Uganda: Protection Assistant (CP)

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Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 29 May 2018

Terms of Reference

Protection Assistant (CP)

Duty Station:

This position is based in Kyaka II and will be providing support for the implementation of DRC Program. The jobs will periodic travel to the project areas.

Position and Reporting Line:

The Protection Assistant (CP) is responsible and reports to the protection sub sector officers; Community services and development officer,

General Objective:

The Protection Assistant (CP) is directly responsible for the implementation of all protection and community Services activities in the assigned DRC target areas in accordance with the DRC Program Handbook.

Specific Tasks:

  • Responsible for the implementation of day-to-day activities of the protection sector inclusive-Child protection, SGBV, Legal and community services.
  • Organizing and delivering protection trainings and promoting the laws on human rights
  • Maintain close contacts with community structures, offering technical support and close supervision in case management at village level.
  • Assess the knowledge and utilization of health and other services available for refugees particularly PSNs, i.e. Elderly, Pregnant mothers, Unaccompanied and separated children.
  • In collaboration with protection Officers develop and follow-up up paper work to smoothen activity deliverables i.e. purchase requisitions.
  • Reporting on activities implemented on a weekly basis, and monthly.
  • Support innovative problem solving and strategy development to address complex issues relating to the safety and the wellbeing in the community.
  • Conduct routine assessment in the community for proper planning and activity implementation
  • Creation/Strengthening community structures (SGBV, Child protection, local judicial courts)

Support management team to:

  • Follow up all DRC / DDG Procedures on Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
  • Monitoring activity implementation/work plan, budget, objectives and out put
  • Ensuring that cross cutting issues as identified by the organization are integrated into programme activities
  • Follow up all DRC / DDG Procedures for Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.


  • A University degree in social sciences, guidance and counselling or relevant fields.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with vulnerable communities, basic needs and protection programming experience, and/or advocacy programs.
  • Training in Protection Community Services.
  • Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugees operation with PSN assistance.
  • 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.


  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken by South Sudanese and Congolese refugee is an asset.
  • Familiarity with Monitoring & Evaluation for UN-funded projects desired.

How to apply:

Applications should be in English and include the following:

  1. A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and salary expectations.

  2. Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

Please send your Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email to by 29th May 2018 5:00pm clearly indicating position name in the subject line. We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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