Protection Officer

Danish Refugee Council

Amman, Jordan

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Media and Communication

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation

DRC is looking for an experienced Protection Officer - GBV Prevention with a background in GBV to ensure high quality implementation of the GBV prevention activities.

Overview of the project: DRC will contribute to GBV prevention in the locations of North through activities that aim to decrease the risk of GBV exposure for women and girls and ensure access to high quality response services. Specific activities include:

  • Structured GBV prevention activities for women, men, boys and/or girls based upon pre-determined GBV prevention manuals.
  • Offer necessary assistance in individual case identification and actively engage in both internal and external referral processes.  

The individual will report directly to Protection Project Manager. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Implements structured GBV prevention activities, including conducting outreach, organizing sessions, implementing sessions and ensuring safe identification and referral of GBV and other protection cases to appropriate services.
  • Ensures DRC has effective referral pathways to high quality survivor centered GBV Case Management, and other services, as needed.
  • Coordinates closely with the MEAL team in the monitoring of, and learning from, project activities.
  • Supports in the development of GBV awareness and prevention materials.
  • Ensures protection principles are mainstreamed throughout the project activities.
  • Assists the Protection Team Leader/protection specialist in administrative matters related to GBV activities.
  • Assists the Protection Team Leader/protection specialist in the timely reporting of project activities, including ensuring all activities are accurately documented on DRC Jordan’s IM database.
  • Coordinates closely with relevant GBV partners to facilitate cross-programming, and ensure timely access to referral pathways.
  • Collaborate with the team leader and protection team members to carry out outreach and community mobilization activities in designated areas, ensuring active participation in individual identification and case assessments as needed.
  • Participates in the CP/GBV sub Working Group, as required, and other groups established for coordination of GBV activities and interventions.
  • Prepare procurement plan and proceed with PRs.
  • Any other duties, as directed by the Protection Team Leader/protection specialist.


  • Bachelor/ Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or another related field.
  • At least 4 years of experience in international organizations and humanitarian settings, specifically working with GBV Programming (prevention or response); experience of facilitating GBV prevention programmes would be an advantage.
  • Experience in providing trainings / facilitating sessions on protection topics.
  • Experience facilitating community awareness sessions on gender and GBV.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, respect, non-discrimination and safety of individuals at all times.
  • Computer Literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility.
  • Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Flexibility in working overtime when needed;
  • Previous experience working with Syrian refugees in Jordan.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic
  • Working ability in English is an advantage