Protection Specialist

Danish Refugee Council, Kabul, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th April, 2019

Job Description

Overall purpose of the role

  • Supports delivery of organisation's policies and programmes within protection sector and mainstreaming of protection across all sectors.
  • Functions as a specialist within sector area.
  • Sector responsibilities: Advocacy for the rights of displaced people in their context of displacement, child protection initiatives, individual protection assistance based on vulnerability, legal aid, land & property rights, sexual and gender-based violence prevention, registration services for the internally displaced and refugees, monitoring of rights and rights awareness-raising, facilitation of return and repatriation processes.

Geographic scope: Country

This role has a country focus and supports compliance with DRC procedures and guidelines within the country. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support to the Protection Coordinator and technical guidance to country operations while overseeing country activities.

Main responsibilities

Coordination and representation

  • Collaborate with relevant internal and external technical experts on issues related to relevant sector;
  • Represent DRC at relevant coordination meetings;
  • Support integration of protection activities with other DRC sectors;
  • Support good representation and reputation of the DRC protection programme in external meetings in line with organisational values and priorities;
  • Actively participate in internal coordination meetings;
  • Support and participate in regular sector meetings.

General Programming & Operations

  • Contribute to the daily operation with comprehensive knowledge in area of protection;
  • Provide technical guidance and support to Area Office protection teams;
  • Support sector needs assessments;
  • Support efficient and effective programme implementation while following the budget and work plan;
  • Support the development and technical review of protection project tools;
  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/reports and proposals and budgets for donors;
  • Assist the Protection Coordinator with other tasks as necessary.

Project/Programme Development

  • Assist in developing project plans and budgets for funding;
  • Assist in developing multi-sectoral interventions with a strong protection component;
  • Assist in developing the projects’ Monitoring & Evaluation tools;
  • Assist in project implementation and reporting;
  • Support preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to relevant authorities as per need.

Required experience and technical competencies

  • Minimum 5 years of practical experience in protection sector working for an INGO;
  • Documented skills in project planning and design, drafting, calculation and technical writing;
  • Excellent skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Experience in project development;
  • Experience working with national partners, local/government authorities, and UN organisations;
  • Experience working directly with displaced populations;
  • Full professional proficiency in English.

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’ core competencies:

Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.

  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Acting in line with DRC's vision and values.


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