Protection Team Leader (Przemysl)

Protection Team Leader in Przemysl: DRC Poland is looking for a highly-skilled, enthusiastic, and professional Protection Team Leader to be part of the team in 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 based on humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC is implementing a multi-sector response to support Ukraine refugees, IDPs, and host populations both within Ukraine and the neighboring countries of Poland, Romania and Moldova, and wider Europe.

Due to the ongoing conflict that began in February 2022, DRC opened offices in Poland, Moldova, and Romania to provide support to the displaced population in partnership with civil society organizations and national NGOs, duty bearers, and other actors. DRC continues to implement in these three countries through partnerships, technical assistance and capacity exchange, and direct implementation in some cases.

About the Job

Based in Przemyśl, the Protection Team Leader will manage the implementation of the UNHCR protection project in Przemyśl and Medyka as well as outreach activities in the region. With the support of the Area Protection Project Manager and Country Protection Team, the Team Leader will be responsible for the direct implementation of activities in line with work plans and guidelines and ensuring timely and efficient communication and troubleshooting.

Management, Programming, and Operations 

  • Lead and manage the protection team based in Przemyśl.
  • Lead on strategy development for activities at the blue dots and mobile outreach activities
  • Coordinate the work of the team, ensuring the effective and quality daily provision of counseling, access to information, legal counseling, MHPSS, and child protection in line with minimum standards and agreed on work plan.
  • Support any information management processes required for the successful delivery of the project goals.
  • Provide technical support to protection staff – officers and assistants.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly work plans and schedules.
  • Ensure daily monitoring of the operations, assess the quality, and report any challenges to the Project Manager.
  • Provide timely updates about the changes in the humanitarian situation in the area.
  • Ensure daily and periodical (monthly/quarterly/annual) reporting on the project activities in line with the project reporting requirements.
  • Participate in project reviews and preparation of proposals and budgets for donors.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation exercises of the operations as advised by the Programme Development and Quality Assurance team.
  • Support programmatic learning based on project implementation and lead generation of lessons learned and best practices at the area level.
  • Identify and share recommendations on required project adaptation.

Coordination and Representation 

  • Collaborate with partner organizations ensuring smooth delivery of project activities taking into account specific needs or partners vs project deliverables.
  • Collaborate with the Country Protection Team on the development and rollout of relevant project tools.
  • Participate in donor meetings upon request.
  • With the support of the Country Protection Team, maintain relations and share information with the municipality of Przemyśl and podkarpackie voivodship.
  • Represent DRC at meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings at the area level.
  • Ensure integration with other DRC sectors (CCCM, Economic Recovery).


  • Closely collaborate with area support services officers to support the timely procurement and delivery of necessary project equipment and supplies.
  • Support the monitoring of financial commitments and expenditures against the project budget and provide timely feedback on budget follow-up.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas.
  • Initiate procurements and ensure their execution.

About You

To be successful in this position we expect you to have a minimum of 2 years of proven experience in project and people management experience at a mid-level, preferably with experience in the field of humanitarian response and refugee protection, social work working for an NGO, UN agency, relevant ministry, or local authority. Moreover, we also expect the following:

  • A Master’s degree in social sciences, psychology, international development, economics, or another relevant field.
  • A minimum of 2 years of practical experience in the area of protection/human rights/social work.
  • Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.
  • Excellent skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint are desirable.
  • Field experience desired.
  • Full professional proficiency in Polish and/or Ukrainian is mandatory as well as a good command of English.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values

We Offer

  • Contract Type: National Contract
  • Contract length: until 31st December 2023, with the possibility of extension depending on the availability of funding.
  • Band: Management, G
  • Base salary range: from 15220 to 17644 PLN gross per month, based on experience.
  • Duty base: Przemysl
  • Start date: ASAP

We offer a competitive salary and benefits in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff.

Application Process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

All applicants must already have the legal right to live and work in Poland without visa sponsorship or be EU/EFTA/Ukrainian citizens.

Closing date for applications: April 10th 2023

Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted 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

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Department: Europe
Country: Poland
Workplace: Przemysl
Contract Type: National
Categories: Project Management
Education: Master's Degree

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