• Job Opportunity at Danish Refugee Council

  • Posted on: 4 March, 2016 Deadline: 11 March, 2016
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  • We are looking for a highly qualified Emergency Programme Manager for the DRC program in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria

    Who are we?

    DRC is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict affected territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income generating activities, legal aid and a wide range of protection assistance activities.

    The Danish Refugee Council / Danish Demining Group (DRC/DDG) has been operational in West Africa since 1998. Our aim is to contribute to promoting peace and stability, protection and promotion of durable solutions to crisis-affected populations in the region based on humanitarian principles and fundamental human rights.

    In 2015, DRC launched a new country programme in Nigeria focusing on responding to the huge humanitarian needs and challenges in the North East of Nigeria, and contributing to capacity building and to support local and national authorities. DRC operations will focus on meeting the basic needs (Protection, WASH, Food Security, CCCM, NFI and Shelter) of affected communities. DRC’s activities ensure that conflict-affected persons have increased access to basic needs and services via a community-driven process.

    DRC takes a rights-based approach to its work, nationally as well as internationally. DRC carries out its initiatives while respecting and cooperating with the people we are trying to help, thereby ensuring that they are strengthened through our cooperation. DRC is accountable towards the people we help, those that support us and those with whom we cooperate. DRC is committed to ensuring an inclusive and Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) sensitive programme. DRC works with affected local populations, local stakeholders and partners to mainstream and prioritise the needs of women, men, girls and boys, based on the understanding that they are not simply victims of conflict, but also drivers for change. DRC firmly believes that women, men, boys and girls have different capacities that are paramount to the success and effectiveness of its interventions

    Emergency Programme Manager

     

    About the job

    This is a dynamic position managing programming in a complex and rapidly changing context. The Emergency Programme Manager is responsible for the Emergency Response and Preparedness programs in Nigeria. S/he will report to the Country Director while ensuring close collaboration with the Programme Managers, Head of Bases/Offices, Head of Finance and Admin, Logistic manager, Security Advisor and relevant counterparts at the Regional Office in Abidjan.

    The candidate will travel within and outside of Nigeria for various internal and coordination meetings, trainings, workshops and other events.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide overall leadership for emergency preparedness and response programming in Nigeria including programmed development, budget planning and management, recruitment and staff capacity building.

    • Ensure DRC’s active engagement with Federal, State and Local authorities and humanitarian actors in field of emergency preparedness and response.

    • Ensure that Emergency Teams are updated and equipped with knowledges and skills on humanitarian principles, standards and all DRC policy and procedures

    • Working together with other program managers, head of bases/offices, Head of Finance and Admin, Logistic Manager, Safety Advisor and relevant teams to carry out effective assessments and response

    • Assist DRC Nigeria Country Director, Head of Office Abuja and others in resource mobilization. This includes working closely with Regional Programme Development and Quality Assurance Manager.

    • Lead training and capacity building activities to build emergency preparedness and response capacities within DRC Nigeria and partners.

    • Work together with Head of Office Abuja, Country Director, Head of Finance and Admin in the development of quality project proposals for emergency preparedness and response

    • In consultation with Country Director and others, plan and oversee rapid needs assessment and guide the team to assess and address specific needs

    • Actively participate and contribute in internal programme review, strategy development, senior management team meetings and other events as necessary.

    • In collaboration with Regional Programme Development and Quality Assurance Manager and other international and national team members, ensure meeting standards, compliances

    • Ensure regular visits to the project sites in order to work directly with field team including Head of Bases/Office. This includes regularly pay monitoring visits and produce reports and share with others.

    • Represent DRC in various coordination mechanism such as State Emergency Management Authority (SEMA), National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), Emergency Manager’s Discussions organized by INGO Forum, Working Groups related to NFI, Shelter, WASH, etc.

    • Responsible for ensuring quality progress reports are prepared on time

    About you

    To be successful in this role you must have:

    • University degree in International Humanitarian Law, International Development, International Relationship, Social Science, Management or relevant field

    • Minimum 5 years working experience in similar job at international level

    • Minimum 2 years working experience with refugees, IDPs, returnees in complex conflict context

    • Minimum 2 years’ experiences in the field of NFI, Shelter, WASH and demonstrated skills in planning and management of nonfood distribution

    • Experience in humanitarian policy advocacy works in conflict affected countries

    • Demonstrated skills in problem solving

    • Innovative, flexible and high adaptability skills in hardship locations

    • Excellent analytical skills, commitment to gender equality/equity

    • Demonstrated skills in application of humanitarian tools and standard in past works

    • Representation skills and excellent communication and reporting writing skills

    • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential

    • Working experiences with various donor funded projects especially ECHO, OFDA, DFID, FFP and other humanitarian donors

    • Working experience in UN funded projects such as UNICEF, OCHA, UNHCR, WFP

    • Willing to travel regularly to rural/remote project sites

    • Willing to live in shared accommodation with basic living conditions

    • Ability to work well in unstable security environments, and under significant administrative and programming pressures.

    We offer

    DRC will offer the successful applicant a 12 months contract with the possibility of extension. Envisaged start date is the end of March.

    Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies.

    This position will be placed at level A11 and is not a family duty station.

    Method of Application

    Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on this link.
    All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be
    in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.
    If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk
    Applications close 07 March 2016. The interviews are expected to take place shortly after.
    Need further information?
    For more details on this position please contact Ane Hess-Nielsen (ane.hess-nielsen@drc.dk)
    Please note that applications sent directly to Ane Hess-Nielsen will not be considered.
    For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.dk

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