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Protection Team Leader

Job Type : Full-Time
Education Requirement : Bachelor Degree
Skills : administrative/management  Teamwork  Leadership 
Experience : 1 to 3 years
Work Days : Monday To Friday
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Duty Station     : Sittwe, Rakhine State

Report to          : Project Manager – Protection-GBV

Reporting for   : 6 Assistants and 2 Officers                

Job Responsibilities

The GBV Program Team leader conduct regular field visits and will be expected to perform the following duties:


  • Lead the activity implementation of all Gender Based Violence prevention activities carried out in the 8 Women and Girls Centers in villages and camps in Sittwe and Pauktaw
  • Oversee the sound implementation of the Gender Based Violence prevention curriculum, the sexual and reproductive health education and PSS activities in the Women and Girls Centers
  • Ensure quality and timely implementation of the Gender Based Violence program activities throughout the duration of the projects
  • Provide technical support and oversight to all the Gender Based Violence prevention team
  • Supervise GBV officers, and ensure they comply with their duties and responsibilities
  • Complete donor quarterly reports and draft sections of the GBV project proposals
  • Monitor that project expenditure is on track as per the project budget and spending plans


  • Support GBV team members and center based staff in capacity building, GBV prevention activites
  • Direct the planning and roll out of all psychosocial activities in 7 monasteries in Mrauk and 7 women and girls center
  • Support the GBV manager in the harmonization of tools, resources, activities and methodologies across Rakhine state
  • Identify gaps and capacity building needs of GBV team members and field based staff
  • Inform and support the GBV manager in identifying context based information to draft context specific activities, awareness sessions and curricula implemented in the Women and Girls Centers.


  • Supervise GBV prevention officers to ensure that they comply with their duties and responsibilities
  • Provide technical supervision and support to GBV team members awareness raising, focus group discussions (FGD) and other community engagement activities
  • Help the GBV team in strategizing locations of the emergency response, and deciding topics on GBV prevention to be rolled out in each of the women centers
  • Collaborate in the development of curricula, tools and other resources for awareness raisings, FGDs, women empowerment activities, support groups and community dialogue
  • Draft and produce IEC material in collaboration with GBV officers and GBV Manager.


  • Supervise all prevention assistants and officers- Complete Performance Evaluations,
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  • s, leave trackers and other DRC tools
  • Support GBV Manager in writing
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  • s, publish vacancies, interviewing candidates and follow up on recruitment process for GBV officers and assistants as needed
  • Support GBV manager in the recruitment of GBV officers and GBV assistants as needed
  • Evaluate the performance of GBV officers every 6 months

Qualifications and minimum requirements:

  • University (BA/BSc) degree in relevant field.
  • 3 years' relevant experience working the humanitarian or development organization, with excellent references. At least 2 years working for women protection and or empowerment required
  • Previous experience in working with communities, raising awareness and providing services
  • Experience in facilitating group activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving gender equality, promoting women leadership and eliminating discrimination and violence against women
  • Willingness to serve women affected by violence on the basis of need regardless of their ethnic background. Specifically, prepared to work with both Rakhine Buddhist and Muslim communities.
  • Proven leadership skills and experience supervising staff
  • Computer skills, including knowledge of Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fluency in Burmese and English. Additional local languages would be an asset.


  • Understanding of operational context in Rakhine State.
  • Experience in reproductive health
  • English written and spoken


  • Starting date of employment: (as soon as possible).
  • Salary: Competitive salary according to DRC Myanmar salary scale.

This position is open for Myanmar Nationals only. DRC strongly advocates for equal opportunity and promotes a diversified and inspiring working environment. Therefore, qualified candidates of ethnic minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application process:

Applicants who meet the above-mentioned requirements should apply by submitting their applications in English (consisting of Cover Letter and CV of no more than 4 pages, including contact details of 3 professional references) and apply button.

  • Only shortlisted applicant will be contacted for a written test in English and a face to face interview.
  • After closing date, applications are not to be considered.

Deadline for submission of applications: 21 July-2020

Please be noted that due to the urgency of the position, DRC will review applications on a rolling basis and candidates may be invited to test/interview before this date.

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