Protection Coordinator, Syria | ReliefWeb

DanChurchAid (DCA) invites applications for a Protection Coordinator for its Syria program. This is a non-family position based in Northeast Syria (NES).

The DCA Syria program is a growing program with a 7-year footprint. Activities are wide-ranging and include humanitarian mine action activities (explosive ordnance risk education, survey, explosive hazard remediation) as well as cash and voucher assistance (C4F, MPCA), rehabilitation of community infrastructure shelters and private housing, early recovery and psychosocial support. Since 2017, DCA has set up non-specialized psychosocial support community programs for children, adolescents and caregivers in static and mobile facilities in several locations in northeastern Syria (Raqqa, Kobane, Menbij). DCA is currently looking for an experienced professional to guide this approach into a more holistic protection integration strategy that aims to improve protection outcomes for all participants, not just across the protection sector as a whole. from DCA, but also through the wider NES program.

As the Protection Coordinator for NES, you will report directly to the Head of Program (HoP). You will be responsible for the implementation of the overall protection sector activities carried out by the programme, as well as the technical sector strategy, thus ensuring that the response is appropriate, relevant, effective, timely, coordinated and complementary with the other components. of the DCA program in NES.

Main responsibilities

  • Strategy design based on technical assessment of protection and psychosocial needs
  • Periodically update the protection situation analysis as the context changes and modify the strategy accordingly
  • Ensure implementation and monitoring of activities in accordance with industry-endorsed evidence-based methodologies and related tracking tools
  • Structured supervision and technical support to facilitators and social workers in the delivery of structured group and person-oriented activities
  • Work closely with relevant colleagues to ensure protection principles are integrated into other areas of the program

General management and supervision

Ensure high quality management and implementation of project activities by:

  • Create and execute monthly work plans in coordination with protection teams.
  • Coordinate with logistics, administration and finance colleagues to efficiently and effectively mobilize resources allocated to protection activities in close collaboration with the HoP and HoSS
  • Contribute to the effective management of budget lines related to protection activities, track expenditures and provide monthly BVAs/forecasts in close collaboration with the HoP.
  • Ensure that project deadlines are met and objectives achieved while providing justifications and suggested corrective actions, where applicable.

Program development and reporting

  • Participate in the development of proposals, budgets and concept notes in coordination with the Program Manager, Grants Manager and MEAL Coordinator
  • Lead the provision of technical input to periodic donor reporting requirements and ensure reports are produced and delivered in a timely and quality manner
  • Lead portfolio expansion with industry colleagues, actively contributing to identifying new funding opportunities and writing proposals

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

  • Undertake regular field visits to provide technical advice and supervision as well as regular monitoring of the progress of activities to ensure that services provided meet international best practice standards
  • Ensure that all activities are rigorously monitored and fully documented, including systematic and timely data collection, as required under the grant and for DRC MEAL purposes. Related to the above, ensure that relevant (disaggregated) data is available to be shared as needed
  • Develop and deploy SOPs and workflows for protection programming

Human ressources

  • Effective day-to-day management of protection teams, helping team members set goals and work plans while providing appropriate and timely feedback on performance
  • Implement a capacity building strategy with clear timelines, steps to take and goals to achieve to build the capacity of sector staff. This will include basic training on protection concepts and approaches, and the continued expansion of existing staff PSS capacity
  • Maintain open and professional relationships with team members, promoting a team spirit of fairness and peer support

Coordination and Representation

  • Establish and maintain regular and collaborative relationships with relevant stakeholders (partners, donors, other organizations, local authorities, institutions, community groups, etc.) to ensure coordination, avoid duplication and strengthen the referral network
  • Participate and proactively represent DCA in relevant working groups and sector coordination meetings leading and contributing to protection assessments in collaboration with other DCA teams as well as inter-agency initiatives

Qualifications and skills required

  • Master’s degree from an accredited academic institution in a relevant field (international law, international relations, political science, social work, humanitarian aid, sociology, psychology or any other related field)
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in the sector, including at least 3 years in a management role
  • Professional fluency in English is required, Arabic is an advantage but not required.
  • Solid experience in protection risk analyses, community-based protection approaches, provision of structured and untargeted PSS and supervision of social workers
  • Proven experience in the development and management of protection projects, including knowledge of sector standards and humanitarian architecture
  • Strong written and oral communication skills that demonstrate empathy, discretion and integrity
  • Proven ability and willingness to work and live in diverse, challenging and potentially unstable environments/emergencies.

What we offer:

  • 12 month contract with possibility of extension
  • A very competitive salary package
  • 30 days paid annual leave
  • A generous R&R allowance
  • Insurance according to industry standards
  • An interesting and stimulating experience responding to humanitarian needs
  • Competent colleagues and full support from head office
  • A positive and caring work environment

For more information on DCA, please visit our website at:

Only online applications consisting of at least a CV and a cover letter will be taken into account and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization.

All interested candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity and disability are encouraged to apply for the vacant position. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply. DCA conducts anti-terrorism screening as part of the recruitment process. It is a prerequisite that you can pass this check and maintain this status throughout your employment with us. Anyone applying for employment with DCA must be prepared to comply with our Code of Conduct, our Personnel Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and our Child Protection Policy.

The deadline for applications will be June 19, 2022. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis or during the last week of June 2022. DCA reserves the right to select a candidate before the deadline.

For any questions regarding the position, please contact Catalina Surugiu, DCA NES Program Manager at [email protected]

How to register

Please submit your application through the DCA online system, which you can assess here: Protection Coordinator, Syria I DanchurchAid (

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