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Job Openings at Danish Refugee Council

Job Openings at Danish Refugee Council

Job Openings at Danish Refugee Council

Job Openings at Danish Refugee Council

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world.

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Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding Manager

Overall purpose of the role: 

The Humanitarian Disamorment and Peacebuilding Manager will provide overall technical leadership to the Humanitarian Disarmament and peace building (HDP) sector, and provide leadership in the design of HDP projects in the country operation. He/She will also lead on HDP sector level fundraising, donor engagement, technical program support to area teams and represent DRC Kenya and HDP related forums. He will be HDP government focal point and a key interlocutor with HDP partners and other key stakeholders. He will provide leadership to current HDBP projects, with project oversight responsibilities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Strategy Development

  • Develop the HDP country sector strategy and ensure it is updated at all times.
  • Provide constant political and economic analysis of the national context as related to the HDBP sector
  • In co-ordination with the DRC HoP and Regional HDP technical coordinators on Peacebuilding, support the development of related HDP cross border initiatives into neighbouring countries.
  • Support the Country Director in drafting, promoting, and rolling out of all HDP-relevant strategic planning documents in broad consultation with all staff.
  • As an E-SMT member, ensure regular and critical review of the country strategic and action plans. Follow-up on the action plan and report against its indicators.
  • Align and integrate HDP activities along other DRC Protection work.
  • Support the Country Director by inputting into the Government Engagement Plan and supporting linkages with relevant government ministries/departments in line with the HDBP strategy
  • Support the Head of Programs in harmonizing programme approaches and HDP delivery across the country program workstreams and governance levels

Management, Coordination and monitoring

  • Management, operational oversight, coordination and implementation of HDP projects within the DRC Kenya programme.
  • Ensure high quality project implementation for HDBP Sector and DRC joint projects in accordance with donor and DRC regulations as well as in line with agreed indicators, budgets, and work plans.
  • Support and technical supervision of HDBP project staff. This includes coaching, ensuring co-ordination between Area  managers, recruiting and development of HDP staff.
  • Provide appropriate and timely technical feedback to HDBP staff regarding their performance, including annual staff performance appraisals.
  • Identify with HDBP staff their needs and opportunities for professional development.
  • Serve as a member of the country Extended Senior Management Team.
  • Develop and monitor an annual HDP workplan and budget implementation at country level
  • Work together with the Head of Programs and other program Teams to produce an annual county level workplan to ensure vertical integration of all HDP interventions and strategies
  • Work together with the MERL Unit to develop and monitor log frame indicators, intervention logic and a theory of change for the  HDP sector.

Programme development

  • Develop and expand the HDP components of the DRC Kenya programme.
  • Lead in proposal development for HDP sector.
  • Lead in fundraising efforts for HDP components
  • Support the Country Director in representation for HDP related forums.
  • Be a driving force in terms of developing HDB projects within the DRC Kenya programme objectives.

Finance, administration and safety

  • Responsible for HDP budget monitoring, financial management and expenses control including compliance with minimum DRC and donor requirements and ensuring that the necessary systems are in place.
  • Responsible for ensuring that HDBP Country staff adherence to security procedures, monitoring the development in the security situation, developing contingency plans etc.
  • Reporting
  • Ensure all reports related to the HDP sector are compiled, quality checked and submitted on time to the donors in close consultation with the area teams, MERL Unit and the grants team.
  • Contribute to the quarterly, annual and other project reports as required
  • Review technical content of downstream partner reports to ensure high quality technical reporting
  • Contribute to programme deliverables as they relate to the relevant  HDBP workstreams.


  • Represent HDP’s work in Kenya towards local government authorities, donors, partners, UN agencies and international and local NGOs and  selected local co-ordination forums.
  • Be the point of contact for collaborating with national partners under HDBP sector
  • Provide overall technical management of the delivery of collaboration and national partner activities by providing technical assistance and attending activities to ensure set objectives are achieved

Fundraising & Accountability

  • Actively identify and respond to relevant funding opportunities. The funding environment in Kenya is challenging and will require significant focus and capacity.
  • Lead proposal development to maintain and expand HDP’s portfolio in Kenya and on borderlands.
  • Guided by the DRC Programme Handbook, continuously monitor and develop relevant accountability initiatives in the field as well as strengthening the effort to document the impact of HDP’s activities.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ever-changing Kenyan landscape (including cross border dynamics) as relates to politic, conflict, peace and security.
  • Demonstrate conceptual and practical knowledge on Conflict Sensitive Development, security governance and related fields in a management capacity.
  • Minimum of five years working experience with International NGOs or operational UN agencies, including at least two years’ experience of community-level conflict sensitive programming.
  • Proven experience in project management, including budget expenditure, donor relations, reporting, proposal writing, staff management, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrable leadership and management skills, including team building and management by example.
  • Demonstrable ability to think strategically, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a complex and challenging environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilise resources and expand programmes
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills in English for project proposals, reports, and communications; Swahili skills is an added advantage.

Team Leader – Protection GBV

Overall purpose of the role: 

The GBV Team Leader will manage the Protection teams comprising of GBV prevention & response, project staffs to ensure effective implementation of GBV prevention and response at the field level. He/she will be responsible for the overall design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of DRC’s Protection interventions. The Team Leader will provide managerial oversight, technical support and leadership within the Protection unit. The Team leader will directly supervise SGBV senior officers and MEAL assistant and will work under direct supervision of the Area Manager – Kakuma.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Program Management, Development, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • In collaboration with the Senior Officers, provide technical leadership related to project design and development, planning, implementation, and overall project management of protection related projects
  • Develop technically sound work plans consistent with program goals and objectives in coordination with protection staff & M&E team.
  • Develop, design & implement protection related information education materials for use in partnership with PoC and other protection partners.
  • Ensure Mainstreaming of Age, Gender & Diversity and other protection related issues within DRC projects to promote safe, dignified, and equitable access to resources and services for all.
  • Develop project concept notes, proposals, and monitoring and evaluation plans and strategies and ensure timely and high quality implementation of the work plan in coordination with field teams.
  • Submit timely technical monthly, quarterly & annual reports to the Area Manager .
  • With support from field staff & M&E team, ensure monitoring & evaluation of Protection activities.
  • Take lead & coordinate Protection related events including donor field visits and ensure proper visibility.
  • Ensure mainstreaming of CHS commitments in DRC Projects.
  • Ensure timely & quality Procurement of sector items & services in liaison with Logistics department.
  • Manage the flow of information in relation to preparation and issuance of cash assistance to returnees.
  • Ensure the effective Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning processes for the protection program
  • Serve as the liaison with stakeholders and relevant Government of Kenya departments – from the local administration to subcounty levels for Protection related matters.

Training & Capacity development

  • Provide ongoing oversight on the design of training materials for staff & Partners to ensure Protection programming meets best practice standards and prioritizes the safety and security of beneficiaries and staff.
  • Provide ongoing technical support and mentorship for the Project Officers to develop professional and technical competency.
  • Support field teams to participate in and provide leadership within Camp-level GBV, working groups & other sectorial meetings.
  • Provide technical feedback on monthly narrative reports received from Protection unit, ensuring that established program targets and objectives are being met.
  • Support continuous on the job learning and capacity building for all Protection staff

Coordination & Partnership

  • Ensure DRC participates in/facilitates and actively participates in the GBV Working group Monthly Coordination Meetings at the camp level.
  • Promote a positive profile of the program and good understanding among other sectors, partners and communities about the program.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders – Community support groups, community leaders, RAS, UNHCR, NGOs, to enhance multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination.
  • Strengthen the operationalization of GBV Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as well by engaging relevant stakeholders in review and update processes.
  • Strengthen DRC’s partnership with RCK, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNHCR, etc. through collaboration & close monitoring of their project progress.
  • Represent DRC at the Kakuma Kalobeyei level GBV Coordination meetings and in other key stakeholder’s forums related to Protection programming.

Budget Management

  • Manage the Protection project budgets in order to maintain program expenditure within budget parameters, ensuring adherence to DRC financial procedures and donor requirements
  • Support Protection team members to utilize financial planning tools, such as spending plans, procurement plans, and work plans based on activities and budgets.
  • Work closely with the Area manager and the finance team in budget revision processes as per prioritized needs for each grant

Staff Management;

  • Ensure timely recruitment of highly competent Protection staff.
  • Hold regular meetings with staff to plan & address any concerns and share feedback
  • Monitor and provide objective feedback related to staff performance, including Objective setting, Probation & Performance evaluations to promote growth and professional development for all protection staff.
  • Provide leadership and support to ensure staff well-being, i.e. monitor and manage stress management by providing regular opportunities for staff debriefing to address secondary trauma.
  • Ensure staff timesheets are done & submitted to HR on time on a monthly basis.

Education, Experience and technical competencies:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (Protection, Psychology, Community Health, Laws, Community Development or Social Sciences) with at least 5-years’ experience working in protection, human rights, gender issues with refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and/or other vulnerable populations.
  • Previous experience working in sexual and gender-based violence, Cash/food transfer mechanisms and related programs.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Cultural sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with local partners and other stakeholders.
  • Experience and willingness to work in the field.
  • Proficient in the use of computer/email/internet.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with various stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Somali society/language
  • Experience in a refugee setting and knowledge of refugee issues;

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