Protection Project Assistant

Protection Project Assistant in Gorom Gorom: The Danish Refugee Council (hereafter: DRC, for Danish Refugee Council) was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown into an international humanitarian organization with over 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Headquartered in Copenhagen, and present in 40 countries, DRC is a non-governmental, non-profit, politically neutral, independent and non-sectarian aid organization.

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and displaced people around the world: we provide emergency aid to these people, we fight for their rights and we strengthen their opportunities for a better future. We work in conflict-affected areas, as well as along displacement routes, and within countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive to achieve responsible and sustainable solutions. We work for the successful integration of vulnerable communities and, where possible, the fulfillment of their wish to return home.

Our vision is a life with dignity for all displaced people around the world. All our efforts are based on our moral compass: humanity, respect, independence, neutrality, participation, honesty and transparency.


DRC has been present in Burkina Faso since 2013 with 6 field offices (Dori, Kaya, Ouahigouya, Djibo, Gorom Gorom and Dédougou) and 01 country office in Ouagadougou. It operates mainly in the areas of protection, water, hygiene and sanitation, food security and livelihoods. The organization develops a community approach and seeks, through the implementation of multidisciplinary and cross-border projects, lasting solutions for populations affected by the conflict – refugees, internally displaced persons, host populations, vulnerable populations.

With more than one million internally displaced people, of which approximately 30% have been displaced for a year or more, the humanitarian community must constantly reflect on the perspectives to be implemented at the programmatic level in the short, medium and long term. . DRC’s program in Burkina Faso focuses on community recovery and development with a multi-sectoral approach.

About the position

The protection project assistant under the direct supervision of the Protection Team Leader is responsible for setting up and monitoring protection and protection monitoring activities with the communities in accordance with the Minimum Standards for Protection while ensuring coordination with the various humanitarian actors active in the field of protection, the authorities and in synergy with other humanitarian interventions. In addition, the latter must be available for any other activity of the DRC during his contract.

Responsibilities: (most important points)

  • Establish the system for identifying and referencing people who are victims of rights and other cases of vulnerability in the project areas according to real vulnerability criteria;
  • Put in place and ensure the proper functioning in the communities of the protection mechanism by making it possible to identify vulnerable people and directing them to the appropriate structures;
  • Establish weekly activity reports for the protection supervisor according to the deadlines;
  • Establish a collaborative link with all other DRC projects and the various protection actors for better referencing of people with specific needs, ensuring that the “do no harm” approach and the Best Interest are applied;
  • Facilitate discussion groups on themes related to human rights violations, social cohesion/peaceful cohabitation;
  • Facilitate awareness sessions in the project intervention areas on human rights violations, social cohesion/peaceful coexistence;
  • Ensure the implementation of monitoring and assistance activities for vulnerable and needy people; as well as the victims of violation of rights in the localities of implementation of the projects;
  • Identify and report project implementation difficulties and development opportunities for DRC projects;
  • Train, guide and technically support the various structures, including community ones, involved in protection and protection monitoring activities;
  • Respect and apply the DRC Code of Conduct.

Contract conditions

  • National law contract
  • Duration: 6 months renewable
  • DRC Classification: Non-management I
  • Base salary: 355,000 XOF
  • Benefits: 13th month, Health insurance.

About you

Experience and technical skills (including number of years of professional experience)

  • Have proven professional experience of at least 2 years in the field of protection, GBV, assistance to vulnerable people, awareness raising;
  • Work experience in an international NGO, preferably humanitarian and on emergency programs;
  • Have the profile of a social worker or have an equivalent training or diploma in the social field;
  • Have professional experience as a social worker;
  • Have an excellent knowledge of the project area (Oudalan), local languages ​​and communities
  • Be sensitive to culture and context (emergency and humanitarian).

Training: (including certificates, permits, etc.)

  • Bac +2 in legal / social sciences or in a related field;
  • Have a degree in social work;
  • Gender Based Violence;
  • Child protection ;
  • Essential principles of work in Humanitarian Protection;
  • Psychological First Aid;
  • Have a motorcycle driving license

First Aid Training In this position, you must demonstrate the five essential skills of the DRC namely:

Striving for excellence : you focus on achieving results while ensuring an efficient process. You strive to produce accurate, thorough and professional work with the best use of time and effort.

Collaborate : You cooperate with and involve relevant parties, actively seeking their opinion and sharing key information with them. You support and trust others, while encouraging feedback.

Leadership : You take responsibility and prioritize your work based on DRC’s overall vision and goals. You take the initiative in the face of a challenge or an opportunity and you seek innovative solutions.

Communicate : You write and speak effectively and honestly while adapting your style and tone to the situation. You actively listen to others and involve them in dialogue.

Demonstrate Integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s Values ​​and Code of Conduct, including protection from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment .

Application process

If you are interested, you can apply online by going to this site:

Applications can only be made online, on the site indicated above. You must send your CV online (3 pages maximum) as well as a cover letter. The CV and cover letter will be in French

Applications made by post, by sending an e-mail or by submitting a physical file will not be considered.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the National Personal Employment Conditions of the Danish Refugee Council; Please refer to drc.ngo_under_Vacancies .

DRC provides equal employment opportunities and prohibits any practice of discrimination based on race, sex, skin color, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, age, marital status or a any disability. DRC does not discriminate in its recruitment processes.  The feminine candidacies are deeply encouraged.

For more information about the Danish Refugee Council, please visit the organization’s website at .

Applications will close on March 29, 2023 at 23:59 GMT. Nevertheless, it is possible for DRC to begin, before the end of the publication of the offer, the recruitment process if an application meets the expectations and requirements of the position.

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Department: Africa
Country: Burkina Faso
Workplace: Gorom Gorom
Contract Type: National
Categories: Project Management
Education: Bachelor's Degree Diploma Master's Degree

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