DRC recruits 01 Programme Manager( for an Area)

DRC recruits 01 Programme Manager( for an Area)

Conseil Danois pour les Réfugiés (DRC)

Maiduguri, Nigeria
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Programme Manager( for an Area)
IntroductionThe Danish Refugee Council (DRC) assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

BackgroundDanish Refugee Council (DRC), and its Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding technical unit – the Danish Demining Group (DDG), has had an operational presence in Nigeria since 2015. DRC Nigeria is the largest DRC country mission in the West Africa region and one of the largest DRC country missions globally. Currently, DRC delivers life-saving assistance and protection to vulnerable, conflict-affected populations including internally displaced persons, returnees and host communities in the areas of armed violence reduction, humanitarian mine action, livelihoods, nutrition and food security, protection, shelter and non-food items (NFI) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in 30+ Local Government Areas (LGAs) across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in northeast Nigeria.

PurposeDRC is looking for a driven, pro-active and innovative Area Programme Manager (APM) who can take on responsibility for a broad range of interesting emergency and stabilization/recovery programmes. This role will be crucial in the delivery of DRC’s integrated emergency response packages, engaging actively with and managing cross-sectorial activities with the DRC Protection, Livelihood, WASH/Shelter, Food Security and M&E teams. The duty station will be Maiduguri (Borno State) with suppoprt to Yobe and Adamawa states.  The APM will supervise and coordinate a range of activities across rapid emergency response to first- and second-line emergency response, through towards stabilization and recovery.

Duties and Responsibilities
Program ManagementEnsure effective community engagement and safety analysis for responses according to needs identified in protection, Food security, WASH/Shelter, Protection and M&E, while linking with other sectors within DRC (AVR/MRE and NTS)
Ensure appropriate selection of beneficiaries or areas to be targeted following technical methodologies defined by relevant Coordinators and with the agreement/support of local communities.Ensure appropriate implementation of the activities in the four (4) sectors under his/her responsibility:Food Security: general food distribution and blanket supplementary feeding program.WASH/Shelter: water points and sanitation facilities construction and operational maintenance, hygiene Kits’ distribution and hygiene promotion.Livelihood: SME development, Cash Transfer, Community based agriculture production and poultry farming.Protection: identification/referral/follow-up of cases with specific vulnerabilities, trainings on protection mainstreaming, community-based protection initiative.Ensure appropriate M&E support is provided to the programmeWork closely with all the supports teams in Maiduguri and Yobe base level (Logistics, Procurement, HR and Finance) to ensure that the required means are available on time to implement activities following established work plan.Be the focal point for interacting with other programs/activities implemented in Borno and Yobe State levelLiaise with the Protection Coordinator, WASH/Shelter- Coordinator, Livelihoods Coordinator, Food Security Coordinator and M&E Coordinator to get required technical inputs to match good quality standards for the respective activities under his/her responsibility.
General ManagementLine manage national staff, conducting performance reviews, setting objectives and ensuring expected performance criteria are met
Adapt the team structure according to needs, resources and capacities if required, with support of technical coordinators as requiredDevelop job descriptions and recruit qualified staff (national) for the relevant position under Programme sectorEnsure 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 plansReview BFUs regarding activities/projects under his/her responsibility and check the good budget allocation of the related costs. Update Budget tracking tools and update the area Managers on burn-rate with clear work plans to the end of the Project
CoordinationEnsure monthly program review with Area Managers and Coordinator in terms of Budget (BFU/TDL), activity plan review, lesson learnt including planning forecast for the next period
Attend coordination meetings in Maiduguri and Yobe as necessary or specified by the Area Manager and Coordinators.Pro-actively coordinate with other NGOs working in areas of intervention in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa StatesSupport field staff to develop contacts and coordinate closely with stakeholders including local authorities, security actors, community representatives and CBOs where relevant to establish supportive networks and channels of communication
Safety, Access and LogisticsWork closely with the Safety Unit to share local contacts, to ensure appropriate security plans for field missions are in place, and to discuss support needs for new areas of intervention
Develop contact networks in area of operation for coordination on alerts, assessments and responses.Contribute to Access and Safety SOPs
Expériences / Formation
Required Skills & QualitiesPrevious working experience as Program Manager for multiple sector
Fluent written and spoken EnglishUnderstanding of Nigerian context and local dynamics is desirableA team player and self-starter able to inspire and influence actionAbility to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature mannerProven ability to work effectively under minimum supervisionDemonstrated behavior of professional and personal ethicsAbility to write high quality programme reportsWillingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholdersBasic computer skills and experience in use of applications such as Microsoft OfficeAbility to coordinate different stakeholders in a complex work environmentCore Competencies of DRC:Striving for excellenceCollaborationTaking the leadCommunicationDemonstrating Integrity
General RegulationsThe employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework
Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorizationEmployee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract periodEmployee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorizationEmployee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request
SalairePosition Title  Programme Manager (for an Area)Supervised by  Area Manager- Borno and YobeReporting to  Area Manager- Borno and Yobe Duty station  Maiduguri with suport to Yobe and Adamawa states Area of Operation  Borno and Yobe (Nigeria) Start date  ASAP Type of contract  Expatriate Salary and Benefits  Manager F, level 2
Comment postuler
Application ProcessAre you interested? Then apply for this position on line: All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.

DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
Applications close on the 24th of December 2020, at 0 a.m. (Abuja – time). Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
Due to the urgency of the position, DRC has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above date.
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FonctionsGestion de projets et programmes
Contrat# CDD
Date de validité23/12/2020POSTULER

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