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Protection Monitoring Officer

dadaab and kakuma

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: dadaab and kakuma
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: Closed

Overall purpose of the role: 
DRC Kenya will be implementing a new protection monitoring system implemented in all field offices. This role is responsible to ensure the quality of protection monitoring by overseeing and supporting incentive workers to identify and monitor their needs/risks and monitor any changes that affect the protection environment. The Protection Monitoring Officer will be responsible for planning and coordinating all protection monitoring – and working closely with the Protection Coordinator and Protection Team Leader to ensure that all staff have regular information around any emerging trends within the protection environment. The Protection Monitoring Officer will also be responsible for consolidating protection monitoring data – and working with the PIM/Advocacy Specialist to develop protection briefs. The Protection Monitoring Officers will be based in Dadaab and Kakuma, with possible travel to field offices within Kenya.

R1. Protection Monitoring:

  • Develop monthly and weekly work plans to ensure coverage of all relevant locations and that targets of protection monitoring are met.
  • Organize and conduct focus group discussions and key informant interviews with persons of concern and key stakeholders.
  • Ensure relevancy and accuracy of protection monitoring data and liaise with MEAL and MIS focal person for data quality on bi-weekly basis.
  • Provide continuous training, guidance and supervision to protection monitoring incentive workers to ensure that activities are carried out in accordance with relevant DRC standards, DRC Code of Conduct, Protection Monitoring SoP and Data Protection Protocols including regular follow-up in the field.
  • Provide regular feedback to the TL and PIM specialist on the functioning of the protection monitoring system. 
  • Ensure confidentiality for all data collection activities and that is collected, stored and processed correctly according to DRC data protection standards. 

R2. Reporting:

  • Produce a protection monitoring reports and submit it to Protection Team Leader and PIM/Advocacy Specialist according to deadline.
  • Prepare an internal weekly protection reports/tracker in English to be submitted to the Protection Team Leader; these reports should summarize protection monitoring activities carried out by the Protection teams and underline key weekly findings
  • Develop ad-hoc briefs where needed for donors and/or other external stakeholders. Support the Protection TL in representing DRC protection work, where needed

R3. Program Quality:

  • Support the Protection Team Leader in reviewing emerging protection issues and changes to the protection environment 
  • Ensure linkages between cases identified through protection monitoring and ongoing protection programming (case management, referrals). Have regular coordination with other protection officers. 

Experience and technical competencies: 

  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience in the humanitarian sector related with an NGO/UN or civil society organization.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis. 
  • Experience in using research methodologies and data collection tools.
  • Excellent drafting skills in English and experience in report writing different audiences.
  • Experience in the production of technical material (training material, tools, reports, documents) with good networking skills.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian standards, human rights, humanitarian law and refugee law.
  • Ability to work under pressure, identify priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Calm and diplomatic character, willingness and ability to learn and grow professionally.
  • Clear understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS)
  • Experience with capacity building of staff, and in convening and facilitating trainings, workshops and advocacy/community engagements
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills (English) 


  • Master's degree in human rights, social sciences or another relevant subject.
  • Experience and knowledge in GBV and Child Protection programming.

DRC’s Core competencies: 
All DRC roles require the post-holder to master the below DRC’s 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 Uphold and promote 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. 

Contract duration:
1-year contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council terms of employment for National staff.
Employment Category: Band H2
Reporting to:  Protection Team Leader
Availability: April 2023
Location:  Dadaab and Kakuma (entitlement to accommodation and R&R will be based on prevailing circumstances)
Key stakeholders: 
DRC Kakuma Staff, DRC Dadaab Staff and Country Office staff
External: Refugee and host communities, National and Local government authorities, Other NGOs and Donors, RLOs and community Based Organizations

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (

Application Process:
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications, which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation, and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.  

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 27th March 2023.

Gender Equality: 
DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels.  In light of this, female candidates and those from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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