Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a qualified and motivated Area Protection Manager (Community Centers) who will be responsible for the management and implementation of the UNHCR-funded community center project in southern Poland (Krakow, Wroclaw, Rzeszow, Przemysl).
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a leading protection agency with a mandate to promote and protect durable solutions to conflict and displacement-affected populations on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC is implementing a multi-sector response to support Ukraine refugees, IDPs, and host populations both within Ukraine and in the neighboring countries of Poland, Romania and Moldova, and wider Europe. Since late February 2022, nearly 4 million Ukrainians and third-country nationals have crossed the border to Poland. As part of its neighboring country response, DRC is establishing an operational presence in Poland to support displaced populations through direct implementation, partnership with civil society organizations and national NGOs, duty bearers, and other actors.
The community centers evolved from UNHCR-UNICEF Blue Dots and are supposed to serve as protection hubs supporting linking conflict-affected people, especially those at heightened risk, with services they require. In addition, the community centers aim to strengthen resilience and social inclusion and operate in support of social cohesion. In each location, the Community Centers will be run in collaboration and/or under the leadership of local/national NGOs. In each location, a designated area project coordinator or team leader is responsible for the coordination of the Community Center. With the support of the Protection Manager and Child Protection Specialist, and overseeing field protection staff in the four locations the Protection Project Manager will be responsible for the overall coordination of the rollout and implementation of the projects in all four locations.
About the Job
The Area Protection Manager will have an area focus and ensure compliance with DRC procedures and guidelines within the area. He/She will contribute to the development of country strategies, which will be translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks, and provide support and/or technical guidance to base operations while overseeing area activities specific to the Community Center project.
Project coordination and implementation
Accountability and reporting
Program Development and Strategy
To be successful in this role we expect you to have a minimum of 4 years of relevant, proven work experience in NGO projects. Moreover, we also expect the following:
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
Contract length: 12 months, with the possibility of extension depending on funding.
Band: Management, F
Duty base: Krakow
Start date: January 2023
Number of positions: 1
We offer a competitive salary and benefits in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff.
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: December 4th, 2022.
Candidates need to have the right to live and work in Poland or be EU/EFTA or Ukrainian citizens. DRC will not sponsor visas.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we, therefore, encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.
Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply!