Community Driven Recovery and Safety-Team Leader

Dar es Salaam

Who are we?   
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.   
Present in Iraq since 2003, DRC is today operational in the Kurdish governorates, in and around Baghdad and in several South-Central governorates. Focused both on the influx of Syrian refugees and the current IDP crisis, DRC is providing assistance in a range of sectors including Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Protection, Livelihoods, Emergency Response (including food security, cash, and NFIs), WASH, Shelter and Mine Action. The Iraq programme presently employs some 450 national staff and 45 international staff, and is growing to meet new, emerging needs associated with ongoing and recent conflict in multiple locations.  
About the job:
Since 2016, DRC’s has been operating in Salah-al Din Governorate and has expanded significantly in response to the needs of displacement-affected populations in the area. In addition to emergency assistance, DRC will aim to provide longer term support in the form of income generating assistance, infrastructure rehabilitation, livelihoods support and social cohesion support. Building on lessons learned from a DRC Community Driven Recovery and Safety (CDRS) Project in Ninewa, DRC will expand similar activities to support the early recovery and stabilization of conflict-affected populations in Salah-al Din through a community driven approach.    
The Team Leader (TL), under the technical supervision of the CDRS Programme Manager (PM), will lead the field team and supervise the day to day implementation of the CDRS project in Salah-al Din.  The field team is composed of one civil engineer, one database officer, two livelihood officers, two community development Workers (CDWs), and two project assistants hosted.
Reporting lines: 
a) Reports to: The position is reporting directly to the CDRS Porgramme Manager, but remains under the general supervision of the Tikrit- Head of Field Office 
b) Subordinates: 1 Civil Engineer, 1 Database Officer,  2 Livelihoods Officers, 2 CDWs and 2 Project Assistants  
Project planning and implementation: 
Support the Project Manager in orientating the field team and key stakeholders on the CDRS programme in Salah-al Din. 
Draft work-plans for the CDRS field team in close consultation with CDRS staff and with the support of the CDRS Programme Manager (PM) and Head of Field Office. 
Assign tasks to the CDRS field team based on approved work plans and supervise the daily implementation of project activities.   
With support from the Head of Field Office, CDRS PM, and Tikrit Safety assistant act as the project liaison focal point for target beneficiaries, local leaders and government authorities in order to facilitate the implementation of activities. 
Support the establishment  of Community Development Committees (CDCs) and provide technical support to the development of Community Action Plans (CAPs) 
Ensure that all tasks allocated by the CDRS PM are executed promptly, efficiently and in accordance with DRC operational guidelines. 
Coordinate with programme support functions to ensure that logistics, HR, finance, fleet and other support for field activities are coordinated and provided in a timely fashion. 
Project monitoring and reporting:  
Plan, prepare, implement and document on the progress and monitoring of CDRS operations 
Assist in the drafting of regular activity reports using required templates and ensure the quality and accuracy of all documentation produced by the CDRS team in the field. 
Carry out and supervise field visits to ensure the quality of project activities and that targets are being achieved  
Coordinate with the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) unit to ensure the quality of data collected by field teams on project activities and other M&E and accountability purposes are properly filed, analyzed and shared with relevant staff. 
Ensure that  activity reports are consistently done in a timely manner and meet the expected standards, based on agreed format and schedules;   
Resources and Staff Management: 
Set and periodically monitor performance objectives for the field staff in accordance with DRC performance management guidelines. 
Support in the planning and delivery of relevant training and capacity support to the field teams.  
With the CDRS PM support initiatives that contribute to adequate resources utilization and/or promote the project resources.  
Other Duties: 
Carry out any other relevant duties as directed by the CDRS PM and Head of Field Office 
Essential attributes:  
  • University education and/or training in a relevant field ( social sciences, political science, international relations or sociology) 
  • Solid experience in project management, monitoring, evaluation and report writing.  
  • Have at least two years of experience in community development, peace building, early recovery and stabilization and or emergency programming.  
  • Ability to work under pressure and priorities work responsibilities effectively. 
  • An understanding of relief, rehabilitation, development, gender and protection issues. 
  • Committed to being a team player and able to demonstrate constructive, cooperative and problem-solving skills 
  • Good understanding of local dynamics that lead to conflict and instability within Salah-al Din 
  • Good communication and negotiation skills; 
  • High degree of computer literacy (mainly MS Word and MS Excel). 
  • Fluent in Arabic and excellent working knowledge of written and spoken English. 
Preferred attributes: 
  • Understanding of broader issues related to community participation, local governance, conflict analysis, safety, gender mainstreaming, and environment.  
  • Previous experience leading a similar program with and international NGO or UN organization 
  • Previous experience working with international government donors 
  • Excellent time management skills and creative thinking; 
Competency profile:  
  • Communication.    
  • Teamwork Skills.  
  • Analytical Skills.  
  • Planning Skills. 
  • Systematic.  
  • Initiative (proactive).
  • Result-oriented and Accountability. 
  • Professionalism.
Languages: Spoken and written English and Arabic are essential. 
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. 
All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.
Need further information? 
For more details on this position please contact at .Please note that applications 
sent directly to will not be considered.
Application process: 
Interested? Apply for this position by clicking HERE then click Apply for position. All applicants should 
send a cover letter and an updated CV no longer than four pages, both in English. Your CV should 
also include contact details of three professional referees. 
Please note: that given the urgency of vacancy the position may be filled before the due date. 
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Dar es Salaam
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Social Affairs
    • Humanitarian Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Security and Safety
    • Social Affairs
    • Humanitarian Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Architecture, Building and Property Management
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-07

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