Protection Team Leader - NATIONAL CONTRACT


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization that works in more than 35 countries around the world. DRC has recently established a presence in Greece with the aim of delivering immediate assistance and protection-guided emergency response to refugees and migrants based on international humanitarian standards and in line with the Greek government strategy.




The closure of borders in early March 2016 has triggered a build-up of refugee and migrant population on mainland Greece. The displaced population is currently accommodated in 34 emergency reception sites across the mainland, which will keep receiving additional influx from the Greek islands and spontaneous camps over the next weeks. The emergency reception sites are under the management and responsibility of the Ministry of Migration Policy (MoMP) or the Ministry of Defense (MoD).

With the overall objective of urgently improving the quality of the protection environment and conditions for persons likely in need of international protection, DRC projects seek to support primary duty-bearers (Ministry of Migration Policy as the primary actor) to the furthest extent possible through the implementation of protection program including legal aid, site management services, shelter, WASH and other activities in emergency reception centres across the mainland.






Under the close cooperation of the Protection specialist/Area manager in Lesvos, Greece, the Team Leader will work with the Protection Staff on site.

Furthermore, the Team Leader will develop and maintain good relations with the persons of concern, relevant stakeholders and other humanitarian actors, to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC’s Protection Program.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Team Leader

Responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited, to the following:

  • Provide leadership, management and support to the Protection Staff
  • Ensure that the Monitering, Evaluation and Referrals are done accordingly by the Protection Staff
  • Document case studies, best practices and lessons learned from the cases handled by the protection staff
  • Support the protection team in implementation of general protection activities in accordance with agreed objectives
  • Protection monitoring, data collection and documenting the needs of the persons of concern
  • Plan and participate in awareness raising sessions and information campaigns of the persons of concern
  • Participate in joint assessments, identifying protection concerns and reporting
  • Support mapping of services and development of effective referral pathways
  • Identify, conduct and follow up referral.
  • Plan and participate in population profiling and verification exercise to ensure adequate and relevant data collection
  • Draft protection monitoring reports, provide input in designing protection monitoring tools and formats when required
  • Planning and conduct of focus group discussions (as facilitator and/or note taker) and Conduction of keyinformant interviews and drafting of the relevant reports
  • Supervise the team at site level
  • Contribute to project planning
  • Weekly reporting to the Area manager of the activities implemented; as well as planned for the coming week
  • Contribution to the weekly report (site observation)
  • Represent DRC in protection meetings as required, and drafting of relevant minutes and communicated as required.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the area manager, relevant to the achievement of protection objectives



The position is supervised by: Protection specialist/ Area manager


Required Qualifications


  • University degree preferably in law or international law
  • Excellent verbal and written English and Greek skills
  • Working knowledge of Arabic or Farsi is an added advantage
  • At least three years working experience in a related field; previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered as a strong advantage
  • Strong computer skills
  • High professional ethics


Skills & Qualities


  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups, partners and nationalities
  • Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principle
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others
  • Ability to multitask and cope with competing demands under tight deadlines
  • Ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
  • We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of nationality, race, gender or age.


General Regulations


The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework.

Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period.

Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization.




.This position is requested until the end of 2016 with potential to extend based on performance, DRC requirements and availability of funds.

We offer a fair compensation package depending on your qualification and experiences. DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.

The position will be based in Lesvos (Greece) and national terms and conditions apply. 




Interested? Then apply for this position on line:

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.

Applications close on 5th of August and the interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and starting date would be immediate availability.

Due to the urgency of the position DRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.



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: Lesbos
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
    • Human Rights
    • Civil Society
  • Closing Date: 2016-08-05

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