Protection Coordinator at Danish Refugee Council

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  • Company: Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • State: Addis Ababa Jobs
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: NGO Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description


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 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 Coordinator for Ethiopia will support DRC’s Protection Manager in leading DRC’s protection programming. He/she will provide technical oversight to DRC’s protection project and activities across several field operations, ensuring the improvement and application of harmonised quality standards and support a consistent integration of a rights-based approach into all DRC’s programme activities across the country.

Duties And Responsibilities

Technical Oversight of Protection Programming

·        Ensure that DRC’s emergency protection interventions, specialised assistance such as IPA, GBV activities, community-based protection activities and others are designed, implemented and monitored according to international best practices and standards.

·        Develop, with the Protection manager, the necessary guidelines, SOPs and tools to support the roll out of safe, sensitive and quality protection activities across the field bases. Provide training, coaching, mentoring to support the field teams.

·        Develop, adapt and oversee the roll-out and application of quality measures for DRC’s protection activities, in line with SPHERE standards, the Inter-Agency Minimum Standards for Child Protection, guidelines defined in national coordination forums, and similar.

·        Provide support to protection mainstreaming across the organisation

·        Lead protection assessments to inform program design and strategic direction

Coordination and Representation

·        Represent DRC in protection coordination meetings as agreed with the Protection Manager.

·        Ensure internal coordination and harmonization of DRC protection-related activities with DRC’s Ethiopia and regional protection programs.

·        Support the development of protection networks between DRC protection teams in Ethiopia

·        Promote improved understanding of protection issues among all relevant stakeholders

Monitoring, Reporting, and Development

·        Support the Protection Manager and Head of Programs on planning and designing protection related proposals as relevant.

·        Develop protection-focused program monitoring tools as relevant and upon request.

·        Undertake quality control and site monitoring to ensure that services are provided according to international best standards.

·        Conduct program monitoring as per expected outputs and outcomes.

·        Review project and programme donor’s reports in agreement with the Protection manager

·        Explore new business and partnerships and work closely with the Protection Manager to develop quality proposals, concept notes and budgets

Management and supervision

·        Provide technical supervision to protection staff across DRC’s field sites, in collaboration with the Protection Manager and the Area managers.

·        Contribute to the recruitment and performance management of protection staff as needed.

·        Develop staff capacities on the rights-based approaches, participatory protection assessments and monitoring, and inclusion of vulnerable groups though training, mentoring and coaching.

Conduct and supervise internal and external trainings on protection related issues including protection mainstreaming for DRC staff, partners, and project beneficiaries.

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

·       Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

·       Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

·       Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

·       Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

·       Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum a university or graduate degree in social studies, international development, gender, or other relevant field;
  • 5 years’ work experience within the field of protection
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with INGO’s, UN in IDP/refugee settings in complex emergencies in middle level position.
  • Demonstrated experience in at least one of the following areas: protection monitoring, GBV, Community based protection, provision of specialized services (Case management, IPA, counselling)
  • Experience in emergency context is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating with and supporting national and local authorities as well as humanitarian coordination forums.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently unsupervised.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and adapt in a complex and challenging environment.
  • Experience with capacity building, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with staff members and other stakeholders.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 16th May, 2021
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