Protection Monitoring Assistant (Kadugli) – DRC

OrganizationDanish Refugee Council (DRC)
Workplace:Kadugli, SOUTH KORDOFAN
Contract type:National contract
Application due:26/11/2023

DRC is a private, independent, non-profit organization (NGO), devoted, on the basis of humanitarian principles to securing the Protection of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), and to promoting long-term solutions to the problems of forced displacement. DRC works in the context of conflict-induced displacement of populations and in return and reintegration situations

Under the supervision of the Protection Team Leader, and in close coordination with the Protection Information Management Officer (PIMO), the Protection Monitoring Assistant will participate in the implementation of all DRC’s protection objectives for Sudan conflict and displacement affected populations. The Assistant is an active member of the protection monitoring field team and carries out a variety of field-based activities in line with Protection Monitoring principles and Standard Operating Principles (SOPs). These include but are not limited to individual interviews, key informant interviews, focus group discussions, direct observation, and community engagement. the Assistant supports the officers and team leaders in the development of protection monitoring information sharing products.S/He will develop and maintain good relations within the broader Protection team, community focal points, and beneficiaries.

Responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to the following:

Programming & Operations

  • Under the supervision of the Protection Team leader, carry out effective protection monitoring activities with efficiency and according to the developed work plan.
  • Contribute to the update on the protection monitoring tools (including FGD, KII, and direct observation forms) used to carry out protection monitoring activities.
  • Monitor and share trends for analysis of the protection situation and environment in all areas of intervention for all groups of concern for management, program, and advocacy purposes.
  • Support Officers and Team Leaders to contribute to the regular development of protection monitoring products,including monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/ad hoc reports as requested by the Protection Team Leader or Protection Manager.
  • Implement DRC’s protection monitoring activities ensuring timely delivery of the agreed outputs, in accordance with international standards.
  • Share information to allow awareness of and response to developments, emergencies, and population movements through participating in rapid protection assessments, joint assessments, protection analysis etc. to identify protection concerns and needs to inform response.
  • Constantly monitor the provision of services in areas of operation, and report on findings to ensure highest level of access to services.
  • Participate in the implementation of general protection activities in accordance with agreed objectives, such as outreach and information dissemination.
  • Build strong rapport with community members through consistent engagement, adhering to dignified, safe, and culturally sensitive approaches.

Coordination and representation

  • Represent DRC to communities including community focal points, persons of concern and otherwise as delegated by the Protection Team Leader and/or Protection Manager,in close coordination with PIMO.
  • Contribute to coordination with other DRC sectors (including FSL unit).
  • Ensure professional standards and transparent communication to build trust and collaboration with communities and their representatives.
  • Ensure interactions with individual beneficiaries and community groups takes place in environments and ways that respect and promote safety, agency and dignity in accordance with professional standards for protection and humanitarian work.


  • Provide inputs in planning and coordination of logistics and movements.
  • Support the coordination of program activities as they relate to logistics, administration, finances, or security as relevant, in coordination with PIMO and the Team Leader.
  • Understand and comply with the relevant internal policies and directives.

As well as any other duties as may be assigned by the Protection Team Leader and/or Manager, relevant to the achievement of Protection objectives.

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • 2 years of professional experience in the field of humanitarian interventions, human rights, civil society, or community development, preferably with an international humanitarian organization
  • 1 years of experience working directly with conflict-affected and/or vulnerable groups, including IDP and refugee populations.
  • Good knowledge of the Sudan context and of protection risks faced by conflict-affected IDP populations and Hosts communities.
  • Good skills in verbal and written communication.
  • Capacity to document, summarize and analyze protection data and to share information in a clear and systematic manner.
  • Experience in identifying and responding to needs of particularly vulnerable individuals and groups based on field work, protection, age, gender, and diversity analysis and other criteria.
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively represent a humanitarian organization with communities.


  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity, ability, and willingness to work with all groups of conflict-affected population.
  • Strong team coordination abilities, with dedication to personal and staff development and on-the-job learning.

Field-oriented attitude and strong humanitarian spirit.

Education background: (include certificates, licenses, etc.)

University Degree in social sciences, humanitarian affairs, development, or any other related field.

languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Fluency in written and Spoken Arabic.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ 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.

Contract length: 4 months

Level: N.M.I

Salary range: 826 – 932 USD

Location: South Kordofan State

Expected Start date: As soon as possible

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note.

Applications Closing Date: 26/11/2023

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