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Posted on 17 Oct, 2021
Closing on 25 Oct, 2021

Job Description

Mixed Migration Team Leader – Protection (Re-Advertised)


Who are we?

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 fulfillment of the wish to return home.
The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
DRC has been operating in the Middle East (ME) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey with a Regional Office (RO) in Amman.

DRC Yemen’s response
Throughout its nine field offices and a workforce of 450 staff, DRC upholds its main programmatic objectives to provide immediate and life sustaining assistance, to strengthen the protective environment, and to reduce displacement related risks and vulnerabilities by promoting self-reliance at household and community level.

About the job
Under the supervision of the Community Services Manager, the Team Leader Protection – MM  will ensure the effective implementation of DRC’s services in the assigned area of operation. This includes the implementation of remote monitoring and awareness sessions/consultations including referrals to IOM and other relevant agencies.


General Management

  • Under the supervision of the Community Services Manager, the MM Team Leader will line manage the MM team delivering remote monitoring and awareness sessions/consultations - including referrals to IOM and other relevant agencies.      
  • Maintain oversight and management of activities, including but not limited to the referrals follow-up. 
  • Ensure high quality activities’ implementation in accordance with donor and DRC SoPs;
  • In collaboration with the Community Services Manager and Coordinator/Specialist, the MM Team Leader will support with project planning including work plans, procurement and budget management for the activities under his/her supervision;
  • Maintain oversight of physical DRC spaces, including the recruitment and supervisions of team staff, if needed;
  • Ensure all means of verification (MoV) for each activities are in place and regularly monitored. 
  • Ensure databases are consistent and data collated in an accurate manner.
  • Ensure reports are well written and information consistent.
  • Organize weekly coordination meetings with the team, define priorities and action points and communicate any criticality to the line manager. 

Technical Support:

  • In collaboration with his/her supervisor, provide technical support, supervision and guidance to the team, and ensure that staff adhere to best-practices and professional standards and principles through capacity-building and on-the-job coaching.
  • Identify technical gaps in the activities and identify/implement solutions to address these gaps.

Staff management

  • Support the team with the implementation of the activities; orient new staff to DRC and the MM program; in addition to day to day management and supervision of the team under his/her supervision.
  • Ensure that staff implement and respect best-practice and international standards.
  • Build the capacity of the MM team to improve their range of capabilities related to the program and its activities.
  • Monitor staff working hours, complete performance review with staff, ensure respect of DRC Code of Conduct; 

Grant Implementation and Reporting

  • Support the Community Services Manager and Coordinator/Specialist by contributing to and providing field-related inputs for proposals; 
  • Ensure the implementation of the activities under his/her supervision, including appropriate and timely spending plans for activities to achieve program goals, grants reporting contributions, target tracking, procurement, use and distribution of supplies and resources;
  • Submit weekly program updates and work plan. 
  • Regular submission of reports.

Coordination and representation

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationship with relevant stakeholders including partner agencies, community leaders and service providers;
  • Maintain an up-to-date service mapping of the service providers operating in the area and share with the case management team;
  • Attend clusters and coordination meetings as requested by supervisor;


  • Any other duties relating to the nature of the job as directed by the line and technical mangers;
  • Maintain positive work relationship within the team, and promote team-building efforts in coordination with the Manager;
  • Must adhere to DRC’s mission, values, code of conduct including respect for the principles of neutrality, do no harm and non-discrimination;
  • Must treat all partners and beneficiaries with dignity and respect.


All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:   

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.   
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.   
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.   
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.   
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.         

About you

  • Relevant professional experience of not less than 3 (three) years;
  • Experience in management of a team with proven leadership qualities;
  • Excellent writing, reporting, and analytical skills;
  • Familiarity/prior experience with DRC and its persons of concern (including internally displaced persons, returnees, refugees) would be a distinct advantage; excellent knowledge and understanding of local communities and customary rules;
  • Full respect for client/organization confidentiality;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and respect for people with special needs and other vulnerability;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player;
  • Ability to provide technical support, trainings and supervision to Officers and Assistants;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties;
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills as well as communication and inter-personal skills;
  • Punctuality and respect for applicable rules and procedures;
  • Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, work independently and prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail;
  • Self-motivation, goal/result-orientation and team work;
  • Flexibility, creativeness, tolerance and maturity;
  • Computer/IT literacy (OS Windows, MS (Word, Excel in particular), etc.


Essential qualification

  • University degree in law, management, social sciences or relevant field.

Desirable qualifications: 

  • Advanced University degree


  • English - Fluent, reading and writing
  • Arabic - Fluent, reading and writing
  • Knowledge of Oromo and Amharic would be a distinct advantage
  • Excellent report writing skills including editing the work of others

Key stakeholders:

  • DRC Staff Members
  • I/NGOs and government services 
  • Support teams (logistics, finance, HR)
  • Cluster/s

We offer

Contract length: until the end of May 2022 with possiblity of extension based on performance and fund. 

Work place: Sana’a

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National; 

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