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Myanmar: Project Manager-Protection (Child Protection)

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Myanmar: Project Manager-Protection (Child Protection)

Deadline for application: 
12 Jul 2019
Danish Refugee Council
Job type: 

DRC is seeking a dynamic and motivated Project Manager- Protection (Child Protection) to strengthen and develop the protection team and programmes in Rakhine state.

Who are we?

DRC has provided humanitarian assistance to people in need in Myanmar since 2009. DRC is currently engaged in humanitarian response in Rakhine, Kachin, Northern Shan and Kayah.

In 2012, waves of inter-communal violence swept through Rakhine, forcing approximately 140,000 persons to flee their homes and take refuge in IDP camps spread across the state. DRC activities target these IDPs, as well as other local vulnerable populations such as host villages and isolated villages. DRC implements a multi-sector response, including camp management, GBV, Child Protection, Livelihoods, Protection, and WASH in Sittwe, Pauktaw, and Mrauk-U Townships in Rakhine.

DRC/DDG Myanmar currently employs over 380 national and 30 international staff and operates from eight operational offices. The main donors of DRC in Myanmar are ECHO, EC, UNHCR, UNICEF, DANIDA and SDC.

The Project Manager-Protection (CP) will report to the Protection Manager in Rakhine State, Myanmar.

Main responsibilities

Project Management and implementation

  • Take leadership in the implementation of DRC’s child protection programming in Rakhine State
  • Ensure the highest quality of the child protection interventions and coherence between all projects, ongoing and proposed, according to the overall protection strategy
  • Take leadership of the child protection programs in terms of high quality and timely deliveries, narrative reporting and financial overviews, close cooperation with donors, government counterparts, and coordination mechanism on site, and in synergy with other DRC interventions in the area.
  • Formalize and develop project related operational tools and training modules, with support from the Protection Manager
  • Provide overall budget monitoring, financial management, and expenses control for the project activities, including compliance with minimum DRC and donor requirements
  • In close coordination with other child protection actors, continue to strengthen DRC’s child protection monitoring and case management procedures and tools, and ensure that staff are appropriately trained and mentored in their application
  • Take lead in compiling inputs from child protection team on monthly protection monitoring reports, analyze child protection trends, and submit compiled report to Protection Manager
  • Design and implement child protection needs assessments in DRC’s target location, when necessary
  • Supervise ongoing mobilization and training of child protection groups, youth groups, and youth facilitators as well as the strengthening of the Youth Centers and mobile Child Friendly Space programming

Program development, strategy, and external relations

  • Representation of DRC and active participation in child protection sub-sector meetings and other relevant meetings with partner organizations, donors, and government stakeholders
  • Oversee knowledge sharing across teams, and ensure that monitoring and evaluation results are understood and used to improve programs
  • Drive the development and growth of the child protection program within the DRC program objectives, including supporting proposal development, and feed into country-wide strategy development
  • Ensure cooperation and integration with GBV and General Protection programmes through working with the other project managers
  • Build a strong relationship with and provide training and technical support to staff of the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) to support the strengthening of a national child protection system.
  • Provide technical and capacity building support to the DRC country programme, field offices, and implementing partners in the development of their child protection projects, as required

Accountability and reporting

  • Guided by the DRC Programme Handbook as well as the child protection minimum standards, continuously monitor and develop relevant accountability initiatives within the protection program as well as strengthening the effort to document the impact of activities
  • Ensure compliance with internal and external reporting requirements as well as DRC policies and procedures, particularly with respect to child protection and the code of conduct
  • Provide input for monthly, quarterly, interim, and annual donor reports as well as ad hoc donor requests

People Management

  • Lead and manage DRC’s child protection team including mentoring, ensuring coordination, recruitment, and capacity development
  • Ensure appropriate measures are in place for close supervision and technical support for field-based staff
  • Provide on the job training as required, adapt trainings/coaching to specific staff needs, and provide continuous technical guidance

As Manager the post-holder is responsible for the following:

  • Accountable for achieving DRC’s strategic goals and objectives within the area of responsibility
  • Accountable for making significant decisions on what the child protection team does: its purpose, functions and role, and for making commitments and decisions that require the expenditure of significant unit resources.
  • Accountable for people management of direct reports, generally at least 3 employees. This includes hiring & firing, objective setting, probation, performance appraisal, development of staff, managing performance, including poor performance, etc.
  • Accountable for making sound decisions based on DRC policies, MOPs, standards, and the advice of technical experts in DRC

About You

To be successful in the position you should meet most/ all of the following requirements:​

  • Minimum 2-3 years of proven international experience in NGO projects, particularly in managing child protection projects.
  • At least 2 years' experience with people management
  • Excellent writing and editing skills for external audiences (including governments and donors)
  • Experience in producing high-quality technical material (training material, programme tools, proposals, strategic documents etc.)
  • Experience working with Monitoring and Evaluation

​We offer

DRC will offer the successful applicant a nine months contract, extendable based on funding availability. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies. The position is placed in Employment Band F, level 2.

The duty station is Sittwe, Rakhine State, with occasional travel to Mrauk Oo and to Yangon as needed. Sittwe is a non-family duty station.

How to apply:

Application process


Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button here. All applicants must send a cover letter and an up-to-date CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.

Deadline for applications: 12 July 2019.

(Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and shortlisted candidates may be contacted for interview/an offer made before the advertised closing date)

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