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Danish Refugee Council (DRC)


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, humanitarian organization covering all aspects of the refugee cause.

The aim of the organisation is to protect refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions.

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Country Director Libya & Tunisia , Tunisia

DRC's comprehensive and solutions-based approach to displacement requires a high level of strategic leadership. You will ultimately accountable for all aspects of DRC's work in both Libya and Tunisia, and lead the consolidation and development of the programme, continuing the process of developing solid impact measurement mechanisms strengthening accountability initiatives. The Country Director ensures that the financial management and operational setup is adapted to the operational context. Furthermore, the Country Director ensure that DRC maintains excellent and productive relations with all key stakeholders, especially beneficiaries, local authorities, the humanitarian community and donors. The Country Director Reports to the Regional Director. Roles reporting to the Country Director; Senior Management Team (Head of Proramme, Head of Support Services, Safety Advisor).

In this position, you will be responsible for:
- Exercising strategic leadership, i.e. leading the development, management and implementation of new strategic priorities for DRC Tunisia and Libya.
- Promoting and contributing to the development of a clear and relevant DRC programmatic profile with the context in Tunisia and Libya.
- Representing DRC externally towards stakeholders and duty bearers in Tunisia and Libya, positioning DRC strategically towards external actors, and pursuing new partnerships and funding opportunities.
- Ensuring that DRC is organized and managed in order to pursue opportunities while at the same time operating in compliance with minimum requirements and relevant guidelines, including overseeing operations in terms of financial management, quality and compliance, and ensuring that risk management systems are in place.
- Ensure that the SMT, HoP, DDG PM 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;
- Lead in the team’s advocacy in all DRC key messages.

About you

To be successful in this role you are required to:
- Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience (including a minimum of 5 years at senior management level) in post-conflict settings, preferably working with displaced people.
- Experience in leading the development and implementation of new strategies in complex humanitarian operations.
- Extensive experience in negotiating and advocating with government authorities and donors for solutions that serve the needs of our beneficiaries.
- Proven track record of successful fundraising.
- Proven track record of managing a large financial turnover and mitigating risk in a complex and volatile environment.
- Experience in effective people management, including implementation of the code of conduct and anti-corruption measures.
- Experience in safety management.
- Excellent written and spoken English, French and/or Arabic language skills an advantage.
- Master's degree in Political Science, International development, economics or other relevant field.

You are also expected to be ‘expert’ level in each of DRC’s 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: You act in line with our vision and values.

We offer

Contract length: Two years
Level: A7
Duty station: Tripoli/Tunis (family - non accompanied)
Start date:14 January
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.ngo under Vacancies for more information.

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Expiring: Dec 10, 2018
Area Manager in Libya , Libya

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. It has been operating in Libya since 2012, currently working in more than 30 countries throughout the world.

Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

DRC fulfils its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world; and by advocating on behalf of conflict-affected populations internationally, Internationally, DRC actively participates in supporting the protection of refugees and promoting durable solutions for conflict-affected populations.


About the job

The Area Manager as a member of the Senior Management Team, will provide leadership in the design, delivery and quality of DRC programs/projects in the area and would be responsible for compliance to DRC policies and procedures. S/he shall be responsible for the planning and implementation of safety procedures/protocols within the area & ensure the safety of all staff and assets. S/he will be managing the DRC programs/projects in the greater Tripolitania area in coordination with the DRC Head of Programmes and the support functions of the Danish Demining Group operations in Benghazi, Sabha and Sirte in coordination with the Head of Support Services Manager.

As DRC’s primary representative and line manager of all staff in the area, the Area Manager (AM) is responsible for the coordination, management, development and representation of DRC programming in the area. S/he will oversee program implementation according to DRC strategies in the area and ensure that operations are implemented within DRC’s regulations, procedures, guidelines and strategy; enable a productive and accountable relationship with beneficiaries, communities’ leaders/representatives, relevant governmental authorities, donors, national and International NGOs and UN Agencies. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:


Strategic Development
- In consultation with the SMT, Lead the strategic development of the Area/field offices and ensure that DRC/DDG remains relevant to the needs of the beneficiaries in the region.
- Ensure DRC projects in the area remain aligned to DRC global strategy and Regional/Country SPD.
- Represent DRC at all relevant forums in the area & liaise with local authorities & different stakeholders.
- Ensure that the reputation of DRC/DDG in the area remains high and issues of concern are raised with Country Director in time.
- Positively contribute to the teambuilding efforts and ensure that effective coordination exists between program and support teams at area & country level.
- In close collaboration and consultations with the Country Director/DRC/DDG Heads of Programs/Head of Support Services, ensure program strategy and delivery is up to date and well resource in the Area office.

Program & project Management
- Supervise effective, efficient and timely implementation of all projects according to agreed contracts, budgets and donor requirements.
- In coordination with the DRC HoP, provide clear and coherent guidance to DRC’s multi-sectoral emergency and longer-term projects in the area.
- In consultation with DRC&DDG HoPs/DDG Community Safety/HoSS, prepare project work plans in accordance with annual planning and funding cycles with support from the technical managers and the Heads of Programs;
- In close consultation with the MEL Coordinator, ensure that relevant beneficiary data is collected, compiled, analysed and distributed and that relevant assessments are conducted in the project area.
- Monitor budgets in coordination with area program leads to ensure there is no overspending or underspending and flag any issues with SMT in a timely manner.
- Provide regular area information on programme activities, policy matters and external relations, based on agreed formats and schedules;
- Assist in implementation of DRC’s M&E plans for the projects and ensure complaint handling mechanisms are in place in all projects and promote accountability concepts.
- Oversee preparation of program portfolios by area teams for presentation at Area quarterly meetings and identify opportunities for new projects in coordination with Country program teams (DRC/DDG).
- Ensure that DRC’s program policies as enshrined in the program Hand book and other program manuals are followed.
- Manage all area program managers and coordinators and ensure all program leads have clear work plans in place and are following them.
- Quality control and monitoring of key result contract performance indicators in their areas.
- Coordinate with DRC HoP and DDG HoP on technical gaps and support from technical Sector managers/coordinators/specialists’ staff.

Support Management
- Manage DRC program staff and DDG/DRC support resources in the area and coordinate with Technical sector managers (Supply Chain, Finance and HR) as it may be required.
- Ensure that the activities of support teams are carried out in compliance to DRC policies, procedures and operations handbook.
- Ensure all key staff functions (program and Support) are adequately staffed, including minimum yearly requirements for both program and support staff and budgets are available for effective management of area/field offices.
- Ensure that monthly technical and support function reports are sent timely to the CO senior management team/RO.
- Lead on all financial management, Area master budget management and maintain efficient financial control, and tracking, including donor reporting. Monitor and analyse financial risks in line with the financial procedures handbook.
- Oversight and management of the Bank Accounts including deposits, withdrawals, preparation of bank reconciliations and revision/negotiation in regard to bank charges on a yearly basis.
- Proactively engage in proposal budget development, implementation and revision as may be required and requested from the program team and CO finance.
- Directly responsible for control on procurement and management of supplies, vehicles, assets & stock and ensure necessary systems in procurement and logistics are in place and continuously followed.
- Manage IT and communications systems in the area (laptops, printers, telephone and other means related to information and communication technology), with support of IT officer & coordinate with CO IT department.
- Ensure that the national staff policies - instruments and systems - are in place and adhered to.
- Ensure that HR activities (recruitments, on boarding, performance) are effectively managed. Coordinate with CO HR team on technical matters or for support
- Ensure that national staff are continuously developing their ability to fulfill job descriptions and acquiring new skills as much as possible through internal and external trainings.
- DRC Safety protocols are implemented in carrying out all activities in the area and adequate measures are in place to mitigate any potential risk to office, staff & assets.
- Continuously review security situation in the area and coordinate with country safety team on all matters related to safety & security.
- Ensure DRC/DDG Area operations comply with all local labour laws and legislations

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to be a positive, energetic mature leader with a proven track record of developing effective initiatives, programmes, and impact. You thrive in managing a wide range of responsibilities and can effectively communicate and lead the team. You enjoy working with teams of committed staff to build collaboration and capacity within the country team and building strong relationships with the regional team. Moreover, we also expect the following:

Required
- Minimum 5 years of work experience in a similar or equivalent role in an INGO/UN agency in areas of humanitarian/development sector, in a conflict & post conflict environment.
University degree.
- At least 5 years of experience in managing large and diversified teams consisting national & international staff.
- Strong hands-on experience of managing safety & security in a high intensity conflict zone.
- Demonstrated experience in representation with donors & external actors and managing emergency response.
- Experience with strategy development and understanding of linkage between strategy and programming. Experience of advocacy and communications.
- Excellent writing and reporting skills.

Interpersonal Skill: Ability to work with departmental heads & technical manager to ensure smooth work operations
Time management Skill: being able to achieve operational objectives within set deadline.
Fluency in Written & spoken English.

Desirable

- Arabic is advantageous

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 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 DRC’s vision and values.

We offer

Contract length: 12 months with possiblity of extension.

Level: as per International staff salary scale and terms of employment A11.

Designation of Duty Station: Non-Family duty station with paid R&R every 8 weeks.

Start date: 10th of January 2019.

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Expiring: Nov 25, 2018
Cash Specialist in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Overall Purpose of the Role:
Working under the direct management of the Head of Programme, the Cash specialist responsible to provide technical support for the development and implementation of all cash-based assistance and for taking the lead in ensuring best practice is followed in all cash and market-based approaches across sectors, including but not limited to implementation of sector specific and multi-purpose cash assistance grants, market assessments and training of other teams in cash & market-based approaches. Furthermore, the Cash Specialist will be required to provide regular support and guidance to project cycle management and proposal development with specific contributions in the area of cash and markets. The Cash Specialist also expected to contribute towards DRC’s strategic direction for cash and market based interventions.

Responsibilities:

Assessments
- Support in the conduction of needs or/and vulnerability assessments in order to select, design and implement appropriate cash modalities and methodologies.
- Conduct market analysis in current as well as new areas of operations.
- Guide on price monitoring for key commodities and based on needs for programs.
- Conduct market assessments for key commodities (using EMMA, MAG, etc.), labor market assessments, and support on market-related components of other sector assessments, as needed.
- Contribute to the development of any technical guidance related to cash distribution activities in close relationships with technical coordinators.

Cash Distribution Programming and Technical Support
- Support the technical design and delivery of cash-based program interventions in different programme areas, including Emergency, ESNFI, Protection, WASH and Livelihoods, as needed.
- Ensure cash distributions are properly documented and meet technical quality, accountability, and protection standards in compliance with DRC and donors’ regulations.
- Coordinate closely with DRC programs to ensure harmonization of approaches and potential integration between programs.
- Provide support for the implementation of all the MEAL activities related to cash and market interventions and in coordination with relevant managers and with the support of MEAL department.
- Creation of reporting and indicators follow up for monthly-based tools.

Human Resources:
- Support site-level recruitment processes for cash teams, and advice on the most appropriate staffing structures for cash/market based interventions.
- Promote professional development by identifying training and capacity building opportunities and ensure relevant staff are well versed in cash concepts.
- Provide all assistance required to ensure that programme teams are able to use market-based approaches in their work. This includes, but it’s not limited to, training in cash modality selection, market assessment methodologies, sourcing voucher providers, assisting in vendor selection and training, assisting in monitoring of processes.
- Develop the Cash Team’s capacity to meet good quality standards by providing supervision and coaching/on the job training.

Logistics and Procurement:
- Collaborate with the logistics/procurement and finance teams to map and contract relevant and program suitable financial service providers in current and new areas of operations.
- Participate in tendering processes, procurement committee meetings and in the review of bid analyses as needed.
- Together with the logistics and procurement team, participate in designing market surveys of goods and services relevant to cash activities.
- Advise on the required resources to be available in order to implement cash-based interventions on a good quality and timely basis.

Others
- Coordinate with relevant national and international actors and actively participate in relevant working groups and other meetings in the area of responsibility. Ensure full cooperation and engagement with the relevant UN clusters and Cash Working Groups.
- Contribute to the context follow-up in DRC’s areas of interventions.
- Ensure Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach to distribution is consistently applied through community and rights based participatory methods.
- Budget follow ups with field CTP managers.
- Any other duties as directed by the Head of Program.

Reporting
The Cash Specialist will report to the Program Manager.

Conditions:
Contract: One-year contract. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for expats. This position is graded at A14 for international staff or competitive salary and conditions as per national staff terms of employment, as relevant. This is a non-family posting.

Availability: Immediately

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with frequent travel to the field locations

General
Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies:
- Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results through the country team both to position DRC and ensure excellence in all deliverables.
- Collaborating: You lead initiatives at country operation level by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
- Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
- Communicating: You listen to beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders; and you communicate concisely and persuasively
- Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values and set a very clear standard for your country team members.

Qualifications

Experience and Technical Competencies:
- At least bachelor’s degree in relevant field or extensive experience can substitute qualification.
- Minimum 4 to 5 years of cash/markets programme experience with INGOs or NGOs.
- Excellent communication skills – verbal and in writing.
- Excellent inter-personal skills and proven ability to negotiate with a wide range of people (internally and externally).
- Ability to adapt to the complex and stressful working conditions of the area of operations.
- Cultural and gender sensitivity, adaptability, willingness to travel.
- High-level knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
- Ability/willingness to work with extremely tight deadlines and multiple tasks.

Languages:
- Excellent verbal and written English.
- Knowledge of Amharic an added advantage.

Application and CV
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.

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

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.

"Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis”.

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Expiring: Sep 06, 2018
Area Manager Ethiopia / Djibouti , Ethiopia

Overall Purpose of the Role:
The Dimma-based Area Manager is responsible for the overall implementation and strategic direction of the organization's current and future projects in Okugo refugee camp, and is the direct supervisor of both program and support staff in the Dimma field office. The Area Manager advises DRC’s program and support staff to ensure all programming in Okugo camp is in line with DRC Ethiopia’s country strategy and is in full compliance with the organization’s policies and best practices. Furthermore, the Area Manager is responsible for leading project cycle management, proposal development and program strategy - ensuring the successful implementation of all activities, and relevance and responsiveness of the activities to priority humanitarian needs in Okugo camp. In this capacity, the Area Manager is also responsible for representing DRC publicly at the site level, including in coordination fora with other agencies, and for providing the direct link in communications between DRC's Dimma field office and the organization's Addis Ababa country office. Finally, it is essential the Area Manager collaborates with the Addis Ababa based Security Coordinator and Senior Management Team to provide safety and security management of the Shire-based team and ensure all safety and security measures, including contingency plans and standard operating procedures, are in place and well understood by all staff.

Responsibilities

Management and Coordinator:
- Overall responsibility for the recruitment and daily management of the Dimma-based program and support teams, including ensuring positive and collaborative working relationships in line with DRC's Code of Conduct and assessing staff capacity to provide or recommend relevant training or coaching as needed.
- Daily management of the Dimma office, including ensuring compliant financial operations and budgeting, administration, human resources, logistics, procurement and security in line with DRC and donor regulations.
- Represent DRC publicly at the site level, including in coordination fora with other agencies, and for providing the direct link in communications between DRC's Shire field office and the Addis Ababa office.

Programming and Technical Support:
- Provide oversight of all programming in Okugo camp in compliance with core protection principles and best practices, and DRC and donor regulations, while upholding rigorous project cycle management standards.
- Design and support in conducting needs assessments to inform program design as well as identify risks and vulnerabilities, including those related to gender, age and diversity.
- Develop concrete initiatives to respond to protection risks experienced by the South Sudanese refugee population in Okugo camp as well as specific strategies which build upon existing assets within the population.
- Contribute to the strategic direction of Dimma’s programming through active and ongoing participation in and contribution to strategic planning meetings and development of strategic documents.
- Work with the Head of Programs and finance team to contribute to new project development, including both narratives and budgets, by coordinating and compiling inputs from other technical and support staff.
- Ensure the timely and quality delivery of all organizational and project reports and staff contributions to organizational monitoring and evaluation requirements to ensure project quality, relevance and accountability to DRC's beneficiary populations.
- Support staff to integrate protection and migration concerns and awareness into other sectors as relevant.

Finance and Administration:
- Provide daily management of the field office’s finance team.
- Oversee and regularly update a comprehensive master budget of all of DRC’s operations in Okugo camp.
- Assume responsibility as primary budget holder of all projects and lead in the development of new budgets and spending plans.
- Collaborate regularly with the Addis Ababa based finance team to monitor spending and ensure the timely utilization of all grants.
- Ensure full compliance with DRC and donor financial guidelines and policies.

Human Resources:
- Manage the Based-based team and support respectful and positive working relationships which allow for the effective implementation of all activities. This is to be achieved through leadership, team building, day-to-day support, capacity-building and strong, generalist knowledge in all of DRC’s core sectors, including protection, migration and infrastructure.
- Lead site-level recruitment processes and ensure that relevant staffing structures are in place and are reflective of appropriate gender balance.
- Promote professional development by identifying training and capacity building opportunities and ensure staff are well versed in core protection concepts, DRC's code of conduct, accountability, respectful dialogue with the refugee population, and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse.
- Collaborate with the Addis Ababa human resources department to ensure staff evaluations are conducted on a regular basis.

Logistics and Procurement:
- Collaborate with the Logistics and Procurement Team Leader and Addis Ababa based logistics and procurement team to develop and maintain procurement plans.
- Ensure logistics and procurement processes are in place and fully compliant with DRC and donor policies and standards.
- Collaborate with the Logistics and Procurement Team Leader to ensure field-based records are well managed, fulfill DRC and donor requirements, and are always up-to-date for use in donor reports.
- Monitor budget lines to ensure spending is in line with project timelines and implementation schedules.
- Regularly review procurement plans with procurement and logistics, and finance teams to adjust spending as required in advance of project closure.

Safety and Security:
- Assume responsibility for staff safety in the area of operation.
- Ensure all relevant information regarding safety, security and the context is collected,updated and shared in a regular and timely manner.
- Collaborate with the Addis Ababa based Security Coordinator and Senior Management Team to make decisions and manage security incidents at a local level.

Reporting
The Area Manager will report to the Country Director.

Conditions:
Contract: one-year contract. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment at A13 for international staff or competitive salary and conditions as per national staff terms of employment, as relevant. This is a non-family posting.

Availability: Immediately

Duty Station: Dimma, Ethiopia

General Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies:
- Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results through the country team both to position DRC and ensure excellence in all deliverables.
- Collaborating: You lead initiatives at country operation level by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
- Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
- Communicating: You listen to beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders; and you communicate concisely and persuasively
- Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values and set a very clear standard for your country team members.

Qualifications

Experience and Technical Competencies:
- Master’s degree in law, social sciences, international development, or other relevant field.
- Minimum of 8 to 10 years of work experience within the field of law or protection, particularly within the field of humanitarian response and refugee protection, with experience working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant ministry or local authority.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior project management position.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills.
- Excellent written and spoken English.
- Knowledge of Office software packages and experience using data analysis tools.

Languages:
- Excellent verbal and written English.
- Knowledge of Amharic an added advantage.

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Expiring: Jul 13, 2018
Quality Assurance Manager in Nigeria , Nigeria

Overall purpose of the role:
The Interim Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for strategic leadership, technical guidance, and management of the DRC Nigeria portfolio. The purpose of the position is to lead a team of three (3) to develop and/maintain systems and tools for efficient grant management; and ensure proactive and coordinated approach to risk-management in cooperation with the finance, other departments and colleagues as appropriate.

Responsibilities:
- Provide strategic leadership and management oversight of the DRC Nigeria Quality Assurance department, with a portfolio including: grants management, programme quality, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and information management;
- Line manage and provide technical support to the Grants/Communications Specialist, M&E Specialist and the Grants Officer;
- In coordination with the DRC/DDG Head of Programmes, Technical Sector Coordinators and Area managers ensure high quality and evidence-based programme design and proposal development, monitoring and evaluation, and learning processes are streamlined throughout the country mission;
- Support the Country Director and Heads of Programmes to identify fundraising opportunities and take responsibility for timely submission of all concept notes and proposals;
- Systematize DRC Nigeria M&E and ensure project specific M&E is establish, for the ease of reporting, and programme accountability;
- Develop and maintain processes for grant and contract management; ensuring they remain applicable to current donor requirements;
- Ensure timely compliance with all internal and external grants management requirements, including contractual compliance and reporting;
- Ensure preparation and submission of monthly project updates for OFDA, FFP and ECHO. Using the previously developed templates that were agreed with donors
- Proactively manage grant and contract performance, working with Programme and Support colleagues to identifying risks and minimize them;
- Liaise with relevant DRC West Africa Regional Office and HQ counterparts responsible for programme design, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation;
- Coordinate and provide timely reporting and feedback to the Head of Programmes, Country Director and SMT on Quality Assurance unit activities.

Experience and technical competencies:
- Five years of professional experience in humanitarian emergency contexts with PDQA responsibilities, preferable to have at least two years of experience at senior management level;
- Knowledge and experience working with relevant sectoral areas implemented by DRC-DDG Nigeria programmes – including protection, food security, WASH, shelter, NFIs, mine action, mine risk education, and armed violence reduction;
- Proven ability to lead a high performing and diverse team, manage performance, foster a positive working environment and manage issues sensitively and diplomatically;
- Extensive knowledge of US and European institutional donors and their compliance requirements with proven experience of developing successful funding proposals and overseeing large complex grants;
- Excellent understanding of the principles of budgeting, financial and contract management;
- Outcome focused and proven ability to think strategically and plan, prioritize and organize a department/team’s work to meet organization-wide strategic objectives;
- Excellent influencing, presentation and communication skills including verbal and written English, active listening and the ability to tailor communication to different audiences;
- Ability to manage a large and varied workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines;
- Illustrated commitment to, and a good understanding of, the DRC’s values and mandate and the ability to bring these alive in your work
- Ability to live and work in an insecure and high stress environment.

Education:
- Advanced university degree (or bachelor level qualification with equivalent years of professional experience) in a relevant field such as social sciences, development studies, international / humanitarian law, communications or similar;
- Relevant professional humanitarian qualifications / recognized training certificates in Grants-related areas (M&E, IM, CHS, SPHERE, Protection, etc.) are desirable, although practical experience more essential to the role.

Languages: (indicate fluency level)
- English – fluent, with demonstrated capacity for high quality written and verbal command of the language
- Hausa and other languages used in northeast Nigeria an asset, but not essential to the position.

Are you interested in becoming a Quality Assurance Manager in Nigeria? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Jun 26, 2018