Danish Refugee Council Protection and Migration Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Danish Refugee Council Protection and Migration Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 216403

Category: Development and Project Management Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: xxxx

Job Description

Title: Protection and Migration Coordinator

Location: Addis Ababa

Reports to: Program Manager


Start of Contract & Duration: One year

Posting date: July 31, 2019


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997.

DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.

With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.

Overall Purpose of the Role:

With guidance from the Technical Programme Manager, the Protection and Migration Coordinator will work as a member of the Programme Management Unit to mainstream migrant protection into programme design and implementation across multiple partners, and field locations.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • With guidance from the Technical Programme Manager, work closely with the broader technical unit to support the design and implementation of relevant and responsive, rights-based activities.
  • Participate in the development of minimum standards for migrant protection and provide technical support for the implementation of agreed upon programme standards.
  • Facilitate the mainstreaming of migrant protection across programme activities with special focus on guidance on the provision of assistance for vulnerable migrants, such as victims of trafficking, unaccompanied migrants, migrants with psycho-social and/or physical health concerns and other needs.
  • Provide high quality day-to-day technical advice on activities targeting migrants and ensure strict adherence with international best practice protection standards, including the identification of protection risks and vulnerabilities with acute awareness of issues related to gender, age and diversity.
  • With guidance from the Technical Programme Manager, work with the MEAL team and to design and roll-out M&E tools and processes to measure program quality and impact and supervise the effective collection, management and consolidation of program-related data to ensure accurate and timely reporting.
  • Support monitoring of protection services provided by the programme, ensuring these comply with agreed upon standards across partners, identify gaps and provide technical support and recommendations to improve quality.
  • Support the development of high quality implementation work plans as well as related
    inputs to activity budgets and narrative reports through attentive technical review of key documents.
  • Support managers to assess implementation teams’ skills and knowledge related to protection; with guidance from the Technical Programme Manager, prepare a capacity building plan and provide ongoing trainings and technical support to implementing teams.
  • Be fully aware of national policies, strategies and other initiatives and developments by government and other stakeholders in the thematic area covered.
  • Develop policy and advocacy briefs (or related material) based on technical learning from projects, and the development of best practices.
  • Proactively participate in relevant technical coordination meetings and working groups, liaising with government, UN agencies, NGOs, and donors within all relevant sectors as needed.

    All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s 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 act in line with our vision and values.

    Job Requirements

    Experience and Technical Competencies

  • Minimum 5 years proven progressive experience working in humanitarian or development related fields
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working on protection issues of migrants and displaced persons for INGOs
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of protection issues faced by migrants and the displaced in Ethiopia
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Development Studies or related field


  • Amharic - fluent
  • English – fluent
    How to Apply

    To Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

    We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.

    Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than August 14, 2019.

    For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.

    Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

    Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees.

    We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics

    We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.

    Danish Refugee Council Protection and Migration Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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