Recrutements au Sénégal

The Danish Refugee Council recruits 01 PATRIP Grant Management Trainee

The Danish Refugee Council recruits 01 PATRIP Grant Management Trainee


The Danish Refugee Council 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.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.

Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

1. Background

DRC has been operating in West Africa since 1998. The DRC West Africa Regional Office (hereafter: WARO) is based in Dakar, Senegal, and covers six countries outside of Senegal. Led by the Regional Director, the DRC WARO oversees, supports and provides strategic directions for DRC’s Country Offices within the region, which currently includes Mali, Burkina Faso, the Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and the Central African Republic.

2. Purpose

Based in the DRC’s WARO, the PATRIP Grant Management Trainee will support the efficient and timely grant management and reporting for the PATRIP Foundation funded project managed by the WARO. The Trainee will also contribute to strengthen the strategic partnership with the PATRIP Foundation, create tailored communication and advocacy products and support with project implementation. The Trainee will work closely with the Border security and management Regional Coordinator within the Multi-Country Operations Department and will have interactions with the Support services and Country Offices in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

It is a unique opportunity to join a well-known international organization and benefit from a support adapted to the practical application of academic teaching.

3. Duties and Responsibilities

Under the management of the Regional Head of Multi-Country Operations (hereafter: RHOM), and with the technical daily supervision of the Border security and management Regional Coordinator, the PATRIP Grant Management Trainee will have the following tasks:

  • Keep track on and coordinate PATRIP reporting schedule and requirements, as stipulated in the PATRIP implementation guidelines, through the preparation of the Rolling action plan ensuring all relevant staff are aware of their obligations;
  • Draft donor reports with programme managers;
  • Support monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning related to the PATRIP Foundation funded project;
  • Provide support in liaising and coordinating with programme and support DRC teams at regional office and in country offices to facilitate the implementation of PATRIP Foundation funded project;
  • Manage follow-up of contractual and official information and correspondence with PATRIP;
  • Provide information for the regular updating of DRC’s grants management tool (DRC Dynamics);
  • In coordination with relevant staff, design, maintain and inform internal procedures, systems and tools to facilitate DRC compliance with contractual obligations to PATRIP;
  • Participate in the organisation of regional project reviews, external events and closure meeting for the PATRIP funded project;
  • Draft and/or review communication and advocacy products based on information from country according to priorities defined with the RHOM.

In addition to the above, the Grant Management Trainee may be asked to carry out other duties if manageable and only with the approval of the Regional Head of Multi-Country Operations.

Expériences / Formation

4. Required Qualifications

  • Post-graduate degree/ University Degree (Bachelor or Master) in International Development/ Development Studies, International Relations, Economics, Political Science/ Public Affairs, Business Administration or Management, or another relevant field is required;
  • Proven operational management experience and capability;
  • Significant experience of grant management and understanding of institutional fundraising;
  • Proven significant financial management experience;
  • Significant experience in procurement and tender processes;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills with a well-developed ability to motivate and persuade at high levels;
  • Full professional fluency in French language (80% of the professional communication in this position will be done in French, including almost all the communication within the WARO);
  • Proficiency (written and spoken) of the English language;
  • Understanding of the different contexts of the West Africa Region;
  • Excellent Computer Skills (MS Office, Internet) and an advanced proficiency in Excel are required.

5. Required Skills & Qualities

  • Core Competencies of DRC:
    • Striving for excellence
    • Collaboration
    • Taking the lead
    • Communication
    • Demonstrating Integrity
  • Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment
  • Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork and with a spirit of genuine collaboration
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness, are required
  • Multi-tasking and Organizational skills are necessary
  • Adaptable and Flexible
  • Proven analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Exemplary sense of ethics in the workplace
  • Team-oriented & good sense of humor

6. General Regulations

  • The 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 authorization
  • Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period
  • Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization
  • Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request


Position TitlePATRIP Grant Management Trainee
Supervised byRegional Head of Multi-Country Operations (RHOM)
Reporting to. Management of the RHOM. Technical and daily supervision by the Regional Coordinator of Border and Security Management Programmes
Duty StationDakar
Area of OperationRegion of West Africa
Employment Period9 months (with possible extension of 3 months)
Type of Contract (Expat/National/Trainee)Trainee
Salary & Benefits10,000 DKK monthly allowanceInsurances 100% paid for by DRCAccomodation 100% paid for by DRC in a guesthouse

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7. Application Process

Are 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. However, applicants must be aware that DRC cannot employ, under an international traineeship or volunteering agreement, a citizen of the country in which she/ he is going to be stationed (in such case, the Republic of Senegal).

You are welcome to contact  for additional information regarding the position.

Applications close on 31st March, 2021, at 5 p.m. (Dakar-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 deadline.       

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