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Protection Assistant


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Poltava
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-14

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world.

DRC Ukraine is looking for a highly qualified Protection Assistant based in Poltava.

Overall purpose of the role

In the close cooperation of the Protection Manager will:

• Will lead protection program activities in the field
• Deliver technical support and guidance to the team
• Ensure the quality of the planning, implementation and follow up of all technical aspects of the protection program 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

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 competencies:

  • Relevant university degree (e.g. political science, international development, or economics) or equivalent professional qualification
  • Minimum 1 year of practical experience in sector area working for an INGO
  • Field experience
  • Excellent skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • English proficiency
  • Fluency in local language
  • Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures
  • High professional ethics

We offer:

Contract length: 6 months with the possibility of extension based on a successful probation period and available funding

Level I

Start date: ASAP

The application is open for Ukraine citizens only. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff. 

Application process

All applicants must send 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: August 7, 2022

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.

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

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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.