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Protection Assistant


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Poltava
  • Grade: Junior level - Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: Closed

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a leading protection agency with a mandate is to promote and protect durable solutions to conflict and displacement affected populations on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights.

DRC has been operating in Ukraine since 2014, currently DRC employs over 250 staff in Ukraine and will continue significant scale-up in 2022 to implement emergency response in the Protection, Livelihoods, Shelter/NFIs and Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding (humanitarian mine action) sectors, using direct interventions, support to duty bearers and civil society organizations (CSOs), and partnerships with CSOs. DRC will continue and adapt its durable solutions portfolio to the evolving context.

DRC is currently looking for Protection Assistant to join our team in Poltava.

Overall purpose of the role

  • Ensure the quality of the planning, implementation and follow-up of all technical aspects of the sector activities being implemented by DRC;
  • Develop and maintain good relations with the persons of concern, relevant stakeholders and other humanitarian actors, to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC’s sector activities.

Protection monitoring, identification of protection concerns and facilitation of access to services through the referral system to the beneficiaries; Individual protection assistance, support and , sexual and gender-based violence prevention, awareness-raising, and advocacy for the rights of displaced persons in their context of displacement.

Geographic scope: Poltava

This role has an area focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the area. The 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 base operations. Includes travel to Dnipropetrovks, Poltava and Kharkhiv or according to the need in East Ukraine, The position will be based in Poltava.

Main responsibilities

  • In close coordination with the Protection manager, Team leader and legal protection officers, ensure efficient and effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan;
  • Implementation of protection activities in accordance with the agreed objectives;
  • Carry out Protection monitoring, data collection and documenting the needs of the persons of concern;
  • Participate in awareness raising sessions and information campaigns of the persons of concern;
  • Participate in joint assessments, identifying protection concerns and reporting;  
  • Support mapping of services and development of effective referral pathways;
  • Identify, conduct and follow up referral;
  • Ensure adequate and relevant data collection;
  • Deliver reporting as required;
  • Conduct interviews with beneficiaries, focus group discussions and Conduction of key‐informant interviews, and drafting of the relevant reports or any other protection activities of the program;
  • Regular reporting to the Protection manager and Team leader of the activities planned and implemented.

Any other duties as may be assigned by the Protection manager, relevant to the achievement of protection objectives.


  • Support the monitoring of financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-up;
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas;
  • Initiate procurements and ensure their execution.

Ensure distribution plans are prepared and shared with logistics in a timely manner.

Required experience and competencias

  • Minimum 1 years of practical experience in sector area working for an INGO Field experience; 
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • English proficiency;
  • Fluency in local language Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures;
  • High professional ethics.

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes;
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback;
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation;
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly;
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Required education

Relevant university degree (e.g. political science, international development, or economics) or equivalent professional qualification.

We offer.

Contract length: 6 months renewable depending on performance and funding. 
Level: I non-Manager
Designation of Duty Stations: Poltava
Start date: As soon as possible.
Number of staff : 4 vacancies 
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for national staff.

Application process
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 7th August 2022

This vacancy is now closed.
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