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DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL (DRC) VACANCIES
Date Posted: 11/Dec/2015   Deadline: 23/Dec/2015


The Danish Refugee Council / Danish Demining Group (DRC/DDG) has been operational in West Africa since 1998. Our aim is to contribute to the peace and stabilization, protection and promotion of durable solution to crisis affected populations in the region. The overall strategic objective of the programme is to support peace and stabilization, protect and promote durable solutions to conflict affected populations in Nigeria, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinée, and Mali on the basis of humanitarian principles and fundamental human rights.



In July, DRC/DDG opened a new country programme in Nigeria focusing on responding to the huge humanitarian needs and challenges in the North East of Nigeria. Nigeria’s north-east 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, which 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/DDG operations is initially focused on Yola and Mubi in Adamawa State and south of Borno State and from there we will focus on meeting the basic needs (protection, MRE, WASH, food security, livelihood and NFI/shelter) of urban caseloads as well as supporting outreach to affected areas and displacement camps.



DRC/DDG has a representational office in Abuja and a larger coordination and field based implementation office in Yola, Adamawa State. During beginning of 2016, DRC/DDG expects to expand its activities in Borno state in Maduguri by building a strong emergency response capacity and by working on the same time on resilience projects for durable solution for the people affected by the crisis.



The Danish Refugee Council / Danish Demining Group (DRC/DDG) is currently recruiting to fill the following positions:



Position 1: WASH/Shelter Manager



Reporting Line:

The WASH/Shelter Manager will report to the Country Director, Nigeria.



Job Description:

The WASH/Shelter Manager will be responsible for setting up, management and implementation of WASH and Shelter activities in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, Nigeria with a primary focus on providing emergency lifesaving access to water, sanitation, hygiene and shelter for conflict-affected IDPs/returnees and host communities in North East Nigeria.

This includes the needs assessments, project plans, management and monitoring of implementation through mainstreaming protection issues.

The overall objective of the job is to ensure that target communities have access to lifesaving and minimum standards of water, sanitation, hygiene and shelter provision and to establish relationships with IDPs and local communities and other key stakeholders in the promotion of DRC’s mission and values.



Duties/Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities are outlined below:

Under the supervision of the Country Director, manage and implement all construction, maintenance and repair activities as defined by project documents/proposals.

Supervise and guide WASH Technical Officer(s), other staff and contractors throughout the planning and implementation of the emergency WASH/Shelter response.

Identify direct and indirect beneficiary needs in terms of access to emergency shelter, infrastructure, WASH facilities and hygiene promotion taking into consideration the specific needs of vulnerable individuals and persons of concern.

Support, facilitate or undertake communication and liaison activities to actively consult and involve beneficiaries, key informants, actors, partners and stakeholders in all stages of project design and implementation.

Assess, plan, design and supervise the implementation of camp, off-camp and community infrastructure as defined by project requirements.

Ensure daily monitoring of the quality of construction and the progress of project/work implementation.

Provide regular updates on progress to supervisors and other team members, including other departments and sectors as appropriate.

Where relevant, liaise with donors and work closely with partners on project updates, site visits and other communication.

Undertake any other duties that may be assigned by the Country Director

Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Code of Conduct, Operational Handbook, CHS and other key documents

Ensure protections issues are incorporated and mainstream in shelter/NFI/WASH activities.

Responsible for preparation of progress reports, donor reports as per given deadlines.

Performance management of WSH/Shelter team. This includes setting team and individual objectives, providing capacity building, feedback, coaching to the team to achieve targets

Ensure that team is aware of security protocol and the SOPs are followed in order to minimize risks and threats

Make sure that team is aware of humanitarian principles, standards and code of conduct and follow them accordingly

Collaborate with Head of Finance and Admin, Procurement and Logistic Manager and Safety Advisor for safe and secured implementation of the activities

Actively participate and represent DRC in coordination meetings such as shelter and WASH clusters, other meetings conducted by local and state authorities, UN agencies and stakeholders.



Qualifications/Requirements:

To be successful in this role you must have:

Minimum 5 years of international experience with humanitarian organizations

Minimum 2 years experience of working in conflict context

University education in Public Health Engineering and or equivalent to related field

Minimum 2 years experience in shelter/NFI and WASH projects in conflict context

Experience of working with IDPs, Returnees, Refugees and host communities

Excellent communication skills in English

Working experience with diverse team in terms of sex, race, faith, age, etc.

Gender sensitive

Experience in working and living in team house

Flexible and adaptable

Willing to travel within and between States in Nigeria.



Position 2: Livelihoods Manager



Reporting Line:

The Livelihoods Manager will report to the Country Director, Nigeria.



Duties/Responsibilities:

Programming:

Based on initial assessments including a market assessment conducted by DRC Nigeria end of 2015 the Livelihoods Manager will design interventions, strategies and plans for the implementation of Livelihoods and cash transfer programmes;

Conduct assessment and analysis of needs; existing and potential financial institutions or traditional mechanisms for cash transfer programme and identify innovative/alternative payment modalities in consideration with the security situation in target locations;

Contextualize cash transfer guidelines prepared by the organization on distribution processes and make necessary recommendation where appropriate;

Prepare and develop distribution and movement plans for teams and work with Finance and Admin Manager to forecast cash requirements;

Assist in developing new food security and cash transfer programme initiatives and fundraising relating emergency response;

Conduct further assessments and assist in preparation of proposals, develop national and local strategies in co-operation with the Country Director

Draft concept papers and assist in the preparation of creative, realistic and beneficial project proposals



Management:

Overall day to day management of the livelihood projects and direct manager for staff members. This includes coaching, ensuring co-ordination between staff, and various geographical areas, recruiting, and staff capacity building;

Undertake regular field/onsite visits to ensure technical support to livelihood and cash staff and proper monitoring of the activities’ implementation in area of operation;

Provide regular updates on progress to supervisors and other team members

Ensure compliance are made at all levels of project/program management cycle

Develop project progress reports according to agreed work plan. This includes contribution of livelihood sector in preparing donor report on time

Ensure lessons learned are documented, shared and reflected in program planning and decision making.



Representation and Relations:

Cultivate good relations with key humanitarian actors – local and international, including government authorities and non-state actors, through regular attendance at technical meetings and bilateral meetings;

Ensure that at all times contact with beneficiaries is conducted in a sensitive and respectful manner;

Where relevant, liaise with donors and work closely with partners on project updates, site visits and other communication.

Undertake any other duties that may be assigned by the Country Director

Ensure that the DRC foods security and cash transfer projects are implemented in accordance with DRC standard regulations and procedures (e.g. Code of Conduct, CHS and DRC Operational Handbook);



Security Management:

Make sure that each member of livelihood team is aware of security issues, policies, SOPs and they follow them accordingly

In consultation and collaboration with Security Advisor, ensure that all security incidents are reported within given time line and standard

Ensure that all team members of livelihoods sector are aware of RDC code of conduct, humanitarian principles and code of conduct of Red Cross/Crescent and NGOs working in humanitarian field

Ensure coordination with Head of Finance & Admin, Security Advisor and Logistic & Procurement Manager to ensure security risks are minimized at lowest level.



Qualifications/Requirements:

Minimum 5 years of international experience with humanitarian organizations

Minimum 2 years’ experience of working in conflict context

University education in agriculture/livelihoods and or equivalent to related field

Minimum 2 years’ experience in Cash/Voucher projects in conflict context

Working experience with IDPs/Returnees/Refugees/Host communities

Excellent communication skills in English

Working experience with diverse team in terms of sex, race, faith, age, etc.

Gender sensitive

Experience in working and living in team house

Flexible and adaptable

Willing to travel within and between States in Nigeria.



Salary/Remuneration:

We offer DRC will offer the successful applicant a 12 months contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work from 1 February 2016 and be willing and able to work in Yola, Nigeria 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.



Method of Application:

All potential job applicants should apply for the above stated positions by visiting Danish Refugee Council Career Page via link attached below:



https://drc.ngo/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies



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.



NB:

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact: job@drc.dk

CV only applications will not be considered.

Interviews are expected to take place as soon as possible there after.



Application Deadline: 23rd December, 2015.



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