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Protection Manager

Tripoli (Libya)

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Tripoli (Libya)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-17

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Protection Manager

Tripoli, Libya


Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Protection Manager to lead our Protection programming in Tripoli, Libya.  

DRC has been operating in Libya since 2011 and is currently present in Tripoli, Benghazi and Sabah – with a coordination office in Tunis, Tunisia. DRC Libya focuses primarily on lifesaving activities for conflict-affected populations, through the provision of integrated and principled humanitarian assistance, services and advocacy – as well as broader programming focusing on longer-term and transitional solutions for people in protracted displacement situations. DRC Libya works with refugees, IDPs, returnees and host communities strengthening cohesion and resilience with protection, cash, livelihoods, shelter/WASH, education/risk education, and humanitarian mine action and peacebuilding programmes. The operation has around 200 employees (of which 30 are international staff) with a total annual budget of around USD 15 million.

About the job

The Protection Manager is responsible for the effective implementation of DRC’s program of protection and humanitarian assistance. The position provides technical guidance and leadership in all aspects of the management of the program, including project implementation, planning and supervision of activities, coordination with partners and stakeholders, management of staff and local partners, monitoring and reporting.

 Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Overall implementation of the Protection programming and monitoring of the protective environment, flagging up key protection risks/challenges to Area Manager and Protection Coordinator to either advocate or adjusts DRC Tripoltania’s overall response.
  • Oversee the development of DRC’s community-based protection strategy for IDPs, returnees and migrants, applying sound community-based methodologies by managing outreach, participatory programs, and coordination of internal and external stakeholders. Further ensuring that gender mainstreaming and conflict sensitivity are included into and guiding the programming strategy.
  • Recruit, manage and supervise protection team leaders, specialist and officers. Oversee the planning of tasks on a daily basis and provide technical guidance and oversight to all protection staff on a wide-range of protection activities such as protection monitoring, IPAs, case management, referral mechanism, alternatives to detention, community-based protection, and information management.  
  • Ensuring effective financial management of the programme. To this end, plan and authorize expenditures as per existing budgets, review transactions and and BFUs, produce budget forecasts and cash flow projections for any variations affecting donor contracts.
  • Supervise the effective collection, management and consolidation of program-related data to ensure accurate and timely reporting. Monitor program objectives, outputs, indicators and activities in order to ensure that the team remains on track as per agreed donor commitments.
  • Represent DRC’s protection programming with external actor and coordinate activities and planning at the technical and operational level with other consortium members to ensure effective collaboration and synergies on the implementation of projects within the sector. To this end, contribute to the joint planning of activities and services referrals pathways.

About you


  • To be successful in this role we expect you to have at least 5-years’ experience working in Protection for international humanitarian organizations in complex conflict settings, including as a minimum 3-years’ experience in a managerial capacity

Moreover, we also expect the following:



  • Previous experience working in context of mixed migration flows and internal displacement with good knowledge of the protection issues affecting people in a situation of forced displacement or migration
  • Solid experience in project development and management; including ability to lead on assessments, design, implementation, monitoring;  including planning and delivery monitoring and reporting
  • Excellent technical knowledge of protection standards and principles and demonstrated capacity to develop effective responses to identified protection needs and in accordance with the relevant frameworks 
  • Excellent demonstrated skills managing large teams in rapidly changing environments.
  • University degree in a relevant subject, such as human rights law, refugee law, humanitarian affairs, migration, international relations and/or international development.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English



  • Master’s degree in a relevant subject
  • Knowledge of Arabic


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 uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.


We offer

Contract length: 12 months

Band: Management F

Designation of Duty Station: Unaccompanied, non-family duty station

Start date: 12th of June 2021


Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact Claudia Di Bella – HR Coordinator at


Application process

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


Closing date for applications: 25th of April 2021

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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