Consortia Coordinator Non-profit Careers – 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 plans.
  • Develop partners’ project progress
    reporting and financial expenditure tools and train the partners on use of
  • 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
Financial management:
  • 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 regulations
  • 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 emerging.
  • Facilitate provision of training for
    project staff from members of consortium on relevant guidelines,
    regulations and procedures.
Representation, 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
  • 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
  • Accountable to Consortia Steering
    Committee, Initiate and facilitate Steering Committee meetings, drafting
    agendas to reflect priorities, challenges and opportunities for the
  • 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

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 Consortia; 
  • A minimum of five years of senior
    management experience in an NGO or consultancy environment, with
    experience managing cash transfer programming 
  • 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 initiatives
  • 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
  • Proven analytical and strategic planning
  • High-level communication and people
  • Excellent writing skills and able to
    negotiate effectively between different stakeholders, and to represent the
    Consortium at high level forums; 
  • 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
  • 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:  20th
February 2019
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