Team Leader – Protection Non-profit Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Base
Manager – Rhino Camp
About US:
The Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on
all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the
world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons
(IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of
forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC
works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct
for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Job Summary:    The Team Leader – Protection will have the
primary responsibility for the technical planning and implementation and
participates in District level activities including supporting synergy between
and linking up local and national levels activities; managing multi-stakeholder
engagement platforms at district level including the CSOs, and any identified
stakeholders in order to maintain and further enhance the protection ideology. 
The post holder may
be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of
humanitarian crisis.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Coordination and
  • Develop relationships with a range of key stakeholders including
    donors, Local Government and other stakeholders.
  • Representation of DRC and active participation in the local
    Protection Sector and relevant sub-sectors/working groups.
  • Close co-ordination of project implementation with partners (UN
    agencies and national/international NGOs), including referrals, protection
    gap analysis, advocacy.
  • Maintain/establish rapport with government authorities, UN agencies,
    international and local NGOs as required.
Project development
and implementation
  • Responsible for initiating concept papers and proposal development
    on the thematic areas of protection, conflict management, child protection
    and GBV in particular. Also identify protection gaps with a view to
    generating ideas for future projects with strong beneficiary impact.
  • Take lead to develop new thematic areas according to the analysis of
    the protection situation and risks.
  • Responsible for the development of detailed project implementation
    plans, budgets and funding proposals at the field level under the
    supervision of the Base Manager and in coordination with the Protection
    Sector Coordinator, Senior Protection Programme Manager, and the Programme
    Development department and MEAL Coordinator.
  • Provide technical support, and link DRC Rhino camp programme to
    relevant protection standards, protection mainstreaming and ensuring a
    rights-based approach to all programming.
  • Ensure that a common strategy, approach and tools are developed for
    all protection components across DRC’s multi-sectoral Programmes in Rhino
  • Work closely with all Managers to maximize programme output and
  • Coordinate planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of
    protection- related projects in Rhino Camp.
  • Make sure that projects adhere to protection standards and
    principles as well as DRC guidelines and accountability standards.
  • Develop and implement advocacy strategy based on assessment of
    protection situation and risks.
  • In collaboration with the Base Manager and Sector Coordinator,
    prepare quality and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
Grants Management
and Reporting
  • Manage and oversee all protection grants in Rhino camp; develop and
    maintain implementation and procurement plans for all projects.
  • In collaboration with the Base Manager prepare quality and timely
    monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Ensuring effective implementation of M&E systems throughout the
    lifetime of the project.
  • Manage the project budget; oversee all budget expenditures and
    ensure they are allowable and allocable according to donor regulations;
    review monthly Budget Follow Up (BFU) and implementation tracking tool and
    collaborate with the Finance department to ensure accurate expenditures
    and reporting.
  • Actively participate and prepare all documents in advance of the BFU
    and implementation tracking meetings.
Staff development
and management
  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the protection and
    community services staff in Rhino camp.
  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets and appraise them
    based on the set targets.
  • Conduct training needs assessments of all protection-related staff
    and make recommendations.
  • Conduct periodic field visits to support field staffs through
    technical back stopping and to train duty bearers.
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct, Values, and principles of
Logistics /Finance
  • Monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and
    provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.
  • Liaise with DRC Administration, Logistics, and Finance Departments
    and the Base Manager to ensure smooth operation of the field office.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Team Leader
    – Protection job placement should hold a University degree in Law, social
    sciences, development studies, guidance and counselling or relevant
  • Post graduate training in project planning and management; human
    rights is an asset
  • Seven years’ experience working with refugees, vulnerable communities,
    basic needs and distribution programming experience, and/or advocacy
  • Good understanding of protection information management to improve
    protection outcomes;
  • Understanding of gender, protection and human rights;
  • Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugee
    operation with wide Knowledge in SASA methodology;
  • Experience of working with UN or NonGovernmental
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and
  • Excellent computer skills especially in excel and data base
  • Good organizational and management skills.
  • Excellent reporting and analytical skills
  • Familiarity with Monitoring & Evaluation for UN-funded projects
  • Strong research skills will be an added advantage
  • Languages: Fluent
    in English-writing and speaking. Knowledge of the local languages spoken
    in the operation area is an asset.        
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the link below
Deadline: 31st December 2018
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