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Protection Team Leader

Danish Refugee Council

  • Job id: 6248
  • Job Viewed: 23
  • Job Deadline: Jun 20, 2019

Job Overview

  • Project-Manager
  • Full Time
  • xxxx
  • Jijiga, Somali
  • Senior-Level-Experienced
  • Jun 20, 2019

Job Description

Title: Protection Team Leader

 Location:  Jijiga

Employment Category-G

Reports to: Protection Manager

Direct reports: 2 officers and 2 Assistants

Start of Contract & Duration:  1o Months

Posting date: May 20, 2019



The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.


The Protection Team Leader will be responsible for leading the Regional Development and protection project I in Kebribayah, Awbarre and Sheder refuee camps and their respective host communities in Fafan zone in Somali region. The Protection Team Leader will be responsible for the day-to-day technical implementation, supervision and management of the Protection and energy teams deployed in the field locations to ensure the accuracy and the technical rigor of the activities implemented. The Protection Team Leader will work closely with DRC’s Protection Manager to ensure effective, relevant and holistic energy and protection programming delivering activities in line with protection standards and country office protection strategy. Furthermore, the Protection Team Leader is expected to provide support to the project cycle management, proposal development and program strategy as well as handle external relationships with stakeholders  like ARRA, UNHCR, Regional government line Bureaus and of course with wider CRRF



Technical Support:

  • Providing technical guidance to the protection and energy officers to ensure quality and adherence to national and international protection standards and guidelines.
  • Develop and deliver protection  and energy training for staff and beneficiaries, including Access to justice, migration trainings
  • Lead or contribute to assessments and mappings, and identify protection mainly access to justice, legal aid and legal support needs.
  • Support in the development of protection and energy and assessment tools
  • Technically guide the implementation and Training of relevant duty-bearers and other stakeholders in international protection standards for refugees, migrants, and other displaced persons including topics
  • Conduct an awareness-raising campaign on migration options and risks for refugee and host communities, such as in schools and at community gatherings, using locally relevant communication mechanisms
  • Supporting protection programme development, including project design and developing of proposals


General Management and Support:

  • Manage and technically supervise the Protection Officers and provide leadership, day-to-day support and guidance. Build the capacity of protection staff through mentoring and training.
  • Promote team building and contribute to a respective and positive working environment.
  • Plan and oversee the Protection team and protection activities, producing work and activity plans, and coordinating inputs from DRC’s supporting units, particularly logistics and finance.
  • In collaboration with the Protection Manager, ensuring implementation of protection activities according to programme commitments.
  • Identify training and capacity building opportunities for protection staff and ensure that all protection staff are conversant with protection concepts, DRC's code of conduct, humanitarian principles, accountability, and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse.
  • In coordination with supervisor liaise with governmental officials, international and national organization and site structures on DRC’s behalf.
  • Attending and contribute to relevant coordination mechanisms.
  • Ensuring appropriate financial reporting on all project activities, in cooperation with the Protection Manager and DRC finance and administration staff.
  • Ensure that ethical and statistically-sound data collection and protection-related information management systems are in place and used for analysis, planning, evaluation, and advocacy.



  • Compile and provide weekly and monthly reporting on all protection and energy activities, developments in the external context and humanitarian situation, and on project implementation progress.  This includes submitting weekly and monthly report to the M&E and to external partners.
  • Contribute to donor report and external report developments.
  • Provide ongoing general monitoring of the operating context to ensure relevance and accountability to DRC's beneficiary populations.
  • Maintaining accurate and comprehensive files of project activities, outputs, materials, and other relevant documentation;

Job Requirements

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in an entry to mid level position, with experience in the field of humanitarian and development  response and refugee/host protection working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant ministry or local authority.
  • Experience in project and staff management is a requirement
  • Hands-on experience with protection  mainly on legal aid service providers to expand services to refugee and host community clients is highly preferable
  • Experience working with  improve standard operating procedures (SOPs) for access to justice related to protection referral mechanisms
  • Strong analytical and writing skills, with the ability to produce well-written and succinct written documents for external use.
  • Strong planning, organization and problem solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding work environment.
  • Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Experience of working in  a development setting.
  • Strong inter personal skills and Staff management skills
  • Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures. 

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

  • Bachelor degree in social sciences, law, social work, international development, or other relevant field from a recognized institution. 
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Languages: (indicate fluency level) 

  • Excellent verbal and written proficiency in Amharic, Somali and English

How To Apply


Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. 

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than June 2, 2019.

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics

We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.    

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