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Protection Officer - Roving

Humanity for Development and Prosperity Oragnziation (HDPO) is a non-governmental, non-profit its headquarter is in Uganda, registered in Sudan in early 2020. its opertaions areas are Darfur, ALjazera, Red Sea, and Senar states covering multi sectors. The organization works in the overty redcuatiom and respond to basic needs through providing humanitarian assistance with a focus on promoting communities and institutional capacity building, peacebuilding, life-saving services, working and supporting good governance.


 Supervisor: Program Coordinator
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Field
 Duration: 12
 Closing Date: 20 May 2022


Humanity for Development and Prosperity Organization (HDPO) is a non-governmental, non-profit, registered and operates in particularly in Darfur, covering multi sectors. The organization works in the poverty reeducation and respond to basic needs through providing humanitarian assistance with a focus on promoting communities and institutional capacity building, peacebuilding, life-saving services, working and supporting good governance As an active member in WASH, Basic Needs, Livelihood & Social Cohesion and SGBV/Protection Working Groups, HDPO cooperates closely with relevant UN agencies, other INGOs, local NGOs and local authorities. All HDPO Sudan ongoing programs in the field of WASH, Protection (PSS), Basic Needs and Livelihoods contribute to the Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan and comply with the Core Humanitarian Standard. HDPO current implements activities in the areas of Darfur. HDPO Sudan has reached North, South An West Darfur states serving IDPs, returnees and host communities in and outside camp settlements.



Scope of work

Lead and coordinate the implementation of protection activities in all areas that HDPO has activities in Darfur. Develop trend analysis, information dissemination and referrals according to Donor standards in Protection work. Guarantee the Ensure qualitative and timely planning, implementation, and monitoring/evaluation of HDPO protection monitoring activities in compliance with Sphere standards and Sudan protection cluster.

The Protection Officer will directly be accountable in the development, administration and implementation of the HDPO protection program in Sudan. The responsibilities and activities of the Protection Officer will be extensive and fluid, depending on the shifting needs of the program, and are likely to include but not be limited to those described below.


 About the job:  

The Protection Officer is responsible for supervising effective protection services, including needs assessments, protection monitoring, community-based activities in line with the project.   

 Duties and responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Ensure – through clear weekly and monthly work plans – protection monitoring, field assessments, community-based activities, especially life-skills, socio-recreational and awareness raising activities, are carried out in a timely, effective and technically sound manner.   

• Supervise the conduct of individual interviews and facilitate participatory protection assessment – applying the Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming approach - to fully understand the displaced population in its diversity, their protection concerns and priorities, and the resources available to them.   

  •Act as focal point for the identification and referral of Vulnerable Individuals and People with Specific Protection Needs for adequate assistance according to HDPO pre-defined criteria and protection cluster referral criteria.   

• Manage individual protection collection of information/data about vulnerability, protection needs and concerns of the targeted population.   

• Ensure that the above-described protection information gathering, sharing and filing are done in accordance with agreed information management system that respects the dignity and ensure the confidentiality of the information cases, including maintaining strict protocols for confidentiality and consent.  

• Update case files on individual developments, following HDPO’s SOPs and ensuring beneficiaries’ data are protected.  

• Conduct follow-up monitoring visits to ensure that needs have been met in an appropriate manner and beneficiary have the opportunity to provide feedback on the assistance received.   

• Ensure dissemination of clear and reliable information on service provision and other preselected key topics.  

• Contribute to the establishment/maintenance of a referral pathway, respectful of the confidentiality principle and HDPO‘s SOPs.  

• Contribute to building the capacities of local actors through involvement in their capacity-building planning, localized protection network meetings and co-facilitating their training sessions.  

• Supervise and coordinate the organization and implementation of community-based activities, especially socio-recreational, life-skills and awareness raising activities, with special emphasis on extremely vulnerable individuals and people with specific needs, with the aim of improving their psychosocial well-being.  

• Prepare and submit activity plans and reports to the team leader/protection manager on agreed schedules.  

• Provide verbal and written feedback to supervisor on progress, lesson learnt, achievements and gaps, issues and problems.  

• Keep a database of the number of beneficiaries per activity in each location, disaggregated by sex   

Liaise with relevant public authorities and service providers in order to foster effective collaboration and encourage national interest and ownership in protection of refugees and other persons of concern.  

• Any other duties as may be assigned by the Line  Manager;  

• Conduct duties in accordance with HDPO’s programming and protection Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);  

• Conduct duties in strict accordance with HDPO Code of Conduct and the principle of confidentiality.  

• Maintain and promote a positive image of HDPO and its activities by explaining what HDPO is doing and why HDPO operates in that way.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Professional Standards:


· The HDPO and HDPO workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the code of Conduct.


Required qualifications:   

·  University degree in human rights, refugee studies, social sciences or other related discipline;  

· Relevant professional experience of three (3-5) years, preferably in emergency and/or development context;  

·   Prior experience or familiarity with     HDPO and/or persons of concern (including internally displaced persons and refugees-returnees) would be a distinct advantage;  

·  Prior experience or familiarity with NGO sector would be an advantage;  

·  Familiarity with international protection and human rights legal standards, with special emphasis on women rights and SGBV, would be a distinct advantage.  

· Good spoken and written English and /Arabic and relevant computer skills.  

·    A high respect to client/organization confidentiality.  

·  Demonstrated interpersonal skills and respect for people with special needs and other vulnerability.  

· Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player.  

·   Experience of work in the UN or NGO or voluntary sector is preferred but not essential.   

 To be successful in this role you must have: Experience in management of a team and excellent analysis and reporting skills; with a high regard toward preserving confidentiality of work-related information and data.

How To Apply: 

 Closing Date: 20-May-2022

-          Applicants may submit their CVs and cover letter with their address; telephone number and contact to:

-         info@hdpointernational.org  





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