DRC NGO Regional Protection Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

DRC NGO Regional Protection Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Overall Purpose of the Role

The DRC Regional Protection Coordinator will play a strategic role in leading the protection in humanitarian and nexus contexts for DRC East Africa and Great Lakes Region.

A part from guiding the strategic vision for DRC’s protection response at the regional and national level, she/he will also play a pivotal role in providing learning opportunities on the most relevant and up-to-date protection related issues, thematic areas and initiatives.

This post will also proactively provide evidenced based analysis to support and nurture the durable solutions frameworks and advocacy initiative on behalf of internally displaced people, refugees and other people affected by displacement in the region.

She/he will report directly to the Deputy Regional Director and collaborate closely with the Protection Unit in Copenhagen, as well as the other coordinators in the region.


  • Lead technical support to country operations and protection staff, particularly in the following programmatic areas: protection information management, protection monitoring, community-based protection and psychosocial support, child protection, GBV, and legal assistance.
  • Provide technical inputs into the development of programme, outcome level protection tools and guidance, as requested.
  • Support in country capacity on Protection Information Management (PIM) as per international standards and principles.
  • Advise the countries and regional office on protection in strategic documents and proposals and ensure that protection, gender, diversity and age, and conflict sensitivity are mainstreamed and adequately reflected in relevant strategic documents, decisions and practice.
  • Contribute to / take lead in developing DRC and joint policy position papers / briefs and advocacy messaging on thematic protection issues in close collaboration with the regional advocacy coordinator.
  • Provide technical guidance on developing protection integrated programme for the region.
  • Participate in regional, and/or national meetings and clusters to represent displacement people’s concerns as well as propose solutions.
  • Take the lead in raising the protection profile of DRC in the region by conducting external trainings, participates in seminars and provide with quality protection responses.
  • Ensure links with Regional Office initiatives such as the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) and Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) in coordination with the Regional Communication and Advocacy Coordinator and under the supervision of the Regional Deputy Director.
  • Provide surge support to country programmes, when essential
  • Ensure a regular and proactive communication with the protection unit at the HQ level, in Copenhagen

    About you

    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 act in line with our vision and values.

  • Post-graduate qualification in the
    field of law, political and social sciences/humanities, in general.
  • Minimum 10 years of working experience in protection in humanitarian and nexus contexts, of which majority is field-based
  • Proven experience in training and development of national and international staff members and organisations.
  • Working experience in an international humanitarian organisation or UN agencies
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and adaptability
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Experience working in insecure environments and willingness to travel within the region
  • Work related experience from the East Africa and Great Lakes region or similar complex displacement situations.

  • Fluent in written and spoken English and French

  • Contract:Twelve months’ contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance.
  • Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for international staff graded at Employment Band F or competitive salary.
  • Duty station:The position will be based in Nairobi.
  • This position is non-accompanied.

    How to Apply
  • Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.
  • DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.
  • Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 22nd April, 2019.
  • 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.
  • DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
  • DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.
  • Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.
  • If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.
  • For more information and job application details, see; DRC NGO Regional Protection Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

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