Job title: Protection Team Leader [Community-Based]
Employment category: GRADE G
Reporting to: Protection Manager
Technical line manager: Protection Manager
Direct reports: Protection Officer [Community-Based], Protection Assistant [Community-Based]
Unit/department: Community Based Protection
Overall purpose of the role:
The Protection TL (CB) is responsible for managing the overall implementation of DRC Community Based Protection activities in Nduta / Nyarugusu camp.
• Ensure that the refugee leadership structures are in place and functioning at all levels (Nyumbakumi, village, zone) throughout the camp
• Ensure that community structures are in place, have inclusive representation and their capacity is strengthened as needed and appropriate
• ensure that regular and ad-hoc meetings with refugee representatives/committees are conducted and any issues/concerns identified are reported to UNHCR and relevant partners
• ensure information is being disseminated to all camp residents and feedback on access to and gaps in services is being collected
• Ensure that refugees have safe and meaningful access to feedback and complaints mechanism and that they receive a timely response to their concerns (help desk, mobile desk)
• Organize and conduct trainings and workshops to ensure all staff and incentive workers are informed and demonstrate understanding of the Code of Conduct and values required, with particular attention to accountability, respectful dialogue with the refugees, and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse
• mainstream community-based protection in other sectors of DRC intervention, particularly access to information, participation, feedback mechanism
• Participate in camp coordination meetings, community based-protection working group meetings and other working groups meetings as relevant e.g. GBV;
• Facilitate/chair other meetings with refugees including visits of external delegations in consultation with UNHCR, MoHA
• Prepare weekly and monthly work plans in collaboration with CBP team;
• Prepare purchase requisitions and monitor the procurement of goods and services in collaboration with the Protection Manager;
• Monitor budget expenditure in collaboration with Protection manager and participate in BFU meetings;
• Conduct assessments and contribute to developing concept notes and/or proposals and budgets, as requested by the Protection Manager;
• Keep track of indicators and monitor progress towards targets according to logframe and project proposal;
• Write monthly reports for local authorities and donors
• lead a team of protection assistants and protection officers and ensure their performance is evaluated as per DRC procedures
• supervise a team of incentive workers, ensure their daily attendance is recorded, lead the recruitment of new incentive workers and ensure they are trained on CoC and PSEA, report to Protection Manager any issue regarding the behavior or performance of incentive workers
• foster a good working environment and good working relationships within the team;
• cooperate closely with UNHCR, MoHA and other partners working in the camps
• Any other tasks assigned by the Protection Manager to ensure effective implementation of community based protection activities
Experience and technical competencies:
• At least 2-year experience in working in refugee context
• At least 2-year work experience in implementing community-based protection activities or related sector
• Previous experience in international organizations
• Degree in social sciences, political science, development, law or other related fields
Languages: (indicate fluency level)
• English (spoken and written – excellent)
• Kiha (spoken – good) – preferable
• French (spoken – basic) – preferable
• other DRC departments and managers in particular camp management, GFD, supply chain
• UNHCR, in particular CBP team
• other INGOs
• refugee representatives
Core competencies Basic Advanced Expert
Striving for excellence ☐ ☐ ☒
Collaborating ☐ ☐ ☒
Taking the lead ☐ ☐ ☒
Communicating ☐ ☐ ☒
Demonstrating integrity ☐ ☐ ☒
Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here
•Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others
•Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.
•Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
- Professionalism, impact & expertise
- Humanitarian approach & the work we do
- Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
- Culture, values & strong leadership
- Fair compensation & continuous development
DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.
Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply!
The deadline for submitting the application is 06 February 2022.
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