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Private Sector Partnerships Trainee

Kampala (Uganda)

Background:   
DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC East Africa and Great Lakes (EAGL) operation focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrants in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The EAGL Regional office also supports non-operational initiatives, focusing on mixed migration issues, civil society engagement, and advocacy and policy initiatives related to displacement.  
 
Responsibilities:  
The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role. 
 
Core responsibilities 
  • Take on a coordinating role in DRC Uganda’s strategic engagement with partners from the private sector;   
  • Support in fundraising or other strategic initiatives within the private sector engagements of DRC Uganda. This includes exploring and providing advice on new fundraising trends and models such as impact investments and humanitarian impact bonds. 
  • Coordinate DRC’s ongoing partnership with Grundfos – The Business-Humanitarian Partnership Lab – that aims to improve water delivery modalities for refugees in Uganda;  
  • Ensure timely and quality reporting of the above-mentioned project and any other projects added to the private sector portfolio; 
  • Support (in close coordination with the Senior MEAL Officer) the achievement of all monitoring and evaluation deliverables under the above-mentioned project; 
  • Lead external communication efforts on private sector partnerships – including preparing briefing notes, consolidating background information, etc.; 
  • Coordinate and lead planning and hosting of all stakeholder visits related to private sector partnerships; 
  • Be the day-to-day focal point for engagements with the Business Engagement Initiative team (BEI) in DRC Headquarters in Copenhagen. 
 
Additional responsibilities 
  • Delivering support as requested as per instruction by the Quality Assurance Manager within the areas covered by the Quality Assurance Team (Grants, MEAL, Communication & Advocacy) – including for example: 
  • Support to Grants Team (e.g. proposal or concept note development, reporting, various quality assurance processes) 
  • Support to Communication and Advocacy processes (e.g. quality checking of materials for external publication, support to collection and consolidation of information) 
  • Support to MEAL processes (quality checking of reports, support to learning processes – especially on private sector engagement). 
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Qualifications 
 
Experience and technical competencies 
  • Maximum 2 years of working experience in humanitarian, development or business sector 
  • University degree in business studies, development studies, international relations or other related field; 
  • Knowledge/experience in business-development or business-humanitarian collaboration 
  • Knowledge/interest in new funding trends affecting humanitarian work including the involvement of investors and other actors/institutions from the private sector 
  • Ability to turn strategic ideas into action, self-motivated and with a strong commitment to teamwork 
  • Knowledge and experience of project cycle management 
  • Ability to communicate effectively at different levels and across cultures 
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail 
  • Commitment to the values, vision and mission of DRC 
Desirable: 
  • Knowledge of humanitarian/refugee responses and coordination mechanisms  
  • Previous experience in Uganda, Horn of Africa or similar context 
 
DRC encourages all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of nationality, race, gender or age. 
 
 
Conditions 
 
Availability: 1st October 2018 
  
Duty station: Kampala with frequent travel to field locations  
  
Reporting to: Programme Quality Assurance Manager  
 
Duration: 1-year contract. 
 
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 A20 for qualified National staff the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff 
 
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).  All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.  
 
 
Application  
Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at www.drc.dk.  Please submit applications online using this link by 3rd September 2018 
 
 
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk  
 
 
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: Kampala (Uganda)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Trade and Development
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-03

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