DRC Job in Lebanon
Protection Team Leader
North Lebanon

Job Description

Protection Team Leader

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity 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 fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956

About the job


The Protection Team Leader (TL) has the overall responsibility for managing, supervising and coordinating DRC Protection activities in North Lebanon. The Protection Team Leader (TL) will be responsible for the day-to-day staff management and the management of the protection programming while ensuring quality implementation and donor compliance. The Protection TL contribute to the development of DRC protection programming in North Lebanon.


Your main duties and responsibilities will be:


  • Lead and manage the protection team (including people planning, performance, well-being and development)
  • In collaboration with the Protection Coordinator, provide technical support, supervision and guidance to the protection team. Ensure that staff adhere to best-practices and professional standards and principles through capacity-building and on-the-job coaching
  • Maintain updated job descriptions, conduct interviews, orient new staff to the DRC and the Protection program and monitor staff working hours, complete performance review with staff, ensure respect of DRC Code of Conduct
  • Suggests adjustments of the protection dedicated teams according to evolving needs and programming.



Project development and grants management

  • Develop and undertake needs assessments to inform program design and strategic direction. Conduct frequent rapid needs assessment of the situation in the event of emergency in collaboration with other stakeholders to address related problems.
  • With the support of the Protection Coordinator and Area Program Managers, prepare grants’ proposals to secure follow on or expansion funding for the protection program as per identified needs and in line with the Protection strategy;
  • Ensure the submission of timely, accurate and well-written donor reports and other reporting requirements of protection programming (incl. Donors’ reports and Activity info);



Programming & Operations

  • Ensure efficient and effective program implementation while developing and following the work plan, developing projects tools and providing technical inputs
  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/reports and proposals and budgets for donors
  • Ensures with the Area Program Manager, field managers and the Safety team that protection activities are organized in a way that guarantees safety of beneficiary families, partners and DRC staff involved (i.e. confidentiality).



  • Support the monitoring of financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-up;
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas and Initiate procurements and ensure their execution.
  • Oversee and ensure achievements of targets according to DRC and donors’ requirements through overall management of the protection programming and ensure analysis of results and guide protection staff to use these results to enhance program effectiveness and quality.
  • Ensure that the Protection assistance programme is compliant with DRC accountability principles.




Coordination, representation and communication

  • Collaborate with relevant internal and external technical experts on sector relevant issues
  • Represent DRC at meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings and ensure integration with other DRC sectors
  • Support the communication team in Beirut by identifying case studies, videos, photographs and production communication materials in the field
  • Producing materials for programmatic purposes, local events, and communication with beneficiaries and field stakeholders.

Conduct any other duties as agreed with the National Protection Coordinator, Area Program Manager or the Area Manager.

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to have a University degree or higher education in law, social work, Psychology, gender studies, or another related field. Moreover, we also expect the following:




  • Minimum 3 years of management experience at a mid to senior level, preferably with experience in the field of humanitarian response and refugee protection working for an international NGO, UN agency, relevant ministry, or local authority.
  • Minimum 3 years of practical experience in sector area working for an INGO
  • Thorough understanding of best practices and strategies in protection programming (protection    monitoring, general protection, GBV, Child protection)
  • Proven management skills and a competence in people management
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Full professional proficiency in English and fluency in Arabic is a must


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ 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 DRC’s vision and values. 



We offer

Contract length: until the end of December 2020

Band/Level: Band G-management, Level 1

Monthly Basic Salary: 2,700 USD (depending on years of experience)

Duty Station:  NOL

Start date: Mid of July 2020


Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact karim.mikati@drc.ngo 


Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button or go to www.drc.ngo under current vacancies.

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email to Karim Mikati will not be considered.


Closing date for applications: 7th  July 2020

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC.

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.

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