Ended Protection Assistant (PSS)

The Job

Job title: Protection Assistant (PSS)

Employment category: Band J

Reporting to: Protection Team Leader

Direct reports: N/A

Unit/department: Protection

Location: Sa’ada

Authorization level: N/A

Overall purpose of the role: The Protection Assistant (PSS) will be responsible for organizing and supervising all recreational, psychosocial support (PSS), and awareness activities for children, youth and adults within DRC and Democratic School Protection Community Centre in Sa’ada, as well as supervise DRC’ Community Centre Facilitators conducting the activities. The Protection Assistant (PSS) will also create a weekly schedule of activities for the centre, as well as maintain the space equipped and organized, and procure materials according to needs. The Protection Assistant (PSS) will identify individuals in need of further assistance and will refer them to DRC staff for additional services.


  • Supervision of Community Centre Facilitators and of activities at the community center for children, youth and adults, including organizing and facilitating recreational and psychosocial support activities such as arts, sport, non-formal education, human development skills, etc.;
  • Lead the set-up and organization of spaces and materials in the community center in preparation for the recreational, psychosocial, awareness raising, and information dissemination activities;
  • Plan and maintain a schedule of activities at the community center, and propose new ideas for activities;
  • Identifying needs for material and equipment to conduct activities and support DRC Protection Officer with the procurement of items;
  • Safely identify and mobilize community members to participate in activities at the community center;
  • Greet, welcome, orientate, and register clients at the community center;
  • Conducting information sharing sessions and awareness sessions in the community center on topics identified by DRC;
  • Raise awareness about the activities in the community center with the community including with community leaders and focal points;
  • Safely identify and refer members of the community who require additional assistance and services to DRC’s Social Workers and Officer in accordance with defined referral pathways and Standard Operating Procedures, with a particular focus on high risk cases;
  • Read, sign, and strictly abide by the DRC Code of Conduct;
  • Must adhere to DRC’s mission, values, code of conduct including respect for the principles of neutrality, do no harm and non-discrimination;
  • Must treat all partners and beneficiaries with dignity and respect.

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Experience in facilitating recreational and psychosocial support activities;
  • Experience in leading activities for children, youth and adults;
  • Experience in leading and supervising a team;
  • Written and spoken Arabic, English is a strong advantage;
  • Effective oral communication skills;
  • Must be willing to perform tasks as required by DRC and other partner agencies if relevant.


  • University degree in social work, education, or closely related fields; proven field experience can be accepted in lieu.





Striving for excellence


Taking the lead


Demonstrating integrity

Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here

¨Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others

¨Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.

¨Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.


  • Arabic - Fluent
  • English - Desirable

Key stakeholders:

  • Community Centre Facilitators
  • Community members
  • Other I/NGO running activities in the community center (where relevant)
How to Apply

CVs of qualified candidates are invited at the below link by 15th September 2019. Due to the urgency of this hiring, interviews will be on a rolling basis. and a candidate might be selected even before the closing date. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • Employer: DRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sa'dah
  • Posted on: 9 September 2019
  • Deadline: 15 September 2019