Protection Manager

January 17, 2024
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Job Description

About Danish Refugee Council:

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a global humanitarian organization that aids refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. Committed to providing emergency assistance, advocating for rights, and enhancing opportunities for a brighter future, we operate in conflict-affected areas, along displacement routes, and in refugee settlement countries. Our focus on responsible and sustainable solutions, in collaboration with local communities, aligns with our vision of a dignified life for all displaced individuals. Founded in Denmark in 1956, DRC has grown into an international organization with over 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers.

Job Description:

About the Job:

The Protection Project Manager is responsible for implementing DRC Afghanistan’s Protection Strategy, managing day-to-day Protection projects within the designated area, and overseeing Protection Monitoring, Community-Based Protection, Case Management, and Advocacy for the rights of displaced people. This role involves strategic vision, project management, technical expertise, and direct management of program staff.


Project Management and Implementation:

Strategically oversee protection teams and project activities.

Adapt tools and approaches for remote project management.

Ensure program adaptability to operational contexts and compliance with contractual obligations.

Technical Management and Quality Control:

Implement protection projects aligned with DRC strategy and technical standards.

Strengthen the Protection Monitoring System and guide team leaders for quality deliverables.

Conduct regular quality assessments and identify opportunities for program improvement.

People Management:

Establish suitable people management mechanisms for remote management.

Lead and manage program staff, including recruitment, performance appraisal, and capacity development.

Information Management, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Reporting:

Develop and implement relevant accountability initiatives.

Support writing management and donor reports, ensuring compliance with reporting requirements.

Oversee knowledge sharing and regular audits of Protection Information Management databases.

Coordination and Representation:

Actively participate in Protection and relevant sub-sectors/working groups.

Coordinate and liaise with UNHCR, I/NGOs, and other stakeholders for a transparent and coordinated approach.

Partnerships and Localization:

Strengthen relationships with networks and relevant stakeholders.

Engage in bilateral coordination with local and international NGOs to expand partner networks.

Strategic Programming and Project Development:

Contribute to needs assessments for program design and strategic direction.

Identify opportunities for protection interventions and collaborate with relevant teams for proposal development.

Job Requirements:

About You:

  • To be successful in this role, you must have:
  • 3-5 years of practical experience in Protection within an INGO.
  • Experience in Protection Monitoring, Case Management, and/or Community-Based Protection.
  • 3 years’ experience in people and project management.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills for external audiences.
  • Advanced computer knowledge (MS Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • University degree or Advanced University degree in a relevant field.
  • Full professional proficiency in English, Dari & Pashtu.

We Offer:

  • Contract length: until 31st December 2024 with the possibility of extension.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Flexible working hours for female staff.
  • Health insurance, Eid bonus, and transportation allowances.
Submission Guideline:

Interested candidates should apply through the following link: Apply Now

All applicants must submit a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) through the provided link.

Note: Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Submission Link:

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