Protection Assistant Job at The Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title: Protection Assistant
Company: The Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
Experience: 2 – 3 years
Location: Borno, Nigeria
Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private,
independent, humanitarian organization working on
all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 30
countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to
protect refugees and internally displaced persons
(IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable
solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the
basis of humanitarian principles and human rights.
DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions
on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC
and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
DRC has opened a new country programme in
Nigeria focusing on responding to the huge
DRC operations was initially focus on Yola and Mubi
In Adamawa State, and has opened base in
Maiduguri, Borno State and from there DRC has
focus on meeting the basic needs (protection, WASH,
food security and shelter) of urban caseloads as well
as supporting outreach to affected areas and
displacement camps. DRC also maintains a
representational office in Abuja and a larger
coordination and field based implementation office
in Yola, Adamawa State. DRC is also currently
assessing the possibility of operationalizing a hub in
Yobe State.
Tasks and Responsibilities: – Protection monitoring and referrals: – Identification of the protection issues and concerns
faced by the IDPs and host community to regular
field visits. – Identify the and develop the referral contact sheets
of different services proviers in the area. – Assist the CBPC and Protection Officer in the
Mapping of services available for IDPs; Developing
referral pathways/mechanisms; – Monitoring of the needs of displaced population
with main focus on persons with special needs
(women, children, elderly, disabled etc.); – Identification, Protection monitoring and
Management of individual cases; – Assist and conduct protection monitoring,
assessment, FGDs, Key informant interview – Planning/participation in group-based psychosocial support activities for men, women, adolescents and
children – Planning/participation in Rapid Needs Assessments
to understand protection needs of target
populations; – Delivery of humanitarian aid – Formation of CBPC committing and holding of
community meeting – Provide advice and guidance to CBPC as well as
referrals to IDPs on issues related to accessing
required services; – Provide individual, needs-based assistance to IDP
families based on internal guidelines developed by
DRC; – Support community based protection committees
in identification of protection risks in the
community and addressing such risks; – Training and capacity building: – Participation at various cluster and forum to
address their protection issues.; – Assist in organizing of meeting and training for the
CBPC and other stakeholders. – Provide trainings/capacity building to duty bearers,
international and local NGOs and IDP communities
on protection related issues (guiding principles of
IDP protection; child protection; SGBV etc.); – Participation in psychosocial activities targeting
women, children, adolescents, adults; – Internal/External Coordination and Representation – Represent the project at the relevant coordination
fora with partner organizations as well as duty
bearers when/if required; – Support with occasional document translation and
provide interpretation support to Protection
Manager during meetings, trainings, and other
project activities. – Hold regular meeting with the CBPC and
community to assist in the protection monitoring – Develop plan with CBPC
Reporting & Accountability: – Collect and maintain project data ensuring the
highest standards of data protection and
confidentiality. – Prepare high quality and timely internal reports
and provide input in drafting donor reports and
other project related documents as required. – Produce high quality and timely reports for DRC
and donors within agreed deadlines. – Comply with all relevant DRC policies and
procedures, particularly with respect to child
protection, the code of conduct, and security.
Key Requirements: – Graduate degree in Psychology, Social Work,
Education, Law or a relevant equivalent. – At least 2-3 years of working experience in a social
service, psychology, education, or development
sector; Previous working experience with
humanitarian agencies will be considered as a
strong advantage; – Good understanding of international human rights
and principles of humanitarian work. – Good facilitation skills; experience designing and
delivering training curricula, preferably focused on
adult learning; – Ability and willingness to maintain regular
presence at project sites and to work during
irregular working hours and in insecure
environments. – Strong interpersonal, communication, and
negotiation skills. – Positive ‘can-do’ attitude and resilience. – Good computer skills (Excel, Microsoft, PowerPoint
and Outlook). – Fluency in English and local language is required.
Conditions and Remuneration: – Availability: End August/Early September 2016
Salary and conditions: In accordance with Danish
Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment;

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