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 Project Coordinator will ensure planning and delivery of all components of DRC Somalia COVID19 response project funded by Danida and facilitate a coherent approach to DRC Somalia COVID19 overall response. S/he will serve as DRC Somalia focal point for activities related to COVID-19 preparedness and response. The Coordinator will attend relevant meetings at national and/or field level, collect feedback and provide input and guidance on national guidelines; ensure good coordination between the different DRC staff and teams involved in COVID-19 preparedness and response activities; provide strategic direction, in collaboration with the DSP Chief of party, Country Director, Head of Programme, WASH and Shelter Coordinator, other partners and State-based health working groups on DRC engagement in COVID-19 preparedness activities; coordinate and implement COVID-19 preparedness activities and help coordinate responses through health IPC programming in static project sites; finally, he/she will support emergency response interventions specific to COVID-19 response.
- Develop and maintain appropriate communication with the teams and other relevant stakeholders.
- Participate and proactively engage in COVID-19 preparedness coordination meetings and working groups at national and, field level. Provide summary notes off all external meetings for relevant internal stakeholders.
- Develop and deliver training on COVID-19 preparedness to DRC staff.
- Proactively network with clusters and health and WASH agencies to identify opportunities to collaborate.
- Review and update relevant Project Coordination Agreements, and Memoranda of Understanding.
- Ensure clear internal coordination within the project teams and other support teams (Logistics, Human Resources, Finance, Base).
- Provide updates during various meetings such as advisor’s and management, or any other ad hoc meetings.
- In coordination with the Country Staff Health Focal Point, assess the need for and contribute towards the design and implementation of in-country COVID-19-related staff health protocols and procedures.
- Manage COVID-19 preparedness activities, alongside the relevant field PM and PC, in order to meet the project objectives within budget and allotted time frame.
- React quickly to crisis and organize +/- implement appropriate assessments and responses.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of a COVID-19 preparedness and response strategy.
- Continuously monitor and supervise COVID-19 preparedness and response activities, evaluating progress through outputs and impact. Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability.
- Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to applicable timeframes and formats.
- Participate in the development of interventions and new proposals, linked to the assessed needs and gaps.
- Reach out to other actors to find those who can respond to needs which go beyond resources of DRC.
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Support in developing and implementing the project monitoring and evaluation plan, and timely submission of reports and other document requirements.
- Provide feedback on project implementation modality and assist in achieving maximum efficiency in project delivery. Undertake regular participatory monitoring and verification visits to ensure adequate progress against action plans, outputs and ensuring that quality elements are signed off. Provide advice on any corrective action necessary.
- Capacity building
- Train relevant staff on various aspects of COVID-19 preparedness, IPC, etc., in line with established SOPs.
- Compile and manage, and make available, relevant information related to COVID-19 for staff access.
- Support development of DRC- (tailored) training curriculum, PowerPoint slides, IEC materials etc.
- Quality Management/Project Design
- Responsible for ensuring project implementation is according to DRC, donor, Somalia and international guidelines, in conjunction with in-country Advisors.
- Contribute towards setting objectives of emergency COVID-19-related health/WASH assessments and interventions, monitoring progress, etc.
- Decide on new activities and new project sites and provide input regarding future plans and changes.
- Improve the quality of the project, including assessments, monitoring and evaluation, implementation of Core Humanitarian Standards and protection mainstreaming.
- Work with the logistics and supply chain PM to ensure stock, purchase requests, cash forecasts and movement requests are submitted.
- Support the logistics activities of health and WASH staff, in relation to the purchasing of COVID-19 related supplies, etc. Liaise with the health, WASH and logistics staff to ensure that quality items are procured, transported, stored, etc.
- Support the Area Manager in ensuring proper social distancing and other preparedness measures are implemented in the area of operations.
- Management of direct reports (including development, performance and recruitment)
- Support and mentor staff members by identifying clear deliverables and providing training
- Support and monitor programme staff planning of activities
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
- Bachelor Degree in Public Health related field or another appropriate degree with a combination of working experience in public health outbreaks such as Ebola, Lassa Fever, Cholera and etc.
- At least 3 years’ experience in planning, implementing and evaluating emergency-related projects.
- Thorough knowledge of health emergencies operations and implementation.
- Highly self-driven while striving for perfection under minimum supervision.
- Experience working in emergency response with NGOs, preferably in a humanitarian context
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: August 2020
Duty station: Garowe
Reporting to: Chief of Party Durable Solutions program.
Duration: 6 Months with Possibility of extension
Contract: This position is graded as Band NM – G 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.
For general information about Danish Refugee Council, please visit www.drc.ngo
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.ngo under Vacancies.
Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies no later than 1st August 2020.