Protection Team Leader at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Safety Officer (Country) at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

The protection team leader will ensure the smooth and effective implementation of all Protection activities. He/she will provide technical support to the Protection team in Baidoa. He will provide support to the project cycle management, development and consolidation of the program activities reports including 5Ws matrix, monthly reports, monthly IPA data base, protection incidents registries and protection trend analysis, proposal development and program strategy as well as handle external relationships with stakeholder


Technical Support:

  • Lead on the development, design and implementation of protection activities in line with DRC protection strategy and in consultation with Program Manager or Protection Manager (activities include but not limited to GBV prevention and response, child protection, Protection Monitoring, Durable solution including return and reintegration
  • Providing technical guidance to the protection officers to ensure quality and adherence to national and international protection standards and guidelines
  • Develop and deliver protection training for staff and beneficiaries, including PFA and Protection monitoring trainings.
  • Lead or contribute to assessments and mappings, and identify protection needs.
  • Support in the development of protection monitoring and assessment tools.
  • Technically guide the implementation of Individual protection assistance, protection monitoring and community-based protection activities.
  • Participate in Monthly budget follow up and review meetings.
  • Undertake protection monitoring activities, conduct interview and mission to the field and provide report on the protection condition of IDPS/refugee, returnee and other person of concern to DRC.
  • Supporting protection programme development, including project design and developing of proposal.

General Management and Support:

  • Manage and technically supervise the Protection Officers and provide leadership, 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.
  • Plan and oversee the Protection team and protection activities, producing work and activity plans, and coordinating inputs from DRC’s supporting units, particularly logistics and finance.
  • In collaboration with the Protection Manager, ensuring implementation of protection activities according to programme 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 site 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 Manager and DRC finance and administration staff.
  • Ensure that ethical and statistically-sound data collection and protection-related information management systems are in place and used for analysis, planning, evaluation, and advocacy.


  • Compile and provide weekly and monthly reporting on all protection activities, developments in the external context and humanitarian situation, and on project implementation progress. This includes submitting weekly and monthly report to the M&E and to external partners.
  • Contribute to donor report and external report developments.
  • 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.

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience).

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in an entry to mid-level position, with experience in the field of humanitarian response, refugee,IDP, returnees, Asylum seeker, host community protection working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant ministry or local authority.
  • Bachelor degree in Social Science, Law, Social Science, Public health and/or previous experience with other organization working in Somalia.
  • Experience in project and staff management is a requirement.
  • Hands-on experience with protection monitoring is highly preferable.
  • Experience working with displaced and/or conflict affected populations, such as refugees or IDP, with a focus on protection (Child Protection and/or SGBV).
  • Strong analytical and writing skills, with the ability to produce well-written and succinct written documents for external use.
  • 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 an emergency setting.
  • Strong inter personal skills and Staff management skills.
  • Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.


  • Somali (Native)
  • English- fluent


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 are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.


Availability: June 2022

Duty station: Baidoa

Reporting to: Base Manager

Duration: 10 Month with possibility of extension based on performance and funding

Contract: This position is graded as Band G Management for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff.

The position is open to Nationals ONLY

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, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

Commitments DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework. All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.


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