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Myanmar: Protection Manager, Sittwe (Rakhine) with frequent travel to the field

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 02 Jun 2017

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, and Kayah. In Rakhine, activities are targeting local vulnerable populations, as well as the around 140,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) that had to flee waves of violence in 2012. DRC implements a multi-sectoral response, delivering shelter, community infrastructure, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Non-Food Items (NFIs), livelihoods, and protection assistance, including GBV and child protection), to IDPs and conflict-affected populations. DRC’s protection programme in Rakhine, which started at the onset of the violence, includes regular protection monitoring and related referrals, reporting and advocacy work, individual protection assistance to the most vulnerable, and awareness raising/trainings for government officials and community leaders on the rights of the IDPs and conflict-affected populations, as well as GBV prevention and response.

DRC works in 29 locations in Sittwe and Pauktaw, conducting protection monitoring, GBV prevention and response, and case management, including referrals and provisions of individual protection assistance (IPAs). To lead this work, DRC is looking for a candidate with the requisite energy levels, ambition, and experience to work independently to deliver quality protection programmes on the ground.

About the job

The Protection Manager is based in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar, with regular travel to field locations in Sittwe and Pauktaw. He/She will be responsible for technical and managerial oversight and implementation for protection activities in Sittwe and Pauktaw townships.

Main Responsibilities

The Protection Manager will be responsible for the following activities, under direction and supervision of the Rakhine Protection Coordinator:

  • Manage, supervise, and monitor the day to day implementation of DRC’s protection-related activities in Sittwe and Pauktaw Townships in Rakhine State;
  • Identification of protection concerns through field monitoring visits and assessments and ensure that implementation is in accordance with the relevant DRC/DDG standards, guidelines and SOPs, and in coordination with relevant actors in the field;
  • Provide technical oversight to case management activities, including the development of case management plans, provision of psychosocial support, referrals, and follow-up;
  • Provide technical and project support to national staff in the implementation of activities, including training sessions when necessary and appropriate;
  • Coordinate closely with UNHCR, (I)NGOs, and other stakeholders to ensure a participatory, transparent, and coordinated approach;
  • Manage multi-grant protection project budget in order to maintain program expenditure within budget parameters including preparing and utilizing budget forecasting and follow up tools.
  • Ensure that indicator tracking for all programme indicators and outputs is properly managed and updated
  • Ensure timely reporting of programme activities as per internal and donor deadlines
  • Perform any other relevant tasks as requested by the Coordinator.

About you

To be successful in the position, you should meet the following requirements:

  • University Degree in law, international (humanitarian) law, international relations, political science, or similar;
  • Minimum 3 years international experience implementing and developing Protection programs in emergency and post-conflict environments with limited/degraded local resources and infrastructure in remote environments;
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct training on protection and human rights topics, including staff training;
  • Minimum 2 year experience in programme and budget management with a multi-grant programme required;
  • Experience working as part of a team and strong staff management skills;
  • Experience of data management, databases, and M&E tools desirable;
  • Fluency in English.


Duty Station: Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar, classified as a non-family duty station, with regular travel to project areas.

Contract: 1 year, renewable dependent on funding and performance. Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates, which can be found on under – Vacancies. The position is classified as A15.

Availability: 1st July 2017

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and candidates may be contacted and interviewed before the closing date of the advertisement.

How to apply:

Interested? Please apply by clicking here.

For further information about the position, you may contact Rakhine Programme Manager at For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

Only motivated applications in English that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. We only accept applications sent online at under Vacancies. Please send your application, in English, no later than 2nd June 2017.

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 35 countries throughout the world. We are the largest humanitarian NGO in Denmark and consistently ranked as one of the world’s best NGOs according to Global_Geneva.
We fulfil our mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people and host communities in the conflict areas of the world. We also advocate on behalf of conflict-affected populations globally on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration. Our work and long-term strategies are guided by our five core values: Humanitarian approach - Respect - Independence & neutrality - Inclusion - Honesty & transparency.
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