Area Manager Kibondo

Kibondo

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an independent, non-profit organization (NGO), founded on the basis of humanitarian principles, and human rights based approach, to secure the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), and to promoting long term solutions to the problems of forced displacement.  
 
BACKGROUND 
The Danish Refugee Council has been operating in Tanzania from October 2015 since the establishment of Nduta refugee camp. DRC are now working in Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps, with a current combined population of approximately 170,000. DRC are working in the sectors of Camp Management and Community Services (CCCM), Protection and Shelter/Construction, and livelihoods.  
 
GENERAL OBJECTIVE 
Under the overall guidance of the Country Director/Deputy Country Director, and the Management Team in the Uganda-Tanzania Country Office, the AM represents DRC in program area, ensures the development and quality implementation of projects, compliance to financial and administrative procedures for the projects, and is responsible to implement adequate measures within the programme area to ensure the safety of all staff and assets 
 
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES 
The Area Manager represents the Danish Refugee Council at Kibondo level and has the direct responsibility for the management, implementation and continued development of the program in the area. The AM will directly manage program and support teams in the three program locations of Nduta and Mtendeli camps, and ensure the quality and effectiveness of the CCCM, protection, and livelihoods programming. The AM will play a key role in the identification of new program opportunities for DRC in working with displacement-affected communities in Kibondo and is expected to seek further funding for the programme with support from the Deputy Country Director.  
 
SPECIFIC TASKS 
Project management 
  • Supervise effective, efficient and timely implementation of all projects according to agreed contracts, budgets, policies and in accordance with specific donor requirements for the relevant projects 
  • Prepare project work plans and M&E plans in accordance with annual planning and funding cycles; 
  • Ensure that relevant beneficiary data is collected, compiled, analysed and distributed and that relevant assessments are conducted in the project area; 
  • Prepare, together with program managers, regular internal and external reports, and other relevant information on programme activities, policy matters and external relations, based on agreed formats and schedules;
 
Administration and Personnel Management 
  • Supervise budgeting and project expenditures with assistance from the DCD, Grants and Finance staff and support from the Head of Support Services Tanzania and Head of Finance and Administration; 
  • Support Implementation and monitoring (and where necessary revise) of DRC administrative guidelines and -policies, safety– and security procedures, logistics support and other tasks associated with efficient day-to-day running of the operations; 
  • External relations  
  • Maintain close relations with all relevant stakeholders including donors and UN agencies, officials of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), District and Regional authorities, INGOs, NGOs and CBOs in Kinondo and camps; 
  • Represent DRC at the inter-agency coordination meetings and ensure participation by technical program managers/coordinators in relevant sector coordination meetings in the field and ensure DRC’s inputs to development of assistance modalities that adheres to humanitarian principles and other international frameworks that DRC has subscribed to. 
  • In consultation with the DCD and Head of Support, ensure correct and timely narrative and financial reporting to donor(s); 
 
Program development  
  • Together with the Country Management, identify opportunities for new projects; 
  • Assist in assessments for emergency or longer term programming in existing or new project locations 
  • As assigned by the DCD, lead the planning and development of concept papers, budgets and project proposals; 
  • Ensure effective coordination and visibility of the implementation of the projects with all humanitarian and development actors and relevant stakeholders. 
 
Safety and security 
  • Responsible for safety and security of DRC staff and assets in the country and Kibondo as the member of the country’s incident management team (IMT). 
  • Ensure required security measures are adhered to by all staff, including upkeep of minimum operating safety standards and the security and evacuation plans. 
 
ABOUT YOU 
All employees should master DRC’ five core competencies: 
i.    Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results in a fast paced environment 
ii.   Collaborating: You lead initiatives and processes by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.  
iii.  Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while setting high standards  
iv.   Communicating: You listen to other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and persuasively 
v.    Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS 
Essential: 
  • Advanced University Degree in Economics, Social Science or related field  
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in programme Management in a refugee setting, development and implementation of projects in emergency context, with additional experience in sustainable livelihoods, including quality monitoring and evaluation processes. 
  • Experience of independently managing field offices including managing international staff 
  • Experience working in refugee operations and in partnership with UN Agencies 
  • Relevant technical expertise/experience in some sectors of humanitarian programming such as CCCM, shelter and protection as well as longer term livelihoods/resilience programming, 
  • Proven ability to build external relationships with diplomacy, tact and professionalism in a complex and demanding environment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and support multi-sector Programmes including operational planning and problem solving. 
  • Demonstrated experience of people management and team-building.  
  • Demonstrated experience of financial and asset management including multi-donor programming 
  • Demonstrated ability to undertaken representation with senior government officials. 
  • Excellent written and presentation skills in English 
  • Must show ability to work in an isolated and challenging environment. 
Preferable: 
  • French language skills beneficial 
DRC encourages all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of nationality, race, gender or age. 
 
COMMITMENTS 
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html 
 
CONDITIONS 
Availability:    1st July 2017  
 
Duty station:   Kibondo, Tanzania with frequent travel to the field sites within Tanzania.  
                        This is a non-family duty station. 
 
Duration:        One year with possibility of extension, subject to funding.  
 
Reporting:       This position reports to the Deputy Country Director based in Dar-es-salaam in general policy matters, strategy development, external relations, administrative guidelines and personnel regulation.  The senior staff based in Kibondo and the two camps report to the AM – this includes technical program managers or coordinators for programme sectors. 
 
Contract:    Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates (available at www.drc.dk under Vacancies). This position is graded as A13 for qualified National staff the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff.
 
HOW TO APPLY: 
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. 
 
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications to be received by end of day 21st June 2017 
 
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk.  
 
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: Kibondo
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-21

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