Protection Assistant Monitor

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Overall purpose of the role:

We are looking for a highly motivated Protection Assistant (Monitor) whose main responsibilities focus on providing general support to protection activities. The person will be responsible for DRC contributions to DRC protection programming in Somaliland in the framework of DRC Mix Migration Response.

About us

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.

About the job

The role will be responsible for the effective and professional performance of project activities.

This role has an area focus and ensures compliance with DRC procedures and guidelines within the area. The role contributes to the development of area strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides technical support and guidance for protection operations.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Support protection officers in the coordination and implementation of services/assistance to be provided, according to the specific protection needs and individual care plans generated for each case.
  • Ensure active listening to beneficiaries in order to provide the most appropriate humanitarian assistance to address identified protection needs.
  • Ensure respect for protection principles, including confidentiality and informed consent.
  • Support management officers in the formal registration of cases.
  • Handle confidential information correctly, managing protection files accurately, correctly and completely.
  • Carry out service requests and direct procurement processes to respond to the specific protection needs of each case, as well as monitoring and tracking such actions until the actual delivery of the required service/assistance.
  • 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.
  • Follow up on cases by ascertaining the satisfaction of beneficiaries in the receipt of services.
  • Obtain, collect and organize in an appropriate manner the physical and digital means of verification of the project.
  • According to need and capacity, support the Supply Chain staff in the identification and articulation with suppliers of the 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 services/assistance required and in compliance with the technical, programmatic and support requirements existing in the organization.
  • Follow DRC work plans and guidelines.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Conduct spot observation in areas where returnees and IDPs are living for inclusion in protection mainstreaming
  • Participate in protection and multi-sector awareness sessions
  • Support in capacity building on protection to persons of concern
  • Support emergency distributions ensuring protection mainstreaming
  • Compile weekly and monthly reports
  • Conduct other duties as assigned by supervisors

About you

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s 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: You act in line with our vision and values.

Qualifications and 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 English, both written and verbal. Fluency in Somali local languages appropriate to the target population.


Contract: 2 Months with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for National Staff in Somalia; Employment band Non-Management I2

Availability: 1st November 2022 or Immediately

Duty station: This position is based in Mogadishu – Somalia

Reporting Line: Protection Team Leader

Providing equal opportunities We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Promoting high standards : DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process

How to apply

Application and CV

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.

DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on Vacancies.

Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 4th November 2022.

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