Project Coordinator NGO Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)


Job Title:    Project Coordinator

Organization:  Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Head of Programmes


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 Project Coordinator will be the highest-ranking field-based
staff who is 100% dedicated to the project and, therefore, will be responsible
for the overall project management and implementation of the anticipated cash
project. Managed by DRC’s Head of Program, the Project Coordinator will be
responsible for maintaining technical rigor across DRC’s ECHO-funded cash
interventions, ensuring adherence to best practices in cash programming and
consistency and harmonization across areas of implementation. Furthermore, the
Project Coordinator will ensure that all activities are comprehensively
planned, implemented and adapted based on ongoing monitoring and learning. The
Project Coordinator will also be responsible for submitting quality reports,
reviewing and revising project documents, maintaining donor and organizational
compliance and contributing to coordination efforts with the UCC’s project
management unit and partners.


This appointment is
subject to DRC successfully securing funding from DG-ECHO.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Coordination and

·       Overall responsibility for the recruitment
and technical supervision of the field-based ECHO project teams, including
ensuring positive and collaborative working relationships in line with DRC’s
Code of Conduct and assessing staff capacity to provide or recommend relevant
training or coaching as needed.

·       Coordinate all technical activities and oversee
implementation of the project according to contract objectives, ensuring the
project meets or exceeds agreed targets, annual planning and budgeting
processes for the project with full accountability to the DRC and DG-ECHO.

·       Identify and effectively manage due diligence
and all associated key risks related to the project’s activities.

·       Ensure that technical, financial, and
operational activities, including reporting, are carried out according to
DG-ECHO’s and DRC’s policies and procedures.

·       Represent the DG-ECHO project publicly at the
site level, including in working groups, coordination fora with other agencies,
and in providing a direct link in communications between the respective field
office and the Kampala country office.

Programme and
Technical Oversight:

·       Provide technical oversight of all DG-ECHO
cash programming in Uganda, ensuring achievement in accordance with targets, on
time, within budget, consistent with high impact quality programming and in
compliance with core protection principles and best practices, and DRC and
donor regulations.

·       Support the UCC’s project management unit and
DRC Head of Program by contributing to the strategic direction of the DG-ECHO
project through active and ongoing participation in regular program reviews,
monitoring and lesson learning exercises.

·       Ensure integration of technical inputs from
other sector specialists, such as DRC’s Global Cash Advisor and country
Protection Coordinator, to ensure high quality programming.

Support Services:

·       Coordinate with Area Managers and relevant
Support Services functions to support financial and operational management of
the project according to DG-ECHO and DRC standards for compliance.

·       Support the establishment of efficient and
effective systems and procedures to monitor and demonstration of Value for


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·       The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) Project Coordinator job placement must hold an advanced
degree in a related field, such as economics, international development or the
social sciences.

·       A minimum of eight years of experience
working in international humanitarian and/or development aid, preferably with
displaced populations, and with at least 4 years in project management

·       Technical expertise and experience in cash

·       Robust analytical and strategic planning

·       Demonstrable track record of meeting or
exceeding programme targets, whilst maintaining technical quality

·       Highly diplomatic with excellent political
awareness and understanding

·       High-level communications and interpersonal

·       A demonstrated ability to build and maintain
relationships with host governments, donors, partners, local organizations, and
other stakeholders

·       Fluent in written and spoken English

·       Languages: Excellent verbal and written English.


preferred background experience:

·       Experience managing DG-ECHO projects

·       Master’s degree in economics, international
development or social sciences, or comparable demonstrated practical


How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their online applications at the link below.




Deadline: 4th April 2021


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