Protection Assistant Job - SGBV job at Danish Refugee Council

Danish Refugee Council

Protection Assistant Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 08 November 2021

Hiring Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Job Details:

Reporting to: Team Leader Protection
Location: Rhino Camp and IMVEPI

Overall purpose of the role:
The purpose of this post is to provide day-to-day case management and SGBV prevention activities and other related activities in Rhino camp and Imvepi Refugee Settlements under close supervision of SGBV Protection Team Leader.
The Protection Assistant - SGBV undertakes all SGBV prevention and response related activities that may include among others; training, awareness raising, forums with opinion leaders and Focus group discussions etc. He/she works and liaise closely with SGBV Officer, on documentation of program activities as per the donor requirements

• Responsible to develop/strengthen relationships with agencies at the field level in close cooperation with the SGBV officer and the SGBV team leader
• Responsible for representing DRC in any relevant field based thematic meetings with stakeholders and otherwise as needed
• Actively coordinate with the field staff of other DRC sectors and other organizations at zonel level
• Actively participate in the regular sector meetings and in house coordination meetings
• Maintain and strengthen existing networks through other service providers at the zonel level, to ensure that survivors receive quality services and support within the SGBV referral system.
• Work in close collaboration with the response team to ensure ongoing needs of at-risk groups, women and girls are being met in the prevention related activities like in Women and girls centers.
• Strengthen existing referral systems and networks of psycho social service providers
• In collaboration with other partners, design prevention activities/interventions within the refugee and host community.
• Participate in conducting trainings for community, partners on relevant organizational development areas and support peer learning between DRC and other partner agencies.
Project development, implementation and reporting
• Effectively implement day to day activities according to planning and technical standards
• Under the supervision of the SGBV officer and team leader, contribute to the writing of concept papers and proposal development in this thematic area
• Support the SGBV focused assessment such as safety audits, SASA and ongoing risk analysis in order to design adequate projects
• Contribute to the identification of any gaps with a view to generating ideas for future projects in this thematic area
• Providing technical assistance and guidance to mainstream protection GBV prevention and response to all community based structures
• Under the supervision of SGBV Team Leader, ensure that all the IEC approaches and tools are developed in synergy with the other DRC’s initiatives at the program level
• Contribute to daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community mobilization related projects in Rhino camp and Imvepi
• Make sure that all the designed interventions adhere to protection standards and principles as well as DRC guidelines and accountability standards
• Contribute to the development of advocacy points based on assessment of situation and risks
• Facilitate formation of support groups to enhance community engagement & ownership on GBV Prevention work.
• Identify and strengthen Community structures through engaging community leaders, camp management and other stakeholders to ensure that the survivors receive adequate support at the community level.
• Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisors
Staff development and management
• Provide technical and programmatic leadership in this thematic area for DRC outreach workers and community based mechanisms in your operational area
• Develop performance measurements, targets and appraise mentors for Women and girls centers.
• Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability
• Proactively contribute to quality and timely drafting of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports.
Logistics / finance
• Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movement from and to different villages
• Support the SGBV officer to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-ups.
• Follow-up all DRC’s procedures for security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration
• Responsible for complying with donors, internal DRC reporting, accountability policy and procedures
Monitoring and Evaluation
• Contribute to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects and interventions in area of operation.
• Identify, document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action points
• Assist in participatory needs/vulnerability and capacity assessments of affected communities
• Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of results.
Additional tasks
• On request, perform any other additional duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization to function optimally.
• Adhere to the DRC Code of Conduct

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
• Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with vulnerable communities, basic needs and protection programming experience, and/or advocacy programs.
• Professional training in Gender based violence.
• Basic counselling skills and case management
• Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugees operation with wide Knowledge in SASA methodology.
• Experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations.
• Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is essential.
• Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness
• Computer skills.
• Good self-organization and basic management skills.
• Familiarity with Monitoring & Evaluation for UN-funded projects desired.
• Familiarity with ProGres V4
• Experience in motorcycle riding

• A University degree in social sciences, SWASA, Community Development, Psychology guidance and counselling or Diploma in any related relevant fields.

• Knowledge of the local languages spoken by South Sudanese and Congolese refugees is an asset.

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies. Applications close on 8th November, 2021.
Clearly indicate preferred area of work i.e. Rhino Camp or IMVEPI

Equal Opportunity
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels in light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal Opportunity: 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, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

Application procedure

Use the link below to apply.

Date Posted: 2021-10-29