WHO ARE WE?
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 fulfillment 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.
ABOUT THE JOB
The Team Leader – Protection, under the direct supervision of Area Manager, and under technical guidance of Protection Coordinator, is primarily responsible for quality implementation of DRC Protection interventions carried out by DRC-DDG Kandahar Area Office. The Protection Team Leader is the direct supervisor of national protection program staff and provides daily direction and guidance to project cycle management, proposal development and implementation of activities. He/she is based in Kandahar with frequent travel to project field sites in Kandahar and neighbouring provinces.
- With support from Protection Coordinator and Area Manager, prepare monthly and weekly project work plans, and ensure timely implementation and achievement of set targets and to monitor progress;
- Contribute to the strategic direction of the DRC Protection program, in close collaboration with the Area Manager, for instance, initiating strategy planning meetings at field level, and supporting development of corresponding strategic documents.
- Support Area Manager to manage financial aspects of program implementation including spending plans, procurements plans and monthly budget monitoring;
- With support from Protection Information Management Officer, ensure appropriate management of project documentation, including individual case files and databases, ensure timely and accurate data entry and records, and the highest standard of data protection and confidentiality;
- In collaboration with MEAL Officer conduct regular monitoring of field activities;
- Collect information on IDPs/returnees population movements and related protection issues;
- Support the recruitment and training of Protection staff for Kandahar Area Office;
- Provide direct supervision, guidance and support to Protection team to ensure that activities are carried out in accordance with project work plans, relevant DRC-DDG and donor requirements, and in coordination with relevant actors in the field.
- Undertake capacity and training needs assessment of Protection staff, carry out annual PADA for Protection staff;
- Ensure Protection team’s compliance with DRC-DDG values and principles, code of conduct and safety procedures.
- Support the selection, guidance and supervision, capacity building and monitoring of local implementing partner organisations;
- Provide direct support to DRC partner organizations in protection project implementation;
- In collaboration with MEAL Officer, monitor partners’ activities in the field and provide technical support where needed;
- Collect partners’ monthly reports, review and provide feedback on quality and improvements;
- Planning and Reporting
- Collect daily and/or weekly activity reports from Protection staff and ensure all the data is recorded timely and appropriately in the relevant databases;
- Submit monthly progress reports of the activities to Area Manager;
- Provide information and support in the drafting of project proposals, and internal and donor reports in English.
- Provide support with translation of programme related documents .
Coordination and Representation
- Support Area Manager in liaising with Government authorities, humanitarian agencies, and beneficiary communities.
- Represent DRC in relevant coordination forums and meetings at province level when required and communicate relevant information to Protection Coordinator and Area Manager;
Training & Capacity Building
- Under the guidance of Protection Coordinator, design protection focused trainings, development of training materials and deliver training at community level and for various stakeholders (government officials, NGOs, etc.), as well as to DRC-DDG staff and local partners;
- Perform other relevant duties, as needed or requested.
- Quality implementation of ongoing Protection initiatives in Kandahar province
- Representation in Protection Cluster/Sub Clusters in Southern Region,
- Monthly progress and analytical reports on the IDP/returnee situation in the South
To be successful in this role you must have:
Experience and technical competencies:
- Minimum 4 years of work experience in Protection, Child Protection, psychosocial support, human rights or similar Protection related programmes.
- At least 1-year work experience in a project management position, including budget management and experience managing a team.
- Work experience with Afghanistan’s laws and/or Afghanistan judicial system. Experience with informal justice systems is an asset.
- Proven ability to establish effective working relations with external stakeholders, including Government officials and community representatives.
- Experience delivering Protection related trainings for colleagues, Government and NGO counterparts, and beneficiaries.
- University degree in law, psychology, political science, or social sciences.
- Strong knowledge of human rights and Afghanistan national laws, Protection principles and methodologies.
- Knowledge of displacement and refugee issues in Afghanistan, understanding of and commitment to humanitarian principles.
- Ability to set priorities and show initiative, to work independently and as part of a team.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and excellent negotiation, advocacy and communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Positive, solution-oriented attitude.
- Strong computer skills including MS- Office.
- Good knowledge of English, ability to write reports and represent in English-speaking coordination forums Fluency in Pashto and good knowledge of Dari
- Salary and conditions will be in accordance with DRC salary scale
- DRC will offer the successful applicant a contract till end of 2020.
Interested? Then apply for this position, all applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.
Applications close 25 July 2020.