Protection Monitoring Officer

Danish Refugee Council, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
5th April, 2019

Job Description

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), one of the world’s leading NGOs, with a focus on responding to displacement, has been registered in Bangladesh since 2013. In 2017, in response to the Rohingya influx, DRC launched an integrated program of support to the government in site management, shelter/NFI and protection. As a key part of this, DRC opened a main office in Cox’s Bazar, and a support/liaison office in Dhaka, to carry out its operations.

About the job

Overall purpose of the role: Promote resiliency, and enhance the capacity, of Rohingya communities to identify and mitigate protection concerns that affect their communities through community-based protection mechanisms.


  • 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

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • 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

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.): Preferably a university degree in social sciences, anthropology, sociology, human rights, law, international relations, psychology, or related fields

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Chittagonian and Bangla (Intermediate to advanced)
  • English (Intermediate)


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