Danish Refugee Council Recruitment 2018 for Protection Tueam Leader – Jobs in Ethiopia

Danish Refugee Council Recruitment 2018 for Protection Tueam Leader – Jobs in Ethiopia

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the Danish Refugee Council Recruitment 2018. Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

Danish Refugee Council Recruitment 2018

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 lead DRC’s protection programme in Okugo Refugee Camp, Gambella where DRC is implementing a comprehensive protection programme including Child Protection, Youth Empowerment, and GBV Prevention and Response. The team leader will plan and oversee the implementation of project activities, provide technical guidance and day to day supervision of the protection team, take the lead in developing and planning new interventions and engage with key stakeholders. The Protection Team Leader will work closely with the other sectors ensuring  protection is mainstreamed and lead the relevant protection programming to ensure compliance with protection standards.

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Provide technical guidance to protection staff  to ensure quality and adherence to national and international protection standards and guidelines as well as DRC protection policies.

Mentor, supervise and build the capacity of protection officers and facilitate team building

Plan and oversee protection activities, including developing and following up on implementation of work plans and program commitments

Design and plan interventions in Child Protection (Case Management, CFS and Community Engagement and ECCD), Youth Empowerment and GBV Prevention and Response, including developing relevant tools in close coordination with the Addis based Protection coordinator to ensure a standardize approach

Ensure protection mainstreaming and facilitate collaboration and integration with DRC shelter and livelihoods programmes

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

Develop and deliver trainings and workshops for staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders

Lead or contribute to protection assessments, mapping, identification and documentation of protection needs

Monitor project activities and develop relevant monitoring tools in collaboration with the MEAL officer

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

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Support protection programme development, including project design and developing of proposals

Draft and contribute to project reports and project update

Compile and submit weekly and monthly reports and other reports requested by the protection sector

In coordination with supervisor liaise with governmental officials, international and national organizations and camp structures on DRC’s behalf;

Attend and contribute to relevant coordination mechanisms.

Ensure appropriate financial documentation on all project activities in collaboration with the Deputy Area Manager, DRC finance and logistics team


In this position, you will also be expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

Striving for Excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

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.

Job Requirements



Minimum 4 years of experience in a mid -level position, preferably with experience in the NGO field.

Experience working with displaced populations such as refugees or IDP with focus on protection (Child Protection and /or SGBV).

Experience in case management is desirable

Strong planning, organization and problem -solving skills with ability to work independently and within a team in a demanding working environment

Experience working in emergency or humanitarian setting

Experience in project management

Strong inter-personal skills and staff management skills.

Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure

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Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.

Ability to work as a member of a team essential

Full proficiency in Microsoft Office.


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


Excellent verbal and written proficiency in Amharic 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 July 29, 2018.

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

We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit. It is DRC policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all personnel actions, without regard to gender, race, national, clan or tribal origin, religion, age, sex, origin or ancestry, marital status, social status, sexual orientation, or status as a qualified disabled individual.



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