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10 Apr 2018

Protection Monitors – 2 Positions

Job Description


Protection Monitors – 2 Positions
Employment category: Grade 7

Reporting to:  Protection Officer-Baidoa

Direct reports: None

Unit/department: Protection/program

Location: Baidoa

Authorization level: None

Advert No DRC2018/0025


The Danish Refugee Council (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.


Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Somalia Programme is seeking for Protection Monitors Somali national who will be based in Baidoa. The Protection monitors is responsible carrying out systematic daily monitoring and reporting of protection issues of persons of concern to DRC protection officer on daily and weekly basis with the focus on the women, children, elderly, among the IDPs, refugees and returnees population. The information should be crosschecked and reliable sources, and must coordinate with the protection officer in providing adequate response to survivors of rights based violations.   Respect for CONFIFENTIALITY is required.

The overall responsibilities


  • Monitor, verify and document returnees’ human rights violations and protection risks
  • Monitor and document returnee’s movements and reintegration in the areas of return.
  • Identify and document protection concerns among returnees and when deemed necessary, provide direct personalized assistance to vulnerable families.
  • Track and document general conflict and displacement issues in areas of return.
  • Present progress reports on daily and weekly basis or as may be decided by supervisor.
  • Support the Protection Monitoring Supervisor/information management officer in data entry and analysis.
  • In conjunction with the local authorities/community, identify returnees at risk with specific needs, provide them with ad hoc immediate assistance, and refer them to specialized services as may be deemed necessary.
  • Maintain and strengthen close working relationship with returnees, host community, religious/ community leaders and local authority.
  • Support protection officer in mapping of services and humanitarian needs.
  • Support protection officer in conducting assessments on a needs basis.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned by supervisors
Required qualifications and experience:

  • Diploma, preferably in Social Sciences, Human Rights, International Law or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar position with an INGO/LNGO preferably in Somalia/Southcentral context.
  • Good command of spoken and written English and Somali.
  • Excellent organizational skills, self-motivated, proactive and able to accomplish set deadlines.
  • Very honest and trustworthy person
  • Good computer skills – especially Excel spreadsheets and able to work with Formulas, Power Point and Word.

·              Willing to travel and can work under pressure


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 are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

·              Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership

·              Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures

·              Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.


Availability: April, 2018

Other terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff,

The position is open to Nationals ONLY.


Interested & qualified candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their updated CV and a 1-page Cover letter clearly stating their motivation and why they are suited for the post to with the subject heading “Protection Monitors- Baidoa” not later than 12th April 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test & oral interview.

(DRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer)


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