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Deputy Protection coordinator

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

 
 
Title: Deputy Protection coordinator 
Location: Addis Ababa with Frequent Field Visits 
Reports to: Protection Coordinator 
Start of Contract & Duration: 1 Year  
Posting date: July 13, 2018 
 
 
 
INTRODUCTION 
 
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 and Djibouti, 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. 
 
 
PURPOSE OF THE JOB 
 
The Deputy Protection Coordinator for Ethiopia and Djibouti will support DRC’s Protection Coordinator in leading DRC's protection programming in Ethiopia and Djibouti. He/she will provide technical oversight to DRC’s protection activities across five 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. 
 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS 
 
 
Technical Oversight and Management of Protection Programming 
 
  • Ensure that DRC's legal protection, SGBV, child protection, and other protection interventions are according to international best practice standards; 
  • Conduct rapid needs assessments to inform program design and strategic direction as well as identify risks and vulnerabilities, including as related to gender, age and disability; 
  • 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; 
  • Conduct and supervise internal and external trainings on protection related issues including protection mainstreaming for DRC staff, partners, and project beneficiaries. 
 
Coordination and Representation 
 
  • Represent DRC in general protection coordination meetings as agreed with the Protection Coordinator; 
  • Ensure internal coordination and harmonization of DRC protection-related activities with DRC's Ethiopia/Djibouti and regional protection programs; 
  • Promote improved understanding of protection issues among all relevant stakeholders and ensure the observance of international protection and humanitarian law standards. 
 
Monitoring, Reporting, and Development 
 
  • Support the Protection coordinator and Head of Programs on protection related proposals as relevant.  
  • Monitor all proposed interventions to ensure that are protection mainstreamed, regardless of sector, in close collaboration with DRC’s grants, M&E and programme staff; 
  • Develop protection-focused program monitoring tools as relevant and upon request; 
  • Undertake quality control and site monitoring to ensure that services provided are according to international best practice standards; 
  • Conduct program monitoring as per expected outputs and outcomes; 
  • Ensure that the design and implementation of protection activities address protection needs of refugees, IDPs, and other vulnerable populations within DRC's mandate, and contribute to the relevant durable solutions; 
  • Ensure that quality assurance systems are developed and applied, with particular reference to the Core Humanitarian Standard and Age, Gender and Disability throughout the program; 
  • Explore new business and partnerships and work closely with the Protection coordinator and the other relevant staff to develop quality proposals, concept notes, and budgets; and 
 
Management and supervision 
 
  • Provide technical supervision to protection staff across DRC’s field sites, in collaboration with the Protection coordinator 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, migration monitoring, and inclusion of vulnerable groups though training, mentoring and coaching. 
 
In this position, you will also be expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies: 
 
Striving for Excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. 
Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback. 
Taking the Lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. 
Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly. 
Demonstrating Integrity: Acting in line with DRC’s vision and values. 
 
 
 
PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS 
 
REQUIRED 
 
  • 4 years' work experience within the field of law or protection, particularly within the field of migrant/IDP/refugee protection; 
  • Several years experience working with international NGO's, UN agencies, relevant ministries and/or local authorities in IDP/migrants/refugee settings in complex emergencies; 
  • 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; 
 
Education: 
 
  • Minimum a university or graduate degree in psychology, law, social work, gender, or other relevant field; 
Languages:  
  • Excellent English writing skills;  
  • French language skills will be an advantage.  
 
 
TO APPLY 
 
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.  
 
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.   
 
Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than July 22, 2018.  
 
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk. 
 
We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit. It is DRC policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all personnel actions, without regard to gender, race, national, clan or tribal origin, religion, age, sex, origin or ancestry, marital status, social status, sexual orientation, or status as a qualified disabled individual. 
 
 
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.
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  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-22

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