Protection Team Leader at Danish Refugee Council

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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.

Project Background

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is leading a £21 million programme to protect would-be migrants and refugees from unsafe irregular migration through and from Ethiopia. The 4-year programme, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), is anticipated to be innovative, cross-sectoral and solutions-oriented with strong emphasis on research, learning and adaptive management.

Overall Purpose Of The Role:

The Protection Team Leader will be responsible for leading protection focused program activities refugee camps. The Protection Team Leader will be responsible for the day-to-day technical supervision and line management of protection staff in field locations and will work closely with the Protection Coordinator based in Shire to ensure implementation of activities under the Ethiopia Migration Programme


  • Ensure high quality day-to-day technical management and implementation of program activities in field location with adherence to technical guidelines and programme workplans. Activities will emphasize protection-related refugee outreach and engagement, with a particular emphasis on refugee youth engagement.
  • Lead in field level activity reporting against relevant indicators and maintain accurate and comprehensive files of activities, outputs, materials, and other relevant documentation.
  • Manage Program Officers and Protection Assistants, supporting respectful and positive working relationships for the effective implementation of activities. This is to be achieved through leadership, team building, day-to-day support and capacity-building.
  • With guidance from the Protection Coordinator engage in planning and requesting procurement of program related goods and services. Lead the recruitment of field staff such as assistants and casual workers and refugee incentive workers.
  • Manage field staff including developing regular work plans, conducting performance evaluations and providing supervision and guidance.
  • Support the Protection Coordinator and Technical Team in providing capacity building, and take initiative to identify gaps and request support for the protection team, as needed.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with key stakeholders, and represent DRC by actively participating in coordination meetings, working groups and any other meetings as requested.

Job Requirements

Experience and Technical Competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Minimum 2 years of experience with 1 year in mid-level position, with experience in the field of humanitarian response and refugee/IDP protection working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant ministry or local authority.
  • Experience working with displaced and/or conflict affected populations, such as refugees or IDP, with a focus on protection.
  • Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines.

Education (include certificates, licenses etc.):

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

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Excellent verbal and written proficiency in English. Knowledge of Amharic and Tigrigna.

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Acting in line with DRC’s vision and values

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closing date : March 24, 2020.

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