Protection Officer (Legal Protection)

Vacancy Number:VA-HEA-061-21
Title: Protection Officer (Legal Protection)
Exp.: 2021-06-18-(2 Weeks From now)
Jobs no:1


Organization: Danish Refugee Council | About Danish Refugee Council
City: Herat
Country: AF


Education:University Degree
Work Experience:2 Years



To be successful in this role you must have:

Experience and technical competencies: 

At least 2-3 years of work experiences in Humanitarian Protection or other activities related to the responsibilities of the position.

Demonstrated experience in providing legal counseling to clients.

Work experience with Afghanistan’s laws and/or Afghanistan judicial system. Experience with informal justice systems is an asset.

Knowledge of and experience working with IDPs/refugees in Afghanistan.

Strong knowledge of and experience in counseling on issues related to civil documentation family law housing/land/property rights GBV.



University degree in Law and political science

An understanding of the basic principles of humanitarian work human rights protection and the needs of internally displaced persons and refugees in Afghanistan.

Interest in humanitarian work and human rights ability and willingness to learn.

Ability to clearly express one’s thoughts to analyze and present information clearly and concisely.

Ability to set priorities and show initiative to work independently and as part of a team.

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Good interpersonal and communication skills.


Good knowledge of English fluency in Pashto and good knowledge of Dari 

We Offer:

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with DRC salary scale

Duties & Responsibilities


The Protection Officer under the direct supervision of Protection Team Leader in East is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the various protection activities in the field locations under his/her responsibility. This includes conduct Protection Monitoring referrals and follow-up of referrals (including establishing referral pathways) identification of IPA beneficiaries and follow-up of cases legal counseling establishing and strengthening community-based protection committees conducting rights’ awareness sessions and advocacy. The PO will be involved in community mobilization and will work with vulnerable groups such as Persons with Specific Needs. Additionally the PO will be involved in capacity building at community level and will support Protection TL in capacity building of key stakeholders on humanitarian protection human rights and IDP rights. The PO will throughout his/her work ensure confidentiality and strictly adhere to the DRC’s Code of Conduct.


Ensure the organization and the implementation of all protection activities at field level in accordance with the agreed work plan (under the supervision of Protection Team leader) and the International standards

Conduct community meetings Focus Group Discussions and other direct community activities as part of protection monitoring

Provide legal counseling and work with volunteer lawyers network where applicable

Establish community-based protection committees in targeted locations and provide them basic humanitarian protection trainings trainings on family inheritance and family laws according to national and international laws and standards

Provide basic humanitarian protection trainings trainings on family inheritance and family laws according to national and international laws and standards for informal justice system

Provide information to targeted population on rights entitlements available services civil documentation and other necessary protection information

Identification of beneficiaries to receive Individual Protection Assistance and follow-up of cases to monitor impact

Referrals of individual cases to service provider for service delivery and follow-up of referred cases 

Visit IDP households to identify persons with specific needs (PSNs) or to follow-up on identified PSNs for assistance

Work closely with fellow Protection Officers in the follow-up with the relevant partners on individual cases which have been referred as needed. 

Contribute to the elaboration of work plans and ensure to implement program activities accordingly.

Work closely with fellow Protection Officers and Protection TL in the organization of trainings and workshops for the IDP population and relevant stakeholders on IDP rights responsibilities and other protection-related material. 

Conduct daily visits around the POC to observe identify and collect information on the situation of the internally displaced people (IDPs) taking into special account vulnerable people noting and reporting on gaps that may exist in service provision;

Support in community mobilization and formation of leadership structures women’s committee elderly and disabled committee youth committee as well as other committees or groups;

Conduct regular focus group discussions or other conversational forums with the community to understand their perceptions of service provision within the camp.

Carry-out advocacy and sensitization activities at field level.

Liaise with security officer in DRC to keep up to date on the security situation of the field

Perform other duties as assigned by line manager.

Submission Guideline

Interested? Then apply for this position all applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) by clicking on the following link

 Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply