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 our efforts are based on our value compass : humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
DRC has been operating in Greece since December 2015, providing support to the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy in ensuring dignified reception conditions for refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos island.
In March 2016, DRC expanded its operations in Athens, in response to the changing context and the build-up of refugee population on mainland Greece.
Under supervision of the Protection Coordinator and Area Manager and in close coordination with other DRC field units, the Protection Monitoring Team Leader will support the implementation of all Protection Monitoring objectives under DRC projects in the refugee hosting sites.
Furthermore, the Protection Monitoring Team Leader provides technical management to DRC Protection Monitoring Staff. She / he will develop and maintain good relations with the persons of concern, relevant stakeholders and other humanitarian actors, to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC’s Protection activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following :
Capacity building of protection monitoring staff
Ensure timely and sound implementation of protection activities in relevant sites
Provide technical support, supervision and guidance to the Protection Monitoring teams at the field level (incl. development of technical tools and guidance, tailored capacity building plans, trainings and on-
the-job coaching and mentoring)
Contribute to preparing sound work-plans for Protection Monitoring teams in the field;
Ensure regular update of referral matrix / tools and documentation of FGD, key informant interviews and site observation forms by Protection staff
Ensure that indicators to measure impact and performance on protection delivery are met
Participate in the implementation of general protection activities in accordance with agreed objectives
Monitor and analyse trends in the protection situation in sites for management, programme and advocacy purposes
Ensure that DRC’s protection activities are flexible and responsive by participating in (joint) assessments, identifying protection concerns and reporting for follow-up
Continuously monitor the provision of services on the site and report on findings, to ensure Protection considerations are mainstreamed across all sectors
Regularly review and adapt vulnerability criteria; identify vulnerable individuals and facilitate appropriate action, including referrals to specialized services
Encourage, support and monitor community-based protection networks in the emergency reception sites
Any other duties as may be assigned by the Protection Coordinator / Area Manager, relevant to the achievement of Protection objectives
Encourage a positive, innovative and mutually supportive team spirit amongst the team under her / his responsibility.
Internal and external coordination at the site-level where needed
Backstop Protection Coordinator in representing DRC in the protection working group meetings at Attica level
Liaise with local authorities, service providers and humanitarian actors to support mapping of services and development of effective referral pathways
Ensure compliance with internal reporting system and participate in the DRC internal coordination mechanisms as required.
Consolidate protection monitoring reports received from protection staff and draft periodic analysis and monthly reports
Draft protection monitoring reports, provide input in designing protection monitoring tools and formats
Guided by the DRC Programme Handbook, continuously monitor and suggest relevant accountability initiatives in the field as well as strengthening the effort to document the impact of DRC activities in the area.
Ensure that protection monitoring staff adhere to general protection, child protection and GBV best-practices and professional standards and principles through capacity-
building and on-the-job support
Document case studies, best practices and lessons learned from each of the activities implemented
University degree in international relations, management, human rights, social science or related field;
Minimum 4 years professional work experience within international humanitarian / development work;
Good understanding of displacement issues of both internally displaced and refugees and related international standards / frameworks;
Solid project management experience;
Extensive experience in representation and networking;
Excellent analytical and strategic skills;
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff and other stakeholders;
Excellent negotiation, advocacy and communication skills;
Professional fluency in written and spoken English;
Knowledge of displacement issues and local context in Greece is a clear asset.
Ability to live and work in a demanding working environment.
Terms and Conditions
The contract will be under the Greek Labor Law, and all allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus).
All work related transport costs from duty station to other work sites are refundable.
All communication costs work related are refundable.
DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.
The position will be based in Attica (Greece) and national terms and conditions apply.
The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework.
Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization.
Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period.
Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization.
Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request.