Danish Refugee Council

Deadline: 22 February, 2021

Location: Djibouti, Ethiopia

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is seeking to fill the role of Protection Team Leader.

DRC provides direct assistance to conflict-affected populations, including refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).


  • Provide technical guidance to the protection officers to ensure quality and adherence to national and international protection standards and guidelines
  • Develop and deliver protection training for staff and beneficiaries, including PFA and protection monitoring training
  • Lead or contribute to assessments and mappings, and identify protection needs
  • Support in the development of protection monitoring and assessment tools
  • Technically guide the implementation of Individual protection assistance, protection monitoring and community-based protection activities
  • Support protection programme development, including project design and development of proposals
  • 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 the DRC supporting units, particularly logistics and finance
  • In collaboration with the protection manager, ensure implementation of protection activities according to programme commitments
  • Identify training and capacity building opportunities for protection staff and ensure 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 organisation and site structures on DRC’s behalf
  • Attend and contribute to relevant coordination mechanisms
  • Ensure appropriate financial reporting on all project activities in cooperation with the protection manager and DRC finance and administration staff
  • Ensure ethical and statistically-sound data collection and protection-related information management systems are in place and used for analysis, planning, evaluation, and advocacy


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Law, Social Work, International Development, or a related field from a recognised institution
  • Four years, minimum, of experience in entry or mid-level position, with experience in the field of humanitarian response and refugee/IDP protection
  • Experience in project and staff management
  • Experience with protection monitoring (highly preferable)
  • Experience in working with displaced and/or conflict-affected populations, such as refugees or IDP, with a focus on protection (child protection and/or SGBV)
  • Strong analytical and writing skills, with ability to produce well-written and succinct written documents for external use
  • Strong planning, organisation 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 an emergency setting
  • Strong interpersonal and staff management skills
  • Commitment to learning and implementing organisational policies and procedures

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