Protection Manager

Protection Manager

  • Post Date:December 22, 2022
  • Apply Before: December 5, 2022
  • Views 13
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  • Career Level Officer
    Experience 5 Years
    Gender Both
  • Industry Management
    Qualification Bachelor Degree
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 1
    Vacancy Number VA-JAA-290-22
    Location Nangarhar
Job Description

About Danish Refugee Council (DRC):



The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunities 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, honesty, and transparency.

Job Summary:

The overall purpose of the role:

  • Responsible for the implementation of the DRC Afghanistan Protection Strategy and the day-to-day management of DRC’s Protection projects within the geographical area of responsibility (including Protection Monitoring, Community Based Protection, Case Management of the IPA/Case Support, and Advocacy for the rights of displaced people, other protection issues according to the context).
  • Ensuring that all protection projects are in-line with DRC technical quality standards and are on time, within budget and scope, and provide technical expertise on project implementation.
  • Direct Management for relevant program staff members.

Sector responsibilities:

  • Advocacy for the rights of displaced people in their context of displacement, case management, monitoring of rights and rights awareness-raising, and solutions for the displaced population.

Geographic scope:

  • This role has an area focus and ensures compliance with DRC procedures and guidelines within the area. The role contributes to the development of area strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to base operations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Project Management and Implementation

  • Strategic vision and supervision of the protection teams across the area, in coordination with, and technical supervision of, the area program manager & Protection coordinator.
  • Oversee implementation and monitoring of project activities with a specific emphasis on remote project management.
  • Ensure the program’s adaptability to the operational context. Adapt tools and project implementation approaches.
  • Oversee program performance, budget control, expenditures, procurement, and overall project cycle management as per contractual obligations, timelines, and donor compliance in coordination with Area program Manager
  • Ensure implementation of protection mainstreaming/integration guidance for other technical teams and programs (Mine Risk Education/Humanitarian Mine Action, Livelihood, Emergency Response) and promote multi-sectoral approaches.

Technical Management and Quality Control

  • Ensure implementation of protection projects according to the overall protection strategy, DRC Afghanistan harmonized approaches, in line with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and technical guides on Protection Monitoring, Case Management, and Community-Based Protection taking into account remote modalities.
  • Ensure the highest quality of Protection interventions, synergies, and coherence among all projects.
  • Strengthen the Protection Monitoring System including documentation and analysis of information.
  • Guide Protection Team Leaders to ensure quality in the protection deliverables according to technical guides and SOPs.
  • Conducts regular quality assessments of programming (case management, PSS, etc.) to ensure that services provided are according to standards and are of high quality.
  • Identify gaps in relation to the overall implementation and provide recommendations to improve program quality.
  • Develop and revise necessary tools, forms, technical guides, and SOP for DRC protection-related activities in coordination with the relevant technical line coordinator.
  • Provide capacity building to DRC staff and partners in collaboration with the technical line manager.

People Management

  • Establish and adjust people management mechanisms, suitable for remote management modality and operational context.
  • Lead and manage program staff members including recruitment, performance appraisal, well-being, coaching, mentoring, and capacity development.

Information Management, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Reporting

  • Guided by the DRC Program Handbook, continuously monitor and develop relevant accountability initiatives within relevant project program as well as strengthening the effort to document the impact of activities.
  • Develop program monitoring tools and support in monitoring of outcomes and outputs in coordination with the MEAL team.
  • Support and lead in writing management and donor reports. Ensure compliance with internal and external reporting requirements including procurement.
  • Liaise with the MEAL team to develop and implement a MEAL plan for protection activities, develop the community feedback mechanism, map lessons learned and identify opportunities for evaluations and quality improvement.
  • Oversee knowledge sharing across teams and ensure that monitoring and evaluation results are understood and used to improve programs.
  • Conduct regular audits of Protection Information Management (PIM) databases to ensure the accuracy of data and maintenance of tools.
  • Ensure the safety and confidentiality of the collected information in accordance with the DRC Code of Conduct, Protection Sector Information Sharing Protocol, and relevant DRC guidelines.
  • Ensure participation and empowerment of persons affected by conflict and displacement, and maintain an age, gender, and diversity-sensitive lens throughout the protection programming.

Coordination and Representation

  • Represent DRC and actively participate in Protection and relevant sub-sectors/working groups.
  • Share relevant project information with external stakeholders as necessary and required.
  • Together with the Area Manager and Area Program Manager, coordinate and liaise closely with UNHCR, I/NGOs, and other stakeholders to ensure a participatory, transparent, and coordinated approach. Work with Area Manager, area program Manager, Protection Coordinator, and others to ensure consistent external messaging from DRC.

Partnerships and Localization











  • Develop and strengthen relationships with networks, other relevant stakeholders, and partners in the Western region. Actively explore and identify potential partners in line with the localization strategy in coordination with the Partnership team.
  • Engage in bilateral coordination with local and I/NGOs to expand and strengthen DRC’s partner networks, as well as support in roll out of Protection activities with partners.

Strategic Programming and Project Development

  • Contribute to needs assessments to inform program design and strategic direction. Conduct a rapid needs assessment of the situation in the event of an emergency in collaboration with other stakeholders to address related problems.
  • Identify new opportunities for protection intervention and work closely with Area Manager, area program Manager, Protection Coordinator, and the Grants Unit to develop quality proposals, concept notes, and budgets.
  • Contribute to the development and growth of the relevant programs within the DRC objectives, including proposal development, and feed into country-wide strategy development.

As Manager the post-holder is responsible for the following:

  • Accountable for achieving DRC’s strategic goals and objectives within the area of responsibility.
  • Accountable for making significant decisions on what the unit does: its purpose, functions, and role, and for making commitments and decisions that require the expenditure of significant unit resources.
  • Accountable for ensuring project forecasting and spending according to deliverables.
  • Accountable for people management of direct reports, generally at least 3 employees. This includes hiring &, objective setting, probation, performance appraisal, development of staff, managing performance, including poor performance, etc.
  • Accountable for making sound decisions based on DRC policies, MOPs, standards, and advice of technical experts in DRC.
  • Perform any other relevant tasks as requested by the Line Manager and/or Area Manager.

Job Requirement:


To be successful in this role you must have:

Experience and technical competencies:

  • 3-5 years of practical experience in the Protection field working for an INGO.
  • Experience in Protection Monitoring, Case Management, and/or Community Based Protection.
  • 3 years’ experience with people management and project management.
  • Experience in project development.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills for external audiences.
  • Experience in producing high-quality technical material (training material, program tools, proposals, strategic documents, etc.).
  • Experience working with Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Strong technical understanding of the Durable Solution process.
  • Advanced computer knowledge (hardware and software, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Experience working with national partners, local/government authorities, and UN agencies.











  • University degree or Advanced University degree (Master’s degree) in a relevant field (e.g., political science, human rights, humanitarian project management, social work, international law, international development, etc.).


  • Full professional proficiency in English
  • Full professional proficiency in Dari & Pashtu

We Offer:

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the DRC salary scale

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Nangarhar

Submission Guideline:

Interested? When applying for this position, all applicants must send a letter of motivation and a DRC Job Application form, you can access our job application form from the attachment.

Please attach the completed application form instead of your CV along with your letter of motivation to the official DRC Job portal address Link is in the below, .


Note: Only the DRC Job application form will be considered, please do not attach your CVs