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Protection Assistant - Monitoring (Roving)

Addis Ababa

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: Junior level - Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: Closed

Title: Protection assistant - Monitoring (Roving)

Location: Addis Ababa (Roving), Ethiopia 

Employment Category:  I1

Reporting To:  Protection Team Leader

Start of Contract & Duration: Three Month

Posting date: May 24, 2023,

Required Employee: 4

Salary: USD 470.00 to USD 572.00 based on your work experience and educational qualification.



The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender-based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.



Under the supervision and guidance of the Protection Team Leader and the Protection Project Manager, the Protection monitoring assistant will be directly responsible for implementation of protection activities within their area of responsibility. The protection officer will be responsible for delivering quality protection interventions, in line with protection minimum standards and DRC Ethiopia’s protection strategy. In addition, the protection officer will be responsible for ensuring adherence to all DRC’s policies and donor requirements, including procurement, finance, HR, and M&E. The protection officer will also contribute to timely reporting, both internal and external, and proper protection information management policies.

The Protection monitoring assistant will be responsible for establishing and supporting community-protection groups, including the development of community protection analysis to understand context-specific protection risks and appropriate solutions. Conducting protection monitoring activities, The Protection monitoring assistant will further support community groups in developing and implementing community driven initiatives to address the identified protection risks, provide technical support, and monitor the implementation and impact of the initiatives. She/he is also expected to work in close coordination with the protection monitoring team to strengthen DRC’s protection analysis and community engagement.


Programming & Operations

  • Carry out protection activities according to work plan and allocated budget in accordance with protection standards and the guidance of the protection team leader;
  • Follow all protection guidelines and SoPs, including appropriate tools based on the job responsibilities, and provide regular feedback to technical unit on additional needs
  • Ensure the adherence to ethical data collection and data protection and data sharing protocols throughout protection activities;
  • Support provision of regular updates on project implementation, including weekly reports, monthly PIM products, and M&E reporting, including early identification of any challenges or barriers to implementation;
  • Carry out any additional protection activities as assigned from the protection team leader and protection manger;


  • Prepare and submit regular progress report on protection activities to protection team leader; 
  • Ensure that project activities are properly documented and reported;
  • Follow all PIM policies to ensure timely reporting and data protection protocols;

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master

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 act in line with our vision and values.  

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an entry to mid-level position in humanitarian protection or relevant social service field;
  • Experience in direct implementation of protection activities relevant to the AoR for the position;
  • Proven record of community engagement and consultation, such as assessments, trainings, workshops, or awareness sessions
  • Technical understanding of core protection concepts, prevention and response strategies in line with best practices and ethical data collection and data protection protocols;
  • Experience in identifying and responding to needs of particular vulnerable individuals of people of concern based on protection risks, age, gender, and diversity analysis, and/ or other criteria;
  • Strong planning, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to work both independently and within a team;
  • Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures;
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel; proficiency in Kobo and other data collection/analysis tools desirable

EDUCATION: (include certificates, licenses, etc.)

  • University degree in law, social work, social science or other relevant field from a recognized institution.


  • Excellent proficiency in written and spoken English and Amharic required;
  • Proficiency in local languages preferred


Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit an updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. 

We only accept applications sent via our Email Address

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than June 07, 2023. 

The screening process for this position is on rolling basis, so early submission of applications is encouraged.  DRC reserves the right to start with the next steps in the recruitment process prior to the closing date, should we identify a suitable candidate.

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender-gap.
Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status, or other protected characteristics
We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.

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