Ended Protection Team Leader

The Job

Title:   Protection Team Leader - Mixed Migration North

Location:    Sana’a – with frequent travel to other northern governorates
Level:   As per DRC Yemen national staff salary grid
Reports to:   Protection Manager
Coordination with:  Protection Team Leader - Mixed Migration South, Protection Sector Manager, Area Manager
Supervisees:   Mixed Migration staff in North Area
Start of Contract & Duration:  Starting ASAP, Until 31 December 2019


Danish Refugee Council is a private independent, nongovernmental organization and has been providing relief and development services in Yemen since 2008. Using right-based approaches, DRC focuses on those displaced and affected by conflict and natural disasters. Programs include protection, shelter, livelihood, WASH and mine risk education, amongst others. DRC has offices in Sana’a, Aden and Hodeida with sub-offices throughout Yemen.

JOB Purpose

The post holder will be responsible for the planning, implementation and follow-up of the mixed migration projects in north. This position is vital to ensuring a holistic approach reducing and mitigating the exposure to protection risks faced by refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants in north of Yemen.

Key Responsibilities


  • Ensure timely and technically sound planning, implementation and follow up of the mixed migration project activities. Work with the Mixed Migration (MM) projects’ staff in the north and develop detailed implementation plans and procurement plans for the MM projects in the north as per the project proposals and logical frameworks.
  • With support of the Area Manager, supervise MM staffs in conjuncture with Human Resources promote understanding of DRC standards and policies and raise non-compliance, participate in recruitment of other technical staff in the same field and contribute to their objective setting and performance appraisal.
  • Work with the Protection Specialist and Protection Manager and ensure that there is a coherence and convergence of project activities and outputs of the MM projects, in particular, carrying out the protection monitoring patrols along the Red Sea Coast. This should include drafting and sharing analytical reports on newly emerging migration trends as related to arrivals to Yemen, migrants in Yemen and those transitioning through Yemen whilst identifying gaps in protection and humanitarian responses and recommending possible programmatic responses.
  • Identify the training and capacity building needs of the mixed migration staff, work with the Protection Specialist and the Area Manager and support building the capacities of the staff in a manner that allows them to develop an understanding of protection goals and context analysis.
  • Ensure accuracy and high quality of the project data collected (e.g. protection monitoring, migrants profiling forms, etc.) and provide immediate and timely feedback in case of any inconsistency in the data/forms, inaccurate data, wrong use of the forms/tools, missing/incomplete data, etc. to the staff along with clear guidance and instructions.
  • Carry out effective regular supervision and monitoring visits to the Mixed Migration projects field locations to ensure implementation of the project activities as per the standards and indicators developed as part of the Mixed Migration Program M&E plan. Provide technical support to the field staff and submit regular field visit reports to supervisor.
  • Prepare and submit timely, complete, and accurate qualitative and analytical project reports as required. Ensure accurate weekly and monthly narratives and data reports on the risks faced by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in the north, as per agreed reporting template.
  • Ensure the Mixed Migration database is accurate, updated, secured and maintained properly.
  • Update and submit the project Indicators Performance Tracking Tool (IPTT) for north on regular monthly basis to the supervisor and M&E department.
  • Represent DRC in the protection-related clusters/working groups and other relevant meetings in relevant hubs.
  • Ensure efficient and effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan
  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/reports and proposals and budgets for donors
  • Lead the team in carrying out monitoring and evaluation exercises as directed by M&E teams
  • Ensure confidentiality and data security controls processes are in place and complied with by protection staff.
  • Identify and advocate opportunities to mainstream gender.


  • Support Protection Specialist and Area Manager in identifying partnership opportunities and liaising with local NGO partners and CBOs concerning protection activities and project implementation;
  • Promote relations and coordinate activities with other humanitarian actors, donors, IOM, and civil authorities if requested;
  • As guided by Protection Specialist and Area Manager, maintain relationships with other NGOs, international organizations, government offices;
  • 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 sector activities


  • University degree or higher education relevant to humanitarian work; preferably in management, law, social sciences or humanitarian aid
  • Significant knowledge of project and staff management and program development, particularly in protection for migrants/refugees/asylum seekers
  • Knowledge and understanding of Human Rights Law, including International Refugee Law
  • Experience carrying out interviews and focus group discussions, analyzing information provided and writing reports
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience in building good relations with local communities as well as individuals of diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • High level of initiative and ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Excellent English language (written and spoken)
  • Excellent report writing skills including editing the work of others
  • Excellent computer skills including working with and producing reports from (online database, excel and other data entry programs)
  • Willingness and ability to travel regularly within Yemen
  • Excellent organizational skills


  • At least six years of work experience and three years in managing protection work in a complex, refugee/migrant/asylum seeker humanitarian context.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing teams and providing technical guidance and training.

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: Acting in line with DRC's vision and values.

How to Apply

CVs of qualified candidates are invited at the below link by 22 January 2019. Due to the urgency of this hiring, interviews will be on a rolling basis; and a candidate might be selected even before the closing date. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • Employer: DRC
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 9 January 2019
  • Deadline: 22 January 2019