Camp Management Technical Coordinator
Juba (with frequent travel to the field) | Juba
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is looking for a amp Management Technical Coordinator with overall responsibility for harmonizing DRC’s approach to camp and site management in South Sudan and providing technical support to Camp Managers.
Who are we?
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is providing assistance to conflict affected population, through our presence and operations in most major humanitarian emergencies. In support of our objective to continue delivering high quality assistance, DRC is offering the opportunity for motivated, experienced and dedicated professionals, to join one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGO’s.
Since the outbreak of violence in South Sudan in December 2013, fighting has continued despite several attempts at a peace agreement.
Currently 1.66 million people have been displaced from their homes and tens of thousands killed. 179,000 Civilians are currently seeking refuge inside UNMISS bases across the country. DRC has been working, since the start of the crisis, providing camp management in three locations, Bentiu in Unity State, Malakal and Melut in Upper Nile State. In addition to this DRC is managing refugee camps in Ajoung Thok, Unity State and Maban, Upper Nile State.
About the job
Reporting to the Deputy Country Director - Programme, the Camp Management Technical Coordinator will support the 5 Camp Managers to ensure high quality camp management programme and share experiences, lessons learned and good practices across sites. The Camp Management Technical Coordinator will support the roll out and strengthening of communication and complaints mechanisms, and improved accountability to beneficiaries.
The Camp Management Technical Coordinator will attend the national CCCM cluster and relevant working groups, ensuring information flow to and from field sites. The Camp Management Technical Coordinator will provide technical advice as required and troubleshoot issues arising in camp management. The incumbent will also coordinate and lead on strategy development.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide technical guidance and advice to Area Managers, Camp Managers and camp management staff in both refugee and IDP programmes.
- Support Camp Managers and Camp Management Officers to ensure that DRC is implementing high quality camp management programming in accordance with international standards and best practice
- Identify gaps and needs in camp management programme in DRC sites
- Work with Camp Managers to ensure representative governance and leadership structures, and improve capacity and accountability of Camp Management Committees and other community groups through trainings, workshops and close coordination
- Support Camp Managers to strengthen communication with communities, identify beneficiary information needs and provide guidance in developing information and awareness-raising materials and activities, with beneficiary participation, and strengthening communication and complaints mechanisms
- Promote a participatory approach (engagement of affected population) to camp management and service provision in the camps/sites
- Lead on national camp management and POC strategy development geared towards the promotion of durable/transitional solutions, and support field teams with local strategy development
- Support design of and coordinate assessments as relevant to camp management and participate in assessments as required
- Ensure program standardization and sharing of experiences, lessons learned, and good practices across DRC-managed sites
- Manage Camp Management related information flow to and from field sites, including updates to and from the CCCM Cluster
- Ensure CCCM related information products are standardised and kept up to date, e.g. site reports, 3Ws, briefing notes and coordinate advocacy efforts around camp management issues affecting DRC-managed sites
- Quality assurance of proposals, donor reports, site reports, advocacy and policy notes and other CCCM reports
- Support proposal development and coordinate multi-site proposals
- Work closely with the deputy Country Director - Programme, Programme Coordinator and M&E Coordinator to ensure that all camp management activities are being appropriately monitored and evaluated
- Work closely with other technical coordinators (Protection, Shelter and Food security and Livelihood) to ensure integration between sectors in DRC programmes
- Actively participate in national CCCM cluster and relevant working groups, NGO POC Working Group, and refugee coordination meeting
- Stay up to date with donor strategies and practices within South Sudan and provide technical backstopping to the Deputy Country Director - Programme in donor relations
To be successful in this role you must have:
- At least 4 years’ proven and successful track record of humanitarian experience, including in a camp setting;
- Direct experience and/or broad knowledge of themes relevant to conflict-affected or post-conflict countries;
- Strong knowledge of CCCM;
- Experience working as a camp manager in refugee and IDP settings;
- Ability to work effectively as an integral part of multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team and to work with a wide range of counterparts, and other partners;
- Proven coordination skills;
- University degree in a relevant discipline;
- Demonstrated experience in working to tight deadlines, and managing pressure;
- Fluency in written and spoken English is essential;
- Self-motivated and able to work with a minimum of guidance;
- Very strong computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
- Prior experience in South Sudan
- Prior experience with camp management
- Knowledge of protection mainstreaming in camp management
- Experience in accountability to beneficiaries and communication with communities;
DRC will offer the successful applicant a one year contract with a three month probation period, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work immediately and be willing and able to work in the field, in comfortable but basic accommodation. The position is at A10 in DRC’s salary scale.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies.
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All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. CV only applications will not be considered.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on 21 February 2016
Please note, as this is re-advert, we advice the candidates applied for the previous advert to not apply anymore. And, as these position are urgent, applicants may be shortlisted and interviewed prior to the closing date.
Need further information?
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.dk
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- Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
- Location: Juba (with frequent travel to the field) | Juba
- Grade: Mid level
- Management, Administration and Finance
- Closing Date: 2016-02-21