Protection Assistant International NGO Jobs – DanChurchAid (DCA)

Job Title:     Protection Assistant
Organisation: DanChurchAid
(DCA)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to: Humanitarian
Team Leader
About US:
DanChurchAid (DCA)
is a faith-based, non-missionary relief and development organization based in
Copenhagen, Denmark and founded in 1922. DCA has supported development and
humanitarian programs in Uganda for over 35 years, working in partnership with
local partners. DCA is a member of the ACT Alliance. Our key competencies in
Uganda are livelihoods and food security, humanitarian response, and civil
society development.
Job Summary:   The Protection Assistant is responsible for
conducting a range of protection activities, including information provision
and regular participatory protection assessments of potential and selected
beneficiaries. S/he will ensure quality protection outcomes by advocating for
community actions around PSNs and participating in larger community protection
components. The Protection Assistant works closely with other team members and
reports to the Humanitarian Team Leader.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Proactively
contribute to quality and timely implementation of protection activities as
planned.
·        
Conduct
regular field participatory protection assessments, using as much as possible
an age, gender and diversity approach, in order to fully understand protection
concerns and priorities. Assess the resources available to the targeted
community to increase their own safety and protection.
·        
Enhance
and facilitate discussion on main protection concerns and response capacity
within the refugee and the host communities.
·        
Identify,
individually advise and assess the needs of the most vulnerable individuals,
particularly women at risk, and the available response opportunities in
accordance with set guidelines, plans and schedules.
·        
Conduct
vulnerability assessment and identify cases for assistance according to
pre-defined criteria.
·        
Refer
protection cases to partner organizations or relevant agencies, including
updating the database on case referral and follow up.
·        
Report
on special needs cases and advise on type of assistance, following discussion
with beneficiaries.
·        
Develop
monthly visit plans on assessing, re-assessing and following up cases in
coordination with other (field) staff.
·        
Ensure
dissemination of clear and reliable information on service provision and other
pre-selected key topics.
·        
Conduct
informative sessions, record feedback (comments, suggestions) and report
results back to relevant Officers on issues of concern with recommended areas
of intervention
·        
Submit
weekly and monthly activity plans, reports and recommendations for assessed
persons and identified beneficiaries
·        
Maintain
constructive relationships with partners at all levels including: – local
government, NGOs and international organizations in coordination with the other
team members.
·        
Prepare
and maintain in a well-organized manner comprehensive files for each managed
case, as well as keep a report of information gathered during field visits and
in-house meetings
·        
Spread a
positive image of DCA and its activities by explaining what DCA is doing and
why it operates in that way.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the DanChurchAid (DCA) Protection Assistant job placement
must hold a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, psychology, guidance and
counseling or any other relevant field
·        
Relevant
professional experience of not less than 3 (three) years;
·        
Experience
with NGO sector would be an advantage.
·        
A high
respect to client and organization confidentiality.
·        
Demonstrated
interpersonal skills and respect for people with special needs and other
vulnerability.
·        
Ability
to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player.
·        
Understanding
of the West Nile context and local languages will be an added advantage.
·        
Must
possess a valid riding permit
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the DanChurchAid (DCA) in
the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 31st January 2019
For more of the
latest jobs, please visit http://www.theugandanjobline.com or
find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *