DRC Protection Team Leader- Protection, HLP and Peace Building Jobs in South Sudan

DRC Protection Team Leader- Protection, HLP and Peace Building Jobs in South Sudan


  • Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is operational in South Sudan since 2005, working with the overall aim of achieving durable solutions for displaced populations.

    Danish Refugee Council main programme objectives (2019-2021) in South Sudan are:

  • To save lives and alleviate suffering among displaced people and their hosts

  • To reduce displacement related risks and support and facilitate solutions

  • To promote peaceful, inclusive and resilient societies and address root causes to displacement

  • DRC primarily operates across Upper Nile and Unity states, both of which are heavily affected by conflict and experience high numbers of internally displaced populations as well as refugees in need of humanitarian assistance.

  • DRC recently developed important multi-sectorial mobile response teams based in Juba able to rapidly respond to new and urgent humanitarian situations countrywide at short notice to conduct assessments and responses

    Purpose of the post

  • The Project Team Leader will be responsible for leading Protection, HLP, and Peace-building intervention missions in Koch County.

  • The position will consist of 60% of the time deployment in a remote and insecure area with difficult living conditions.

  • The Project Team Leader will undertake Protection activities in the crisis-affected areas within Koch County-as determined by the work plan.

  • His/her role will be to monitor the protection concerns and needs of the displacement and conflict-affected population, conduct conflict-sensitive protection analyses, facilitate the establishment and trainings of peace committees, and supervise the team.

  • The Project Team Leader will also contribute to the analysis and dissemination of data collected to other relevant actors to address the identified protection concerns


  • Supervise and support national protection officers and assistants in the implementation of project activities.

  • Provide on the job training to ensure capacity building of the team

  • Develop and assist in the development of curricula for audience-appropriate trainings in conflict management and community-driven peacebuilding.

  • Facilitate Formation of peace committees and peace clubs that ought to act as violence preventers.

  • Facilitate conflict management and reconciliation activities through community dialogue conferences, in Koch, and neighboring counties

  • Implement and oversee protection monitoring activities, including data collection, processing, analysis and report writing, contributing to advocacy and improved protection programme quality.

  • Assess and monitor HLP challenges and concerns, and provide recommendations on improving access to HLP resolution mechanisms for displacement affected populations.

  • Implement protection activities, in accordance with the agreed strategy, operational plan, budgets and DRC and donor regulations; including protection monitoring, assessments, individual protection assistance, referrals, awareness-raising, and trainings.

  • Contribute to and support effective monitoring, evaluation and learning processes and initiatives, and ensure effective data management and contribute to regular reporting on protection activities (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, as required).

  • Ensure staff compliance with security management rules and procedures; for example, ensuring relevant documentation and procedures are understood and adhered to by staff.

  • Implement training for community groups and non-protection service providers in the area of mission

  • Assist the Protection Manager with designing training modules and tools on topics such as human rights and basic protection principles for Community Protection Committees and other community structures.

  • Prepare project procurement plans and raise materials/services requisitions and follow up with the respective support departments
    Coordinate with relevant stakeholders in Koch, including local authorities and community leaders, and with the
    Consortium coordinators, act as consortium focal point for DRC.

  • Prepare monthly project reports, providing updates on progress and challenges to the consortium lead.

  • Prepare all necessary documentation for each activity (including weekly vehicle movement plans, order requests, payment requests, etc.) and the reconciliation of the money spent during each activity

  • Work with the Protection Manager and fellow Project Team Leader to create weekly work plans to schedule the team’s program activities
    Liaise and build partnerships with block leaders, chiefs, community leaders and other relevant actors to encourage participation in, support for and a better understanding of the program activities

  • Participate in coordination meetings as requested by Protection Manager

  • Any other tasks as required by the Protection Manager relevant to the implementation of protection objectives and activities.

    About You

    Experience and technical competencies

  • A degree in political/social sciences, law, development studies, international development or equivalent degree qualifications;

  • Familiar with rule of law;

  • Training in GBV and CP a plus

  • At least 4 years’ experience involving human rights, protection in humanitarian emergencies, and peace-building, of which at least 3 years should be at international level and in South Sudan or geographic or conflict context similar to South Sudan;

  • Proven technical knowledge of human rights, protection principles, peace-building/conflict management, housing, land and property, project cycle management, SPHERE standards;

  • Experience implementing protection monitoring and understanding of protection information management;

  • Experience in participatory facilitation techniques and experience working with local civil society.

  • Experience in proposal and budget development and project implementation (including budget management);

  • Understanding of and experience in engaging the cluster system in humanitarian settings;

  • Strong communication, analytical and writing skills

  • The ability for rapid analysis of very complex issues, strong decision-making, and translation of programmatic learning and priorities into operational strategies;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-cultural communication and ease in managing a multi-ethnic team;

  • Strong team leadership and conflict resolution skills, adaptability and interest in capacity building;

  • Patience and understanding to work with and develop the capacity of national staff;

  • Experience delivering programs to tight deadlines;

  • Good computer and IT skills, as well as good, understanding of basic protection information management principles;

  • Ability and willingness to work in a remote and isolated location with ever-changing security scenarios;


  • DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards.

  • All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards

  • In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results through the Regional team both to position DRC and ensure excellence in all deliverable.

  • Collaborating: You lead regional initiatives and processes by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

  • Communicating: You listen to other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and persuasively.

  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.


  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms

    Key stakeholders

  • Community members, humanitarian and development organisations, cluster systems, consortium members, local authorities
    Protection Manager, Protection Team Leader, Area manager, Protection Coordinator, Protection team members, other relevant colleagues in Koch, Bentiu and Juba.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; DRC Protection Team Leader- Protection, HLP and Peace Building Jobs in South Sudan

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