Protection and Community Services Coordinator Non-profit Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish Refugee
Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Area Manager
About Us:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian
organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36
countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and
internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable
solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian
principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on
Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Job Summary: The Protection
and Community Services Coordinator will be tasked with the technical planning
and implementation and participate in District level activities including
supporting synergy between and linking up local and national levels activities;
managing multi-stakeholder engagement platforms at district level including the
CSOs, and any identified stakeholders in order to maintain and further enhance
the protection ideology. The post holder may be called upon as and when
necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis
Key Duties and
Coordination and Representation:
  • Build relationships with a range of key
    stakeholders including donors, Local Government and other stakeholders.
  • Tasked with representation of DRC and
    active participation in the local Protection Sector and relevant
    sub-sectors/working groups.
  • Work in close co-ordination of project
    implementation with partners (UN agencies and national/international
    NGOs), including referrals, protection gap analysis, advocacy.
  • Maintain/establish rapport with government
    authorities, UN agencies, international and local NGOs as required.
Project development and Implementation:
  • In charge of initiating concept papers and
    proposal development on the thematic areas of protection, conflict
    management, child protection and GBV in particular. Also identify
    protection gaps with a view to generating ideas for future projects with
    strong beneficiary impact.
  • Steer the development of new thematic
    areas according to the analysis of the protection situation and risks.
  • Responsible for the development of
    detailed project implementation plans, budgets and funding proposals at
    the field level under the supervision of the project Manager and in
    coordination at national level with the Senior Protection Programme
    Manager, and the Programme Development and M&E Officer.
  • Offer technical support, and link DRC
    Rhino camp programme to relevant protection standards, protection
    mainstreaming and ensuring a rights-based approach to all programming.
  • Ensure that a common strategy, approach
    and tools are developed for all protection components across DRC’s
    multi-sectoral programmes in Rhino camp.
  • Work closely with Project
    Manager/Programme Managers to maximize programme output and impact.
  • The jobholder will also coordinate
    planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of protection- related
    projects in Rhino Camp.
  • Ensure that projects adhere to protection
    standards and principles as well as DRC guidelines and accountability
  • Formulate and implement advocacy strategy
    based on assessment of protection situation and risks.
  • Work in close collaboration with the
    Project Manager/Head of Office prepare quality and timely monthly,
    quarterly and annual reports.
Grants Management and Reporting:
  • Manage and oversee all protection grants
    in Rhino camp; develop and maintain implementation and procurement plans
    for all projects.
  • Work in close collaboration with the
    Project Manager/Head of Office prepare quality and timely monthly,
    quarterly and annual reports.
  • Ensuring effective implementation of
    M&E systems throughout the lifetime of the project.
  • Manage the project budget; oversee all
    budget expenditures and ensure they are allowable and allocable according
    to donor regulations; review monthly Budget Follow Up (BFU) and
    implementation tracking tool and collaborate with the Finance department
    to ensure accurate expenditures and reporting.
  • Actively participate and prepare all
    documents in advance of the BFU and implementation tracking meetings.
Staff Development and Management:
  • Provide technical and programmatic
    leadership for the protection and community services staff in Rhino camp.
  • Develop staff performance measurement and
    targets and appraise them based on the set targets.
  • Carry out training needs assessments of
    all protection-related staff and make recommendations.
  • Conduct periodic field visits to support
    field staffs through technical back stopping and to train duty bearers.
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct, Values, and
    principles of accountability.
Logistics /Finance:
  • Regularly monitor financial commitments
    and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget
    follow ups.
  • Work closely with DRC Administration,
    Logistics, and Finance Departments and the Project Manager/Head of Office
    to ensure smooth operation of the field office.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the Danish Refugee
    Council (DRC) Protection and Community Services Coordinator career
    opportunity must hold a University degree in Law, social sciences,
    development studies, guidance and counselling or relevant fields;
  • Possession of a Post graduate training in
    project planning and management;
  • At least eight years’ experience working
    with refugees, vulnerable communities, basic needs and distribution
    programming experience, and/or advocacy programs;
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of
    protection information management to improve protection outcomes;
  • Broad understanding of gender, protection
    and human rights;
  • Previous experience in protection
    interventions in line with Refugees operation with wide Knowledge in SASA
  • Experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations;
  • Good communication skills and ability to
    conduct training and awareness;
  • Computer skills;
  • Good organizational and management skills.
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken in
    the operation area (Arua) is an asset.
  • Familiarity with Monitoring &
    Evaluation for UN-funded projects desired.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send
their applications including;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you
    explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the
    qualities and qualifications criteria and salary expectations.
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages).
    The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant
    training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant
Please send your cover letter, updated CV and academic certificates by
email to
with the subject line as “Protection and Community Services Coordinator – Rhino
Deadline: 8th March 2017
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