DRC National Protection Cluster Co-Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

DRC National Protection Cluster Co-Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Job purpose

  • In March 2007, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator activated the cluster system in Ethiopia as a means to support a more effective, coordinated, timely and accountable response to complex emergencies arising within the country. The national-level Protection Cluster was subsequently launched alongside other humanitarian sectors. However, to-date, the Protection Cluster’s UNHCR-hosted lead has not had the support of a co-lead. In response to increasingly complex humanitarian needs within Ethiopia, including significant numbers of conflict- and climate-induced displacement, the cluster, supported by OCHA and the broader humanitarian community, has elected to introduce the co-lead position – a position to be held by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). The DRC Protection Cluster Co-Coordinator will work with UNHCR – as the lead agency responsible for the overall implementation of the cluster coordination role in accordance with IASC guidelines on cluster leadership and accountability – to: a) strengthen effective management of the cluster, b) improve the representation of NGOs and other key stakeholders, including civil society organizations and c) reinforce the accountability of the humanitarian response towards the cluster’s people of concern in order to enhance humanitarian protection programing and advocacy.


  • The Co-coordinator is responsible for performing the following Protection Cluster activities and delivering the following outputs alongside and in collaboration with the Coordinator and Lead Agency, and in coordination with relevant sub-groups. The Co-coordinator represents the Protection Cluster jointly with the Coordinator and ensures an NGO voice in humanitarian coordination. The Co-Coordinator does not replace a co-lead, but complements the lead and provides a representation of NGOs in this essential coordination body.

  • The Protection Cluster Co-coordinator will support the Protection Cluster Coordinator to carry out activities outlined in the Protection Clusters ToRs.
    Activities will be shared and divieded as agreed, with the ultimate responsibility remaining with the Protection Cluster Coordinator to report through UNHCR as the Protection Cluster ToRs.

    Protection Cluster Meetings, Information Exchange and Representation

  • Co-facilitate meetings for the Protection Cluster alongside the Coordinator, ensuring agreement and follow-through of key decisions and action points.

  • Ensure that Protection Cluster partners are updated on protection needs and situation analysis, gaps, planning, funding processes, etc.

  • Ensure coordination and information exchange on protection issues with other clusters, UN and government counterparts, and strengthen links with recovery and development partners as appropriate.

  • Contribute to inter-cluster coordination and planning, including meeting participation in the Inter-Cluster Coordination Group on behalf of the Protection Cluster.

  • Represent the interests of the Protection Cluster in discussions with the Humanitarian Coordiator (HC)/Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), donors and other stakeholders on issues related to prioritization, resource mobilization and advocacy issues identified by the Protection Cluster members.

  • Conduct field missions to strengthen links between sub-national clusters and the Protection Cluster at the national level.

  • Enhance monitoring, tracking, documentation and information exchange on protection concerns between Protection Cluster members.

  • Provided support via internal and external advocacy at national level

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; DRC National Protection Cluster Co-Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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