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About DRC.

The DRC Somalia Programme is the largest programmes in East Africa region and has been providing relief and development services since 1997. DRC is among the INGOs with the largest presence in Somalia, with country-wide programmes implemented through six main sub offices in Somaliland, Puntland, Hiran Region, Gedo Region, Bay Region and Banadir Region. Using a human rights framework, the DRC Somalia operations focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrant.

Overall purpose of the role:

The protection team leader will ensure the smooth and effective implementation of all Protection activities. He/she will provide technical support to the Protection team in Beletweyne, He/She  will provide support to the project cycle management, development and consolidation of the program activities reports including 5Ws matrix, monthly reports, oversee that IPA, Referral, and other protection databases are updated ongoingly,, document protection incidents registries and support and steer protection analysis at field level, contribute to proposal development and program strategy as well as handle external relationships with stakeholder.


Technical Support:

  • Lead on the implementation of protection activities and alignment with protection sector standards and in line with DRC protection strategy and in consultation with the Protection technical lead. These activities include but not limited to GBV prevention and response, child protection, Protection Monitoring, awareness-raising sessions, community dialogue, set-up and follow-up of CBPN (community-based protection networks), and deployment of the IPA. including return and reintegration
  • Providing technical guidance to the protection officers and assistants to ensure quality and adherence to national and international protection standards and guidelines.
  • Develop and deliver protection training for staff and beneficiaries, including PFA, safe identification and referrals, protection mainstreaming and others.
  • Support the capacity building of protection frontlines ongoingly, with specific emphasis on mentorship.
  • Lead or contribute to assessments and mappings, and identify protection needs.
  • Support in the development of protection monitoring and assessment tools.
  • Technically guide the implementation of Individual protection assistance, protection monitoring and community-based protection activities.
  • Participate in Monthly budget follow up and review meetings.
  • Undertake close follow-up of the budget execution with regards to protection activities
  • Ensure procurement plans are prepared, initiated in a timely manner, and monitor internal collaboration with finance and supply chain, and other support functions to ensure smooth delivery.
  • Supporting protection programme development, including project design and developing of proposal.
  • Participate in relevant coordination fora such as the protection cluster and other area-based fora and make sure updated are documented, properly stored and timely shared with the team, the area/base manager and the protection technical lead.

General Management and Support:

  • Manage and technically supervise the Protection Officers and assistants and provide leadership, day-to-day support and guidance. Build the capacity of protection staff through mentoring and training.
  • Promote team building and contribute to a respective and positive working environment.
  • Plan and oversee the Protection team and protection activities, producing work and activity plans, and coordinating inputs from DRC’s supporting units, particularly logistics and finance.
  • In collaboration with the Protection Manager, ensuring implementation of protection activities according to programme commitments.
  • Identify training and capacity building opportunities for protection staff and ensure that all protection staff are conversant with protection concepts, DRC’s code of conduct, humanitarian principles, accountability, and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse.
  • In coordination with supervisor liaise with governmental officials, international and national organization and site structures on DRC’s behalf.
  • Attending and contribute to relevant coordination mechanisms.
  • Ensuring appropriate financial reporting on all project activities, in cooperation with the Protection Manager and DRC finance and administration staff.
  • Ensure that ethical and statistically-sound data collection and protection-related information management systems are in place and used for analysis, planning, evaluation, and advocacy.


  • Compile and provide weekly and monthly reporting on all protection activities, developments in the external context and humanitarian situation, and on project implementation progress.  This includes submitting weekly and monthly report to the M&E and to external partners.
  • Contribute to donor report and external report developments.
  • Provide ongoing general monitoring of the operating context to ensure relevance and accountability to DRC’s beneficiary populations.
  • Maintaining accurate and comprehensive files of project activities, outputs, materials, and other relevant documentation

Experience, Education and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in an entry to mid-level position, with experience in the field of humanitarian response, refugee, I DP, returnees, Asylum seeker, host community protection working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant ministry or local authority.
  • Bachelor degree in Social Science, Law, Social Sciences, Public health and/or previous experience with other organization working in Somalia
  • Experience in project and staff management is a requirement
  • Experience working with displaced and/or conflict affected populations, such as refugees or IDP, with a focus on protection (Child Protection and/or SGBV).
  • Strong analytical and writing skills, with the ability to produce well-written and succinct written documents for external use.
  • Strong planning, organization and problem-solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding work environment.
  • Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Experience of working in an emergency setting.
  • Strong inter personal skills and Staff management skills
  • Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.

About you.

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: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer

Contract length: 10 Months.

Band: (Management -G)

Designation of Duty Station: Beletweyne.

Start date: March 2023.

The position is open to Somalia national only.

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 20th February 2023.

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