Protection Assistant

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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Human Rights
  • Deadline:
    December 30, 2022


DRC Ukraine is looking for Protection Assistant based in Dnipro.

DRC has been operating in Ukraine for more than 10 years with emergency and durable solution interventions for assisting IDPs, returnees, Host communities, and conflict-affected populations. With the outbreak of the conflict in February 2022, DRC has shifted its programming to emergency response to meet the urgent needs of conflict-affected population in the country. Current DRC programming is focusing on protection activities such as protection monitoring, information dissemination, Individual protection assistance, and legal aid. DRC is also planning to add to the ongoing emergency protection response activities such as GBV prevention and response, Psychosocial support (PSS), and community-based protection. In addition to protection programming, DRC is currently implementing Multipurpose Cash Assistance (MPCA), NFI and Food distributions, Shelter & WASH interventions, and Economic Recovery, Humanitarian Demining and Explosive Ordnance Risk Education. The organization counts with 6 offices in the country.

Overall purpose of the role:

The Protection Assistant is part of the DRC Protection Team and works under the management, guidance and supervision of DRC’s Protection Team Leader and Protection Manager. The Protection Assistant supports the Protection Team Leader and Protection Manager in timely and quality implementation of protection activities. This position is based in Dnipro with frequent travel to field locations.

Main responsibilities

  • In close coordination with the Protection Manager, Protection Team leader and Legal Protection team, ensure efficient and effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan;
  • Support the Protection Officer in implementation of all protection activities;
  • Implement of all protection activities, including but not limited to work with local authorities, implementation of community-based initiatives, community’s capacity building, assistance to conflict-affected population;
  • Contribute to the design of clear weekly and monthly plans for the implementation of all protection activities;
  • Manage individual cases, provide advice and guidance as well as referrals to beneficiaries on issues related to accessing required services.
  • Carry out protection monitoring, data collection and documenting the needs of the persons of concern,
  • Participate in awareness raising sessions and information campaigns of the persons of concern,
  • Participate in joint assessments and identifying protection concerns,
  • Support mapping of services and development of effective referral pathways,
  • Identify, conduct and follow up referral,
  • Conduct interviews with beneficiaries, focus group discussions and key‐informant interviews, as well as drafting relevant reports or any other protection activities of the program,
  • Regular reporting to the Protection Manager and Protection Team leader of the activities planned and implemented;
  • Comply with all relevant DRC policies and procedures, particularly with respect to child protection, the code of conduct, and security.
  • Represent projects in relevant coordination meetings when requested;
  • Establish and maintain coordination with local authorities, local and international NGOs when/if required;
  • Support with occasional document translation and provide interpretation support to Protection Manager during meetings, trainings, and other project activities.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Protection Manager, relevant to the achievement of protection objectives.


  • Support the monitoring of financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-up;
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas;
  • Initiate procurements and ensure their execution.

Required experience and competencias

  • Relevant university degree (e.g. political science, development, international relations, gender, law) or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Minimum 1 years of practical experience in sector area working for an INGO.
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in local language and English – both oral and written.
  • Positive ‘can-do’ attitude and stress resilience.
  • Strong facilitation skills, building communication with local authorities;
  • Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.
  • High professional ethics.

We offer:

Contract length: 3 months with possibility of extension based on successful probation period and available funding

Level I

Start date: ASAP

The application is open for Ukraine citizens only. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff.

Application process

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: December 31, 2022

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

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.

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Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. 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!