Protection Manager

Danish Refugee Council

Chernihiv, Ukraine

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

The Protection Manager will be based in Chernihiv or Sumy and will be responsible for managing protection activities in the oblast. This position will report to the Area/Base Manager with technical supervision from the DRC Country Protection Coordinator.

Your main responsibilities will be:                                                                                          
  • Project Management and implementation – protection activities.
  • Coordinate, plan, and monitor all protection-related project activities, including protection monitoring, individual protection assistance, information dissemination, community-based protection, psychosocial support, GBV prevention and response activities, and legal aid.
  • Liaise and coordinate permanently with DRC's partner organizations, if present, UNHCR, and other protection humanitarian actors in the intervention area.
  • Ensure the highest quality of sectoral interventions and coherence between all projects, ongoing and proposed, according to the overall strategy.
  • Take leadership of the programs in terms of high quality and timely deliveries, narrative reporting, 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.
  • Provide inputs for monthly, quarterly, and annual donor reports.
  • Monitor overall budget, financial management, and expenses control for program activities, including compliance with minimum DRC and donor requirements
Program development and strategy:
  • Representation of DRC and active participation in sectoral and relevant subsectors/working groups.
  • Oversee knowledge sharing across teams and ensure that monitoring and evaluation results are understood and used to improve programs.
  • Drive the development and growth of relevant programs within the DRC program objectives and contribute to country-wide strategy development
Accountability and reporting:
  • Guided by the DRC Programme Handbook, continuously monitor and develop relevant accountability initiatives within relevant project program as well as strengthening the effort to document the impact of activities.
  • Ensure compliance with internal and external reporting requirements including procurement.
People Management:
  • Recruit and line manage protection project staff;
  • Provide regular constructive feedback to direct reports, and support direct reports in performance management of their team members;
  • Assess training and development needs within the Protection team, develop and implement capacity-building plans             
  • Ensure the coordination with relevant protection actors in the area of intervention.
  • To be successful in this role we expect you to have at least 5 years’ working experience in similar protection positions and at least 3 years of people management experience.
Moreover we expect you to have the following:
  • Proven experience in implementing protection programs in complex emergency contexts.
  • Master's or Bachelor’s degree in Human Rights, Political Science, Refugee Law, or any other relevant field.
  • Experience in carrying out humanitarian interventions through and in coordination with implementing partner organizations is an asset.
  • Vast experience with protection monitoring including protection analysis and reports.
  • Proficiency in English is compulsory.
  • Fluency in Ukrainian or Russian is an asset.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills for external audiences (including governments and donors).
  • Experience in producing high-quality technical material (training material, program tools, proposals, strategic documents, etc.).
  • Experience in working with Monitoring, Evaluation and learning in protection programs.
  • Excellent reporting and protection analysis skills.