Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is seeking a dedicated Protection Coordinator to strengthen DRC’s operations in Myanmar’s Kachin State.
Who are we?
DRC is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) which provides protection and promotes durable solutions for refugees and displaced people worldwide suffering from the effects of war and humanitarian crisis. We operate in more than 30 countries servicing over 1.5 million people.
DRC has worked in Myanmar since 2009 providing humanitarian and infrastructure assistance to victims of cyclone Nargis in the Ayeyarwady Delta in southern Myanmar. In 2011, DRC/DDG expanded its activities to Rakhine and Kachin, and in 2013, to South Eastern Myanmar, moving its program towards emergency response to the humanitarian crisis of IDPs in camps and camp like situations. DRC implements multi-sectoral programming to address the persistent needs of the displaced, conflict affected populations in these locations.
Following the break of a ceasefire in Kachin in June 2011, DRC moved its program towards emergency response to the humanitarian crisis of IDPs in camps and camp like situations. The work includes multi-sectoral programming to address the persistent needs of the displaced, conflict-affected populations in both Kachin and Northern Shan State. Support currently includes construction and maintenance of temporary shelter, livelihood support, community development but roots in a strong protection outreach with protection monitoring, individual protection assistance, child protection, counter-trafficking, mine risk education, training and awareness raising among other activities.
DRC’s protection activities in Kachin refer to a broad spectrum of sectors and include regular protection monitoring in IDP camps, related reporting and advocacy work, increased efforts in awareness raising of conflict affected populations, Child Protection, holistic case management and targeted protection emergency assistance to the most vulnerable as well as community protection activities and counter trafficking. The protection focus also links with more proactive cooperation with duty bearers in terms of training as well as accountability.
DDC/DDG Myanmar currently employs approximately 200 national and over 20 international staff and operates from 7 offices with around 70 national staff and 7 international staff operating in the Kachin and Northern Shan programme. The main donors of DRC in the Kachin programme include DANIDA, ECHO, DFID/HARP, SDC, UNICEF, USAID as well as private trusts / foundations.
The Protection Coordinator will manage a team of international and national staff and will be overall responsible for managing and ensuring delivery of all protection related activities in Kachin State including contribution to DRC/DDGs efforts to protection at national level.
Protection Activities, Project Implementation and Strategy
Representation: Represent DRC at all relevant coordination fora including inter-agency and the PWG, with partner organizations as well as duty bearers
Reporting: Coordinate on all reporting efforts of DRC Kachin on protection related topics including internal reporting, contributions to protection working group, donor reporting etc
Accountability: Guided by the DRC Programme Handbook, continuously monitor and develop relevant accountability initiatives within the protection sector as well as strengthening the effort to document the impact of activities.
Human Resource Management: Provide line management supervision for both international and national staff direct reports
Supervision and reporting: The Protection Coordinator reports to, and works in close collaboration with, the expatriate DRC Program Manager in Kachin State.
The successful candidate will have: