Protection Project Manager

Danish Refugee Council, Bangui, Central African Republic

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th October, 2016

Job Description

Protection Project Manager – Ligne Verte

Principal Responsibilities:

LV Manager

· Plan, manage, implement, follow up and monitor a country wide protection project (including project development, administrative, logistical and financial follow up and reporting) in a volatile and instable context

· Manage and develop a team of 15 national staff members including the management of their performance and their participation in various trainings

· Manage relationships with a high number of partners (INGO, local NGO, UN agencies, government, peace keeping operations, local social services, police/gendarmerie etc.) and develop new partnerships according to the needs identified

· Ensure the respect of the Communication Protocol by all partners using la Ligne Verte in their communication pieces

· Maintain and develop a complex referral pathway / mechanisms

· Create and maintain the project data base to ensure qualitative data collection and information sharing in collaboration with the data entry staff and M&E department

· Advocate in collaboration with the Protection Cluster (and other relevant working groups and institutions) for relevant action to address assessed needs and gaps

· Prepare and maintain up qualitative, timely and analytical reports to donors and humanitarian partners

· Guarantee the confidentiality of the received information

· Initiate when necessary the relevant immediate actions depending on the identified needs / challenges (early warning and security alert mechanisms).

· Ensure permanencies during potentially “high risks” events and report instantly all incidents to humanitarian and civilian protection coordination entities

· Participate in proposal writing to secure funds for the protection programme in CAR

· Contribute to DRC’s protection strategy development in CAR

· Support coordination efforts, including preparing information prior to and following key coordination and operational meetings.

Protection Manager

· Support the Protection Coordinator in ensuring that DRC projects are implemented in a way that meets or exceeds international protection standards

· Train staff members GBV IMS and develop the system for DRC CAR programme

· Train staff members and develop DRC’s participation to the PSEA Task Force in CAR

· Support advocacy and protection activities by capturing and sharing key challenges, gaps, opportunities and successes

· Assist facilitating protection/quality trainings for DRC and partner staff, as needed

About you

To be successful in this role you must have:

• University degree in political/social sciences, human rights, development or a relevant equivalent;

• Strong background in human rights and familiarity with practical challenges faced by displaced and other vulnerable persons in CAR.

• Direct experience and/or broad knowledge of information, referral assistance or community center-based programming;

• Experience conducting assessments and a willingness to help plan assessments;

• Familiarity with systems and concepts for monitoring and evaluating project performance;

• Commitment to supporting quality programs through promotion and integration of protection principles in project work in line with international best practices (meeting or exceeding minimum standards);

• Interest in building staff capacity via trainings, resource development, shadow visits, etc.;

• Experience working with local organizations in developing contexts;

• Ability and willingness to maintain regular presence at project sites (including all outreach and community center locations);

· Proven experience in humanitarian action and in fragile contexts

· Experience in project management, including donor relations and staff supervision;

· with relief/emergency response activities, especially assessment, logistics and monitoring, are an advantage.

· Ability and willingness to work during irregular working hours when needed

· Strong computer skills (Excel, Microsoft, PowerPoint and Outlook)

· Fluency in French and English (written and spoken) is a must.

· Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff and other stakeholders.

· Proven ability to work and live in very basic living conditions in deep field locations.

· Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a culturally diverse team.

· Proven ability to manage multi-sectorial programs and a diverse staff group.

· Ideally, you will also have previous experience working in Central African Republic.

We offer

Contract: A 6-month contract, with possibility for extension.

Duty Station: Bangui, Central African Republic.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level A 16

Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. CV only applications will not be considered.

If you are facing problems with the online application process, please contact

You are welcome to contact Mhadeb BEN KHELIFA at for more information about the position. Please note that applications are not to be sent to Mr Mhadeb. We only accept applications sent online Applications sent directly to will not be considered.

Applications close October 10th, 2016Please note, as these position are urgent, applicants may be shortlisted and interviewed prior to the closing date.

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