Protection Officer

Danish Refugee Council, Tripoli, Lebanon

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsHR and AdminProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th May, 2019

Job Description

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

Operating since 2004 in Lebanon, DRC has addressed the needs and rights of vulnerable populations, working initially with Palestinian refugees (since 2004), Iraqi refugees (2007-2010), Lebanese IDPs (during the 2006 conflict), migrant domestic workers (since 2009) and, since 2011, responding to the Syrian refugee crisis.

DRC Lebanon is currently delivering programming in protection, housing, infrastructure, basic assistance, livelihoods, and community development interventions. This myriad programming seeks to address the immediate needs of displaced populations and concurrently support vulnerable host populations. DRC has five offices spread throughout Lebanon in, Beirut, the Bekaa, Saida, Tripoli and Qobayat.

About the job

Supervise and coordinate the implementation of activities including community support and community mobilization activities and the community centers in North Lebanon.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Prepare and lead the implementation of the work plan on field for DRC direct implementation in static and mobile spaces.
  • Provide support and continuous monitoring to the implementation of the community empowerment programs including but not limited to CDC activities, Solidarity initiatives, community-based groups, community mobilization events, etc.
  • Provide technical guidance, on the job training, coaching and mentoring to the Protection CE team. Line manage, supervise, build the capacity and support protection (community engagement) assistants in their day to day work.
  • Ensure efficient and effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan and with the support of the protection team leader and protection specialist, document best practices and lessons learned and recommendations and develop action plans to maximize these
  • Participate in preparing internal and external monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/reports.
  • Conduct field visits and regular follow-up on activities’ implementation at community centers and safe spaces.
  • Coordinate donor or internal visits to Protection CE activities/spaces, with the support of the protection team leader.
  • Liaise and coordinate with local authorities and stakeholders as deemed needed and relevant.
  • Support the monitoring of financial resources and allocated expenditures against budgets, and provide timely feedback on budget follow-up.
  • Represent DRC and attend meetings, cooperate and share relevant information with other NGOs, local authorities and other organizations working in the social stability domain.
  • Contribute to the capacity building programs of local partners through the provision of technical support and training.

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to have a University degree or higher education relevant to social work, business administration, human rights, law, social sciences or humanitarian aid.

Moreover, we also expect the following:


  • 2 years of proven experience in undertaking community empowerment initiatives
  • 1 year of proven experience in team management
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, reporting and planning, effective in representation and liaison with external parties, knowledge in operations such as finance, HR and procurement.

Desirable: Experience in governance (including community empowerment, self-management, liaison with local stakeholders, conflict mitigation)

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.


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