Protection Assistant: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
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Protection Assistant: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

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. 

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Identification of the protection issues and concerns faced by the IDPs and host community to regular field visits.
  • Identify the land develop the referral contact sheets of different services providers 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;

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.
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