Project Manager 4Mi Non-profit Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish Refugee
Council (DRC)
: Kampala, Uganda
Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat, Coordinator
The Danish
Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization
working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 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 4Mi:
The Regional
Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) is a unit within the Danish Refugee Council
(DRC), directed by DRC as well as a multi-agency Steering Committee. The
overall objective of the RMMS is to support governments, agencies, institutions
and forums in the Horn of Africa and Yemen sub-region to improve the management
of protection and assistance response to people in mixed migration flows in the
Horn of Africa and across the Gulf of Aden or Red Sea in Yemen. As such the
RMMS is a regional hub aiming to provide: (1) Support and coordination, (2)
Synthesis, analysis and research, (3) Information and data management and (4)
It hopes to
act as an independent agency acting as a catalyst, and where appropriate, as an
‘agent provocateur’ to stimulate forward thinking and policy development in the
sector dealing with mixed migration. Its overarching focus and emphasis is on
human rights, protection and assistance. Since its inception in 2011, the
Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) has developed a strong reputation
for collating, analyzing and disseminating mixed migration data.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Project Manager will oversee the operations,
management and accounting of the 4mi project. The 4mi team currently consists
of two IT experts, one administrator as well as the 30-40 field monitors.
The incumbent will be tasked with identifying
partners, key informants, contacts and other interlocutors critical to the
success and expansion of this project.
In charge of consolidating important lessons
learnt from Phase One and provide strategic direction for Phase Two.
Manage a team of sentinel monitors in different
countries using digital technology to survey mixed migration.
Build and strengthen close working relations with
relevant existing mixed migration-related agencies in different countries in
order to share data and maximize the data inflow of information and statistics
for the 4mi project.
Manage and organize data and be adept at analysis
and interpretation of data.
Work under the supervision of the RMMS Coordinator
in Nairobi and as a DRC staff member.
Visit a wide range of countries in the region on a
regular basis.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the
Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat, Coordinator.
Skills and Experience: 
The applicant must be a graduate with five years’
experience from the aid sector and/or journalism, communication and information
technology sector.
Significant experience in data gathering systems,
survey systems migration is a definite advantage but not a requirement.
Broad knowledge, understanding and experience with
computer programmes that deal with data processing, data visualization and
infographics is an advantage but not a requirement as technical experts are
already in place.
The Project Manager needs to be a well-motivated,
self-starter who can work independently with excellent communication skills and
a strong ability to make rapid assessments and sound judgments with little
Possession of excellent analytical and problem
solving skills are also very desirable.
He/she must be able and available to travel at
least 50% of the time in this role (mainly between Kampala and Nairobi).
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including;
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 please indicate your salary expectations
Updated and detailed -The CV should include
information about your qualifications, relevant training courses, work
experience, and name and contact details of three relevant references.
The complete
application package should be uploaded online, Click
23rd January 2016

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