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Protection Manager (GBV)


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Dnipro
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Gender-based violence
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs working in 40 countries worldwide, is currently looking for a highly qualified GBV Manager for Dnipro Office

DRC has been operating in Ukraine for more than 10 years with emergency and durable solution interventions for assisting IDPs, returnees, host communities, and conflict-affected populations. With the outbreak of the conflict in February 2022, DRC has shifted its programming to emergency response to meet the urgent needs of conflict-affected population in the country. Current DRC programming is focusing on protection activities and emergency protection response activities such as GBV prevention and response, Psychosocial support (PSS), and community-based protection. In addition to protection programming, DRC is currently implementing Multipurpose Cash Assistance (MPCA), NFI and Food distributions, Shelter & WASH interventions, and Economic Recovery, Humanitarian Demining and Explosive Ordnance Risk Education. The organization counts with 6 offices in the country. 

About the job:

DRC is managing its operations in Ukraine through its country office in Kyiv, and it has established operation offices in Chernivtsi, Lviv, Chernihiv, Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Dnipro. The GBV manager will be in charge of managing DRC GBV prevention and response activities in the field offices of Dnipro covering various Oblasts (regions). The position will be based in Dnipro. The GBV manager will be reporting to the Protection Manager Dnipro.

The position will include the management of approximately 5 national staff.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Project Management and implementation – GBV activities including set up of DRC GBV program.
  • Coordinate, plan and monitor all GBV related project activitiesprevention activities and multisectoral integrated response for GBV survivors
  • Liaise permanently with DRC ´s partner organizations if present, UNHCR and other protection humanitarian actors in the intervention area
  • Ensure the highest quality of the sectoral interventions, and the coherence between all projects, ongoing and proposed, according to the overall strategy.
  • Take leadership of the GBV programs in terms of high quality and timely deliveries, narrative reporting and financial overviews, close cooperation with donors, Government counterparts and coordination mechanism on site and in synergy with other DRC interventions in the area.
  • Formalize and develop project related operational tools and training modules.
  • Provide inputs for monthly, quarterly, and annual donor reports.
  • Provide overall budget monitoring, financial management and expenses control for the program activities, including compliance with minimum DRC and donor requirements.

Program development and strategy

  • Representation of DRC and active participation in sectoral 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 and feed into country-wide strategy development.

Accountability and reporting

  • Guided by the DRC Programme Handbook, continuously monitor and develop relevant accountability initiatives within relevant project program as well as strengthening the effort to document the impact of activities.
  • Ensure compliance with internal and external reporting requirements including procurement.

People Management.

  • Lead and manage project staff members including coaching, ensuring coordination, recruitment, and capacity development.
  • Provide on the job training as much as required and adapt trainings/coaching to specific staff needs.                                                                          


  • Ensure the coordination with relevant protection actors in the area of intervention.

To be successful in this role we expect you to have minimum 3-5 years of proven protection/GBV international experience in NGO projects.

Required experience and competencies:

  • Master's degree in Human Rights, Political Science, Refugee Law, or any other relevant field or Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields with at least 7 years’ working experience in similar protection positions.
  • Proven experience in implementing GBV activities in complex emergency contexts.
  • At least 3 years' experience with people management.
  • Experience in carrying out humanitarian interventions through and in coordination with implementing partner organizations is an asset.
  • Vast experience with protection monitoring reports including protection analysis.
  • Proficiency in English is compulsory.
  • Fluency in Ukrainian or Russian is an asset.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills for external audiences (including governments and donors).
  • Experience in producing high-quality technical material (training material, program tools, proposals, strategic documents, etc.).
  • Experience in working with Monitoring, Evaluation and learning in protection programs.
  • Excellent reporting and protection analysis skills

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: 10-months renewable depending on performance and funding.

Level: F2

Designation of Duty Stations: Dnipro, Non-Family duty station - Unaccompanied

Start date: As soon as possible.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates for international staff and with national term of employment if a Ukrainian national; please refer to under Vacancies


Further information

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Application and CV

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications sent together with a CV and cover letter (no longer than four pages), in English will be considered.

Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 28/02/2023

 Due to the urgency of the position applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we therefore encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

This vacancy is now closed.
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