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Shelter Project Manager

Erbil (Iraq)

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 
Danish Refugee Council is advertising for Shelter Project Manager (SPM), who will be responsible for planning, implementation and follow up of Shelter activities/projects in the assigned area. 
Duties and Responsibilities 
• Ensure timely and technically sound planning, implementation and follow up of Shelter activities/projects, including budgets, in the assigned area(s);  
• Prepare and maintain up to date work plans and expenditures plans, in line with project and budget documents; 
• Prepare and submit regular qualitative and analytical reports within the given timeframe; 
• Under the supervision of the HoO and in coordination with other SMs and WASH/Shelter Advisors - recruit, provide supervision and coaching/on the job training to the Shelter project staff (and other staff as needed); 
• Undertake regular field/onsite visits to ensure technical support to Shelter staff and proper monitoring of the activities’ implementation in area of operation; 
• Ensure that project activities develop and are implemented in line with DRC’s mandate, policies, procedures and country strategy, as well as with donors requirements and national and international rules and guidelines; 
• Contribute to the development of proposals to secure follow on or expansion funding for the Shelter portfolio as per identified needs;  
• Contribute to refining of data collection, monitoring and reporting tools, and to the harmonization of Shelter methodologies and tools across the country and/or region; 
• Ensure the respect of DRC Code of Conduct, the confidentiality and humanitarian principles and contribute to the integration of AGD mainstreaming into DRC Shelter programming, as for other programming sectors; 
• Engage with relevant national and international actors and actively participate in relevant clusters, sectors and working groups and other meetings in the SM’s area of operations for the purposes of coordination, fundraising etc; 
• Prepare regular and timely updates and reports for HoO and other colleagues as needed including grant reporting submissions; 
• Represent DRC at national-level forums relating to Shelter  
• Any other duties as directed by the Head of Office. 
About you 
To be successful in this role you must have: 
Essential qualifications and experience:  
• University degree or higher education relevant to the technical work of Shelter programming (e.g. architecture, engineering, science,)  
• Proven experience of at least 3 years in Shelter programming, preferably in an emergency or early recovery setting 
• Experience in international humanitarian work and refugee and/or IDP complex emergencies , preferably including in camp settings 
• Experience with managing teams and providing technical guidance and training 
• Significant professional or practical knowledge of Shelter strategies, policies and implementation modalities 
• Cultural and gender sensitivity, adaptability 
• Fluency in written and spoken English is essential, Arabic an asset 
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:  
• Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.  
• Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.  
• Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  
• Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.  
• Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.  
We offer 
DRC will offer the successful applicant a 6 month contract subject to extension based on performance and funding. You must be available to start work on mid-June 2017 and be willing to live and work in Iraq. 
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. This position will be placed at A13-A14 of DRC’s salary scale, depending on qualifications and experience. The R&R cycle for this position is every 9 weeks.  
Application process 
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. All applications must include a cover letter explaining your motivation for applying for this position and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. Applications without a cover/motivation letter will not be considered. 
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact  
Applications close 1 May 2017.  
Need further information? 
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website 
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.

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  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Erbil (Iraq)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-01

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