Ended Protection Assistant

The Job

Job title: Protection Assistant

Employment category:  Band I

Reporting to:   Protection Officer

Direct reports:

Unit/department: Protection

Location: Marib

Authorization level: N/A

Overall purpose of the role

Through its protection/Multi sector programing, provides administrative or technical support within sector area, and assist the sector officer in ensuring quality of the planning, implementation and follow up of sector activities.

Sector responsibilities: Advocacy for the rights of displaced people in their context of displacement, child protection initiatives, individual protection assistance based on vulnerability, legal aid, land & property rights, sexual and gender-based violence prevention, registration services for the internally displaced and refugees, monitoring of rights and rights awareness-raising, facilitation of return and repatriation processes.

Geographic scope: Country (Yemen)                                                                                                   

This role has a country focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the country. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to base operations.

Main responsibilities                       

  • Prepare the DSA for the children of victim assistance;
  • Train, support and monitor local partner CSOs, community volunteers, community-based committees and/or other stakeholders.
  • Identify, select and verify, in accordance with established eligibility criteria, children affected by conflict medical and psychosocial assistance.
  • Conduct initial (rapid) assessments on the situation of the children with protection concerns, prioritizing them according to risk level for assistance.
  • Jointly with local partner, monitor and support to the affected children and families through home visits, providing guidance, advice and emotional support, community mediation and referrals.
  • Maintaining a close positive relationship between DRC, local partner and the community
  • Ensuring program activities are implemented as planned and in compliance with child protection principles, humanitarian principles and standards
  • Maintaining an effective and responsive beneficiary feedback mechanism at the community level.
  • Proper documentation of program impact and lessons learnt through success stories, photos e.t.c
  • Contributing to DRC activities in assessments, identification of the vulnerable people/ groups for assistance.
  • Implement of all components of the program in compliance with the standards of operation and M&E plan, follow weekly work plans for all activities making sure to mainstream protection and comply with humanitarian standards.
  • At the direction of the supervisor, liaise with community leaders and field staff from other NGOs and UN agencies.
  • Supporting the DRC partner in day to day program activities and contributing to capacity building.
  • Supporting the partner in establishing and running the community-based protection committees in the governorates
  • Maintain a daily presence at the program sites to implement the program, identify any concerns and obtain beneficiary feedback.
  • Participate in any protection activities that assigned by protection Team Leader/Manager.
  • Ensure that any beneficiary feedback, concerns or issues are addressed through the appropriate mechanisms.
  • Maintain accurate records regarding program implementation and provide weekly updates to the officer, Team Leader and/or manager.
  • Contribute to draft reports and comply with set deadlines.
  • Comply with DRC’s Code of Conduct, program requirements and operational policies at all times and report any concerns through the appropriate mechanism
  • Any other duties as required by supervisor/protection management.

Required experience and competencies      

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:  

• Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.  

• Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.  

• Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  

• Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.  

• Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.                                                                

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

  • College degree in social work, community development or related field.
  • A minimum of one year of experience working with a NNGO, INGO or UN agency or similar experience.
  • Fluent Arabic (spoken and written)
  • Basic English proficiency (spoken and written) is an asset.
  • Familiarity with and acceptance in the local community
  • Experience working with local communities and community leaders
  • Willingness and ability to work in the project field location.





Striving for excellence


Taking the lead


Demonstrating integrity

Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here


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Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Good English language (written and spoken)
  • Excellent report writing skills including editing the work of others
  • Fluency in Arabic language (written and spoken)

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

  • Protection Team Leader
  • Protection Manager
  • Protection Officer
  • Medical Doctor

¨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.


How to Apply

CVs of qualified candidates are invited at the below link by the 22nd Apr 2019. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, and based on urgency, DRC may fill the position prior to the closing date. Please name your CV before uploading the file. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • Employer: DRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Ma'rib
  • Posted on: 10 April 2019
  • Deadline: 22 April 2019