Protection Coordinator

Beirut | Beirut

We are looking for a highly qualified protection expert to lead our large protection program in DRC Lebanon.

Who are we?

DRC has been operating in the Middle East and North Africa for over a decade, running a combination of livelihood, protection, advocacy and relief projects. DRC has six project offices throughout Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Tunisia/Libya, Turkey, and both a country and regional office in Jordan.
DRC has been operating in Lebanon since 2004, working with Palestinian and Iraqi refugees, as well as Lebanese communities affected by the war in 2006. DRC is committed to basic humanitarian principles; including impartiality and neutrality, and offers the highest standards of accountability to the people it serves.
For further information about DRC, please refer to our website:


The Protection Coordinator will be responsible for the day to day coordination of the protection programme, provision of technical support, donor compliance and contribute to the development of DRC protection programming in Lebanon, with a strong focus on GBV and Child Protection. The programme responds to the Syrian refugee crisis in the Lebanese urban setting.

This position reports to the Head of Programme and line manages two national coordinators and one analyst.

  1. Technical support and staff management
  2. Provide technical support, supervision and guidance to the Protection teams at the national and field levels (incl. development of technical tools and guidance, tailored capacity building plans, trainings and on-the-job coaching);
  3. Ensure that staff adhere to general protection, child protection and GBV best-practices and professional standards and principles through capacity-building and on-the-job support;
  4. Develop and sustain the general protection program (incl. Protection monitoring, legal assistance and community-based protection).
  5. Manage CP and GBV coordinators and Protection analyst and technically supervise Protection managers based in the field (incl. Support to recruitment and performance appraisals);

  6. Project development, implementation and reporting

  7. Assist the field-based Protection managers in the assurance of donor compliance, including appropiate and timely spending of grants to achieve program goals, use and distribution of supplies and resources as well as donors’ representation;

  8. Design and coordinate the protection strategy after consultation with field-based managers and national coordinators (incl. GBV and CP components);

  9. Support the submission of timely, accurate and well-written donor reports and other reporting requirements of protection programming;

  10. Design proposals to secure follow on or expansion funding for the protection program as per identified needs, provide protection inputs into other sector proposals;

  11. Oversee production of external reports on protection themes;

  12. Sector coordination and external representation

  13. Actively participate in national level GBV Task force, CPiEWG and PWG and, as much as possible field-working groups;

  14. Participate in other protection related external meetings in coordination with CD and Head of Programme;

  15. Work closely with other DRC sectors (incl. CSMC, Shelter, Livelihoods and Direct assistance) to ensure that protection is adequately addressed and mainstreamed across sectors and humanitarian interventions;

  16. Monitoring & Evaluation

  17. Work closely Protection and M&E teams to develop and implement ethical and safe monitoring and evaluation tools and mechanisms, including qualitative data collection and analysis;

  18. Oversee and ensure analysis of results and guide protection staff to use these results to enhance program effectivement and quality;

About you

  1. Essential qualifications:
    • University degree or higher education relevant to social work, public health, human rights or other relevant fields;
    • Thorough understanding of best practices and strategies in Protection, Child protection and GBV response (case management, psychosocial support, etc.) and prevention and risk reduction.
    • Proven experience in community-based protection, specifically working in urban refugee settings;

  2. Essential experience:
    • At least 5 years of proven international experience in implementation of GBV, child protection and protection programming in emergency and stabilization contexts;
    • Thorough experience implementing GBV and child protection programs;
    • Experience setting up protection monitoring and legal assistance programs;
    • Solid experience with planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills;
    • Experience in capacity building of local partners and providing direct technical support to local organizations
    • Thorough understanding of GBVIMS and child protection information management systems and protection information management in general.
    • Proven experience in advocacy to governmental, donors and UN agencies on protection.

We offer

An interesting job in one of the best NGO’s in the world. DRC will offer the successful applicant a 9-month contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work from February 2016 and be willing and able to work in Beirut with frequent travels in the field offices (namely Bekaa, South and Akkar and Tripoli).
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level A10 for expats or grade E+ for national staff.


DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (

Need further information?

For more details on this position please contact Christele Hage at

Please note that applications sent directly to Ms. Christele Hage will not be considered.

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

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button here or go to and find Current Vacancies. All applicants should send a cover letter and an updated CV no longer than four pages, both in the same language as the vacancy note. Your CV should also include contact details of three professional referees.

Applications close January 17th, 2016. The interviews are expected to take place during the month of January 2016. Since this position needs to be filled urgently, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews may be conducted before the closing date.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Beirut | Beirut
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - International Law
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    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
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    • Legal - Broad
    • Human Rights
    • Human Rights
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    • Human Rights
    • Civil Society
    • Civil Society
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  • Closing Date: 2016-01-17

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