By continuing to browse this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read our privacy policy

Protection Project Manager-Child Protection Project Manager


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Sittwe
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-06-27

Vacancy Announcement

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international humanitarian organization founded in Denmark in 1956. DRC implements relief and development activities in more than 30 countries throughout the world, assisting more than 1.5 million people of different ethnicities and religions. DRC is a non-governmental, non-political and non-religious organization – and in DRC, people’s right to a life with dignity takes precedence over politics and principles. DRC has been operating in Myanmar since May 2009 and in Rakhine State since 2010, responding to the humanitarian needs in the aftermath of the Cyclone Giri. DRC has recently expanded its programme providing shelter, WASH, NFIs, livelihood support and community assistance to the people affected by the June and October 2012 events in Rakhine State. DRC Myanmar in Rakhine State is funded by ECHO, SDC, DFAT, USAID and UN agencies, including UNHCR, UNICEF and UNFPA.

To strengthen DRC’s Programme in Rakhine State, DRC is looking for highly motivated and capable candidates to fill the position of

Protection Project Manager-Child Protection Project Manager (1 Post)

Duty Station:             Sittwe Office, Rakhine State

Report to     :             Programme Manager

Direct Reports:         Sector Specialist and Team leaders

Overall purpose of the role:

The Child Protection Project Manager works as part of DRC’s team in Rakhine. The position is based in Sittwe, with regular travel in the project areas.

Overall responsibility includes quality and timely management of Child Protection projects in villages and IDP camps across Rakhine state, as well as direct management of the project team, representation at relevant clusters and Working Groups and coordination with implementing partners.

Geographic scope: Area (Rakhine)

This role has an area focus and ensures compliance with DRC procedures and guidelines within the area. The role contributes to the development of area strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to base operations - Sittwe, Mrauk U and Maungdaw field bases.

Specific duties and responsibilities

The Child Protection Project Manager shall conduct regular field visits (including traveling by boat to reach project’s locations) and will be expected to perform the following duties:


  • Coordinate, plan and monitor Child Protection project activities ensuring adherence to sector, donor and internal requirements and guidelines.
  • Ensure the highest quality of the sectoral interventions including adherence to best practice programming and minimum standards in coordination with the Protection Technical Coordinator
  • Ensure coherence between all projects, ongoing and proposed, according to the overall DRC strategy and taking into account remote monitoring modalities
  • Take leadership of Child Protection projects in terms of ensuring high quality and timely deliverables, narrative reporting and financial overviews, close cooperation with donors, Government counterparts and coordination mechanisms on site, and in synergy with other DRC interventions in the area.
  • Formalize and develop project related operational tools and training modules, with support from the Protection Technical Coordinator
  • Provide input for monthly, quarterly, interim and annual donor reports, project proposals as well as ad hoc reports and communication items, as requested
  • Provide overall budget monitoring, financial management and expenses control for the project activities, including compliance with minimum DRC and donor requirements
  • Coordinate, monitor and support development and implementation of partnerships with implementing partners across multiple base offices
  • With the MEAL Manager, ensure a MEAL plan is in place and implemented for Child Protection activities and that the relevant Info Management systems are in place


  • Representation of DRC and active participation in sector meetings and relevant sub sectors/working groups
  • Oversee knowledge sharing across teams and ensure that monitoring and evaluation results are understood and used to improve programs
  • Drive the development and growth of the relevant programs within the DRC program objectives, including proposal development, and feed into country-wide strategy development
  • Ensure adaptiveness of programming with the ongoing emergency response, in coordination with and supported by Protection Technical Coordinator
  • Ensure cooperation and integration with other DRC sectors of intervention, particularly GBV and General Protection, Economic Recovery, Shelter and WASH programmes, through working with the other project managers and team leaders


  • Guided by the DRC Programme Handbook, continuously monitor and develop relevant accountability initiatives within the Child Protection program as well as strengthening the effort to document the impact of activities
  • Ensure compliance with internal and external reporting requirements as well as DRC policies and procedures, particularly with respect to Protection principles and the Code of Conduct.


  • Lead and manage DRC’s Child Protection team including mentoring, ensuring coordination, recruitment and capacity development
  • Provide on the job training as required and adapt trainings/coaching to specific staff needs
  •     Coordinate, monitor and support development and implementation of partnerships with implementing partners across multiple base offices


  • Accountable for achieving DRC’s strategic goals and objectives within the area of responsibility
  • Accountable for making significant decisions on what the Child Protection team does: its purpose, functions and role, and for making commitments and decisions that require the expenditure of significant unit resources.
  • Accountable for people management of direct reports, generally at least 3 employees. This includes hiring & firing, objective setting, probation, performance appraisal, development of staff, managing performance, including poor performance, etc
  • Accountable for making sound decisions based on DRC policies, MOPs, standards, and the advice of technical experts in DRC.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in NGO projects, particularly in managing/leading protection projects.
  • At least 5 years' experience with people management
  • Experience in producing high-quality technical material (training material, programme tools, proposals, strategic documents etc.).
  • Excellent communication skills for external audiences (including governments and donors)
  • Experience working in conflict contexts or humanitarian response
  • Experience working with Monitoring and Evaluation and budget management
  • Full professional proficiency in English
  • Other local language considered as an asset.
  • Master's degree in relevant field (social work, child development, education, gender studies, nursing, counselling/mental health, social sciences, etc) and evidence of further relevant trainings.

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:     

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.    
  • 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: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. "

We Offer:

  • Starting date of employment: August 2022.
  • Contract length: DRC’s Staff Contract includes a probation period of 3 months. Renewables depend on both funding and performance.
  • Salary: Competitive salary according to DRC Myanmar salary scale.

This position is open for Myanmar National only. DRC strongly advocates for equal opportunity and promotes a diversified and inspiring working environment. Therefore, qualified candidates of ethnic minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application process: 

Applicants who meet the above-mentioned requirements should apply by submitting their applications in English (consisting of Cover Letter and CV of no more than 4 pages, including contact details of 3 professional references) and CV only applications will not be considered. Apply button.

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for a written test in English and an interview. 
  • After the closing date, applications are not to be considered. Please note that due to the urgency of this position, applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and DRC reserves the right to initiate the recruitment process before the deadline for applications. 

Deadline for submission of applications: 27-June-2022 (COB)

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.