Protection Monitoring Officer at DRC, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Deadline: 5 April 2019

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Protection Monitoring Officer in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The duration of this post is 3 months.

The Protection Monitoring Officer will be responsible to promote resiliency, and enhance the capacity, of Rohingya communities to identify and mitigate protection concerns that affect their communities through community-based protection mechanisms.

DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Protection Monitoring Officer will perform the following functions:

  • Mobilize and build strong rapport with Rohingya communities through consistent engagement with Community Protection Groups and adhering to dignified, culturally sensitive approaches.
  • Support Community Protection Groups by facilitating meaningful group dialogue and mentoring participants to self-identify protection concerns that affect their communities.
  • Capacity build Community Protection Groups to prioritize protection concerns and explore coping mechanisms practical mitigation strategies.
  • Collaborate with CBP Senior Protection Officer and Team Leader on community protection group capacity building methods by collaborating on the development of participatory tools, awareness raising sessions and training materials.
  • Ensure inclusive participation of communities, particularly those most vulnerable or at-risk, with attention to gender and diversity, to carry out community-led community risk mapping.
  • Conduct in-depth Focus Group Discussions and Key Informant Interviews.
  • Prepare daily and weekly reports of activities and process Procurement Requests.
  • Work closely with DRC protection teams (GBV, Child Protection and General Protection and Host Community units) and other DRC programs.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Preferably a university degree in social sciences, anthropology, sociology, human rights, law, international relations, psychology, or related fields.
  • Experience working or volunteering directly with vulnerable populations (6 months or more).
  • Superior communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal, and active listening capabilities, with diverse groups of people.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Report writing in English.
  • Fluency in Chittagonian and Bangla (Intermediate to advanced).
  • Fluency in English (Intermediate).
  • Nationality of Bangladesh.

How to Apply

Applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (must not be longer than four pages) in English through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.