Migration and Protection Delegate

at Danish Red Cross
Location Khartoum, Sudan
Date Posted October 13, 2021
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency SDG


Danish Red Cross is looking for a candidate to serve as a Migration and Protection Delegate in Sudan to support its migration portfolio of projects in 4 states and humanitarian response in 1 state. DRC operates in close collaboration with other Movement Partners present in the country, in particular in close partnership with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS). Current donors for DRC funded programmes include European Union, DANIDA, and funding from other Red Cross Red Crescent Societies.

DRC’s is present in Sudan since the mid-80s, working in partnership with Sudanese Red Crescent Society across 7 Sudanese states (Northern, River Nile, Red Sea, Kassala, Gedaref, Khartoum and White Nile). Since 2016, DRC is the leading partner in psychosocial support (PSS) andprotection and migration sectors, with a well-established portfolio and several interesting funding opportunities upcoming in the short and medium period.

The delegate will be based in Khartoum but, it is expected to travel to other four state branches 70% of the time to monitor project activities and provide technical support to the SRCS’s project teams.

The Migration and Protection Delegate reports directly to the Country Manager in Sudan and coordinates closely with the other Technical and Programme Delegates in Sudan in the country, contributing to the overall reporting and proposal development of DRC in Sudan in collaboration with the SRCS and the country office team.

Key Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the DRC Country Manager, you will be responsible for the following – but not limited to:

  • In collaboration with SRCS, support the implementation of all activities undertaken under the PROTECT/Migration Programme.
  • In collaboration with the SRCS PSS Coordinator, support the implementation of the humanitarian project in While Nile and provide technical support to the project staff and volunteers.
  • Support the SRCS in the assessment, planning and implementation of the activities under the PROTECT/Migration programme.
  • Based on identified training needs of SRCS staff and volunteers in relation to the PROTECT/Migration programme, coordinate and support thematic and competencies trainings as required including general protection standards, migration and displacement, MHPSS with migrants, humanitarian diplomacy and other relevant topics and provide post-training on-the-job support to SCRCS staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure optimum efficiency of donor funds, effective budgeting and financial controls, transfers and maintenance of compliance.
  • Ensure that the activities in the PROTECT/Migration programme are implemented in line with the Fundamental Principle of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, as well as with the IFRC Migration Policy and Strategy, RCRC MHPSS Policy and other relevant guidelines.
  • Coordinate activities and initiatives with key stakeholders working on migration and displacement in the target states and on a national level.
  • Support SRCS in developing capacity and interventions in migration, displacement and protection.
  • In collaboration with SRCS PSS Coordinator, support SRCS in developing MHPSS capacity and scale up interventions.
  • Monitor the situation and contribute towards data collection and analysis on migratory movements and related issues in the region.
  • Develop an exit strategy for the humanitarian activities in While Nile jointly with SRCS and support its implementation.

Qualifications and experience

  • Master’s Degree in Social Studies, Migration studies or Psychology.
  • At least five years of experience in project implementation, preferably in an international humanitarian or emergency related context.
  • Practical experience in the field of working with refugees and migrants (including with UNHCR, UNFPA, UNICEF, CSOs, government authorities in the area of migration and displacement) emergency response etc.
  • Experience working in population movement and/or refugee camp settings and in women and girls’ empowerment programming is desirable.
  • Experience and skills in training and mentoring and building skills of staff and volunteers.
  • Experience from the the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement is an advantage.
  • Experience from the East and Horn of Africa is an advantage.
  • Having International Mobilization and Preparation Action (IMPACT) and Hazardous Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) or other security training is highly preferred.
  • English speaking and writing skills are key requirements, Arabic will be an advantage
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office and possess a valid international driving license.

Personal qualities

  • An excellent communicator with great facilitation skills and a diplomatic flair (good sense of humor).
  • Good cultural understanding, high commitment, and respect of local culture with the ability to build the confidence of partners in a challenging and politically sensitive environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and coordination skills, as well as patience and a positive and solution-oriented personality.
  • Must be able to deploy to Sudan and to perform under demanding working conditions.
  • Successful candidate must be able to live in a modest environment with limited occasions of social interaction.

Employment conditions

The delegate will report to Danish Red Cross’ Country Manager in Khartoum. The duty station is Khartoum, but the successful candidate must be ready to travel up to 70% of its time to monitor programme activities. Accommodation at Khartoum level is non-shared housing with other delegates, in the field depending on risk level either hotel or shared housing. This is a family position.

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