Team Leader – Protection NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:             Team Leader – Protection
Organisation:  Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station:   Uganda
Reports to: Base Manager – Rhino/Imvepi
About US:
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 Team Leader –
Protection will have the primary responsibility for the 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
district community development officers, 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: 
and representation
·       Build relationships with
a range of key stakeholders including donors, Local Government and other
·       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.
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 Country Protection Coordinator,
Programme Manager and M&E Officer.
·       Provide technical
support, and link DRC Imvepi programme to relevant protection standards,
protection mainstreaming and ensuring a rights-based approach to all
·       Ensure that a common
strategy, approach and tools are developed for all protection components across
DRC’s multi-sectoral programmes in Imvepi.
·       Work closely with
Programme Manager to maximize programme output and impact.
·       Coordinate planning,
implementation, monitoring and evaluation of protection- related projects in
·       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.
·       In collaboration with
the Project Manager/Head of Office prepare quality and timely monthly,
quarterly and annual reports.
Management and Reporting
·       Manage and oversee all protection
grants in Imvepi, 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 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
development and management
·       Provide technical and
programmatic leadership for the protection and community services staff in
·       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.
·       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 applicant must hold
a University degree in Law, social sciences, development studies, guidance and
counselling or relevant fields;
·       Post graduate training
in project planning and management.
·       At least three years’
experience working with refugees, vulnerable communities, basic needs and
distribution programming experience, and/or advocacy programs;
·       Good 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
·       Experience of working
with UN or Non
·       Good communication
skills and ability to conduct training and awareness;
·       Computer skills;
Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
·       Good organizational and
management skills.
·       Familiarity with
Monitoring & Evaluation for UN-funded projects desired.
·       Languages:  Knowledge of the local languages spoken by
Person of Concern in the operation area is an asset.
How to Apply:
candidates should send their online applications at the link below.
Deadline: 17thJanuary
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