Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Job Recruitment (4 Positions) – Officers & Assistants

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Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Job Recruitment (4 Positions) – Officers & Assistants

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income generating activities, and wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

1. Job Title: Protection Assistant
Location:
 Ngala, Borno
Slot: 2 Openings
Contract type: National contract

The Position

  • Within the scope of DRC’s Protection projects, the Protection Assistant, under the supervision of the Nutrition and Cash Based Transfer(CBT) Team Leaders and Protection Manager, will be responsible for the day to day implementation of the various Protection Mainstreaming during Food distributions, CBT and Nutrition Programmes, he or she will also be responsible for Complain desk during distributions, Protection Monitoring, referrals and follow up of referrals, identification of IPA beneficiaries and follow up of cases, monitor the protection incentive workers’ under him/her on a daily basis.
  • The Protection Assistant will also be responsible for supporting needs and programmatic assessments, supporting the preparation of activity and protection reports and analysis (information collection, community consultations etc.), identifying and communicating protection concerns in his/her locations, identifying and communicating programmatic needs in targeted locations, supporting in collecting and managing project data ensuring the highest standards of data and information protection and confidentiality.

The Assistant’s responsibilities include:

  • Ensure the organization and the implementation of all protection activities at field level in accordance with the agreed work plan (under the supervision of the Nutrition & CBT Team Leads) and the international standards
  • Coordinates the Project Management Committee activities in relevance to nutritional, food distribution and Cash-Based Transfer activities
  • Ensure the management of the field protection incentive workers (team and work management)
  • Prepare necessary activity and protection reports (weekly, monthly, ad hoc)
  • Participate in conducting needs and programmatic assessments in targeted locations
  • Track, document and follow up on Complains and feedback during food distribution.
  • Work closely with the Food Security Team to ensure Gender and Protection is mainstreamed in all activities.
  • Assist in mobilizing the IDP and Host community to facilitate DRC Programs awareness activities with other partner organizations.
  • Disseminating information about services available to IDPs and affected host communities during all DRC Food Security activities.
  • Coordinates with M&E during PDMs and House-hold surveys in our intervention area
  • Supervises the activities of the Community Nutrition Mobilisers and SBCC facilitators
  • Any other tasks required by the Nutrition/CBT Team Leaders or Protection Manager, according to programmatic needs.

Key Requirements

  • BA. /B.Sc. in the relevant field (Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Education, Counselling, Human Rights, Development Studies, etc.)
  • 2 years of work experience in a humanitarian organization
  • 1 year of hands-on experience in the protection sector
  • Experience with remote management will be considered as an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and writing), proven capacity to maintain communication with remote locations
  • High reporting skills (excellent writing skills)
  • Strong ability to multi-task and work independently, attention to details, and a high level of proactivity

Preferred:

  • Previous experience with DRC Protection programming

Conditions

  • Availability: ASAP
  • Salary and conditions: In accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment;
  • The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for tax returns.

Application Closing Date
27th October, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Method

  • CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied.
  • Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations.
  • Applications should be addressed to: “Protection Coordinator”.

Note

  • The position is for Nigerian Nationals Only
  • Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered.
  • Applications sent/received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.

2. Job Title: Livelihoods Assistant
Location:
 Damaturu
Contract type: National contract
Conditions: Availability: ASAP
Slot: 2 Openings

The Position

  • Coordinate with partners and other stakeholders in the implementation of livelihood programming through supporting market systems development (MSD), improved production practices for farmers’ associations, cash transfer programming (CTP) and village savings and loans associations (VSLA) while developing the social cohesion between members of the target communities.

Key Roles

  • Supporting SME Development, CTP and Agricultural Inputs Distributions and Farming Skills Training using Market Systems Development (MSD) Approach
  • Work with Government and Community Resilience Groups (CRGs) to screen, select and verify beneficiaries in the target communities.
  • Provide livelihood guidance, on an individual, group or association basis, to increase beneficiaries’ awareness of different business options based on market assessment and beneficiary interests.
  • Provide information to beneficiaries about livelihoods and business development opportunities.
  • Organize small business training and business planning activities with beneficiaries
  • Provide information to the beneficiaries on skills trainings, market opportunities, and small enterprise creation.
  • Train, coach and mentor farmers on improved agricultural (livestock and crop) production practices
  • Facilitate the implementation of Cash Transfer Programmes (CTP) at ward level; Unconditional/Conditional Cash Grants and Cash for Work
  • Work with line manager to plan for agricultural inputs distributions using MSD approach and ensuring distributed inputs accountability.
  • Linking bulk agriculture produce buyers with farmer’s associations and input sellers with farmers.
  • Work closely with Ministry of Agriculture Extension workers in facilitating crop farming/poultry production trainings for beneficiaries.
  • Support the organization of trainings and other events related to the project.
  • Establish linkages to vocational learning institutions and refer beneficiaries to selected marketable courses of their interest.
  • Provide administrative support if required.
  • Submit weekly reports and contribute to compilation of the monthly report and submit to line manager.

Stakeholder Coordination:

  • Coordination of LGA and Ward level stakeholders in consultation with line manager.
  • Ensure that protocol is followed through stakeholder consultation at all stages of project implementation.

Social Cohesion Programming:

  • Assess the relevance of potential intercommunal dialogue activities linked to livelihoods to improve the dialogue and cooperation between these fields (e.g. joint workshops, peer-to-peer activities, language exchanges, etc.).
  • Select beneficiaries who will participate in the activities through youth empowerment and social safety-net planning in coordination with AVR teams.
  • Maintain Excel tracking sheet to ensure that data are collected on a timely basis.
  • Contribute to regular reporting on achievements and challenges related to the project as requested by the Livelihoods Officer.

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Work closely with the monitoring team and the Livelihood Officer on the timely monitoring and evaluation of all components – information, beneficiary selection, beneficiary feedback about activities, etc.
  • Facilitate the qualitative and quantitative monitoring of the project through team meetings, visits to selected beneficiaries, regular reporting and any other monitoring tools.
  • Participate in the internal evaluation of the program.
  • The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.

Key Requirements
Education:

  • University degree or advanced training/ course in Agriculture, Business Administration, Sociology, Social Work, International Affairs, Humanitarian or related field

Essential:

  • Experience in livelihood programming and trainings.
  • An understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in the country and the region.
  • 1-2 years working experience, in the field of business is required

Desirable:

  • Previous working experience with humanitarian agencies
  • Experience working with hosts, returnees and displaced populations.
  • Previous experience working on Market Systems Development approaches.

Languages:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is a must.
  • Fluency in local spoken languages is an added advantage.

Key Stakeholders: (Internal and External)
Internal:

  • Other programme staff

External:

  • Consortium partners
  • Relevant government line ministries and departments
  • Local authorities
  • Other NGOs

Salary and Conditions

  • In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment; The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for the tax returns.

Application Closing Date
26th October, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Applications sent/received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the post may be filled before the deadline.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.
  • Nigerian Nationals Only.
  • Women are highlyencouraged to apply.
  • DRC-DDG Nigeria does not charge any fees for recruitment and does not use any employment mediator.

3. Job Title: Livelihoods Officer
Location:
 Damaturu
Contract type: National contract

The Position

  • Coordinate with partners and other stakeholders in the implementation of livelihood programming through supporting development of market systems, improved production practices for farmers’ associations, cash transfer programming (CTP) and village savings and loans associations (VSLA) while developing the social cohesion between members of the target communities.

Key Roles

  • Supporting SME Development, CTP and Agricultural Inputs Distributions and Farming Skills Training using Market Systems Development (MSD) Approach
  • Work with Government and Community Resilience Groups (CRGs) to screen, select and verify beneficiaries in the target communities.
  • Provide livelihood guidance, on an individual, group or association basis, to increase beneficiaries’ awareness of different business options based on market assessment and beneficiary interests.
  • Provide information to beneficiaries about livelihoods and business development opportunities.
  • Organize small business training and business planning activities with beneficiaries
  • Provide information to the beneficiaries on skills trainings, market opportunities, and small enterprise creation.
  • Train, coach and mentor farmers on improved agricultural (livestock and crop) production practices
  • Facilitate the implementation of Cash Transfer Programmes (CTP) at ward level; Unconditional/Conditional Cash Grants and Cash for Work
  • Work with line manager to plan for agricultural inputs distributions using MSD approach and ensuring distributed inputs accountability.
  • Linking bulk agriculture produce buyers with farmers associations and input sellers with farmers.
  • Work closely with Ministry of Agriculture Extension workers in facilitating crop farming/poultry production trainings for beneficiaries.
  • Support the organization of trainings and other events related to the project.
  • Establish linkages to vocational learning institutions and refer beneficiaries to selected marketable courses of their interest.
  • Provide administrative support if required.
  • Submit weekly reports and contribute to compilation of the monthly report and submit to line manager

Stakeholder Coordination:

  • Coordination of LGA and Ward level stakeholders in consultation with line manager.
  • Ensure that protocol is followed through stakeholder consultation at all stages of project implementation.

Social Cohesion Programming:

  • Assess the relevance of potential intercommunal dialogue activities linked to livelihoods to improve the dialogue and cooperation between these fields (e.g. joint workshops, peer-to-peer activities, language exchanges, etc.).
  • Select beneficiaries who will participate in the activities through youth empowerment and social safety-net planning in coordination with AVR teams.
  • Maintain Excel tracking sheet to ensure that data are collected on a timely basis.
  • Contribute to regular reporting on achievements and challenges related to the project as requested by the Livelihoods Team Leader.

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Work closely with the monitoring team and the Livelihood Officer on the timely monitoring and evaluation of all components – information, beneficiary selection, beneficiary feedback about activities, etc.
  • Facilitate the qualitative and quantitative monitoring of the project through team meetings, visits to selected beneficiaries, regular reporting and any other monitoring tools.
  • Participate in the internal evaluation of the program.
  • The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.

Key Requirements
Education:

  • University degree or advanced training/ course in Agriculture, Business Administration, Sociology, Social Work, International Affairs, Humanitarian or related field

Essential:

  • Ex At least 1-2 years of relevant professional livelihood experience with a humanitarian aid organization
  • Understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in the country and the region.
  • Good IT skills (especially Ms. Office)

Desirable:

  • Understanding of rights and protection issues of refugees, children and women
  • Experience working with hosts, returnees and displaced populations.
  • Previous experience working on Market Systems Development approaches.

Languages:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is a must.
  • Fluency in local spoken languages is an added advantage.

Key Stakeholders: (Internal and External)
Internal:

  • Other programme staff

External:

  • Consortium partners
  • Relevant government line ministries and departments
  • Local authorities
  • Other NGOs

Salary and Conditions

  • In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment, the income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for the tax returns.

Application Closing Date
26th October, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Applications sent/received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the post may be filled before the deadline.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.
  • Nigerian Nationals Only.
  • Women are encouraged to apply.
  • DRC-DDG Nigeria does not charge any fees for recruitment and does not use any employment mediator.

4. Job Title: Project Manager (Livelihoods – Food Security)
Location: 
Maiduguri, Borno

Overall Purpose of the Role

  • To ensure the effective implementation of DRC’s food security programming, currently funded by WFP and targeting upwards of 150,000 beneficiaries across NE Nigeria with GFD and supplementary feeding and cash-based transfer
  • The Project Manager (Livelihoods – Food Security) will be expected to ensure timely, accountable and protection-sensitive delivery of the food distributions, mentor and manage field staff, ensure open lines of communication with WFP and with DRC Safety Unit and foster cross-sectorial linkages with shelter/NFI, WASH and protection where relevant
  • The Project Manager (Livelihoods- Food Security) is responsible for reporting on program delivery to internal and external stakeholders, in collaboration with the Head of Programme, Area Programme Manager, Quality Assurance Manager and MEAL Coodinator
  • Program development will also be a key aspect, looking at relevance and appropriateness of distribution modalities and working with the Emergency Coordinator, Head of Programmes and donors, particularly with a view to contingency planning for lean/rainy season, developing more of a Food Security strategy linked to different modalities of implementation (such as Cash Transfer Programming) as well as mutually reinforcing Livelihoods and Recovery activities.

The Job

  • To ensure the effective implementation of DRC’s food security programming, currently funded by WFP and targeting upwards of 150,000 beneficiaries across North East Nigeria with GFD and supplementary feeding and cash-based transfer
  • The Livelihoods Manager – Food Security will be expected to ensure timely, accountable and protection-sensitive delivery of the food distributions, mentor and manage field staff, ensure open lines of communication with WFP and with DRC Safety Unit and foster cross-sectorial linkages with shelter/NFI, WASH and protection where relevant
  • The LHM-FS is responsible for reporting on program delivery to internal and external stakeholders, in collaboration with the Head of Programme, Area Programme Manager, Quality Assurance Manager and MEAL Specialist
  • Program development will also be a key aspect, looking at relevance and appropriateness of distribution modalities and working with the Emergency Coordinator, Head of Programmes and donors, particularly with a view to contingency planning for lean/rainy season, developing more of a Food Security strategy linked to different modalities of implementation (such as Cash Transfer Programming) as well as mutually reinforcing Livelihoods and Recovery activities.

Responsibilities
Project implementation and General Management:

  • Overall responsibility for the management of Food Distributions by DRC Nigeria. This includes consideration of timeliness and accountability of distributions planned, as well as practical aspects (HR/personnel, logistics, safety, reporting, distribution process monitoring, PDM and other evaluations of impact, mainstreaming of protection, consideration of Age, Gender and Diversity in distributions etc)
  • Overall responsibility for meeting donor targets and compliance requirements through activities, means of undertaking activities, and in all documentation (financial, logistics etc).
  • Line manage national food security staff, conducting performance reviews, setting objectives and ensuring expected performance criteria are met
  • Adapt the FS team structure according to needs, resources and capacities
  • Ensure high quality project implementation in accordance with donor and DRC regulations as well as in line with agreed log frames/indicators, budgets, procurement plans, and work plans.
  • Oversee the expanding WFP-funded programming in Borno state (GFD and supplementary, potentially to include cash transfer in some locations)
  • Work closely with Safety Unit and logistics to ensure Duty of Care and staff/beneficiary safety considerations for all field travel, including sometimes to less secure locations
  • With finance ensure that activities and expenses are regularly monitored and, as needed, action plans with follow-up are developed to correct any over- or underspending in a timely manner.
  • Ensure effective information management from FS programming, working with MEAL Specialist, ensuring data protection where relevant
  • Ensure that the FS program is well documented and that the institutional memory of DRC Nigeria is preserved.
  • Work closely with Logistics and Procurement Specialists and Supply Chain unit in order to ensure that proper documentation and accountability of supplies is in line with donor requirements and best warehousing / distribution practices.

Coordination and Representation:

  • The Project Manager (Livelihoods – Food Security) lead on coordination at Maiduguri level with WFP, whereas the LHM-FS Pro-actively communicate and coordinate with other DRC teams (programmatic and support functions) to ensure safe, timely, effective and accountable achievement of objectives and targets.
  • Regular coordination and liaison with WFP in deep field locations, the FS Sector Working Group partners and other actors in the field including ICRC and MSF, contributing to shaping the overall FS strategy of the NE Nigeria response. This includes contingency planning for lean/rainy season and any new emergencies.
  • Maintain strong links to WFP programme, logistics and M&E teams in Maiduguri to facilitate joint planning and smooth distributions from central warehouse to end point
  • Represent DRC in meetings relevant to DRC’s FS work in Nigeria, including at meetings with partners, donors, government officials and cluster/coordination meetings.
  • Ensure DRC’s programming approach is known and correctly understood by all stakeholders.
  • Pro-actively liaise and build good rapport with INGO, UN, local authority officials, community representatives, and any other relevant stakeholders.
  • Facilitate reporting and information sharing through protection sector and other coordination mechanisms back to DRC management – provide and collect information to inform the whole response
  • Lead on monthly reporting to WFP (MDR), and contribute significantly to development of end of project narrative reports

Strategy:

  • Continuous liaison with other actors (INGO, NNGO, UN, local authorities, civil society) and other DRC sector teams for context analysis to inform strategic approach
  • Contribute to the development of DRC Nigeria FS strategy ensuring relevance to the country SPD, context and cluster strategy.
  • Roll out the strategy through effective programming and ensure its integration into the DRC Nigeria response as a whole.

Donor Relations / Funding:

  • Reports in a consistent and timely manner to DRC managers and donors with regard to project progress and future plans.
  • Represent the organization where appropriate with implementing partners, government, and donor entities at field level – mainly WFP. Help build strong relationships with donors and UN agencies at field level to ensure predictable funding for DRC’s FS programming in Nigeria.
  • Monitor developments and determine strategic opportunities related to the FS sector
  • Contribute to development of high quality proposals according to DRC Nigeria priorities as identified in its country strategic planning.

Team Management:

  • Provide appropriate and timely feedback to program staff regarding their performance, including annual staff performance appraisals. Identify with food security staff their needs and opportunities for professional development.
  • Develop job descriptions and recruit qualified food security staff (national).

Project Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Reporting:

  • Participate as required in project kick-off, close-out and review meetings. Ensure documentation and follow up of action points in a timely manner.
  • Include the participation of beneficiaries and communities, particularly those most vulnerable or at-risk, in all stages of the project cycle where appropriate.
  • Ensure that all FS activities are included in project M&E plans and work closely with M&E Manager to ensure learning is institutionalised in programming. Ensure key lessons learned are incorporated in new FS project proposals.
  • Strengthen accountability activities for food/cash distributions, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in programme design.

Experience and Technical Competencies
Essential:

  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in a humanitarian context and experience in complex emergencies and high-security environments
  • Minimum 3 years’ technical experience in food security programming, including managing WFP-funded projects
  • Demonstrated success in building systems for tracking and reporting on food/commodity distributions
  • Understanding of protection principles, conflict sensitivity
  • Solid experience in staff management in a cross-cultural environment required
  • Proven ability to build external relationships with diplomacy, tact and professionalism in a complex and demanding environment.
  • Proficiency in common computer packages and financial software i.e. Word, Excel, Power point etc.
  • Must show ability to work in an isolated and challenging environment.

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in Nigeria or similar context with conflict/access analysis ability

Education:

  • A University level Degree in relevant subject

Languages:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

We Offer

  • Contract length: 9 months contract
  • Level: M.F Level 2
  • Designation of Duty Station: Maiduguri, Borno State. Non-family Duty station
  • Start Date: 1st December, 2019
  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.

Application Closing Date
23rd October, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.
  • If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk
  • Applications sent by email will not be considered.
  • Kindly note that due to the urgency of the position, DRC/DDG Nigeria will conduct interviews on a rolling basis.

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