Child Protection Team Leader

Danish Refugee Council, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th December, 2019

Job Description

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), one of the world’s leading NGOs, with a focus on responding to displacement, have been registered in Bangladesh since 2013. In 2017, in response to the Rohingya influx, DRC launched an integrated program of support to the government in site management, shelter/NFI and protection. In 2018 and 2019 DRC implemented aid projects in support of the host communities most affected by the influx of refugees. As a key part of this, DRC opened a main office in Cox’s Bazar, and a support/liaison office in Dhaka.


The Child Protection Team Leader’s primary function is to ensure quality implementation of the Child protection case management thematic area in synergy with the larger protection and gender-based violence components which constitute the overall DRC programme in Cox’s Bazar. He/She is responsible to oversee a team of child case workers at the area level. The CP Team Leader is also responsible for representing DRC in any relevant field based thematic meetings with stakeholders and otherwise as needed as well as acting as CP Focal Point in Camp 7. In addition, He/She will be responsible for complying with donors and internal DRC reporting and accountability policy and procedures. He/she is also tasked with providing technical assistance and guidance to mainstream protection across all the community based mechanisms in camps where CP .


Project development, implementation and reporting

  • Under the supervision of the Child Protection manager, contribute to the writing of concept papers and proposal development on the CP thematic areas of protection. Also identify CP gaps and vulnerabilities with a view to generating ideas for future projects with strong impact for the beneficiaries.
  • Support the protection assessment and ongoing risks analysis in order to design adequate responses.
  • Under the supervision of the Child Protection manager, ensure that all the CP protection approaches and tools are developed in synergy with the overall DRC’s national based protection initiatives.
  • Make sure that all the protection projects adhere to the highest CP standards and principles as well as DRC guidelines and accountability standards.
  • Contribute to the development of advocacy points based on assessment of situation and risks related to children.
  • In collaboration with the Child Protection manager proactively contribute to quality and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Oversee the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Child protected- related projects and interventions
  • Assist in organizing and delivering protection trainings and promoting the refugee laws on the rights of children.
  • Support innovative problem solving and strategy development to address complex issues relating to the safety and wellbeing of children and their families.
  • Work closely with the other programme components to maximize programme output and impact.
  • In collaboration with the other CP Team Leaders proactively contribute to quality and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

Staff development and management

  • Provision of technical support to staff members in linking DRC Cox’s CP prevention and response to relevant protection standards, best practices and policy documents ensuring a rights-based approach programme framework.
  • Provide technical leadership/weekly group and individual case supervision to the Child Protection Case Workers in the case management work. Ensure all cases are up to date (filling system and CPIMS) and progressing well and in line with UNHCR and DRC standard tools.
  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets and appraise them based on the set targets.
  • Provision of technical support to staff members in linking DRC Child Protection issues that are observed in the field, to relevant protection standards, best practices and policy documents ensuring a rights-based approach programme framework.

Coordination and representation

  • Develop relationships with a range of key stakeholders including donors, Local Government and other stakeholders on this specific thematic area.
  • Representation of DRC and active participation in the local working groups including Case Managemnt Technical Working Group, CPSS, CIC meetings and any other meetings as requested
  • Close co-ordination in project implementation with partners, especially UNHCR and other UN agencies and national/international NGOs, including referrals, protection gap analysis, and advocacy.
  • Represent DRC as Camp 7 Child Protection Focal Point

Support management team to:

  • Follow up all DRC / DDG Procedures for Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

Logistics /Finance

  • Support the Protection and Child Protection manager to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different zones


  • Minimum of three years’ experience working with vulnerable communities, basic needs and distribution programming experience, and/or advocacy programs.
  • Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugees operation
  • Experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations.
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness
  • Computer skills (Microsoft, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Good organizational and management skills.

Education Qualification:

  • Degree- A University degree in social sciences, law, psychology, guidance and counselling or relevant fields.
  • Language – Flunt in English (Required), Fluent in Bangla (Required), Chittagonian (Preferable)


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