Protection Officer - GBV Prevention (Emergency Roster)

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Are you an experienced emergency practitioner looking for a challenging new role? Looking to work with and for affected people in ensuring their rights are respected and protected in crisis situations? Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for new colleagues to join our Emergency, Protection, Assistance and Coordination Team, a multifunctional team of senior Emergency Response Specialists deployable within 72 hours to support DRC Country Offices respond to emergency situations

Overall purpose of the role: The purpose of this post is to provide day to day coordination of prevention activities and other related activities in Ifo, Hagadera & Dagahaley Camps in Dadaab. In collaboration with the Team Leader- Protection, the Protection - GBV Officer will be responsible for supervising effective protection services, including needs assessments, protection monitoring and gender-based violence prevention activities (EMAP, SASA! Community participation, Awareness Outreaches, Mentorship, capacity building activities) in line with the project. S/he will work and liaise closely with the GBVIMS Data Assistant/MEAL Officer, Protection Assistants, Protection Officer (PSS), Psychosocial Counsellors, VolRep and Economic Recovery staff on documentation and integration of program activities as per the donor requirements.

Key Responsibilities: R1: Designing, planning & implementation of anti-SGBV and other protection activities:

  • Contribute to designing of relevant and appropriate strategies, concept notes and proposals for GBV P&R
  • Act as focal point for the identification and referral of Extremely Vulnerable Individuals and People with Specific Protection Needs for adequate assistance according to the relevant protection partners.
  • Working closely with and referring to the response team individual protection cases, including maintaining strict protocols for confidentiality and consent, for appropriate support.
  • Contribute to the establishment/maintenance of a referral pathway, respectful of the confidentiality principle and SOPs.
  • Building the capacities of partners, staff and beneficiaries by ensuring capacity-building planning, localized protection working group meetings and facilitation of their training sessions.
  • Supervise and coordinate the organization and successful implementation/tracking of SGBV prevention activities on SCOPE and Budget i.e community-based sensitization activities, social mobilization, life-skills and awareness raising activities, working with education partners to ensure schools act as are alternative protection spaces devoid of PSEA with special emphasis on extremely vulnerable individuals and GBV survivors, with the aim of improving their psychosocial well-being.
  • Ensure – through the assistants, clear weekly and monthly work plans – protection monitoring, field assessments, community-based activities, especially outreach and awareness raising activities, are carried out in a timely, effective, quality and technically sound manner.
  • In collaboration with the MEAL staff, Supervise the conduct of individual interviews and facilitate participatory protection assessments – applying the Age, Gender and Diversity approach - to fully understand the displaced population in its diversity, their protection concerns and priorities, and the resources available to them.
  • Monitors and ensures that the prevention activities are implemented on scope and budget with quality.

R2. Project Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning including Report writing & documentation:

  • Support the collection of information/data about vulnerability, protection needs and concerns of the targeted population.
  • Ensure that the above-described protection information gathering, sharing and filing are done in accordance with agreed information management system that adheres to the data protection and information sharing policies in place
  • Conduct follow-up monitoring sessions to ensure that needs have been met in an appropriate manner and beneficiary have the opportunity to provide feedback on the assistance received.
  • Ensure dissemination of clear and reliable information on service provision and other preselected key topics to beneficiaries.
  • Supervises proper utilization of data generated from the assessments and analysis to inform the GBV prevention activities within the camp and host community
  • Keep a database of the number of beneficiaries per activity in each location, disaggregated by age, gender and diversity.
  • Prepares and submit annual DIPs, buand all relevant reports to the team leader on agreed schedules.
  • Develop annual DIPs, procurement plans and & ensure timely procurement of sector items, appropriate inventory of all items in the sector & NFIs distributed disaggregated by age gender
  • Ensures proper documentation of all project activities including case studies, human-interest stories, sector operation plans/work plans & reviews
  • Provide verbal and written feedback to supervisor on progress, lesson learnt, achievements, gaps, issues and problems emanating from project implementation plus proposed innovative ideas to improve the program

R3: Staff Supervision:

  • Provide supervision and mentorship to the Protection Assistants and incentive workers to ensure effective implementation of the project cycle.
  • Conduct continuous performance objective setting and evaluation for Protection Assistants to ensure growth and development in work
  • Conduct weekly work planning together with field teams

R4: Coordination and networking:

  • Liaise with relevant government actors and partner staff as well as service providers in order to foster effective collaboration and encourage national interest and ownership in protection of refugees and other persons of concerns
  • Maintain and promote a positive image of DRC and its activities by explaining what DRC is doing and why DRC operates in that way.
  • Develop and maintain positive and professional working relationship with other agencies including community leaders and structures
  • Ensure that the monthly GBV/CP working group meetings take place as planned with the participation of all agencies, community leaders & GBV Steering committee.
  • Represent DRC in all relevant interagency collaborative meetings and initiatives
  • Adhere to upholding the Core Humanitarian Standards for Quality and Accountability in Humanitarian work and mainstreaming the standards in day to day project implementation work.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Protection Team Leader

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum of 4 years of work experience within the field of protection, sexual and gender-based violence programming, social work;
  • Experience working communities within the refugee camp set up in accordance with DRC Dadaab programme and Protection Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs, CHS CoC)
  • Experience in implementing behavior change communication and community mobilization strategies such as SASA! EMAP, Peer to Peer/life skills/mentorship Community Based Protection and protection monitoring activities.
  • Experience in working with people from diverse background and cultures;
  • Clear understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards for Quality and Accountability in humanitarian work (CHS);
  • Experience with capacity building of staff, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills (English)


  • A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Health, community and or Gender Development)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential
  • Training on GBViE, IASC, EMAP, SASA and other EBIs will be an added advantage

DRC’s Core competencies: All DRC roles require the post-holder to demonstrate and 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.

Conditions: Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council terms of employment for National staff. Availability: October 2022 Duty station: Dadaab Key stakeholders: Internal Stakeholders: Protection Team + Incentive Staff, Dadaab Field Staff and Country Office staff External Stakeholders: Refugee and host communities, National and Local government authorities, Other NGOs, Donors

General Commitments: 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: 1st September 2022.

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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