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MM Protection Officer


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Lahj-Kharaz
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-27

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MM Protection Officer (1 Position)

Duty Station [Lahj-Kharaz -Yemen]



“Who are we?

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

DRC has been operating in the Middle East (ME) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey with a Regional Office (RO) in Amman.”

About the job

This role has an area focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the area. The HR Admin officer role contributes to the development of area strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to DRC south operations. Developing and administering human resources plans and procedures that relate to DRC Human Resources Policies.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Conduct patrolling activities with the mobile team in kharaz and BEM.
  • Organize the weekly movement planned of patrolling routes in Kharaz and BEM with the team and supervise
  • Maintain the database of the project and ensure that the databases contain the main information of the migrants encountered, and the provided services of basic counselling, legal information, referrals and any kind of distributed assistance.
  • Assist in referring cases which need for medical intervention to the local health facilities and other health service providers.
  • Carry out patrol sessions and screening activities to migrants to profile and identify the protection needs and special need cases.
  • conduct basic counselling to encounter migrants and provide legal information and briefed them with current situation.
  • Translate from Amharic, Oromo to English and vice-versa between migrants and other team members to ensure the proper communication and the delivery of the assistance.
  • Submit on a daily basis a list of encountered migrants.
  • Assist in distributing assistance to migrants including meal vouchers, dignity kits and any other kind of assistance requested by the donor(s).
  • Developing and maintaining a positive relationship with the team, local authorities/ community leaders.
  • Support the Paramedic in prepare monthly/ weekly reports of identified and referred vulnerable cases.
  • Entering data and assist in updating the database and assist in compiling it on monthly/weekly and share with team leader/protection specialist.
  • Maintain accurate records regarding project implementation and provide weekly updates to the Protection team leader and / or Protection Specialist.
  • Any other tasks as requested by the supervisor.


About you

To be successful in this role you must have:

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • 2-3 years of experience working with international NGOs with migrants, particularly in protection sector.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with diverse members and groups including migrants, members of the local communities, local council members and local authorities etc.
  • Experience in raising awareness and providing psychosocial counselling, and screening, organize work and provide assistance.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team in complex areas.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office, applications (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent written and spoken English, Arabic. A female, fluent speaker of Oromo and Amharic is preferred


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies: 

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. 

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. 

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. 

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly. 

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values. 


Moreover, we also expect the following:

Required qualifications:

Education :

University degree preferably in Law, Human Rights, international Law or related.


  (indicate fluency level)

  • Excellent written and spoken English. Fluent speaker of Oromo, Amharic and Somali is preferred
  • Fluency in Arabic, and English  


  • Knowledge of using word and excel matrix.


 We offer

DRC will offer the successful applicant a Four Months contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance.

Work place Lahj- Kharaz with field visits.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment. This position will be placed at Band (H).


Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button or the link below.
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.


If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact

Applications close January 27, 2020


Need further information?

For more details on this position, please contact


Please note that applications sent directly to [] will not be considered.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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