedback to a technical unit on additional needs
  • Ensure the adherence to ethical data collection and data protection and data sharing protocols throughout protection activities;
  • Support provision of regular updates on project implementation, including weekly reports, monthly PIM products, and M&E reporting, including early identification of any challenges or barriers to implementation;
  • Carry out any additional protection activities as assigned by the protection team leader and protection manager;


  • Prepare and submit a regular progress report on protection activities to the protection team leader;
  • Ensure that project activities are properly documented and reported;
  • Follow all PIM policies to ensure timely reporting and data protection protocols;

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 2 years experience in an entry to mid-level position in humanitarian protection or relevant social service field;
  • Experience in the Somali region is strongly preferred;
  • Experience in direct implementation of protection activities relevant to the AoR for the position;
  • Proven record of community engagement and consultation, such as assessments, training, workshops, or awareness sessions
  • Technical understanding of core protection concepts, prevention and response strategies in line with best practices and ethical data collection and data protection protocols;
  • Experience in identifying and responding to needs of particularly vulnerable individuals of people of concern based on protection risks, age, gender, and diversity analysis, and/ or other criteria;
  • Strong planning, organizational, analytical, 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;
  • Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures;
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel; proficiency in Kobo and other data collection/analysis tools desirable.

EDUCATION: (include certificates, licenses, etc.)

  • University degree in law, social work, social science, or other relevant fields from a recognized institution.


  • Excellent proficiency in written and spoken English and Amharic required;

Proficiency in local languages preferred.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 25 May. 2022


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