Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Camp Management Officer (2 Positions)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Description

Who are we? The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a protection of human rights framework, DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict. Programmers include protection, livelihood, food and NFI distribution, water and sanitation, and advocacy amongst others. DRC Yemen has been providing relief and development services in Yemen since 2008. DRC has mainly focused on refugees and migrants displaced by conflict and natural disasters. DRC, through its specialized business unit, Danish Demining Group (DDG) aims to recreate a safe environment where people can live without the threat of landmines, unexploded ordinances and small arms and light weapons”. These goals can be effectively advanced through cooperation and joint action with other organization as well as with integration of operations and programs with its sister organization, DRC. Overall purpose of the role: The Camp Managment Area Officer is responsible for district level coordination, IDP hosting site management, local stakeholder capacity building, information management, and assisting other DRC field teams with project implementation. This is a field-based position and may require spending extended periods of time in the field. About the job: Responsibilities:

Liaison & coordination

  • Represent DRC with communities, local authorities, site partners, and other stakeholders

  • Build and maintain mutually respectful relationships with site management, service providers, local authorities, IDP community members as well as host community members

  • Foster collaborative relationships with local authorities to facilitate implementation of activities

  • Attend and facilitate meetings with stakeholders, such as local authorities, Clusters, NGOs, INGOs, UN and IDPs, including translation of meeting proceedings and provision of meeting minutes

Site management

  • Establish & train representative and inclusive community-based site management committees at sites

  • Support site planning in order to ensure that IDP site residents are able to live in dignified conditions

  • Monitor sites to identify needs, gaps in service provision, and duplication of efforts at IDP sites

  • Plan, support, and organize social cohesion building activities at IDP sites

  • Support other teams in conducting multi-sectorial assessments of IDP needs

Capacity building

  • Support the CCCM team in organizing capacity building trainings for local authorities and partners

  • Train site committees in site monitoring and use of DRC monitoring tools

  • Actively participate in development and implementation of protection and gender mainstreaming

Information management

  • Establish, maintain, and actively utilize networks of key informants at IDP sites

  • Ensure the timely registration of IDPs, including identification of protection related needs

  • Maintain a comprehensive database of service and needs related information for each site

  • Draft weekly situation reports and provide other relevant information on site conditions and services

  • Analyze site related and contextual information to support DRC MEAL project evaluations

  • Provide, document, and track timely referrals and service requests to key partners

Other duties

  • Assist other DRC teams with conducting assessments, distributions, and sectorial activities

  • Perform any other duties assigned by the CCCM Coordinator in order to advance DRC's interventions

About you To be successful in this role you must have: Experience and technical competencies: QUALIFICATIONS
  • University degree in civil engineering, social studies, architecture, urban planning, or engineering

  • Minimum two years of experience in international and/or local NGO; ideally involved in the direct implementation of field level humanitarian assistance to IDPs

  • Proven leadership skills and related experience in building, establishing, and negotiating relationships and social networks with various stakeholders at the community, local, and national levels

  • Good conceptual understanding of gender, protection, and human rights

  • Excellent representation, negotiation, interpersonal, and communication skills

  • Strong team spirit and ability to work comfortably in multi-cultural contexts

  • Good skills with basic software, such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to write reports and situational briefings in English

  • Ability to spend extended periods of time in field conditions

  • Ability to come up with innovative solutions to unexpected and challenging problems

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
  •  Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.  

  •  Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

  •  Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

  •  Communicating: Listening and speaking 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.

Furthermore, DRC places strong emphasis on staff acting in accordance with the following DRC values:
  • Humanitarian approach – right to life with dignity takes precedence over politics and principles

  • Respect – belief in the notion that all human beings have equal rights

  • Independence and neutrality – fairness and equality through non-affiliation with politics

  • Inclusion – all people should have access to, and be included in, DRC interventions

  • Honesty and transparency – assuming accountability for our actions

Moreover, we also expect the following: Required qualifications: Education :
  • University degree in civil engineering, social studies, architecture, urban planning, or engineering

Languages:
  • Professional fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is essential.

We offer DRC will offer the successful applicant a contract ends in 31 December 2020, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work as soon as possible and be willing and able to work in Mocha/Khokha. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment. This position will be placed at Band (H Non- Manager). Application process Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button or the link below. 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. CV only applications will not be considered. If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk Applications close  July 04, 2020. The interviews are expected to take place, the next week after the closing date. Need further information? For more details on this position, please contact yem-recruitment@drc.ngo. Please note that applications sent directly to [yem-recruitment@drc.ngo] will not be considered. For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.ngo
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