Protection Coordinator (GBV and CP)

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Employer: DRC
Job Title: Protection Coordinator (GBV and CP) Featured job
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Mogadishu
Category: Other

Overall purpose of the role

The Protection Coordinator (GBV and Child Protection) will provide technical expertise and programmatic leadership to the Country Program on all initiatives related to Child Protection and GBV in the context of Somalia. He/She is responsible for ensuring that child protection and GBV prevention and response programming is mainstreamed through all projects and to ensure that specific projects are initiated, developed and implemented effectively. The Coordinator will lead on child protection and GBV assessments, project design, coordination, and fundraising. The position will be expected to mentor and/or build capacities of national program staff and partners.

Responsibilities and tasks:

Program management and Technical Quality

  • Focal person on Child Protection (CP) and Gender Based Violence prevention and response interventions for DRC Somalia Program.
  • Ensure quality input on GBV and CP interventions in integrated proposals.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to the implementation of CP and GBV interventions in accordance with international standards, best practice and DRC Protection Strategy.
  • Contribute to the development of country strategic direction and plans on Protection Programming.

Staff Supervision & Development

  • Supervise and work closely with relevant program staff to deliver high quality protection outcomes. Discuss job expectations, objectives and provide appropriate and timely feedback regarding performance, including timely implementation of staff performance management system.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with staff, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Capacity building including training and mentoring to staff and implementing partners on emergency protection interventions with a focus on specialized skills in GBV, CP and Legal.
  • Clearly define the training needs of staff and ensure they are able to access training and professional development resources appropriate to their skill gaps/needs.

Project Planning, Monitoring & Reporting

  • Monitor standalone GBV and CP projects as well components of the same themes integrated in other projects: provide technical input and revision of related tools and initiatives. Ensure that relevant project activities are implemented within the assigned budget parameters, in consultation with the Finance Team.
  • Compile and produce quality project reports (monthly, progress, final reports) and submit to the relevant donors in a timely manner.
  • Prepare project work plans that meet the program objectives;
  • Ensure that relevant monthly reports are submitted to the CPWG and the GBV Sub-cluster
  • Ensure that regular field monitoring/ visits are conducted
  • Contribute to the development of the general protection monthly and quarterly trend analysis
  • Initiate collaboration with the Protection Manager and the Program Development unit prepare quality concept notes and proposals on GBV and CP.

Coordination & Representation

  • Monitor international best practices and ensure that they are reflected in DRC programming
  • Represent DRC in relevant GBV and CP forums including the Protection Cluster and Sub-Working groups.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by line manager.

Reporting Arrangements

Protection Manager

Person Specification

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Advanced university degree, preferably in Law, Sociology, Social work, Human Rights, or related field.
  • Post graduate qualification in the same field is desirable
  • At least 5 years of experience on protection programming in humanitarian response with a specific focus on children and women’s protection
  • Ability to advocate for and raise awareness of women and children’s rights, promoting respect for international law and help people obtain access to humanitarian assistance.
  • Demonstrated understanding of general protection programming in humanitarian response Experience in designing strategic documents to guide implementation, assessments and standard operating procedures on child protection.
  • Experience in capacity building, including as a trainer on human rights.
  • Experience in remote management and working with local organizations
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience of working on children associated with armed conflict Intellectually flexible with ability to deliver results in a short period of time.
  • Proven commitment to accountability and quality assurance.
  • Excellent analytical and skills in report writing and proposal development.
  • Experience living and working in a cross-cultural, conflict affected environment, under team conditions;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in adverse conditions;
  • Ability to work in a large organization with complex systems.


  • Excellent verbal and written English.

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.


Contract: 1 year contract dependent on both funding and performance. Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates (available at under Vacancies). This position is Non Family and graded as A15.

For qualified National staff the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for

National staff

Availability: 1 February 2019

Duty station: Mogadishu, Somalia


Application and CV

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies.

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on under vacancies no later than 31 December, 2018.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact

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