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Protection Assistant

Chernivtsi

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Chernivtsi
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2022-10-10

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 has been operating in Ukraine for more than 10 years with emergency and durable solution interventions for assisting IDPs, returnees, Host communities, and conflict-affected populations. With the outbreak of the conflict in February 2022, DRC has shifted its programming to emergency response to meet the urgent needs of conflict-affected population in the country. Current DRC programming is focusing on protection activities such as protection monitoring, information dissemination, Individual protection assistance, and legal aid. DRC is also planning to add to the ongoing emergency protection response activities such as GBV prevention and response, Psychosocial support (PSS), and community-based protection. In addition to protection programming, DRC is currently implementing Multipurpose Cash Assistance (MPCA), NFI and Food distributions, Shelter & WASH interventions, and Economic Recovery, Humanitarian Demining and Explosive Ordnance Risk Education. The organization counts with 6 offices in the country.            

DRC Ukraine is currently looking for qualified Protection Assistant for Chernivtsi office.

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.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • 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

Logistics/Finance

  • 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 skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Advanced 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.

We offer

Contract length: 6 months renewable depending on performance and funding.

Level: I2 non-Manager

Start date: As soon as possible.

The application is open for Ukraine citizens only. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with 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: 30 September 2022

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

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Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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