Protection Assistant(Protection Monitoring) at Danish Refugee Council

Safety Officer (Country) at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Protection Assistant(Protection Monitoring)

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs. DRC is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization which has been operating in Somalia since 1997. DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict and natural disaster. DRC programs include Protection, Food Security & Livelihoods, Shelter/NFI and Water & Sanitation.

Since 2018 DRC, in collaboration with UNHCR and under the leadership of the Protection Cluster, is spearheading a country-wide Protection Monitoring System. DRC is one of the two networks responsible for data collection in Somalia.

Overall purpose of the role:

We are looking for a highly motivated Protection Assistant whose main responsibilities focus on conducting protection monitoring as well as to provide general support to protection activities. The person will be responsible for DRC Protection Monitoring PM) Activities data collection, in line with Protection Information Management principles and methodology, by conducting interviews to collect information about rights violations and protection risks in the framework of the Mix Migration Strategy. The selected candidate will be responsible primarily for quantitative data collection for the PM, including support to the Team Leader and the officers in qualitative inputs, capacity building and awareness raising and protection mainstreaming.


  • Utilize digital data collection system for data collection and uploading
  • Participate actively in training when provided – including on PIM, the digital system and other relevant topics
  • Contribute to testing, data cleaning, and regular debriefing with the Protection Team Leader of digital data collection activities
  • Ensure the data is collected in line with PIM and protection principles, observing data protection SOPs
  • Report about emergencies such as evictions, displacement, natural disaster and related protection needs
  • Participate in protection and multi-sectoral rapid needs assessments
  • Support coordination of emergency response through sharing information about needs and ongoing interventions.
  • Accompany and/or carry out the effective delivery of the services/assistance required and make the respective delivery report to the Protection Officer.
  • Carry out the due legalization of the expenses incurred for the provision of services/assistance required by the PoC.
  • Maintain permanent communication and coordination with the case management officer, for the prompt, effective and suitable provision of the required services/assistance and in compliance with the technical, programmatic and support requirements existing in the organization.
  • Provide psychological first aid, safe identification, and referrals to survivors of protection incidents in line with the survivor-centered approach, ensuring commitment to case management principles – in particular the principle of confidentiality.
  • Handle confidential information correctly, managing protection files accurately, correctly and completely.
  • Participate in protection and multi-sector awareness sessions
  • Follow up cases by ascertaining beneficiaries’ satisfaction in receiving services.
  • Obtain, collect and organise in a suitable way the physical and digital means of verification of the project.
  • Support protection officers in the coordination and implementation of services/assistance to be provided (IPA) according to the specific protection needs and individual care plans generated for each case.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned by supervisors
  • Support other sectors, esp. CCCM activities if requested

Experience, Education and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • At least one-year previous NGO or humanitarian work experience.
  • Diploma, University Degree in Social sciences or related qualification in Social work, protection or human rights.
  • Good data collection/analysis and reporting skills
  • Experience using online data collection software
  • Familiar with computers, Outlook, Excel and MS Word, mobile surveys
  • Experience in protection monitoring and reporting
  • Honest, hardworking and independent.


  • Fluency in written and spoken Somali & English


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five 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: Upholding and promoting 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.


Availability: August 2022

Duty station: Berbera

Reporting to: Protection Team Leader

Duration: 6 Month with possibility of extension based on performance and funding

Contract: This position is graded as Band I-Non-Management for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff.

The position is open to Nationals ONLY

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.


DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework ( All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.

How to apply


Applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV in English. The cover letter should outline your personal motivation for applying and your key qualifications for the position. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on under Vacancies no later than 24 July 2022.


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