Protection Officer – Child Protection NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to: 
Protection Team Leader
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 Officer – Child Protection will ensure quality implementation of
the Child protection thematic area in synergy with the larger protection and
community services components which constitute the overall DRC program in
Kiryandongo refugee settlement.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Coordination
  • Responsible to develop/strengthen relationships with agencies at the
    field level in close cooperation with the Protection Team Leader
  • 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.
  • 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
    activities.
  • Strengthen existing referral systems and networks of psychosocial
    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.
Project
development, implementation and reporting
  • Under the supervision of the Protection Team leader, contribute to
    the writing concept papers and proposal development on the CP thematic
    areas of protection. Also identify CP gaps and vulnerabilities with a view
    to generating ideas for future projects with strong impact for the
    beneficiaries.
  • Support the protection assessment and ongoing risks analysis in
    order to design adequate responses.
  • Provision of technical support to staff members in linking DRC
    Kiryandongo refugee settlement CP prevention and response to relevant
    protection standards, best practices and policy documents ensuring a
    rights-based approach program framework.
  • Under the supervision of the Protection and Community Service
    Coordinator, ensure that all the CP protection approaches and tools are
    developed in synergy with the overall DRC’s national based protection
    initiatives.
  • Make sure that all the protection projects adhere to the highest CP
    standards and principles as well as DRC guidelines and accountability
    standards.
  • Contribute to the development of advocacy points based on assessment
    of situation and risks related to children.
  • In collaboration with the DRC Kiryandongo Protection Team Leader,
    proactively contribute to quality and timely weekly, monthly, quarterly
    and annual reports.
  • Ensure daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of
    child protection- related projects and interventions in Kiryandongo
    refugee settlement.
  • Assist in organizing and delivering Child Protection trainings and
    promoting the refugee laws on the rights of children.
  • Maintain close contacts with local authorities and RWCs in the
    refugee settlement; intervene as and when necessary to protect children.
  • Support systems and operational procedures of out of home care
    programs including support systems for foster parents, care-givers, and
    families.
  • Support innovative problem solving and strategy development to
    address complex issues relating to the safety and wellbeing of children
    and their families.
  • Assess the knowledge and utilization of health and other services
    available for the children.
  • Work closely with the other program components to maximize program
    output and impact.
  • Oversee the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation
    of Child protected- related projects and interventions in Kiryandongo
    refugee settlement.
  • Ensure updated filing and documentation of child protection cases in
    line with UNHCR and DRC standard tools.
  • In collaboration with the DRC Kiryandongo Protection Team Leader,
    proactively contribute to quality and timely weekly monthly, quarterly and
    annual reports.
Communication/Reporting
  • Proactively contribute to quality and timely drafting of weekly,
    monthly reports,
  • Liaise with protection assistants in order to generate flash reports
    on major Child Protection risks and incidents.
Logistics / finance
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements from and to
    different clusters
  • Support the Protection Team Leader 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 refugee
    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 PoCs.
  • Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of
    results.
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
    Officer – Child Protection job opportunity should hold a University degree
    in social sciences, guidance and counselling or relevant field
  • At least six (6) 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
    organizations.
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is essential.
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and
    awareness
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Good self-organization and basic management skills.
  • Familiarity with Monitoring & Evaluation for UN-funded projects
    desired
  • Fluent English
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken in the operation area is an
    asset.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the link below
Deadline: 17th January 2019
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