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  • Posted on: 11 November, 2016 Deadline: 23 November, 2016
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    Danish Refugee Council is a leading protection agency pursuing our mandate to protect and promote durable solutions to displacement-affected populations on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), DRC apply a regional approach with operational presence in Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Iraq.

    Global Conflict Analysis Advisor


    Position’s Overall Objective


    The Conflict Analysis Advisor (CAA) leads DDG’s efforts to strengthen its organisational capacity to systematically conduct and make use of conflict analysis to inform programming and advocacy. This will be done by supporting programmes to identify conflict analysis needs, develop appropriate conflict analysis tools and guidelines, develop training materials for staff, support country programmes to plan and manage the implementation of conflict analysis and to make use of conflict analysis for programme strategy development, project design, advocacy and fundraising. The CAA may recruit and manage additional staff and consultants if necessitated by demand and the availability of project funding.


    Initial geographical focus will be in the Horn of Africa where experience has been generated in recent years and where several conflict analysis activities are ongoing, as well as MENA, which has the most pressing need for conflict analysis.


    Responsibilities for the Global Conflict Analysis Advisor


    The CAA is responsible for leading the development of an approach to carrying out conflict analysis and supporting programmes to carry out conflict analysis and making use of them for programme and project design and advocacy. The CAA will play the central role in developing a clear approach to conflict analysis tailored to the focus, mandate and operational realities of current programming.


    The CAA reports to the Head of DDG and works in close co-ordination with the Global Specialist Lead for Armed Violence Reduction and DRC programmatic platform focal points. The CAA will support DRC regional and country management on planning, management and quality assurance of conflict analysis, ensure formulation of actionable recommendations and provide advice on how utilise conflict analysis for ensuring conflict sensitivity, programme/project development and advocacy. Specific responsibilities include:


    Strategic development


    • Lead the development, definition and focus for an approach to and use of conflict analysis.
    • Promote effective knowledge management, evidenced lesson-learning and action orientated debate on bottom-up approaches to conflict reduction.
    • Contribute to ongoing global debates on the role of conflict analysis in humanitarian and development programming with special focus on displacement affected contexts.


    Development of guidelines and tools for implementing conflict analysis and making use of these for programming, advocacy and fundraising.


    • Review global practice on the conduct of conflict analysis for humanitarian and development programming and identify experiences and suitable tools, approaches, guidelines, and training materials.
    • Adapt/develop, test and refine data collection, analytical and programme development tools that are relevant to DRC’s approach to bottom-up conflict and displacement prevention and reduction.
    • Develop a comprehensive guideline for planning, implementing and using conflict analysis that is appropriate to DRC programming.


    Planning and implementation of conflict analysis


    • Ensure provision of quality technical support and training to programmes on planning and implementation of conflict analysis.
    • Develop clear Terms of Reference (ToR) documents and support identification and engagement of suitable resource persons (internal or external) for various tasks including: research, primary data collection, production of conflict analysis reports, validation exercises and peer reviews, facilitation of programme/project designs based on conflict analysis, products to assist fundraising, and advocacy.
    • Review and quality assure conflict analysis reports, strategic situation analysis, presentations, briefing papers, communication materials etc.


    Programme design and fundraising


    • Ensure provision of quality technical support to DRC Regional and Country programmes on making use of conflict analysis for ensuring conflict sensitivity of operations
    • Support proposal development in relation to description and justification of conflict analysis activities and DRC’s approach to ensuring conflict sensitivity.




    • Develop and maintain relations with external actors working on conflict analysis.
    • Develop a data base of resource persons with specialist knowledge geographically and thematically across all the contexts that DRC is operating in.
    • Represent DRC at relevant external meetings and conferences


    Global Conflict Analysis Advisor Job Qualifications


    • Master’s degree in Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution or other relevant social sciences subject required.
    • At least 10 years’ experience designing and implementing projects in the areas of conflict prevention and management required.
    • Extensive experience of designing and managing conflict analysis processes required.
    • Proven experience in analysing and communicating the drivers of conflict required.
    • Ability to advise on strategic directions of programming to address root causes of conflict and displacement and promote a peace and stability required.
    • Strong understanding of the role of conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity in humanitarian and development projects, as well as private sector development required.
    • Fluency in English
    • Proven high capacity of engaging with national and international policy makers and donors for fundraising and advocacy purposes.
    • Successful experience growing and effectively managing teams of high performing, highly motivated individuals is a strong advantage.
    • Extensive field experience in conflict affected contexts.
    • Experience of training on conflict sensitivity.
    • Experience of working with displacement affected people and return is an advantage.
    • Proven capacity to develop innovative new approaches, develop projects that demonstrate impact, and attract necessary funding.
    • Demonstrated experience in using new technologies would be an advantage.
    • Ability to speak and write in French or/and Arabic would be an advantage.
    • High degree of computer literacy.
    • Previous experience and knowledge of the programmatic structures and organisation of DRC/DDG




    • Duty station: The duty station is expected to be Nairobi however; this may be subject to change. The CAA should expect frequent travels to various DRC/DDG field operations in other countries.
    • Contract: 12 months with a possibility for extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and conditions in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s
    • Terms of Employment for Expatriates and Appendix 11 as posted at www.drc.dk under Vacancies grade A11. This position offers five weeks of paid annual leave per annum. Expected date of deployment in Nairobi is 1st January 2017.

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    Logistics and Procurement Manager


    Responsibilities for the Logistics & Procurement Manager Job

    Planning and Operation


    • Implement sustainable and robust procurement and logistics systems for the efficient and effective delivery of operations in the area of operations following DRC’s operational handbook
    • Ensure the timely implementation of recommendations and improvements indicated by the Senior Logistics Coordinator or requested by the Head of Office
    • Develop procurement plans in collaboration with the Project Managers
    • Ensure efficient and timely ordering of all items procured to ensure timely access to necessary goods and services for the area of operation, including through delivery to point of distribution as necessary
    • Ensure compliance with donor requirements, rules and regulations relating to logistics, particularly in relation to local procurement and anti-corruption measures
    • Liaise with the Head of Office and other managers in the area of operations on all logistics issues to ensure that all bottlenecks to delivery are overcome;
    • Represent DRC at Logistics Cluster Meetings in area of operations
    • Ensure that the asset register and inventory items for the Area of Operations are up-to-date at all times;
    • Ensure that the warehouses in the area of operations are operated in an effective and efficient manner, with timely disbursement of materials as requested
    • Ensure that the fleet management requirements are actioned on a monthly basis;
    • Provide input for project proposals and budgets as requested;
    • Build procurement and logistics capacity with the Logistics Team in area of operations
    • Ensure that all relevant non-logistics staff (particularly including programme and finance staff) are trained on logistics procedures;


    Organisation, administration and personnel management


    • Overall responsibility for the management of the procurement and logistics team in area of operations, including oversight in distribution activities
    • Oversee the observance of the DRC Code of Conduct within the procurement and logistics department, ensure that logistics staff fully understand what corruption is and are trained at least once a year on the detail of the Code of Conduct and anti-corruption measures;
    • Ensure that all suppliers and logistics staff are aware of the procedures to whistle-blow for corruption and other breaches of the Code of Conduct.
    • Ensure that all suspicions and allegations of corruption are reported to the Head of Office immediately, unless the Head of Office is alleged to be involved, in which case suspicions and allegations should be reported to the country director.
    • Ensure that a training and professional development plan is developed for all staff in the logistics team;


    Logistics & Procurement Manager Job Qualifications


    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
    • Minimum 5 years of logistics and supply chain experience gained in developing countries
    • Excellent communication skills – verbal and in writing
    • Excellent inter-personal skills and proven ability to negotiate with a wide range of people (internally and externally)
    • Ability to adapt to the complex and stressful working conditions of the area of operations
    • Experience in international humanitarian work and refugee and/or IDP complex emergencies
    • Experience with managing teams and providing technical guidance and training
    • Experience in capacity building of national staff, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops.
    • Fluency in English, Arabic is a plus


    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 our vision and values.


    We offer


    DRC will offer the successful applicant a 6 months contract. You must be available to start work on January 1st 2017 and be willing to live and work in Baghdad, Iraq.
    Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. This position will be placed at A15 of DRC’s salary scale. The R&R cycle for Baghdad is every 6 weeks.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

    We only accept applications sent via our online system at www.drc.dk . Please submit your application no later than 23rd November 2016. Please annex both a CV and a letter of motivation as part of your application. CV-only applications will not be considered.

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