Fresher Protection Assistant – Child Protection NGO Job Opportunities – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: 
Reports to: 
Protection Officer – Child Protection
About US:
The Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on
all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 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.
Job Summary:   The Protection Assistant-Child Protection
will provide day to day management of prevention activities and other related
activities in Kiryandongo under the supervision of the Child Protection
officer. You will undertake all Child Protection prevention and response
related activities that may include among others; training, awareness raising,
forums with opinion leaders and Focus group discussions etc.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible to develop/strengthen relationships with agencies at the
    field level in close cooperation with the Child Protection officer and the
    protection and community services coordinator
  • Responsible for representing DRC in any relevant field based
    thematic meetings with stakeholders and otherwise as needed
  • Actively coordinate with the field staff of other DRC sectors and
    other organizations
  • Actively participate in the regular sector meetings and in house
    coordination meetings
  • Maintain and strengthen existing networks through other service
    providers at the camp level, to ensure that survivors receive quality
    services and support both at the agency levels.
  • Actively participate in scheduled meetings such as Child Protection
    inter-agency Coordination meetings.
  • Work in close collaboration with the response team to ensure ongoing
    needs of children and girls are being met in the prevention related
  • Strengthen existing referral systems and networks of psycho-social
    service providers
  • In collaboration with other partners, design prevention
    activities/interventions within the refugee and host community.
  • Participate in conducting trainings for partners on relevant
    organizational development areas and support peer learning between DRC and
    other partner agencies.
development, implementation and reporting
  • Conduct case management services for vulnerable children at risk.
    These will include cases of abuse, exploitation, neglect and violence
    especially UASC and other children at risk.
  • Identification and documentation of vulnerable children.
  • Conduct assessments basically BIDs and BIAs for vulnerable children.
  • Direct service provision basically through material support.
  • Conduct referrals and follow ups for children at risk.
  • Support the child protection case workers in terms of capacity
    building and technical guidance.
  • To conduct alternative care placements for the UAMs and assess their
  • Identify potential caregivers’ e.g. foster families for placement of
    UAMs and SC using stipulated procedures throughout the project lifespan.
  • Sensitize the parents/caregivers on their roles and responsibilities
    on early child development & protection throughout the project
  • Conduct home visits to foster care homes and assess needs, ascertain
    the living conditions of the UAMs/SC and provide ongoing support to
    families, foster and alternative care systems.
  • Facilitate foster parent’s trainings on Child rights and general
  • To conduct daily field visits to support child protection case
    workers and child protection community structures, mentoring through
    technical back-stopping and to train duty bearers throughout the project
  • Conduct child protection training for CPCWs, CPCs among other
    community structures.
  • Assist the protection team in organizing and delivering protection
    trainings and promoting the refugee law on the rights of children.
  • Contribute to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and
    evaluation of child protection related projects and interventions.
  • Contribute to the development of advocacy points based on assessment
    of situation and risks
  • Identify and strengthen community structures through engaging
    community leaders, camp management and other stakeholders to ensure that
    the survivors receive adequate support at the community level.
  • Facilitate formation of support groups to enhance community
    engagement & ownership on Child Protection prevention work.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time
Staff development
and management
  • Responsible to manage case workers. Provide technical and
    programmatic leadership in this thematic area for DRC outreach workers and
    community based mechanisms in Kiryandongo operational area
  • Develop staff performance measurements and targets and appraise them
    based on the set targets
  • Conduct daily field visits to support field staff through technical
    back stopping and to train duty bearers
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability
  • Proactively contribute to quality and timely drafting of weekly,
    monthly reports,
  • Support and guide case workers in providing flash reports on major
    protection risks and incidents identified.
Logistics / finance
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movement of staff from
    and to different clusters
  • Support the community services officer to monitor financial
    commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback
    on budget follow ups.
  • Follow-up all DRC / DDG procedures for security, Finance, Logistics,
    HR and Administration
  • Responsible for comply with donors and internal DRC reporting and
    accountability policy and procedures
Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Contribute to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and
    evaluation of projects and interventions in Kiryandongo settlement.
  • Identify, document and disseminate relevant project success,
    challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action points
  • Assist in participatory needs/vulnerability and capacity assessments
    of affected communities
  • Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of
Additional tasks
  • On request perform any other additional duties assigned by the
    supervisors in order to allow the organization to function optimally.
  • Adhere to DRC’s code of conduct

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Protection
    Assistant – Child Protection job opportunity should hold a University
    degree in social sciences, guidance and counseling or relevant field
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with vulnerable
    communities, basic needs and protection programming experience, and/or
    advocacy programs.
  • Professional training in Child Protection.
  • Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugees
    operation with wide Child Protection.
  • Experience of working with UN or NonGovernmental
  • Fluent English
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken in the operation area is an
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the link below
Deadline: 17th January 2019
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