Deadline: 16 June, 2022

Location: Dimma, Gambella, Ethiopia

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the role of Protection Manager.

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


  • Participate in coordination forums at a regional level, representing DRC protection programme, as needed, including the representation of interests of DRC office in Dimma office
  • Work closely with the Gambella protection manager to ensure representation through Gambella-level coordination forums
  • Provide technical oversight of protection work to ensure all activities, including child protection, protection monitoring, early childhood care and development, legal aid, and youth empowerment interventions, are implemented in compliance with core protection principles and DRC guidelines
  • Contribute in the design and contextualisation of all project guidelines and tools according to international standards and best practices, ensuring technical rigor and the consistent application of DRC’s protection approaches, methods and tools
  • Promote improved understanding of protection issues among relevant stakeholders and ensure the observance of international humanitarian and human right’s laws and protection standards
  • 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
  • Technically lead protection needs assessments, as needed, including developing appropriate tools to inform programme design as well as identify risks and vulnerabilities, including those related to gender, age and diversity
  • Develop and facilitate trainings and workshops for staff and other stakeholders
  • Ensure that protection is mainstreamed in other DRC sectors
  • Collaborate closely with country office protection manager to ensure technical rigor and the consistent application of DRC’s protection approaches, methods and tools
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of Ethiopia’s protection programming through active and ongoing participation in and contribution to strategic planning meetings and development of strategic documents
  • Oversee implementation of project as per project documents
  • Support implementation and ensure adherence to grant work plans, spending plans and monitoring and evaluation plans
  • Develop programme and monitoring tools in collaboration with MEAL teams
  • Ensure the timely and quality delivery of all protection related organisational and donor project report and contribute to other related project updates and input  to project monitoring tools
  • Ensure appropriate financial and project documentation on all project activities in collaboration with the area manager, DRC finance and logistics team
  • Undertake quality control and site monitoring to ensure that services provided are according to international standards and best practices
  • Contribute to organisational monitoring and evaluation requirements to ensure project quality, relevance and accountability to DRC’s beneficiaries


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Law, Social Work, International Development, or a related field
  • Three years, minimum, of experience in mid- to management-level position
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of humanitarian protection, preferably working for an NGO, UN agency, or relevant ministry or local authority
  • Substantial strong staff and project management experience
  • Experience with design and implementation of protection interventions
  • Proven commitment to accountability and quality assurance
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Experience with capacity building, and organising and facilitating trainings and workshops
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with staff members and other stakeholders
  • Experience working in cross-cultural, multi-sector, insecure, and/or remote environments
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in adverse conditions
  • Commitment to learning and implementing organisational policies and procedures
  • Full Microsoft Office proficiency

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid


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