Protection Officer vacancy at Danish Refugee Council. Apply now!

Danish Refugee Council offers a position of Protection Officer who will be responsible for managing the implementation of protection activities in close collaboration with other DRC operational departments under the supervision of the Deputy Protection Manager or an Assigned Protection Officer. Apply now!


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Organization: The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world. DRC fulfils its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world; and by advocating on behalf of conflict-affected populations internationally, and in Denmark, on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration. The Danish Refugee Council is currently implementing a broad range of activities relevant to conflict affected communities and persons. The activities are categorized in ten sectors: Shelter and Non-food Items, Food Security, Protection, Income Generation, Coordination & Operational Services, Community Infrastructure & Services, Humanitarian Mine Action, Armed Violence Reduction (AVR), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), and Education. These sectors should be seen as cross-cutting, providing a broad overview of the work and various activities of DRC’s numerous programmes across more than 30 conflict pr displacement affected countries worldwide. Danish Refugee Council is currently working in more than 30 countries around the world. Our work with refugees and internally displaced persons ranges from emergency aid over reconstruction to assisting refugees in returning home.


Duty Station:  Bangladesh


Open To: Graduated students


Timeframe: Not specified


Deadline: 2018/02/12


Job description: The Protection officer will:

- Carry out daily monitoring visits, focus group discussions, participatory assessments, key informant interviews in accordance with DRC’s information collection and management plans and standards, ensuring appropriate treatment of sensitive information

- Assess individual protection issues captured or identified during daily activities and make appropriate referrals for services to humanitarian or other actors as per the referral pathway or best practices

- Identify cases in need of urgent response and directly follow-up/accompany affected individuals to services providers when needed to ensure access to services

- Work with supervisor to create weekly work-plans and prioritization of tasks;

- Ensure targets are met under the approved work plans (includes responsibility for the achievement of work plans for protection assistants)

- Ensure proper documentation and secure storage of any protection data collected (hard and soft copies)

- Complete daily reporting on findings

- Foster and maintain excellent working relationships with all stake-holders, and participate in daily coordination with humanitarian and all other local and international actors

- Provide trainings and on-job coaching to protection assistants and other DRC personnel as required

- Work with community-based structures to identify protection problems that cannot be resolved at community level or by existing services and assist community to come to solutions

- Liaise closely with protection actors in the field and other humanitarian partners to ensure an understanding of the overall issues; an understanding that shall be used to guide weekly work plans



- BSC in Law, Social work or closely related field

- Degree in psychology, political science, development, international relations or other related fields with 3 years’ work experience

- Post-secondary school qualification in Law, Social work or closely related field of study with 5 years experience

- Ability and commitment to maintain confidentiality, respect, non-discrimination and safety of refugee/client at all times;

- Flexibility in working hours when needed;

- Computer literacy (Microsoft Word and Excel);

- Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well ability to engage with community members in an open manner, maintain confidentiality and respect;

- Ability to communicate in English, write reports in English and consolidate the reports prepared by protection monitoring assistants into formal English documentation

Wage: Not specified


Application process: For the application process please visit the application process section of the offer (useful links)


Useful links:

Link to the offer

Danish refugee council website


Contact information:

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Danish Refugee Council

Borgergade 10, 3rd floor

1300 Copenhagen K.

Tlf: +45 3373 5000

Fax: +45 3332 8448


edited by Chiara Valenti


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