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  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Cox's Bazaar
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2018-01-31

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Gender Based Violence (GBV) Manager

Cox's Bazaar (Bangladesh)

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a qualified Gender Based Violence (GBV) Manager to manage the DRC’s GBV programming in Cox’s Bazar and covering selected part of DRC’s area of intervention in Rohingya camps in Ukhia (and potentially Teknaf) areas 
 
About the job 
The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Protection Manager will ensure the effective day to day planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of DRC’s GBV programming in the assigned locations. The GBV Manager will ensure technical and operational management of DRC’s GBV intervention through case management (including strengthening referrals and providing response), community engagement and awareness and training component, in both quality and delivery, in line with the agreed projects, ensuring the protection context is well understood and the programme adapted to ensure mitigation of risks and response to protection more specifically GBV concerns. The GBV Manager will play a key role in capacity building and mentoring gender-based violence staff and potential partner staff on GBV standards, tools, approaches and communicating effectively with affected populations. Further the GBV Manager will contribute to the development of DRC’s strategy and develop resultant proposals where GBV programming is concerned and engage with other protection actors within the protection sector to ensure effective coordination and collaboration externally and internally with DRC’s CCCM/SMS and Shelter/Infrastructure interventions. 
 
Your main duties and responsibilities will be: 
General Management  
• Overall day to day management of DRC’s GBV programme and direct manager for staff members. This includes coaching, ensuring co-ordination between staff, in various geographical areas, recruiting, and developing staff capacity.   
• Initial focus on capacity building of staff on general protection, humanitarian principles and specific protection and GBV, 
• Developing SOPs and response protocols/practice for technical GBV programming including prevention, case management, crisis response and referral systems, ensuring Do No Harm through effective training and phased approach to implementation of response 
• Conduct surveys and assessments in new areas to determine GBV protection programming needs and program expansion and produce and disseminate survey/ assessment reports in a timely manner.   
• Ensure the required resources are allocated to the program to permit an efficient and effective implementation of DRC protection operations. This will be undertaken in close cooperation with relevant departments; such as Logistics, Finance-Administration, Human Resources and Safety Staff.  
• Develop concrete initiatives to reduce protection risks and specific strategies to build upon assets/capacities/initiatives within the refugee and host community population.   
• Assess protection needs and identify problems/gaps and propose/prioritize timely practical actions to respond to particular protection problems.  
• Ensure that ethical and sound data collection and information management systems are in place for appropriate analysis, planning, evaluation, and advocacy.  
 
Monitoring, Reporting, and Development:  
• Develop project monitoring tools.  
• Undertake quality control and site monitoring to ensure that services provided are according to international best practice standards.  
• Support implementation and ensure adherence to grant work plans, budget forecast plans and monitoring and evaluation plans.  
• Prepare and maintain/update detailed project specific work plan(s) to ensure that stated goals and objectives are met within the overall grant timeline and budget  
• Provide direction and monitor staff in their implementation of the work plan and quality of technical activities, share relevant information and direction to improve quality and achieve timelines  
• Ensure all monitoring activities are fully documented, including systematic and timely data collection as required under the grant and for DRC M&E purposes  
• Monitor financial spending and budgets for all GBV projects in Cox’s Bazar  
• Write donor and management reports on protection projects.  
• Ensure that the design and implementation of GBV activities address protection needs of refugees and other vulnerable populations within DRC’s mandate, and contribute to the relevant durable solutions.   
• Work closely with Senior Protection Manager to develop quality proposals, concept notes, and budgets after request.  
• Contribute to GBV mainstreaming internally and externally with partners that are in the same operational areas 
 
Team management:   
• Directly supervise GBV team leaders of the mobile teams and GBV officers and indirectly the entire GBV team in Cox’s Bazar.  
• Conduct recruitment of technical staff as needed.  
• Set clear objectives for GBV team and do timely performance evaluations.  
• Develop staff capacities on protection issues, participatory protection data collection and monitoring, and inclusion of vulnerable groups though training, mentoring and coaching.  
 
Coordination and Representation:  
• Contribute to the strategic direction of the DRC Protection Unit, in close collaboration with the DRC Protection Senior Protection Manager, including, participation in national and cluster level initiating strategy planning as well as field level cluster initiatives.   
• Coordinate with the local officials and services of the Ministry for Women and Children Affairs, especially the One Stop Crisis Centres to ensure parity of service delivery, best practice learnings, and effective referrals between NGO and government systems 
• Contribute to DRC’s Protection Strategy ensuring analysis of GBV needs and definition of appropriate response 
• Coordinate with key stakeholders on the provision of GBV services for refugees and relevant contingency planning.  
• Ensure internal coordination and harmonization of DRC protection-related activities with DRC’s broader humanitarian response – including CCCM, Shelter/NFI/infrastructure, general protection and child protection. 
• Work closely with other agencies (UN, NGO, INGO, government) to implement common protection standards in Cox’s Bazar region and develop appropriate common strategies and responses. 
• Promote improved understanding of protection issues among all relevant stakeholders and ensure the observance of international protection and humanitarian law standards.   
 
About you 
To be successful in this role we expect the following:
 
Required  
  • An excellent professional track record with a minimum of five years of work experience, with at least three years of overseas experience in a protection/managerial role; technical knowledge and significant experience in working in refugee contexts delivering GBV services 
  • Excellent English writing ability and verbal skills for project proposals, reports, and communications 
  • Protection Information Management (PIM) knowledge and experience, including understanding of conducting data collection exercises and analysing data 
  • The selected candidate must have demonstrated ability to think strategically, prioritize, and meet deadlines; must be culturally sensitive. 
  • Proven experience capacity building and mentoring of staff
  • Previous experience in Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Psychosocial Support (PSS) is preferred. 
  • S/he must be able to plan and manage her/his own time effectively. The holder must exercise a strong work ethic and take responsibility for his/her own actions. High degree of flexibility with respect to working hours 
Desirable 
• Knowing Bengali language will be an advantage
 
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 DRC’s vision and values. 
 
We offer 
Contract length: We offer 6 months contract with extension dependent on performance and funding 
Level: A14 
Designation of Duty Station: Unaccompanied 
Start date: As soon as possible
 
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; Which can be found on our website   www.drc.dk under vacancies. 
 
Application process 
Applications must be submitted through this page by clicking apply. Applications submitted by email will not be considered. 
Closing date for applications: 31/01/2018
 
 
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