Ended Protection Assistant (Legal)

The Job

Title:    Protection Assistant (Legal)

Location: Mokha with regular travel to Khawkhah, Mawza and West Coast.

Start of Contract & Duration:  Contract to start as soon as possible. Contract duration for 8 months with possibility of extension based on funds and performance.

Reports to: Protection Team Leader


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a protection of human rights framework, since the beginning of the conflict, DRC has worked in Yemen responding to the protection and assistance needs of IDPs, in collaboration with key national and international protection agencies.


The social worker position is critical to DRC humanitarian response to internal displacement in Yemen. It is a key DRC position, with DRC expecting that the post holder with be qualified and possess protection skills, knowledge and attitude to be immediately effective in the field. These include the active involvement and the full participation by all community members, paying special attention to women.

Key responsibilities

  • Strengthening, establishing women committee and identifying appropriate sites to set up women centres
  • Carrying out service mapping (psychosocial, medical, legal) and developing a referral system identified vulnerable case to service providers in collaboration with the GBV sub-cluster.
  • Responsible for social mobilisation for the target community.
  • Provide support in the functioning of community centres.
  • Information dissemination on the available services to the affected populations.
  • Capacity building on GBV to DRC teams and volunteers through trainings, mentorship and follow up
  • Ensuring compliance with Humanitarian and Protection principles standards in the program activities.
  • Establish support groups in the community affected by conflict.
  • Working closely with the IDPs community, to identify particularly vulnerable individuals and together with the supervisor develop strategies and means to assist them.
  • Protection monitoring on GBV and protection issues affecting women and girls and developing appropriate responses.
  • Conduct field visits to assess the protection needs and concerns of the target population, with particular attention to especially vulnerable persons;
  • Regularly send reports on protection trends and incidents faced by IDPs and local communities;
  • AOB as requested by the supervisor.

General Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, Psychology, community development, law or related fields.
  • 2 years of experience working with international NGOs, particularly in GBV and Protection.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in Protection & Human Rights, GBV, community-based approaches and case management in a humanitarian context.
  • Demonstrating practical experience in humanitarian principles and protection principles.
  • Proper understanding and application of client centred approach in proving assistance.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of the IASC GBV case management guidelines.
  • Experience in working with women and girls focus group discussions, analysing information provided and drafting reports.
  • Familiarity with community based approaches in offering assistance.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Professional English desired and preferred.
  • Basic monitoring and evaluation experience.

Personal qualities:

  • Native Arabic
  • Good time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and works well in a team
  • Solutions-focused
  • Integrity and honesty in dealing with confidential information.
  • Able to work independently and execute tasks in a reliable and competent manner
  • Strong ability to communicate with beneficiaries, stakeholders and colleagues at different levels
  • Must be able to execute tasks in a responsible, reliable and sincere manner
  • Previous exposure to international humanitarian standards including the Red Cross Red Crescent Code of Conduct for NGOS and Beneficiary Accountability Frameworks is an advantage.

Terms and Conditions 

The proposed employment conditions are based on DRC policy and Yemeni labor law. The selected candidate shall perform his/her duties in compliance with the DRC Code of Conduct and procedures at all times. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. The position is field oriented

How to Apply

CVs of qualified candidates are invited at the below link by the 26th September 2018. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, and based on urgency, DRC may fill the position prior to the closing date. Please mention your name on the uploaded CV file. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


  • Employer: DRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Mokha
  • Posted on: 13 September 2018
  • Deadline: 26 September 2018