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Friday, 8 July 2016

Job Opportunities at Danish Refugee Council, Apply Before: 13 Jul 2016

JOB TITLE:CAMP COORDINATION AND CAMP MANAGEMENT EXPERT 

DRC is looking for highly qualified, self-motivated Camp Management Expert for its program in Tanzania, focusing on mentorship and support to a national NGO, able to work with diverse teams of both national and international staff as well as local government authorities, UN agencies, I/NGOs and other partners.

Who are we?
Danish Refugee Council has been operating in Tanzania from October 2015 since the establishment of Nduta refugee camp. DRC are working in Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps, with a current combined population of 75,000 refugees, and expected population of 100,000. DRC are working in the sectors of Camp Management and Community Services, Protection and Shelter/Construction. Following the initial emergency response in 2015, DRC deployed emergency responders to open the program and are now, in 2016, stabilising the program to continue to address the needs of the growing refugee population in the two existing camps and a planned third camp. DRC are based in Kibondo, Kigoma region. DRC hppe to soon secure funding to expand into the sector of livelihoods support and to support a local partner in camp management in a third camp, Nyarugusu, currently one of the largest refugee camps in the world, and home to 120,000 Congolese and Burundian refugees. A market and baseline assessment is ongoing in July, in partnership with 4 other INGOs.

Job profile
The Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Expert in Nyarugusu will assist and mentor the partner NGO to ensure an appropriate and efficient delivery of services to the refugee population. The CCCM Expert will be directly supervised by the CCCM Coordinator (60/40 Kibondo/Nyarugusu) and will be the functional head of base for Kasulu (the CCCM program for Nyarugusu being the only project running in this location).

Key responsibilities
Technical Support in CCCM
Support the CCCM partner NGO in Nyarugusu through trainings and ongoing mentoring.
Support strengthening of the CCCM response to assist and protect refugees by establishing and reinforcing the system of management, ensuring maintenance of camp infrastructure, and a strong focus on enhancing community participation with the affected populations.
Ensure the participation of women, persons with special needs (PSN), and other traditionally marginalized groups in camp activities.
Promote collaboration between duty-bearers and stakeholders working in Nyarugusu camp, especially with UNHCR and the Ministry of Home Affairs, to support CCCM planning and implementation
Support the definition of clear roles of the CCCM partner in Nyarugusu and understanding of this by all stakeholders including refugees
Provide technical support in CCCM in Nyarugusu generally to, among other things, adapt relevant policies and uphold international best practice and UNHCR standards.
Develop and implement a capacity building program for the local partner responsible for camp coordination and camp management, as well as for other stakeholders active in the sector.
Support any other relevant CCCM training for NGOs, government officials, and members of the refugee community.
Support CCCM information and knowledge management

Support Strategic Planning in CCCM
Conduct rapid needs assessments to better support camp management and strategic planning as well as identify risks and vulnerabilities, including those related to gender, age and diversity.
In close consultation with partners, develop concrete initiatives and specific strategies to improve camp coordination and camp management, as well as reduce identified risks.
Assess CCCM needs and identify problems/gaps and propose/prioritize timely practical actions to respond to particular problems.
Help to develop contingency plans for Nyarugusu generally based on worst-case and most likely scenarios in terms of population movements.

Monitoring, Reporting, and Development:
Develop and utilize CCCM monitoring tools and mechanisms to ensure proper management.
Undertake quality control and site monitoring to ensure that services provided are according to international best practice standards and to measure progress against implementation plans.
Work to ensure adequate reporting and effective information sharing including by disaggregating data by age and gender.
Monitor financial spending and budgets for the program.
Contribute to donor and management reports on CCCM support projects.

Coordination and Representation:
Share relevant project information with stakeholders.
Participate in general camp coordination meetings as well as CCCM specific coordination fora.
Coordinate with MHA, UNHCR, TWESA, UN agencies, NGOs, and other key stakeholders on CCCM issues and relevant contingency planning.
Ensure internal coordination and harmonization of DRC CCCM-related activities with DRC’s other programs.

Reporting
The Camp Management Expert will report to the CCCM Technical Coordinator

Qualifications
University or graduate degree in international relations, development, law, gender, or other relevant field.
Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience in camp coordination and/or camp management in camp and camp like-settings
Proven experience working with local partners
Experience with capacity building, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops.
Proven commitment to accountability and quality assurance.
Excellent analytical and writing skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with national staff members and other stakeholders.
Experience living and working in cross-cultural, multi-sector, insecure, and/or remote environments.
Ability to work well under pressure and in adverse conditions.
Substantial project management skills and experience.
Strong professional written and oral English language skills.
Working knowledge of French is required
Swahili or Kirundi would be an added advantage.
Proficiency in common computer packages and financial software i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.

Conditions
Contract: 8 months contract, with possibility of extension contingent on funding.
Other employment conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates recruited by the Horn of Africa and Yemen Regional Office. This position is rated as A15 on the DRC salary scale available at www.drc.dk.

Availability: 1st August

Duty Station: Nyarugusu/Kasulu, Tanzania with some travel across Tanzania, especially to Kibondo (DRC’s coordination office). Note that this is an unaccompanied position.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Online application, click HERE to Apply

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JOB TITLE:CCCM TECHNICAL COORDINATOR POSITION

Job profile
The CCCM Technical Coordinator has the overall responsibility for technical quality and harmonisation/standardisation of camp management work in all sites and information flows on camp management programming to and from the field, ensuring learning across all camps for program quality. The CCCM Technical Coordinator is responsible for the design of DRC Tanzania’s Camp Management strategy in line with UNHCR and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and has decision making authority on technical camp management issues, with direct line management to 2-3 camp managers and 1-2 community services managers. Moreover, external relations with UNHCR and MHA in regards to the refugee response and provides technical back-stopping to the Head of Office in donor relations. Lastly, he/she coordinates Camp Management staff capacity building across the different DRC-managed sites.

Key responsibilities
Programming and Coordination
Provide technical guidance and advice to Camp Managers, Community Services Managers and camp management /community services staff (CCCM Team) in Nduta, Mtendeli and Nyarugusu camps
Support CCCM Team to ensure that DRC is implementing high quality camp management programming in accordance with international standards and best practice;
Identify gaps and needs in camp management programme in DRC sites;
Provide trainings, workshops and close coordination to improve identified weaknesses in programming
Promote a participatory approach (engagement of affected population) to camp management and service provision in the camps/sites;
Lead on definition of DRC Tanzania’s CCCM strategy, in close coordination with MHA and UNHCR strategies
Support design of and coordinate assessments as relevant to camp management and participate in assessments as required;
Ensure program standardization and sharing of experiences, lessons learned, and good practices across DRC-managed sites;
Manage Camp Management related information flow to and from field sites, including updates to and from UNHCR;
Ensure CCCM related information products are standardised and kept up to date, e.g. site reports, 3Ws, briefing notes and coordinate advocacy efforts around camp management issues affecting DRC-managed sites;
Quality assurance of proposals, donor reports, site reports, advocacy and policy notes and other CCCM reports;
Support proposal development and coordinate multi-site proposals;
Work closely with the Head of Office and Grants and Reporting Officer to ensure that all camp management activities are being appropriately monitored and evaluated;
Work closely with other sector program managers (Protection, Shelter and Livelihood) to ensure integration between sectors in DRC programmes.
Working closely with MHA/UNHCR/TWESA (local CCCM partner for Nyarugusu) for a clear definition of roles and responsibilities
Set up of a CCCM Platform through which the different camps in Western Tanzania can discuss and analyse the situation in a coherent manner, supporting UNHCR’s recent move to ‘one operation’ coordination

Representation
Actively participate in national CCCM-related meetings and relevant working groups
Deputise for Head of Office when required
Stay up to date with donor strategies and practices within Tanzania and provide technical backstopping to the Head of Programme in donor relations for CCCM

Organisation, administration and personnel management
Direct line management of 3-5 international staff
Provide technical questions and participate in the recruitment of Camp Management international and national staff;
Identify training gaps among camp management staff;
Support Managers on nationalisation planning for camp management staff;
Roll out CCCM training in field sites, either delivering training or coordinating pool of trained trainers;

Accountability
Ensure that DRC’s CCCM programming meets accountability obligations and is carried out in accordance with the Core Humanitarian Standard
Work with the Protection Manager to ensure protection mainstreaming in camp management activities;

Any other duties as agreed with the Head of Office.

Reporting
The CCCM Technical Coordinator will report to the Head of Office

Qualifications
University or graduate degree in international relations, development, law, gender, or other relevant field.
Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience in camp coordination and/or camp management in camp and camp like-settings
Strong knowledge of CCCM in different contexts
Prior experience working with local partners
Experience with capacity building, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops.
Proven commitment to accountability and quality assurance.
Excellent analytical and writing skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with national staff members and other stakeholders.
Experience living and working in cross-cultural, multi-sector, insecure, and/or remote environments.
Ability to work well under pressure and in adverse conditions.
Substantial project management skills and experience.
Strong professional written and oral English language skills.
Knowledge of French (or Swahili or Kirundi) would be a significant advantage.
Proficiency in common computer packages and financial software i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.

Conditions
Contract: 8 months contract, with possibility of extension contingent on funding.
Other employment conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates recruited by the Horn of Africa and Yemen Regional Office. This position is rated as A14 on the DRC salary scale available at www.drc.dk.

Availability: 1st August

Duty Station: Kibondo, Tanzania with some travel across Tanzania, especially to Nyarugusu/Kasulu base. Note that this is an unaccompanied position.

General Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Online application, click HERE to Apply

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JOB TITLE:LIVELIHOODS MANAGER POSITION

DRC is looking for highly qualified, self-motivated Livelihoods Manager for its program in Tanzania, able to work with diverse teams of both national and international staff as well as local government authorities, UN agencies, I/NGOs and other partners.

Who are we?

Danish Refugee Council has been operating in Tanzania from October 2015 since the establishment of Nduta refugee camp. DRC are working in Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps, with a current combined population of 75,000 refugees, and expected population of 100,000. DRC are working in the sectors of Camp Management and Community Services, Protection and Shelter/Construction. Following the initial emergency response in 2015, DRC deployed emergency responders to open the program and are now, in 2016, stabilising the program to continue to address the needs of the growing refugee population in the two existing camps and a planned third camp. DRC are based in Kibondo, Kigoma region. DRC hppe to soon secure funding to expand into the sector of livelihoods support and to support a local partner in camp management in a third camp, Nyarugusu. A market and baseline assessment is ongoing in July, in partnership with 4 other INGOs.

Main Responsibilities

· Lead, supervise and facilitate the set up and smooth running of the livelihood activities namely market management support in camps, strengthening of small scale businesses and agricultural support for self-reliance for refugees and vulnerable members of host community, including beneficiary identification and selection, and adaptation of the program strategy according to assessed needs

· Support the development of DRC’s and the Tanzania refugee operation in general’s food security and livelihoods strategy, engaging with external stakeholders for longer term planning

· Search for new livelihood opportunities for refugees and vulnerable host communities, design and coordinate market assessments, conduct feasibility studies and input to project design and proposals

· Accurate and timely monitoring and reporting of activities against planned objectives.

Specific Responsibilities

· Provide strategic leadership for the livelihoods team, setting up and implementing agreed activities and considering ways to meet identified needs of the beneficiary population

· Ensure that activities reach the target population, taking corrective measures when needed and proposing new ways to reach the more vulnerable;

· Propose objectives, elaborate work plans and formulate Monitoring and Evaluation plans for the activities;

· Coordinate and lead market assessments and feasibility studies for projects on demand or on own initiative;

· Ensure that guidelines informing livelihood activities are strictly adhered to, advising on needed correction and developing, when and if required, new guidelines;

· Ensure that proper records are kept of all cash and in-kind donations;

· Input to proposals and participate as the technical lead in donor discussions for livelihood projects;

· Lead and/or facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of Livelihoods activities, including impact assessment;

· Participate in relevant meetings, workshops, seminars and trainings;

· Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual work and monitoring plans and reports as per agreed format;

· Co-ordinate the activities division and staffing set up of the livelihood teams in order to assure efficient use of resources;

· Follow up on the work plans, taking the necessary steps to ensure they are strictly adhered to by the departmental teams.

· Recruit, train, manage and develop TORs for national staff in livelihoods team

· Other relevant duties as directed by Head of Office

Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Community Development, Rural development or related field;

· Minimum 5 years working experience with INGOs in the field of Livelihoods

· Proven experience conducting market assessments, feasibility studies

· Experience in cash transfer programming

· Excellent command of the most common methodologies to identify, asses and monitor IG activities, with proven record of achievements;

· Well-developed people management skills.

· Committed to upholding dignity and diversity

· Proven diplomacy with all types of stakeholders

· Proven commitment to accountable practices

· Knowledgeable of quality assurance systems

· Hands on Experience of managing staff in insecure locations

· Proven financial and HR management skills.

· Experience of managing multiple donor contracts

· Fluent and articulate in spoken and written English.

· Experienced with conflict related displacement issues

Duty station: Kibondo, Tanzania (Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps and surrounding areas)

Contract: 8 months, renewable

Reports to: Head of Office


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Online application, click HERE to Apply

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