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

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Head of Office
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 technical planning and implementation and
participates 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 Responsibilities:  
Coordination and Representation:
  • Build relationships
    with a range of key stakeholders including donors, Local Government and other
    stakeholders.
  • Representation of DRC
    and active participation in the local Protection Sector and relevant
    sub-sectors/working groups.
  • 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:
  • Responsible for
    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.
  • Take lead to develop
    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 M&E Officer.
  • Provide technical
    support, and link DRC Kyaka II 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 Kyaka II/ Rhino Camp
  • Work in liaison with
    Project Manager/Programme Managers to maximize programme output and
    impact.
  • Coordinate planning,
    implementation, monitoring and evaluation of protection- related projects
    in Kyaka II/ Rhino Camp
  • Make sure that
    projects adhere to protection standards and principles as well as DRC
    guidelines and accountability standards.
  • Develop 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 Kyaka II; develop and maintain implementation and
    procurement plans for all projects.
  • In 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
    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
    Kyaka II.
  • Develop staff
    performance measurement and targets and appraise them based on the set
    targets.
  • Conduct 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:
  • Monitor financial commitments
    and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget
    follow ups.
  • Liaise 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 Experience:
  • The ideal candidate
    for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Protection and Community Services
    Coordinator job placement must hold a University degree in Law, social
    sciences, development studies, guidance and counseling 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;
  • Broad knowledge and
    understanding of protection information management to improve protection
    outcomes;
  • Understanding of
    gender, protection and human rights;
  • Experience in
    protection interventions in line with Refugees operation with wide
    Knowledge in SASA methodology;
  • Previous experience of
    working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations;
  • Good communication
    skills and ability to conduct training and awareness;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Good organizational
    and management skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested 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
  • 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 references.
All applications should be sent to administrator@drcuganda.org clearly
indicating position name in the subject line.
Deadline: 26th March 2018
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