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Protection Team Leader

North Governorate (Lebanon)

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: North Governorate (Lebanon)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2020-03-31

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The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

Operating since 2004 in Lebanon, DRC has addressed the needs and rights of vulnerable populations, working initially with Palestinian refugees (since 2004), Iraqi refugees (2007-2010), Lebanese IDPs (during the 2006 conflict), migrant domestic workers (since 2009) and, since 2011, responding to the Syrian refugee crisis.

DRC Lebanon is currently delivering programming in protection, housing, infrastructure, basic assistance, livelihoods, and community development interventions. This myriad programming seeks to address the immediate needs of displaced populations and concurrently support vulnerable host populations. DRC has five offices spread throughout Lebanon in, Beirut, the Bekaa, Saida, Tripoli and Qobayat.


About the job

The Protection Team Leader (TL) has the overall responsibility for managing, supervising and coordinating DRC Protection activities in North Lebanon. The Protection Team Leader (TL) will be responsible for the day-to-day staff management and the management of the protection programming while ensuring quality implementation and donor compliance. The Protection TL contribute to the development of DRC protection programming in North Lebanon.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Lead and manage the protection team (including people planning, performance, well-being and development)
  • In collaboration with the Protection Coordinator, provide technical support, supervision and guidance to the protection team. Ensure that staff adhere to best-practices and professional standards and principles through capacity-building and on-the-job coaching
  • Maintain updated job descriptions, conduct interviews, orient new staff to the DRC and the Protection program and monitor staff working hours, complete performance review with staff, ensure respect of DRC Code of Conduct
  • Suggests adjustments of the protection dedicated teams according to evolving needs and programming.

Project development and grants management

  • Develop and undertake needs assessments to inform program design and strategic direction. Conduct frequent rapid needs assessment of the situation in the event of emergency in collaboration with other stakeholders to address related problems.
  • With the support of the Protection Coordinator and Area Program Managers, prepare grants’ proposals to secure follow on or expansion funding for the protection program as per identified needs and in line with the Protection strategy;
  • Ensure the submission of timely, accurate and well-written donor reports and other reporting requirements of protection programming (incl. Donors’ reports and Activity info);

Programming & Operations

  • Ensure efficient and effective program implementation while developing and following the work plan, developing projects tools and providing technical inputs
  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/reports and proposals and budgets for donors
  • Ensures with the Area Program Manager, field managers and the Safety team that protection activities are organized in a way that guarantees safety of beneficiary families, partners and DRC staff involved (i.e. confidentiality).


  • Support the monitoring of financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-up;
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas and Initiate procurements and ensure their execution.
  • Oversee and ensure achievements of targets according to DRC and donors’ requirements through overall management of the protection programming and ensure analysis of results and guide protection staff to use these results to enhance program effectiveness and quality.
  • Ensure that the Protection assistance programme is compliant with DRC accountability principles.

Coordination, representation and communication

  • Collaborate with relevant internal and external technical experts on sector relevant issues
  • Represent DRC at meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings and ensure integration with other DRC sectors
  • Support the communication team in Beirut by identifying case studies, videos, photographs and production communication materials in the field
  • Producing materials for programmatic purposes, local events, and communication with beneficiaries and field stakeholders.

Conduct any other duties as agreed with the National Protection Coordinator, Area Program Manager or the Area Manager.

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to have a University degree or higher education in law, social work, Psychology, gender studies, or another related field. Moreover, we also expect the following: 


  • Minimum 3 years of management experience at a mid to senior level, preferably with experience in the field of humanitarian response and refugee protection working for an international NGO, UN agency, relevant ministry, or local authority.
  • Minimum 3 years of practical experience in sector area working for an INGO
  • Thorough understanding of best practices and strategies in protection programming (protection    monitoring, general protection, GBV, Child protection)
  • Proven management skills and a competence in people management
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Full professional proficiency in English and fluency in Arabic is a must

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies: 

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. 
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly. 
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.  

We offer

  • Contract length: 6 months
  • Band/Level: Band G-management, Level 1
  • Monthly Basic Salary: 2,700 USD (depending on years of experience)
  • Duty Station:  NOL
  • Start date: First of April 2020

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals; please refer to under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact

Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button or go to under current vacancies.

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email to Dolene Khairallah will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 31st of March 2020, interviews are expected to take place on rolling basis.  

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For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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