DRC is the process of scaling up and emergency programme in Nigeria focusing on responding to the huge humanitarian needs and challenges in the North East of Nigeria. Nigeria’s northeast is currently experiencing a significant humanitarian crisis, which has been the result of the ongoing-armed conflict between Boko Haram, the Nigerian military and the Multi-National Task Force in the north-east. An estimated 10 million people are affected by the conflict, this has led to a state of emergency being declared in three north-eastern states and spill-over effects into neighbouring countries. High insecurity in the region has made access for humanitarian actors extremely difficult and further exacerbating the situation.
DRC operations will initially focus on Borno and Adamawa States where DRC focus on meeting the basic needs (protection, WASH, food security and shelter) of urban caseloads and displacement camps, as well as establishing access to affected areas that have opened in recent months.
Overall purpose of the role
Under the supervision of the HOP, the PQDM is responsible for the coordination and management to key program processes, particularly in proposal development, grants management. H/She coordinates with HoP and relevant managers to ensure timely reporting to donors, developing and implementing Core Humanitarians Standards (CHS) within Nigeria country programme and contributing to donors and DRC’s internal compliance. Ultimately s/he contributes to increased programme quality by ensuring program coherence, implementing standards and appropriate learning from lessons learnt across the country programme.
The post holder may require some travel within and outside of Nigeria for various internal and coordination meetings, training, workshops, and other events fitting with the role.
Internal Key stakeholders: Head of Programme, Regional PQDM, Country Director, DDG Head of Programme, Safety unit and Programme managers
External Key stakeholders: Other actors present within DRC’s area/sectors of intervention including IRC, NRC, Save the Children, Mercy Corps ACF and MSF + OCHA, IOM another UN collaborates as well as Local authorities at Maiduguri and field level
Support the roll out of organizational tools, mandate, values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourage a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation.
Support country offices in adherence to donor guidelines and compliance.
Ensure proactive, effective and timely communications, visibility and knowledge management within DRC and to external publics in coordination with Head of Programme.
Program Development and Technical Support
Communications and Reporting
The Program Quality and Development Manager (PQDM) reports to the Head of Programme
The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted per operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.
Start date: ASAP - March 1st 2017
Duty station: Yola, Nigeria with regular travel to field locations within Borno, and other parts of Adamawa States – this is a non
family duty station
Contract: 1 year contract renewable depending on programme and funding
The position is placed at Level A14
The salary and other conditions in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates, which can be found on our website under Vacancies
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.
Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application here
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.
Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications sent together with a CV will be considered. Please provide references, but do not attach any written recommendations.
Only applications sent through DRC’s website under the vacancies section will be considered.
We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of age, nationality, race, gender or age.
Interested and qualified? Go to Danish Refugee Council (DRC) career website on drc.dk to apply