DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC Somalia operations focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrant.
Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes. DDG’s mandate is ‘to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict’, and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors: Security Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management.
Overall Purpose of the role:
The Program Manager will support the PMU and the Chief of Party with guidance and implementation of the DSP grant, and in determining specific programme design, delivery, progress against the approved work plan, reporting against the monitoring plan, and overall performance of implementing agencies. The Program Manager is a key member of the Programme Management Unit and will contribute to ensure overall technical oversight of delivery in all sectoral areas of the programme.
S/he will contribute to timely delivery of planned results, within budget, with adherence to applicable policies, provide capacity building to project staff, represent the project with internal and external stakeholders in field locations, including the donor, and contribute to planning, coordination and learning within the consortium.
The Program Manager works in close collaboration with the senior project staff of each of the implementing agencies. Specific responsibilities include:
· Contribute to general technical direction, for the design and implementation of project activities
· Responsible for day to day delivery and progress against agreed targets of the project across all implementing agencies and areas
· Responsible for ensuring the timely and quality completion of all programme technical and financial deliverables and reports in accordance with DANIDA
· Support a shared project vision and ‘theory of change’ amongst staff and across all implementing agencies
· Serve as a liaison with and build effective working relationships with the donor government counterparts, local partners, communities and other relevant stakeholders
· Oversee financial and administrative management of the programme at field level, ensuring compliance with DRC and DANIDA rules and regulations
· Support the establishment of effective project reporting, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, and personnel and procurement mechanisms
· Develop partnerships in the humanitarian community at local level and coordinate with authorities at regional government levels.
· Participate if needed in consortium Technical Working Group meetings, and ensure implementation of corrective measures.
· Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programmes, capacity building of key project staff, and strengthening community-based organizations and mechanisms
The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.
Education, experience & technical competencies
· A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (development, social research preferable with a focus on monitoring and evaluation as well as compliance issues).
· Minimum of 5 years of work experience in the livelihoods, solutions, protection or similar programmes
· Experience working with international NGOs, UN agencies, line ministries and/or local authorities in migrants/refugee settings in complex emergencies;Experience in participatory assessment and community-based monitoring approaches;
· Clear understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS);
· Experience with capacity building of staff, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops
· Excellent analytical and report writing skills (English)
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
· Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
· Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
· Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership
· Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures
· Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.**
Availability: May 2020
Duty station: Dolow
Reporting to: Chief of Party-Durable Solutions
Duration: 7 Months with Possibility of extension
Contract: This position is graded as Band M – F1 for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff.
THE POSITION IS OPEN TO NATIONALS ONLY.
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.
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