The Danish Refugee Council is currently looking for a skilled and highly experienced Protection Manager to join our team in Chisinau, Moldova.

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a leading protection agency whose mandate is to promote and protect durable solutions to conflict and displacement-affected populations on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC is implementing a multi-sector response to support Ukraine refugees, IDPs, and host populations both within Ukraine and in the neighboring countries of Poland, Romania and Moldova, and wider Europe. DRC has been operating in Ukraine since 2014, following previous operations in the 1990s and between 2007-2013. Over the years, DRC successfully maintained its presence in the government-controlled areas (GCA) and adapted its programmes to provide early recovery and durable solutions to people affected by the conflict including IDPs and communities living along the contact line, as well as reduce the threats of explosive ordnance with a growing humanitarian mine action programme. Due to the ongoing conflict that began in Feb 22, DRC opened offices in Poland, Moldova, and Romania to provide support to displaced populations through a partnership with civil society organizations and national NGOs, duty bearers, and other actors. DRC continues to implement in these three countries through partnerships, technical assistance and capacity exchange, and direct implementation in some cases.

About the Job:

Reporting to the Response Manager for Moldova, the Protection Manager will have the overall responsibility for the day to day management of DRC’s sector projects within Moldova, with occasional travel to Romania. The overall purpose of the role will be as follows:

Direct manager for Protection staff members. Advocacy for the rights of displaced people in their context of displacement, child protection initiatives, individual protection assistance based on vulnerability, legal aid, land & property rights, sexual and gender-based violence prevention, registration services for the internally displaced and refugees, monitoring of rights and rights awareness-raising, facilitation of return and repatriation processes.

People Management

Lead and manage the sector team (including people planning, performance, well-being and development). Staff capacity building.

Technical Management of Sector Projects

Identification of priorities and technically assistance in the projects.

Monitoring, Reporting and Development

Development of program monitoring tools. Quality control and site monitoring to ensure that services provided are according standards. Program monitoring as per expected outputs and outcomes. Monitoring of financial spending and budgets. Compilation of donor and management reports. Continuous updating of project documentation and files. Exploration of new business and partnerships. Close collaboration with CD, Response Manager and the Grants unit to develop quality proposals, concept notes and budget. Development and undertaking of needs assessments to inform program design and strategic direction. Conducting frequent rapid needs assessment of the situation in the event of emergency in collaboration with other stakeholders to address related problems.

External Coordination and Representation

Sharing of relevant project information with stakeholders. Participatation in relevant coordination meetings and work groups.

Deputy Responsibilities

Supporting the Senior Management Team in ensuring strategic programming coherent with DRC’s operational platforms, coordinating DRC’s programme development, strengthening DRC’s programme quality, standards and learning, and enforcing DRC’s accountability and M&E frameworks. Representation of DRC on behalf of the Response Manager and Country Director with authorities, UN agencies, humanitarian agencies and other partners. Acting as deputy for the Response Manager in hir/her absence.

About You:

To be successful in this role we expect you to have:a minimum of 5 years of practical experience in sector area working for an INGO. Moreover, we also expect the following:

A Master's degree (e.g. political science, international development, or economics). At least 3 years' experience with people management. Documented skills in project planning and design, drafting, calculation and technical writing. Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience in project development. Technical expertise in protection programming. Experience working with national partners, local/government authorities, and UN organisations. Protection experience and/or understanding of humanitarian context in Moldova. Full professional proficiency in English. Professional proficiency in Romanian, Ukrainian or Russian is desirable.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s 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: 12 months (open to extension depending on availability of funding).

Band: F (Management).

Base salary range: from 3,052 to 3,896 Euro gross per month, based on experience

Duty station: Chisinau, Moldova.

Start date: 24th April, 2023

We offer a competitive salary and benefits in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for national staff.

Application Process:

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Candidates must already have the legal right to live and work in Moldova. DRC will not sponsor visas.

Closing date for applications: April 6th, 2023

Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted on a rolling basis, and we, therefore, encourage you to apply as soon as possible. For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

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