Team Leader – Protection

at Danish Refugee Council
Location Dima, Gambela, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 29, 2020
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.


Overall purpose of the role:


Working under the direct management of the Area Manager and technical guidance of Protection Coordinator, the Protection Team Leader will be responsible for contributing to the technical supervision and implementation of DRC’s protection program in Dimma. The Protection Team Leader will be responsible for the day to day management of the protection unit covering the areas of general protection and Child Protection, Youth Programming. The Protection Team Leader will supervise the Protection Officers and Protection Assistants. The Protection Team Leader will collaborate with the Protection Coordinator to ensure effective, relevant and holistic protection programming delivering activities in line with protection standards. Furthermore, the Protection Team Leader is expected to provide support to the project cycle management, proposal development and program strategy.




  • Providing technical guidance to the Child Protection and Youth program to ensure quality and adherence to national and international protection standards and guidelines
  • Provide technical guidance to the SGBV program and ensure quality and adherence national and international standards and practices
  • Develop and deliver protection training for staff and beneficiaries
  • Lead or contribute to protection assessments and mappings, and identify protection needs
  • Supporting protection program development, including project design and developing of proposals
  • Supervise the Protection Officers and Protection Assistants. Provide leaderships, day-to-day support and guidance. Build the capacity of protection staff through mentoring and training. Promote team building and contribute to a respective and positive working environment
  • In collaboration with Protection Officers, plan and oversee SGBV, Child Protection and Youth Activities
  • In collaboration with the Protection Coordinator, ensuring implementation of protection activities according to project and program commitments
  • Identify training and capacity building opportunities for protection staff and ensure that all protection staff are conversant with protection concepts, DRC's code of conduct, humanitarian principles, accountability, and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse
  • In coordination with supervisor liaise with governmental officials, international and national organization and camp structures on DRC’s behalf
  • Attending and contribute to relevant coordination mechanisms
  • Ensuring appropriate financial reporting on all project activities, in cooperation with the Protection Coordinator and DRC finance and administration staff
  • Compile and provide weekly and monthly reporting on all protection activities and on project implementation progress.  This includes submitting weekly and monthly report to the M&E and to external partners. Contribute to donor report
  • Provide ongoing general monitoring of the operating context to ensure relevance and accountability to DRC's beneficiary populations
  • Maintaining accurate and comprehensive files of project activities, outputs, materials, and other relevant documentation

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: Acting in line with DRC's vision and values

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in social sciences, law, social work, international development, or other relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in an entry to mid-level position, preferably in the field of humanitarian response and refugee protection working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant ministry or local authority.
  • Experience in refugee protection
  • Experience in project management
  • Strong inter personal skills and Staff management skills
  • Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office package
  • Strong planning, organization and problem-solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding work environment
  • Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure
  • Experience of working in emergency and refugee camp setting
  • A sensitive approach to external representation


Applying Instructions

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.


We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies.


Please note that we receive applications up to September 6, 2020.


For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult


Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics


We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.

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