Protection Coordinator – DRC



DRC (Danish Refugee Council), founded in Denmark in 1956, is Denmark’s largest and the world’s leading non-profit, independent, rights-based refugee organization.

Our vision is to assist refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities to a dignified life. We protect lives and human rights and empower beneficiaries throughout conflict displacement by providing shelter, food, and hope in terms of work, education and integration towards a sustainable future.

Job Description

OrganizationDanish Refugee Council (DRC)
Contract type:Expatriate or national contract
Application due:2/19/2022

Overall purpose of the role:

Delivers organisation’s policies and programmes within sector area.
Functions as a specialist within sector area

Sector responsibilities: Advocacy for the rights of displaced people in their context of displacement, child protection initiatives, individual protection assistance based on vulnerability, legal aid, land & property rights, sexual and gender-based violence prevention, registration services for the internally displaced and refugees, monitoring of rights and rights awareness-raising, facilitation of return and repatriation processes

This role has a country focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the country. The protection coordinator will lead on the development of a country protection strategy, which will guide the further development of the protection program in country. The coordinator will ensure that DRC protection programming is implemented according to DRC global standards, and that there is standardization of protection programming across areas of implementation whenever possible and relevant.

The role provides support and/or technical guidance to country operations while overseeing country activities.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Coordination and representation

Collaborate with relevant internal and external technical experts on issues related to protection programming in Sudan
Represent DRC at relevant coordination meetings
Ensure integration of protection activities with other DRC sectors
Coordinate with sector counterparts in other locations in the implementation of common funded projects
Ensure good representation and reputation of the protection sector at all levels

Ensure and actively participate in regular sector meetings and DRC global protection forums

General Programming & Operations

Support in the development of sector needs assessments in coordination with program managers

Ensure protection program staff have the relevant technical capacity for their roles, and engage in ongoing capacity building initiatives as necessary
Ensure DRC protection programming is implemented at a high technical standard across all of DRC’s program operations

Project development

Provides technical guidance on the development of all DRC proposals ensuring protection programming is in line with identified needs and standards and is effectively mainstreamed across sectors, and is designed to a high standard when protection is a standalone intervention
Assist in developing project plans and budgets for funding

Support in the design of needs assessments tools when relevant
Assist in developing the projects’ Monitoring & Evaluation tools for protection activities

Assist in project implementation and reporting
Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to relevant authorities as per need

As Coordinator the post-holder is responsible for the following:
Responsible for coordinating strategy and operations within a specific discipline in a region or country
Has technical line responsibilities for DRC protection program managers, supporting them in standardizing approaches when relevant and ensuring all program is implemented at a high standard and in accordance with DRC global strategy and policy

Experience and technical competencies:

Minimum 3-5 years of practical experience in sector area working for an INGO
Documented skills in project planning and design, drafting, calculation and technical writing

Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Experience in project development
Experience working with national partners, local/government authorities, and UN organisations
Full professional proficiency in English

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.


Master’s degree in political science, international development, economics or other relevant field

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.

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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!

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