Consortia Coordinator NGO Job Opportunities – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:    Consortia Coordinator
Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country
About US:
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.
Job Summary:  The Consortia Coordinator (CC), employed by
DRC and reporting to the DRC Country Director, will be expected to lead the
implementation of the project on behalf of the Consortium of 3 NGOs (DRC, LWF,
and ACF) focusing on multipurpose cash transfer, WASH and shelter construction
through combined needs based and people centre approaches. The CC will be
providing leadership to the project and its activities, oversee smooth
implementation of the project through the members of the Consortium, and
oversee the administration and implementation of the grant in line with ECHO
procedures. The CC will be supported by Programme Management Unit (PMU) to
support these tasks. The CC will have financial and human resource management
oversight and will provide strategic leadership in Monitoring, Evaluation,
Accountability and Learning (MEAL). The ECHO Consortia Coordinator is
responsible for the following detailed tasks within the framework of DRC
standard regulations and operational procedures (including the Code of Conduct,
The DRC Assistance Framework, the DRC Programme Manual and administrative
regulations), approved programme documents, donor contracts and applicable
Ugandan laws:
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project management:
  • Management and implementation of the project, with an emphasis on
    ensuring timely and high quality achievement of the project goal and
    objectives by the respective Consortium partners.
  • Ensure monitoring systems are in place, including gathering data for
    case studies and lessons learned
  • Provide guidance on implementation of a basic needs approach with
    specific focus on cash based programming, ensuring that all partners
    utilize the same targeting/monitoring approaches and tools
  • Ensuring that the Partners implement the project as stipulated in
    their proposals and as per the work plans presented and ensure that the
    spending rates of the project are commensurate with the project spending
  • Develop partners’ project progress reporting and financial
    expenditure tools and train the partners on use of these.
  • Ensuring that  partners
    provide monthly output trackers and consolidate to provide monthly status
    updates on the Consortium’s progress, challenges and planned mitigation
  • Troubleshoot any challenges with project implementation in
    consultation with the partners and bring this to attention of the partners
    in a timely manner with the highest authority of the partner in country.
  • Lead and manage the Programme Management Unit (PMU) including
    grants, finance and MEAL functions. 
  • Seek advice from the Head of Programs (HOP) on the program
    implementation methodology and approaches and keep the HOP and CD updated
    on the program progress
  • Ensuring that the partners have sound financial management in place.
  • Liaise with ECHO to get a good understanding of the financial
    procedures and ensuring that the partners comply with ECHO financial
  • Develop tools and formats for financial reports in close
    collaboration with the finance team and ensure timely financial reports
    and budget follow ups from the partners.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and other financial report for the
    consortium and alert the CD/HOP of any financial issues that might be
  • Facilitate provision of training for project staff from members of
    consortium on relevant guidelines, regulations and procedures.
communication and coordination
  • Chair the PMU meetings between partner representatives, technical
    advisors, M&E and support functions.
  • Ensure Consortium representation in external coordination meetings
    and leadership on technical discussions at national level by developing
    harmonized programmatic positioning on cash programming.
  • Represent consortium progress to donors as well as within the Cash
    Working Group
  • Facilitate reporting and information sharing within the cash WG,
    Protection and NFI/shelter working groups 
  • Accountable to Consortia Steering Committee, Initiate and facilitate
    Steering Committee meetings, drafting agendas to reflect priorities,
    challenges and opportunities for the Consortium
  • Oversee development of the Consortium communication and advocacy and
    promote the use of Consortium-generated knowledge and learning; 
  • Ensure proactive engagement, and facilitate formal meetings with key
    stakeholders including with the Government authorities
  • Ensure close coordination with other agencies and consortia who are
    implementing project activities in the same area. Develop a close
    coordination with the Government of Uganda, Office of the Prime Minister
    and UNHCR and other UN Agencies providing assistance in the same region.
  • Represent the Consortium in coordination mechanisms as needed
  • Ensure timely and accurate programmatic and financial reporting to
    the donor, collating inputs from the Consortium partners.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Consortia
    Coordinator job opportunity should hold a post-graduate degree in
    international relations, business administration, management, human
    rights, social sciences or related field;  
  • Demonstrated experience of successfully managing and leading
  • A minimum of five years of senior management experience in an NGO or
    consultancy environment, with experience managing cash transfer
  • Good knowledge of Cash feasibility analysis, modality and mechanism
    selection, MEB and transfer value(s) and needs and vulnerability targeting
  • Practitioner knowledge of the latest and most relevant cash- and
    markets-based programming technical tools, guidance, and evidence-based
  • A good understanding and experience of context in South Western
    Uganda is an added advantage 
  • Previous exposure and experience in leading and coordinating in
    refugee coordination working groups  
  • Proven analytical and strategic planning skills; 
  • High-level communication and people skills;  
  • Excellent writing skills and able to negotiate effectively between
    different stakeholders, and to represent the Consortium at high level
  • Extensive experience in representation and networking, in particular
    with Government authorities, EU, humanitarian and development actors; 
  • Demonstrated project, program and human resource management
    experience, including working with local partners; 
  • Proven ability in working in hardship environments. The position
    will require extensive travel to the field; 
  • Strong understanding of MEAL, including in complex programmes;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the link below
Deadline: 31st January 2019
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