Team Leader - Camp Management
The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.
The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.
All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
DRC has been operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) in Algeria, Libya/Tunisia, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey with a Regional Office (RO) in Amman. DRC has 17 offices and approximately one thousand staff members across the MENA region. Following an internal HQ restructuring, from 1st January 2018 the region is focusing on the Middle East, hence Algeria, Tunisia and Libya will transition to a new region during the course of 2018, while Yemen will join the Middle East region.
About the job
The CM Team Leader’s overall responsibility is to assist the Project Manager in ensuring the timely and
effective implementation of all CM activities in formal IDP camps and/or informal settlements in Anbar. This will include recruitment, training and supervision of national staff, preparing work plans and implementing CM activities, preparing logistics documentation, assisting the Project Manager in the development and management of information management tools, providing input during the development of CM proposals and contributing to reports as necessary.
The Team Leader should be able to perform his/her functions with minimal supervision but is expected to report regularly to the Project Manager.
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
• Lead the field level recruitment, training and supervision of national DRC CM staff
• Contribute to proposal and project development, reporting and budget planning as requested
• Act as the Anbar focal point for the DRC CM team for all procurement and logistical arrangements and tracking
• Participate in or facilitate external coordination meetings at a site-level, and participate in higher level
coordination meetings alongside the Project Manager as requested
• Support the Project Manager in developing databases and tools, and lead the management of the databases and
tools to ensure data is captured appropriately and project progress is tracked
• Liaise with other DRC departments, government representatives, UN agencies, NGOs and beneficiaries as part of
the CM coordination function and to foster coordination and build trust among all stakeholders
• Conduct regular site visits to ensure support to CM staff and proper monitoring of activity implementation
• Lead Capacity Building intervention including facilitation of trainings and performance monitoring of the camp
• Lead liaisons with the camp management and emergency cell to ensure cooperation and smooth camp operations
• Lead site assessments, service mapping and stakeholder mapping, including documentation
• Support with translation as necessary
• Manage implementation of infrastructural support in informal sites with support of CCCM Technical Officer
• Travel to Baghdad for meetings, internal and external, when requested by the Project Manager
• Developing BoQs and project plans as requested by the Project manager
• Report regularly to the Project Manager, including ad hoc information sharing as events occur related to
displacement and political context in Anbar
• Other duties as assigned by Project Manage
To be successful in this role we expect the following:
• Minimum three years of experience in international and/or local NGO; ideally involved in the direct implementation
of field level humanitarian assistance to displaced persons
• Demonstrated managerial experience, including leading/supervising staff, organizing activities and report writing
• Operational knowledge of logistics and procurement processes
• Experience in planning and implementing community services, youth activities, protection support and similar
• Ability to work in a dynamic, multi-cultural environment
• Experience in working with national partners, local/government authorities, and UN organisations highly
• Skilled in external coordination including meeting facilitation
• High proficiency in English, both oral and written
a) Preferred qualifications:
• Advanced university degree is an asset.
b) Preferred experience:
• Experience in training and capacity-building of staff
• Commitment to humanitarian principles and values
• Understanding of gender, protection and human rights
• Extensive knowledge of the Iraqi displacement context
• Leadership and management skills
• Analytical skills
• Planning skills
• Communication skills
• Teamwork skills
• Demonstrates initiative and follow-through
• Professionalism and emotional maturity
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.
You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.
Contract length: 6 Months
Level: D 1
Start date: 15 Sep 2018
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates/ Nationals; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 3 Sep 2018
Please note: that given the urgency of vacancy the position may be filled before the due date.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo