Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Recruitment (3 Positions)

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Danish Refugee Council (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 territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income-generating activities, and a wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

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Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Recruitment

DRC Vacancies:

Job Title: COVID 19-Project Team Leader

Location: Mubi, Adamawa
Contract type: National contract

Background

  • DRC has been operating in the West Africa region for over 15 years, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) in Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and a Regional Office (RO) in Abidjan. DRC has 17 offices and more than 500 staff members across the WA region.
  • DRC started operating in Nigeria in 2015 where plans to run a combination of emergency, livelihood, WASH, protection and advocacy programmes has been set. DRC currently has offices in Abuja, Yola, Mubi, Maiduguri and Yobe, besides 280  staff members subject to an increase in the near future.

The Position

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  • DRC is seeking the services of a committed and competent Support Services Officer – Covid 19 Response to join the Adamawa Team. Interested persons will be reporting to the Project Manager – Covid 19.
  • The Project Team Leader primary function is to support the Project manager in planning and delivery of OFDA funded COVID19 response project; ensuring planning, quality of the implementation and follow up of IPC and COVID19 related PSS activities being implemented by DRC.

The main duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to:

General Programming & Operations:

  • Develop work plans and ensure timely and efficient delivery of all aspect of the project
  • Maintain adequate project records to facilitate timely and quality reporting
  • Coordinate with the MEAL team to conduct assessments and post monitoring activities
  • Incorporate learnings to improve project deliveries
  • Support field teams to build strong community networks that would facilitate every aspect of the project
  • Support the project manager to compile donors and other types of reports

Coordination and representation:

  • Collaborate with relevant Internal and External health technical experts on issues related to IPC and COVID19 related PSS.
  • Represent DRC at IPC meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings.
  • Ensure integration of IPC activities with other DRC sectors.
  • Coordinate with WASH, Shelter and Protection counterparts in other locations in the implementation of common funded projects.
  • Ensure good representation and reputation of DRC at all levels.
  • Actively participate in internal coordination meeting
  • Ensure and actively participate in regular sector meetings.

Staff Management:

  • Supervise IPC and COVID19 PSS staff.
  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the community-based mechanisms in operational areas as needed.
  • Conduct regular field visits or as required to ensure IPC and PSS tasks are going on as planned and mentoring – through technical backstopping and training of duty bearers.

Logistics / Finance:

  • Initiate procurements and ensure their execution.
  • Ensure distribution plans are prepared and shared with logistics in a timely manner.
  • Monitor and report health partners and DRC rational use of PPEs and other supplies

To be successful in this role, the candidate is expected to be honest, strongly motivated and display a high standard of integrity in humanitarian work, disciplined and team-oriented

Job Requirements
Essentials:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in an NGO setting.
  • Ability to plan and execute in a timely and quality manner
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel).
  • Sound judgment and the ability to work effectively with others at all levels
  • Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and strategic planning skills
  • IT literate, MS – Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Interpersonal communication and proven written / presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions

Education – (include certificates, licenses etc.):

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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environment Health Science, Biological Sciences, Public Health or Nursing degrees from recognized institution
  • Possession of a master’s degree an added advantage

Desirable:

  • Epidemiological experience
  • Experience working in a public health emergency (i.e. Ebola, Lassa Fever, Chorea and etc).
  • Flexible & willing to work in a remote setting & to travel to other field locations.
  • Ability to multitask and work comfortably under pressure
  • Experience from working in an (I)NGO is an asset
  • Knowledge in Hausa
  • Competent and literate in English, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions, any local speaking language will be an advantage

Conditions

  • Availability: ASAP
  • Salary and conditions: In accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment. The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for tax returns.

Application Closing Date
23rd December, 2020.

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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Method

  • CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied.
  • Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations.
  • Applications should be addressed to: “the Recruitment Manager”
  • Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Note

  • The position is for NIGERIAN NATIONALS ONLY.
  • Applications sent / received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited for a written test and oral interview.
  • NB: DRC-DDG Nigeria does not charge any fees for recruitment and does not use any employment mediator.

Job Title: Country Director

Location: Abuja
Level: D
Contract length: 12 Months
Designation of Duty Station: Accompanied Family Duty Station
Start Date: 01 January 2021

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Background
Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Country Director in Nigeria. Danish Refugee Council (DRC), and its Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding technical unit – the Danish Demining Group (DDG), has had an operational presence in Nigeria since 2015.

DRC Nigeria is the largest DRC country mission in the West Africa region and one of the largest DRC country missions globally. Currently, DRC delivers life-saving assistance and protection to vulnerable, conflict-affected populations including internally displaced persons, returnees and host communities in the areas of armed violence reduction, humanitarian mine action, livelihoods, nutrition and food security, protection, shelter and non-food items (NFI) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in 30+ Local Government Areas (LGAs) across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in northeast Nigeria.

About the Job

  • We are looking to recruit an experienced, highly- qualified and enthusiastic professional to provide overall representation, management and coordination of the country mission, while ensuring compliance DRC’s Operations Handbook.
  • The Country Director will be based in Abuja but will be expected to travel throughout the country to visit programmes and at the regional office for strategic reviews / meetings.
  • This position is a senior one, requiring a strong previous experience in a similar position. This position also requires strong ability in safety and safeguarding. This position also requires full professional proficiency in English language.
  • Under the authority of the Regional Director, the Country Director is the person ultimately accountable in-country for all aspects of DRC work. This role will be expected to lead and consolidate DRC programming and impact while overseeing the efficient use of resources.
  • The Country Director will be also responsible to ensure that the organizational set up is adapted to the context of operations. This role is eventually expected to be strong in management.
  • The Country Director should be able to delegate specific duties as necessary while maintaining global oversight and accountability.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Representation:

  • Represent DRC to authorities, donors, partners, and in selected co-ordination forums
  • Strengthen DRC’s position nationally and regionally
  • Ensure that DRC maintains excellent and productive relations with all key stakeholders, especially beneficiaries, local authorities, the humanitarian community and donors

Direct Managerial Oversight and Support:

  • Ensure that the Senior Management Team (SMT) have clear and realistic performance-based management goals
  • Overall management of the operation and direct manager for senior staff members. This includes coaching, ensuring co-ordination between managers, recruiting, and development of staff
  • Frequent travel to the field offices for direct operational support and representation
  • Ensure compliance with internal and external reporting requirements including procurement.

Fundraising and Advocacy:

  • As the majority of the fundraising is done locally, the Country Director will lead the process of applying for funding and broadening the funding basis in a challenging funding environment
  • The Country Director will lead his / her team in writing concept papers, project proposals and budgets in line with the approved country strategy;
  • Maintain high-quality exchanges with the Regional Office team and mobilize the country team to participate to regional project and strategies.
  • Lead in the team’s advocacy in all DRC key messages.

Security and Safety:

  • Be accountable for ensuring that DRC country programme is delivered in a safe and secure manner
  • Provide overall accountability for security, including development of and ensuring adherence to security procedures, monitoring of the security situation, analyzing and provision of recommendations

Support Services:

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  • Together with the Head of Support Services, provide overall budget monitoring, financial management and expenses control including compliance with minimum DRC and donor requirements and ensuring that necessary systems are in place
  • Manage the resources allocated effectively and transparently by respecting and meeting all legal requirements in-country
  • Oversee finance and administrative services in the Programmes
  • Support the implementation of ERP system and follow up

Human Resources:

  • Together with the HR team, provide leadership support to staff and promote best practices in human resources management
  • Provide coaching and counselling advice to staff when necessary and lead initiatives to develop staff capacity
  • Organise regular meetings with the senior management team and all staff for the purpose of exchanging information, coordination and learning
  • Ensure that the country senior management team is effective, mutually supporting and sufficiently involved in decision making

Programme Development:

  • Lead the development and update of the programme strategy, within DRC’s overall regional and global strategic frameworks
  • Lead the development of the programme within the strategic objectives and not being constrained by the current limitations of existing programming
  • Ensure that DRC standard regulations and operational procedures (Code of Conduct, DRC Management handbooks, HAP standards etc.) are followed

Accountability and Quality:

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  • Be accountable for ensuring that programmes comply with the organisational quality and accountability commitments
  • Guided by the Programme Handbook, continuously monitor and develop relevant accountability initiatives in the field as well as strengthening the effort to document the impact of activities and our presence

About You
To be successful in this role we expect the following:

Required:

  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, International Development, Economics or other relevant fields
  • Minimum 8 years’ relevant work experience in emergency contexts for a humanitarian agency or similar
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in people management
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Proven experience managing large and complex humanitarian operations
  • Experience in financial and safety management
  • Full professional proficiency in English (daily working language)

Desirable:

  • Experience in representing a large and leading international organization to donors, external partners and authorities
  • Experience with networking, advocacy and coordination
  • Work-related experience from the region / country
  • Experience with managing Change
  • Professional proficiency in French

Skills & Qualities:

  • Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment
  • Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork and with a spirit of genuine collaboration
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness, are required
  • Multi-tasking and organizational skills is a must
  • Adaptable and Flexible
  • Proven analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Exemplary sense of ethics in the workplace
  • Team-oriented & good sense of humor

General Regulations:

  • The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework
  • Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization
  • Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period
  • Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization
  • Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request

Salary and Conditions
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates;

Application Closing Date
15th December, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Process
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Note: However, applicants must be aware that DRC cannot employ, under an expatriate contract, a citizen of the country in which she/ he is going to be stationed (in such case, the Republic of Nigeria).


Job Title: Head of Programme

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Location: Yola, Adamawa
Level: E
Contract length: 12 Month
Start date: As soon as possible.
Designation of Duty Station: Non-family duty station l Yola, Nigeria with significant travel required to DRC Field sites

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Background
Danish Refugee Council (DRC), one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Head of Programme in Nigeria. Danish Refugee Council, and its Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding technical unit – the Danish Demining Group (DDG), has had an operational presence in Nigeria since 2015.

DRC Nigeria is the largest DRC country mission in the West Africa region and one of the largest DRC country missions globally. Currently, DRC delivers life-saving assistance and protection to vulnerable, conflict-affected populations including internally displaced persons, returnees and host communities in the areas of armed violence reduction, humanitarian mine action, livelihoods, nutrition and food security, protection, shelter and non-food items (NFI) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in 30+ Local Government Areas (LGAs) across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in northeast Nigeria.

About the Job

  • The DRC Head of Programme will contribute to strategic planning and lead in management of all technical coordinators and project managers within the Nigeria country programme.
  • S / he will oversee the country programme, and is responsible for sectoral coordination as well as to ensure high quality and accountable delivery of projects / programmes.
  • S / he leads the development of new programming strategies and programme reporting and supports the DRC Nigeria Country Director in donor engagement, liaison, and fundraising.
  • The DRC Head of Programme will report to the DRC Nigeria Country Director (CD) and is a member of the Strategic Management Team (SMT). Currently, the DRC Head of Programme directly manages the Livelihoods Coordinator, WASH & Shelter Coordinator, Protection Coordinator, Livelihoods Base Manager, Food Security Manager, and the COVID-19 Project Manager.
  • In addition, the DRC HoP oversees the Quality Assurance Unit (QAU), supporting the CD in business development, quality programme reporting, visibility, and ensuring effective monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEAL) systems are in place.
  • S / he has a close working relationship with the CD and the Head of Support Services (HoSS), Safety Coordinator, Area Managers and the DDG Head of Programme.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Programme Strategy:

  • Leads the development of the Nigeria programme strategy, within DRC’s overall country, regional and global strategic frameworks
  • Ensures all staff understand the regional and global strategy frameworks and strategic priorities that reflects DRC’s mandate and commitment
  • In collaboration with CD, Regional Office (RO) and others, manages a consultative process for sectoral and country strategies development including annual programme portfolio analyses
  • In collaboration with the CD and Quality Assurance Manager (QAM), contributes to fundraising and donor relationship
  • In consultation with CD, responsible for the coordination of quarterly meetings, project kickoff and closure meetings, and the Quarterly and Annual Review
  • Facilitates development of synergy between DRC and Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding sector activities in Nigeria.

Fundraising and Programme Development:

  • In collaboration with the QAM, DDG HoP, Technical Coordinators, Project Managers and Area Managers, takes the lead in the development of new programmes and activities as required to respond to critical needs of affected people in North East Nigeria
  • Work closely with QAM to ensure development of quality concept notes and project proposals, and support fundraising from traditional and new donors especially BHA, ECHO, UN agencies, DFID, and other institutional donors as well as private sectors
  • Ensure justifications, and necessary management directions for opening of new strategic locations for programme expansion
  • Assist and support the CD in fundraising through employing individual as well as consortia approaches
  • Work closely with QAM for a donor mapping and develop/review fundraising strategy for Nigeria that includes resource mobilization from private sectors.

Programme Delivery:

  • In collaboration with QAM, ensures that all projects aim, objectives, outcomes and activities are monitored against approved logframes, monitors expenditures and recommends necessary measures to ensure spending are done according to agreed budget and in line with donor guideline
  • Works closely with QAM and Technical Coordinators to ensure qualitative and quantitative information is analyzed, used and reflected in plan of actions
  • Ensures all programmes and units have work plans which are in line with approved projects and in line with donor agreement
  • In consultation with CD, provides directions to Technical Coordinators and Area Managers for
  • timely implementation, management and monitoring of projects/programmes
  • Ensures timely and high-quality reporting in English as per agreed deadline and in line with donor agreement

Finance and Administration:

  • Works closely with HoSS, Supply Chain Coordinator, Area Managers, Technical Coordinators, Project Managers as well as Regional and HQ focal points to ensure that budgets are designed in accordance with programme / project needs
  • Ensures that expenditures are planned and properly managed in coordination with HoSS, Technical Coordinator, Project Managers, Area Managers and Regional and HQ focal points
  • Ensures that DRC policies, procedures and management principles are disseminated and adequately applied at all levels of programmes / projects

Quality and Accountability:

  • Ensures programme compliance, quality, standard and accountability. Tasks include:
  • In collaboration with QAM, ensures that donor compliance is met and DRC accountability framework is functional
  • Provides necessary guidance and support to QAM so that the MEAL Department is effectively functional to ensure quality monitoring and evaluation, capturing lessons learned and best practices and disseminating them across the team/organization
  • Works closely with the QAM and Technical Coordinators to ensure that all programmes/projects meet Humanitarian Accountability Framework (HAF) and Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) requirements
  • Works closely with QAM and Area Managers to develop / review and implement complaints and feedback (CFM) mechanisms for all programmes / projects

Representation and Coordination:
Ensures that DRC maintains excellent and productive relations with all key stakeholders, especially beneficiaries, local authorities, the humanitarian community and donors. Tasks include:

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  • In agreement with CD, ensures representation of DRC programmes at State level including in working groups / clusters, NEMA, SEMA, UN and other forum / events organized by the humanitarian community, government officials / departments, etc.
  • Ensures that Technical Coordinators and other senior staff under his / her supervision are appropriately representing DRC at relevant forums / meetings
  • Together with DRC team, conducts regular stakeholder analyses to ensure that DRC has good understanding of and maintains dynamic relationships in Nigeria
  • In the absence of CD, represents DRC Nigeria in strategic forums as required
  • Ensures internal coordination across the sectors / units including the Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding sector
  • Serves as the programme manager for upholding organizational values and principles

Human Resource (HR) Management:

  • Responsible for managing and developing staff under his / her supervision and ensures DRC values and competencies are understood and promoted accordingly
  • In collaboration with CD and HoSS, participates in recruitment related tasks, ensures all staff performance objectives are agreed, reviewed on time and capacity needs are identified and met as per plan for career growth within the organization
  • Ensures that all staff are inducted and have adequate knowledge and appropriate attitude on DRC policies, procedures including logistic, financial and safety guidelines/SoPs and follows them accordingly
  • Works closely with HoSS, Technical Managers and HoBs in developing capacity building of national team

Advocacy and Communication:

  • Supports CD, in collaboration with country programmes team and RO, in the development and implementation of advocacy and communication strategy aimed at durable solution for displaced population
  • Provides guidance to staff on how to advocate clearly, appropriately and strategically
  • In agreement with CD, works with relevant team members in the development and dissemination of communication materials, including brochures, case studies and press releases

About You
To be successful in this role we expect the following:

Required:

  • Minimum of 7 years of overseas experience in humanitarian and development field (including 4 years at senior management level) in complex emergencies, preferably with refugees and / or IDPs
  • Experience in strategic programming and planning, field implementation, monitoring and implementation
  • Strong experience in programme development and documented skills in formulation of programme / project proposal as well as budgets and reports
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Nigeria and other ECOWAS countries.
  • Familiarity with EU-ECHO, DFID, UN and US donor guidelines
  • Ability to conceptualize and implement within a complex context, with a view to the broader social and political environment
  • Knowledge about international and national human rights protection standards with primary focus to those related to the human rights observance in law enforcement and community-based policing activities
  • Proven experience of representing externally to key stakeholders, including donors, embassies and clusters
  • Proven experience in working with international or local organizations on similar assignments is an asset
  • Past experience of working in conflict-affected countries desirable; Experience in West Africa, in particular NE Nigeria, is a strong advantage

Skills & Qualities:

  • Mature judgment combined with a proactive, resourceful and energetic approach to problem-solving
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and strong organizational and time management skills
  • A team player and self-starter able to inspire and influence action
  • Ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner
  • Proven ability to work effectively under minimum supervision
  • Demonstrated behavior of professional and personal ethics
  • Ability to write high quality programme reports
  • Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders
  • Basic computer skills and experience in use of applications such as Microsoft Office
  • Ability to coordinate different stakeholders in a complex work environment

General Regulations:

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  • The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework
  • Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization
  • Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period
  • Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization
  • Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.  
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Salary and Conditions
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates.

Application Closing Date
8th December, 2020 at 4:00 PM Abuja time.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application process
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Note

  • DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
  • DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, DRC has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.
  • Applicants must be aware that DRC cannot employ, under an expatriate contract, a citizen of the country in which she / he is going to be stationed (in such case, the Republic of Nigeria).


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