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Protection Coordinator

Danish Refugee Council

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted March 17, 2022.

Danish Refugee Council Jobs in Uganda Protection Coordinator Carreer opportunities in Uganda vacancies in Danish Refugee Council at Uganda

# Job Description

DRC Uganda is looking for a highly qualified Protection Coordinator to lead
the strategic development of the country program’s protection portfolio and to
support implementing teams in enhancing the quality and technical rigor of
protection services provided by the organization. This entails ensuring
implementing teams have the knowledge and tools to meet or exceed
organizational minimum standards. The position will also act as the primary
point of representation with external stakeholders, including protection
working groups and other protection-related coordination fora. The Protection
Coordinator will collaborate closely with the Head of Program in designing and
writing protection-related concept notes and project proposals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Strategy and Technical Support
• Closely follow developments pertaining to protection issues within the
refugee settlements in Uganda as well as key displacement and protection
trends in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Furthermore, the
Protection Coordinator will provide updates and analysis of protection issues
and trends for the senior management team on a regular basis.
• Support implementing teams to design and conduct needs assessments to inform
program design, strategy and advocacy as well as identify specific risks and
vulnerabilities, including those related to gender, age and disability.
• Lead the strategy and design of DRC Uganda’s community-based protection,
child protection, gender-based violence prevention and response and legal
protection programming as per organizational, international and national best
practice standards.
• Provide technical supervision to protection staff across DRC’s field sites.
• Design and facilitate internal and external trainings on protection-related
issues, including protection mainstreaming for DRC staff, partners, and
project beneficiaries.
• Ensure data protection standards are upheld for all protection data and
information gathered and processed by DRC protection teams.
• Act as the primary PSEA focal point for the country program, and attend
relevant meetings on PSEA issues.
• Ensure all staff are familiar with Protection Information Management PIM
principles and processes.
• Contribute to the recruitment and performance management of protection
• Coordination and Representation
• Represent DRC in protection coordination meetings, such as the protection
working group and child protection and gender-based violence sub-working
• Coordinate with technical focal points from the Office of the Prime Minister
OPM, UNHCR, UNICEF, other protection-mandated NGOs, and other key
stakeholders on the provision of protection services as well as contingency
• Ensure internal coordination and harmonization of DRC protection-related
activities and protection mainstreaming within DRC Uganda’s portfolio.
• Promote understanding of protection issues among all relevant stakeholders,
namely district local governments to ensure the observance of international
protection and humanitarian legal standards.
• Technical Monitoring and Reporting
• Collaborate with DRC Uganda’s MEAL teams to develop protection-focused
monitoring tools and analysis.
• Undertake regular quality review and site monitoring to ensure that
protection services provided are according to best practice standards. This
entails ensuring that quality assurance systems are developed and applied,
with particular reference to the Core Humanitarian Standard and age, gender
and disability throughout the program.
• Provide technical inputs and quality review for protection related donor and
other DRC reports.
• Contribute to monthly and quarterly reviews of all protection-related

Experience and technical competencies:
• Minimum, bachelor’s degree in social sciences, law, social work,
international development, or other relevant field from a recognized
• At least 5 years of experience leading the implementation of protection
activities, including support to community-based protection structures,
protection monitoring and analysis, child protection and gender-based violence
prevention and response.
• Minimum 3 years of experience in a mid-level position, with experience in
the field of humanitarian response working for an international NGO, UN agency
or relevant ministry or local authority.
• Experience with design and implementation of protection interventions
targeting refugees.
• Proven commitment to accountability and quality assurance.
• Excellent analytical and writing skills.
• Experience with capacity building, and organizing and facilitating trainings
and workshops.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish
effective working relations with staff members and other stakeholders.
• Substantial project management skills and experience.
• Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and
• Full proficiency in Microsoft Office.
• Education:
• Minimum bachelor’s degree in social sciences, law, social work,
international development, or other relevant field from a recognized
• Languages
• Excellent Communication skills in English required.

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**Closing Date** : 31st March. 2022

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