Protection Officer

Danish Refugee Council, Kirundo / Muyinga, Burundi

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th August, 2020

Job Description


The Protection Officer will be 100% field based and will support the implementation of the DRC's protection objectives and activities.
He / she will support the DRC office in Burundi with the establishment of a cross-border referral system for refugees returning from Tanzania, including the follow-up of referrals with local actors as well as the organization of training on referral system.


Responsibilities include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

Protection analysis

  • Refer protection cases to the concerned protection officer and / or team leader; including the updating of relevant databases on referrals and feedback
  • Supports the organization of a workshop on the implementation of cross-border referencing system
  • Organization of training on the protection, management '' information and referral
  • In conjunction with the DRC Protection Officer in Tanzania, monitoring of cross-border referrals
  • Ensure that the entire protection team is aware of the referral structures and if necessary organize the above training
  • Support other field teams in the organization of coordination meetings
  • Identification of local actors working on the protection of returnees, internally displaced persons or host population

Coordination and representation

  • Develop and support a coordination system at the provincial level
  • Development of structures and tools with local actors
  • Represent the DRC in Relevant technical coordination meetings, on request
  • Maintain strict protocols in terms of security, international and national standards of confidentiality and consent;
  • Understand and monitor activities and assess progress of implementation, provide solutions and report problems as appropriate.

Information Management

  • Ensure that the information management system that is in place in the deployment area is applied and respected.
  • Ensure records are maintained according to agreed standards to ensure donor compliance and accountability


Hold a university degree in law or a degree in social sciences or political science, and have 4 to 5 years of experience in a similar position.
In addition, we also expect the following:

  • Field experience in the field of protection, child protection, GBV or trafficking
  • Experience in organizing trainings
  • Excellent skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good command of French (oral and written); Fluency in English desirable
  • An understanding of humanitarian / civil society issues in Burundi
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multiethnic, multicultural and multidisciplinary environment
  • Ability to multitask and to face competing demands within tight deadlines


  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good behavior and morals
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm and willingness to learn from others


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