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  • Posted on: 23 February, 2018 Deadline: 9 February, 2018
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  • Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an independent, non-profit organization (NGO), founded on the basis of humanitarian principles, and human rights based approach, to secure the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), and to promoting long term solutions to the problems of forced displacement. Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes in fragile states throughout the developing world. The East Africa and Yemen region consists of programmes in seven countries including Somalia, Kenya, Yemen, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda and Tanzania.

    Regional Deputy coordinator

     

    Job Description

    OVERALL PURPOSE

    The ReDSS Regional Deputy coordinator will be responsible for supporting ReDSS members and partners in the region on solutions programing, knowledge management, capacity development and learning. The deputy coordinator will be acting coordinator when required and will represent ReDSS members in relevant fora and coordination mechanisms

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Program support :

    • provide high quality support on program development and design, solutions outcomes monitoring and learning
    • Provide strategic and programing support to ReDSS members and partners in developing and using solutions programmatic tools to ensure high quality solutions
    • programing for displacement affected communities in Horn and East Africa
    • Support the use of ReDSS solutions programmatic tools and online dashboard
    • Lead and facilitate processes to inform real time learning and support iterative decision making in solutions programming
    • Facilitate cross countries program learning based on ReDSS learning strategy principles (collaborative, adaptive, iterative and locally-led)
    • Support members to invest in community engagement processes and 2 ways communication to improve community ownership and our collective accountability
    • Support partners to put in place longitudinal system to capture and monitor impacts and intentions of displaced people over time
    • Initiate and support cross countries/ regional learning between members and partners
    • Bring governments, humanitarian and development actors together to discuss collective outcomes and invest in joint programing and learning
    • Convene ReDSS internal and external partners on a regular basis to discuss solutions programing and use findings and evidence from Solution analyses and research to inform better programing

    Knowledge management and capacity development

    • Lead and coordinate knowledge sharing activities between countries and actors at national and regional level encompassing both real time learning and longer term lessons learnt processes
    • Facilitate workshops to promote cross-learning and carry out dissemination of ReDSS learning tools as appropriate
    • Integrate a flexible, collaborative and iterative learning approach into ReDSS activities
    • Lead the development of high quality case studies on lessons learnt from measurement of impact, sectorial/thematic issues and analysis of actions based on ReDSS learning framework, including learning from failure
    • Support ReDSS training roll out
    • Lead and coordinate Solutions analysis in different countries in the region (secondary collection of durable solutions data, analyses of humanitarian/development strategies, policies and legislation etc.) and the production and dissemination of quality reports.
    • Lead dissemination and uptake of solutions analysis to support better durable solutions programming and policies in the region
    • Support the coordination and management of research initiatives in line with ReDSS operational research priorities

    Representation and ReDSS deputy role

    • Represent ReDSS with a diverse range of governments, humanitarian and development actors, UN agencies, private sector and academia
    • Represent ReDSS in high level meetings and forum at regional and global level
    • Acting ReDSS Coordinator when required

    Management

    • Ensure strong leadership and clear communication of vision, strategies, procedures and guidelines and that ReDSS strategy is delivered with high quality
    • Ensure ongoing management and support to facilitate compliance, adequate procedures and processes, timely and quality implementation and appropriate budget management and cost efficiency
    • Coordinate the development of donor applications and reports, as well as ensuring donor compliance and quality controls
    • Ensures the development and implementation of an effective MEAL system that measures the relevance, use and impact of ReDSS work
    • Ensure internal information sharing and coordination among ReDSS members
    • Line management responsibility: performance management and staff development of staff under his/ her supervision and ), including oversight of recruitment processes alongside ReDSS Coordinator

    ABOUT YOU
    In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies:

    • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
    • Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
    • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and leadership
    • Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures
      Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values

    Education:
    Advanced University degree in social studies, political science, program management, international relations, international development or relevant field

    Experience and technical competencies:

    • Minimum 8 years of experience in similar positions involving programme planning, monitoring and complex grants management with a consortium of partners Strong
    • knowledge of the socio-economic and political dynamics of East and Horn of Africa region; more specifically on displacement, with a demonstrated ability to manage politically sensitive contexts
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization

    Required skills

    • Strong analytical and writing skills with proven experience in producing high quality programs and lessons learnt tools with ability to present complex information in a simple and accessible manner
    • Strong programme and grant management skills
    • Solid experience in capacity development of a wide range of actors including adult learning, mentoring and coaching, training of trainers and impact monitoring of capacity development activities
    • Strong experience in translating evidence and research into programming guidance
    • Proven experience and strong interest in supporting community engagement and accountability processes
    • Excellent coordination, inter-personal facilitation and communication skills to build trusted relationships with a wide array of humanitarian and development partners, donors,
    • Government agencies, etc
    • Good IT command, close familiarity with the maintenance and management of template-style websites and experience of applying ICT (information communications technology) to knowledge management
    • Flexibility, proactive engagement, ability to work under pressure and to demonstrate high tolerance for change, complexity and unpredicta

    Languages:
    Fluent in spoken and written English

    Program Support Officer

     

    Job Description

    OVERALL PURPOSE
    The ReDSS Program Support Officer is responsible to provide efficient and effective administrative and human resource support functions for the Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) and the ReDSS Somalia country unit.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Support organization of ReDSS trainings in Somalia and the region
    • Support the organizations of learning events in Nairobi and in the region
    • Support the development of ReDSS publications and communication materials
    • Support the organization of ReDSS Solutions Analysis development processes
    • Support the organization of ReDSS quarterly and annual meetings
    • Update ReDSS internal and external mailing lists and database
    • Support the coordination of research initiatives in line with ReDSS operational research priorities
    • Assist in HR, financial management and monitoring of ReDSS budgets, expenditure, and compliance with donors rules and regulations

    ABOUT YOU
    In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies:

    • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
    • Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
    • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and leadership
    • Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures
    • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values

    Education:
    Basic or advanced University degree in economics, accounting, finance or business administration, human resource or programme management

    Experience and technical competencies:

    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in supporting the organization of events, meetings and workshops
    • Experience in financial management

    Required skills

    • Strong administrative and human resource skills with proven experience in providing support to programmes or secretariats
    • Strong demonstrable experience in admin roles and budget monitoring of projects within an NGO (local or international)
    • Excellent interpersonal facilitation and communication skills to build trusted relationships with a wide array of humanitarian and development partners, donors, Government agencies, etc
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization
    • Strong IT command, close familiarity with the maintenance and management of templatestyle websites and experience of applying ICT (information communications technology) to knowledge management
    • Flexibility, proactive engagement, ability to work under pressure and to demonstrate high tolerance for change, complexity and unpredictability

    Languages:
    Fluent in spoken and written English

    Method of Application

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

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