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14 Dec 2022

Protection Coordinator at Danish Refugee Council

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Job Description

Overall purpose of the role:

DRC is one of the largest INGO protection actors in Tanzania actively coordinating and advocating for improving the protective environment for all communities. DRC has Legal, PSN, CBP, Child Protection and GBV programmes in its areas of operation to address protection issues faced by displaced and at-risk groups and individuals. The programme also aims to identify and build synergies with early recovery and development actors that are working on and are better positioned to address environment building activities.

The Protection Coordinator(s) has the overall responsibility for providing technical and programmatic support for DRC protection activities in the DRC areas of operations in Tanzania. The role will include harmonisation of tools, implementation of strategy and training to ensure DRC has a consistent and clear approach to protection across all sites. The Protection Coordinator will work closely with the Protection Manager in the finalization and roll out of the protection strategy including development of protection related advocacy messages using data driven evidence.

Geographic scope: Area (Nyarugusu, Nduta and Kibondo, Kasulu Host communities)

This role has an area focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the country. Overall responsibility includes quality and timely management of Protection projects in villages and camps across Kigoma region, as well as supervising are based/multi protection sector project teams, representation at relevant clusters and Working Groups and coordination with implementing partners. The role contributes to the development of protection strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to country operations while overseeing country activities. This role is based in Nduta/Nyarugusu and supporting the host communities respectively.


The Protection Coordinators shall conduct regular field visits and will be expected to perform the following duties:

Protection project and sector oversight

Support development of the protection program strategy and based on yearly projected funding (Including locations and activities).
Coordinate, plan and monitor Protection project activities in area, ensuring adherence to sector, donor and internal requirements and guidelines.
Have oversight on the overall protection portfolio in geographic area, including identifying funding and capacity gaps.
Hold regular meetings with all Protection TLs/PMs to understand programmatic challenges and technical support requirements. Highlight when programs are off-track in implementation for further discussion with the PM and AM. Identify any areas where further technical support, oversight or resources are needed.
Ensure the highest quality of the sectoral interventions including adherence to best practice programming and minimum standards in coordination with the Protection Manager.
Ensure coherence between all projects/activities ongoing and proposed, according to the overall DRC strategy.
Ensure high quality and timely deliverables, narrative reporting and financial overviews, close cooperation with donors, Government counterparts and coordination mechanisms on site, and in synergy with other DRC interventions in the area.
Formalize and develop project related operational tools and training modules, with support from the Protection Technical Coordinator.
Provide input for monthly, quarterly, interim and annual donor reports, project proposals as well as ad hoc reports and communication items, as requested.
Provide overall budget monitoring, financial management and expenses control for the project activities, including compliance with minimum DRC and donor requirements.
Coordinate, monitor and support development and implementation of partnerships with implementing partners across multiple base offices.
With the MEAL Manager, ensure a MEAL plan is in place and implemented for Child Protection activities and that the relevant Info Management systems are in place.
Develop quarterly workplans with Protection TLs for support to each area.
Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/reports and proposals and budgets for donors
Participate in BFU meetings and update on budget/indicator achievements and delays.
Contribute to and coordinate the design, implementation and evaluation of Protection related programming to secure follow on or expansion funding for the protection portfolio as per identified needs and in a standardized manner across programmes.
Support new proposal design, including activity design and budgeting, along with PMs, where needed. Sign-off on all project proposals and budgets (related to protection activities).

Provide technical assistance to Protection teams including development and roll-out of SOPs and guidance.
Regularly review and provide technical advice on project workplans and implementation with Team leaders.
Assist in developing the projects’ Monitoring & Evaluation tools
With support from IMs and MEAL review and update of the Protection Monitoring system on an annual basis or as needed.
Advise on internal protection MEAL tools and IM systems and integration with INGO PIM inputs.
Work with the Protection Manager to provide regular technical trainings and capacity building to protection staff, partners, and on key DRC protection concerns and product solutions.
Support the development of awareness curric.ula, IEC materials for the implementation of a comprehensive training and awareness package
Ensure protection mainstreaming including review of all programming approaches, SOPs and tools, and staff capacity development
Organize and facilitate regular Protection team meetings across two for knowledge sharing, peer support and quality improvement.
Carry out sector needs assessments, as needed.
Protection Advocacy and Coordination

Support finalization of monthly protection monitoring reports, Communications with communities, and compile into a monthly DRC Tanzania Protection Monitoring report for external circulation. Work with PM to develop clear and targeted recommendations for different audiences.
Develop for the PM review protection reports and analysis on identified protection concerns for internal and external briefings.
Collaborate with relevant internal and external technical experts on issues related to relevant sector, including UNHCR, UNICEF, partner organisations.
Build relationships and communications with MOHA, ensuring engagement and support for project activities.
Represent DRC at relevant coordination meetings, Protection Working Groups, ensuring that issues from the field are raised and addressed.
Perform any other relevant tasks as requested by Line Manager.
Essential skills, Experience and technical competencies

Significant knowledge of International Human Rights Law, particularly with Refugee Law and of Durable Solutions.
Minimum 5 years international experience implementing and developing Protection programs in emergency and post conflict environments with limited/degraded local resources and infrastructure in remote environments.
Experience of Protection as well as Child Protection and GBV programming, specifically with direct experience in Protection Monitoring, Community Based Protection, Case Management and with Civil Society.
Experience in analysis of protection monitoring information and reporting.
Experience in international humanitarian work, advocacy and policy development at national level, and of high-level representation.
Experience of preparing a protection programming strategies and advocacy strategies for a complex programme covering multiple sites.
Experience in coordinating and standardizing approaches across a multi-site programme.
Experience of integrating protection with other sectors’ programming.
Experience providing remote technical guidance and developing training to suit a variety of audiences.
Demonstrated ability to conduct trainings on protection and human rights topics, including staff training.
Knowledge of and experience in handling situations of statelessness and durable solutions.
Experience of information data management, utilizing databases and platforms.
Strong experience with M&E tools.
Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

Master’s degree relevant to humanitarian work: preferably in law, social sciences or humanitarian aid.
Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

UN Agencies, coordination bodies
Government Bodies including MOHA, police and Judiciary system
Beneficiaries in camps and host communities
What we offer

Contract: 1 Year Contract with the possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance.

Salary: in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment is Non – Management Band/G.

Availability: 1st January 2023.

Duty station: Kigoma Region

Reporting Line: Protection Manager Kigoma region

Providing equal opportunities, 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.

DRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff within its programs.

Promoting high standards: 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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Closing Date : 22nd December, 2022.

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