Child Protection Officer (PSS)

Vacancy for the Post: Child Protection Officer (PSS)

Company Name: Danish Refugee Council

Job description: The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), one of the world’s leading NGOs, with a focus on responding to displacement, have 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. In 2018, DRC started implementing aid projects in support of the host communities most affected by the influx of refugees. As a key part of this, DRC opened a main office in Cox’s Bazar, and a support/liaison office in Dhaka.


DRC’s Child Protection activities in Cox’s Bazar include Community Based Child Protection Programming, Case Management and Psychosocial Support activities with children and adolescents, and awareness-raising activities in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar district. DRC’s Child Protection Program operates in close collaboration and coordination with DRC’s General Protection and GBV Program activities, as well as with Shelter/NFI and Site Management (SMS) programs.

The DRC Child Protection Psychosocial Support Officer, under the direct supervision of Child Protection Team Leader-PSS in Cox’s Bazar, is primarily responsible for providing psychosocial support (individual or group) to the project beneficiaries and targeted communities, support to case management child, referrals and follow-up, awareness raising, liaising with Government and other key stakeholders, and conducting trainings.


  • Provide individual and group psychosocial support (individual and group) to the project beneficiaries in project targeted refugee communities and/or at the DRC Child Protection multi-purpose Hub (community center) in refugee camps.
  • Ensure professional psychological assessment and support for all beneficiary cases, and closely monitor and document the psychological recovery of cases.
  • Provide referral of beneficiaries for additional assistance, as needed, to internal and external service providers.
  • Conduct psychosocial information awareness raising sessions in the targeted communities.
  • Engage the children and adult of the community in discussions around children’s rights and gender-based violence.
  • Set up a monitoring system to evaluate the effectiveness and the impact of the planned individual and group psychological support on the beneficiaries.
  • Support/give training to DRC staff on how to identify signs of possible abuse affecting the children at the center and encountered through outreach and awareness raising activities.
  • Support/give training to other local actors and community members on Psychological First Aid (PFA), identification and referral of persons in need of psychosocial support, including principles of working with children and survivors.
  • Provide support in needs assessment surveys for future protection programming.
  • Submit weekly progress reports of the activities to line manager.
  • Perform other relevant duties, as needed, or requested.


  • At least 2 years of work experience in psychological/psychosocial counselling, preferably with refugees.
  • Demonstrated strong experience working with vulnerable clients, including survivors of SGBV and victims of child abuse.
  • Strong knowledge of child-friendly interviewing techniques and communicating with children.
  • Familiarity with IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings.
  • Understanding the psychosocial support needs of refugees in refugee camps.


  • University degree in Psychology, Social Sciences, or relevant areas.


  • Fluent in spoken English and strong writing/reporting skills in English.


  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.


  • Type of contract: National
  • Employment Band: H
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Duty station: Cox’s Bazar
  • Closing Date for Application: 17th July 2021 (23:59 CPH Time)

WHAT WE OFFER * Excellent Working Environment and Opportunity to Growth

  • Various learning and development platforms
  • Two Bonus per Year
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Mobile Allowance
  • Leave Encashment
  • Group life Insurance including Family
  • Dental and Optical Benefits

APPLICATION PROCESS * Applications must be submitted through the mentioned link on the page by clicking on Apply Button.

  • All applicants must send a cover letter along with an updated CV (we encourage CV no longer than four pages) in English.
  • Mentioning three referees’ details of your present supervisor and HR along with past employment’s supervisor with CV.

Note: Applications sent by email will not be considered. In addition, DRC doesn’t charge any fee for any of its recruitment process & believes in equal opportunity in employment regardless.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website:


It has been brought to the attention of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) that there have been instances of fraudulent job offers, purporting to be from DRC in Bangladesh. These offers reportedly concern fraudulent employment opportunities to applicants asking for money. DRC would like to stipulate that the organization never charges or accepts any money from job seekers during the recruitment process. DRC recommends that you do not respond to unsolicited offers of employment.

Expected salary:

Location: Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong

Job date: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 03:25:28 GMT

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