Danish Refugee Council (DRC) NGO Jobs – Coordinator /Team Leader

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Adjumani, Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Manager
About DRC:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian
organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than twenty
five countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and
internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable
solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian
principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on
Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
DRC is a rights-based Organization and a member of the Humanitarian
Accountability Partnership (HAP). DRC adopts a community-based approach, where
beneficiaries and local authorities are included in the prioritizing, planning
and implementation of activities as an important measure of rehabilitation and
capacity building.
Job Summary: The DRC
Coordinator /Team Leader will take lead of the Refugee Assistance program in
Adjumani, Uganda. The jobholder must possess practical  experience in managing field based
muli-sectoral refugee assistance projects, both in emergency and durable
solutions context. The Coordinator/ Team Leader represents the Danish Refugee
Council in Adjumani and has the direct responsibility for the management,
implementation and continued development of the DRC outputs and activities. Additionally,
the Coordinator/ Team Leader has financial and administrative responsibility
for the project and is also responsible for the planning and implementation of
adequate security precautions within the programme area to ensure the safety of
all staff and assets. The Coordinator/ Team Leader refers to the Program
Manager West Nile in general policy matters, strategy development, external
relations, administrative guidelines and personnel regulation.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
1. Project Management:
  • Supervise effective, efficient and timely
    implementation of all projects according to agreed contracts, budgets,
    policies and in accordance with specific donor requirements;
  • Prepare project work plans in accordance
    with annual planning and funding cycles;
  • Ensure that relevant beneficiary data is
    collected, compiled, analysed and distributed and that relevant
    assessments are conducted in the project area;
  • Offer regular internal and external
    reports, and other relevant information on programme activities, policy
    matters and external relations, based on agreed formats and schedules;
  • Provide input for the continued
    development of a sustainable strategy for DRC’s multi-sectoral assistance
    in Adjumani.
2. Administration and Personnel Management:
  • Supervise budgeting and project
    expenditures, and prepare financial reports with assistance from the
    Grant- and Finance Managers;
  • Manage and mentor project human resources
    in the field and at offices, and co-manage shared human resources with
    other programme. This includes further development of staff job
    descriptions, their training and monitoring, and recruitment;
  • Implement and monitor, and where necessary
    revise implementation of DRC administrative guidelines and -policies,
    safety– and security procedures, logistics support and other tasks
    associated with efficient day-to-day running of the operations;
  • Be responsible for organisational
    development for the project, including staff assessments.
3. External Relations:
  • Build, grow and maintain close relations
    with all relevant stakeholders including the donor and UN agencies,
    officials of the Office of the Prime Minister, district- and sub-county
    authorities, other donor representatives, INGOs, NGOs and CBOs;
  • Work closely with the Programme Manager,
    ensure correct and timely narrative and financial reporting to donor(s);
  • Work in consultation with the Programme
    Manager, identify opportunities for new projects;
  • Plan and develop concept papers, budgets
    and project proposals;
  • Ensure effective coordination and visibility
    to the implementation of the projects with all humanitarian and
    development actors and relevant stakeholders.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should possess a Bachelor’s
    degree in Development studies, engineering, environment studies, or
    related subject;
  • A minimum of five or more years’ experience of doing similar work in an NGO of which at least 3 years with an International Organisation;
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of
    refugee assistance program with experience of coordinating
    shelter/infrastructure, WASH and emergency livelihooods,
  • Demonstrated report writing skills, staff,
    and financial management;
  • Ideally, you should also have experience
    of working with projects funded by bilateral and multilateral Donors.
  • Past exposure and experience of working
    with United Nations funded projects is desirable.
  • Additionally, a positive attitude with
    ability to work in a multicultural working environment is desirable.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged to send their applications which should
include letter of application and updated CVs at the web link below.
Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet
the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.
Deadline: 25th July
2014
NB: Problems with on-line
application? Please contact job@drc.dk, if you experience problems with your
on-line application.
For more
information about the position, please contact Country Director, Mr Lilu Thapa,
Email: lilu.thapa@drc-ddg.org; Please
note that applications are not to be sent to Mr Lilu Thapa.

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