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Protection Coordinator

Khartoum (Sudan)

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Khartoum (Sudan)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-17

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Danish Refugee Council (DRC), one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Protection Coordinator for its operations in Sudan. DRC has been present in Sudan since 2004 working across 4 area offices covering both immediate humanitarian needs but also engages in longer term development activities.

About the job

This position provides has a country focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the country. The protection coordinator will lead on the development of a country protection strategy, which will guide the further development of the protection program in country. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to country operations while overseeing country activities.

Protection Coordinator delivers organisation's policies and programmes within sector area and functions as a specialist within sector area.

Sector responsibilities: Advocacy for the rights of displaced people in their context of displacement, child protection initiatives, individual protection assistance based on vulnerability, legal aid, land & property rights, sexual and gender-based violence prevention, registration services for the internally displaced and refugees, monitoring of rights and rights awareness-raising, facilitation of return and repatriation processes.

About you -

To be successful in this role we expect you to -

Coordination and representation 
• Collaborate with relevant internal and external technical experts on issues related to protection programming in Sudan 
• Represent DRC at relevant coordination meetings 
• Ensure integration of protection activities with other DRC sectors 
• Coordinate with sector counterparts in other locations in the implementation of common funded projects 
• Ensure good representation and reputation of the protection sector at all levels 
• Actively participate in internal coordination meeting 
• Ensure and actively participate in regular sector meetings and DRC global protection forums

General Programming & Operations 
• Support in the development of sector needs assessments in coordination with program managers
• Ensure DRC protection programming is implemented at a high technical standard across all of DRC’s program operations 

Project development 
• Provides technical guidance on the development of all DRC proposals ensuring protection is effectively mainstreamed, and is designed to a high standard when protection is a standalone intervention
• Assist in developing project plans and budgets for funding 
• Assist in developing the projects’ Monitoring & Evaluation tools 
• Assist in project implementation and reporting 
• Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to relevant authorities as per need 

As Coordinator the post-holder is responsible for the following:
• Responsible for coordinating strategy and operations within a specific discipline in a region or country
• Has technical line responsibilities for DRC protection program managers, supporting them in standardizing approaches when relevant and ensuring all program is implemented at a high standard and in accordance with DRC global strategy and policy 


• Minimum 3-5 years of practical experience in sector area working for an INGO
• Master's degree in political science, international development, economics or other relevant field            
• Documented skills in project planning and design, drafting, calculation and technical writing
• Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Experience in project development
• Experience working with national partners, local/government authorities, and UN organisations
• Full professional proficiency in English

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: G

Designation of Duty Station: Khartoum

Start date: Immediate

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment.


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: 17 September 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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