DRC Non-profit Jobs – Project Manager – Rhino Camp West Nile at Danish Refugee Council

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Arua,
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.
In the North-Western Regions,
DRC is currently implementing a refugee programme for South Sudanese and
Congolese with a new protection in emergency component which comprises: child
protection with a special focus on separated and un accompanied minors,
psychosocial support, GBV and protection monitoring. A conflict management
thematic area – within the overall protection framework – is also being
developed. DRC’s programme in West Nile aims at building up the capacities for
protection in host communities and strengthening durable solutions for the
refugee population.
Job Summary: The Project
Manager oversees all multi-sectorial assistance in Rhino Camp Settlement.
Furthermore, s/he has financial and administrative responsibility for the
project and is also responsible for the planning and implementation of adequate
security precautions in the project area to ensure the safety of all staff and
assets and the direct supervisor of senior staff working within the project.
S/he will report to Program Manager West Nile on both program and support
related issues.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Project Management:
  • Manage
    the implementation of multi-sectorial project in Rhino Camp settlement.
  • Supervise
    a proper and timely implementation of all projects according to agreed
    policies and donor requirements.
  • Prepare
    annual/project action plans for the project in accordance with annual
    planning cycle.
  • Produce
    regular internal reports and other relevant information on general policy
    matters and programme activities to the DRC Country Director in Kampala,
    based on agreed formats and schedules.
  • Ensure
    donor requirements are met including production of reports in formats
    agreed with the donors and partners.
  • Ensure
    that a sound documentation including relevant beneficiary data is
    collected and that relevant assessments are conducted in the project area.
  • Ensure
    that a sound feedback system is in place in the project area so that
    beneficiaries have easy access to DRC.
2. Administration and
Personnel Management:
  • Responsible
    for financial budgeting and expenditure management, staff management
    (including development of TORs for project staff), continued revision and
    implementation of sound administrative guidelines and personnel policies,
    security precautions, logistics and all other tasks pertaining to the
    efficient day-to-day running of the project.
  • Mentor
    and supervise national staff and take action in terms of recruitment,
    promotions and dismissal as required.
  • Be
    responsible for organisational development of the DRC’s refugee operation
    in Arua, including staff assessment as well as formulation and
    implementation of human resource development activities.
  • Manage
    the staff under livelihood project, mentor and assist in continual
    development of the staff.
3. Coordination: Maintain close and good relations with all
relevant stakeholders including the UNCHR, WFP and other relevant UN
organisations, OPM, local authorities, line ministries, donors, NGOs, CBOs and
other partners.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council’s Project Manager job
    vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in any of the following: Development Studies, International
    relations, refugee studies, human rights, social sciences or related field
  • At
    least five years professional work experience in managing similar
    multi-sectorial refugee assistance program including protection and
    community services, community mobilization, with INGOs or UN, including
    operational IDP or refugee protection.
  • Excellent
    track record of providing trainings and workshops on different protection
    areas: CP, GBV, international law.
  • Excellent
    analytical, strategic and communication skills
  • Strong
    Computer literacy and Report writing skills.
  • Strong
    interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective
    working relations with the other team members and other stakeholders
  • Ability
    to work under pressure, culturally sensitive, and ability to work with
    minimal supervision 
How to Apply: 
All qualified candidates are
encouraged to send their applications that should be in English and include the
  • A
    cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the
    position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and
    salary expectations.
  • Concise
    and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about
    your qualifications, relevant training courses, work experience, name and
    contact details of three relevant references.
The complete documents can be
uploaded online at the web link below
Deadline: 12th December 2014.
NB: If
you have problems uploading your application, please contact job@drc.dk.

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