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Field Protection Manager


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in 40 countries around the world.  
DRC’s mandate is driven by three global strategic objectives within the DRC Assistance Framework: Saving lives and alleviation of immediate suffering among people affected by conflict, Safeguarding, restoration and development of livelihoods, and, Institutional and organisational change that contributes to protection of people’s rights and peaceful handling of conflict. 
DRC has been operating in Greece since December 2015, providing support to the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy in ensuring dignified reception conditions for refugees and migrants arriving on the island of Lesvos.  In March 2016, DRC expanded its operations in Athens, in response to the changing context and the build-up of refugee population on mainland Greece.  
The Field Protection Manager (FPM) reports to the Area Manager with technical reporting line to the Protection Programme Manager. The FPM manages DRC Larissa protection programme and provides management to DRC protection staff (Protection Monitoring, Legal Aid, Cultural Mediation and CFS) in Larissa, Greece. 
Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Ensure timely and sound implementation of protection activities in relevant sites; 
  • Technical support (Protection) and staff management; 
  • Provide technical support, supervision and guidance to the Protection teams at the field level (incl. development of technical tools and guidance, tailored capacity building plans, trainings and on-the-job coaching and mentoring); 
  • Contribute to preparing sound work-plans for Protection teams in the field; 
  • Ensure that staff adhere to general protection, child protection and GBV best-practices and professional standards and principles through capacity-building and on-the-job support; 
  • Ensure regular update of referral matrix/tools and documentation of FGD forms by Protection staff; 
  • Consolidate protection monitoring reports received from protection staff and draft periodic analysis 
  • Represent DRC in the protection working group meetings at area level (Larissa) 
  • Ensure that indicators to measure impact and performance on protection delivery are met 
Required Qualifications 
To be successful in this role you must have:   
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Protection, with strong and proven experience in protection monitoring 
  • Strong and proven experience in capacity building 
  • Strong and proven experience in management of protection staff 
  • Fluency in written and verbal English is essential 
  • Previous experience in emergency response is essential 
  • Good knowledge of and experience in using inter-agency standards and guidelines on protection 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Be able and willing to spend 75% time in the field (roving between sites) to work with protection team  
Skills & Qualities 
  • Empathy, combined with a genuine desire to improve the quality of the lives of service users 
  • Ability to think on your feet and make decisions under pressure 
  • General administrative skills are needed 
  • Able to remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure 
  • Flexibility to adapt to new roles, tasks and situations; 
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the DRC values and ethical standards 
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback 
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude 
  • Builds strong relationships with PoC and external actors 
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities 
  • Ability to develop collaborative and harmonious relationship with external actors and PoC  
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work schedules. 
We offer 
An interesting job in one of the world’s best NGOs. DRC will offer the successful applicant a 6-month contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work from mid-January 2017 and be willing and able to work in Larissa, Greece.  
The salary level will be placed at A14 for expatriates in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates.  
For more information please refer to under Vacancies. 
General Regulations 
The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework.  
The employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization.  
The employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period.  
The employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization.  
The employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request.  
Application Process 
Then apply for this position on line: 
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. 
Applications close on 8 January 2017. 
Due to the urgency of the position DRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline. 
For vacancy related queries, contact Protection Programme Manager ( ).
Applications sent to these addresses will not be considered – kindly apply online. 
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Larissa
  • Grade: NO-C, National Professional Officer - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
    • Human Rights
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Civil Society
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2017-01-20

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