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Basic Information

Vacancy Number: VA-JAA-050-21
Title: Protection Officer(Referral Focal Point)
Category: Program
Exp.: 2021-06-14
Jobs no: 1
Salary: As per DRC Salary Scale
Gender: Male/Female


Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Location: Kunar, AF


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 legal counseling 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 human rights social science or relevant field.
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.
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 is expected to support the Protection Programme in the Jalalabad and other locations in the implementation of the protection strategy which includes case referrals protection monitoring and protection mainstreaming. The Project Officer will use an empowerment strategy and participatory methods in protection monitoring and mainstreaming activities ensuring the strengths resources and capabilities of the displaced community are identified utilized and expanded.


Provide high quality case management. This includes proper paper documentation of the protection concerns identification and case referral services and follow up of individual identified protection cases.
Maintain a robust case referral database and ensure regularly shared with the Protection Specialist and the Protection Coordinator
Focal point for both Protection field assistant and community for referrals ensures follow up in a timely manner and updates the supervisor accordingly
Conduct Focus Group discussions with the communities youth and elders respecting the principles of confidentiality do no harm and protection principles
Conduct capacity development seminars on Protection and Human Rights to different target groups in the POCs main focus on committees
Build a good working relationship with all humanitarian actors community leaders and IDPs in the POCs. 
Conduct continuous advocacy on protection issues among the different communities
Contribute to the overall protection analysis in Malakal site. This includes raising the issue where trends or red flags are observed
Support the management with conducting assessments in the PoC and supports the manager in outside assessments for advocacy purposes
Supports the Protection Team Leader in outreach components
Any other tasks delegated by the Supervisor

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 


Email: https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1036&ProjectId=161593&DepartmentId=19008&MediaId=5