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Camp Management Specialist

Erbil (Iraq)

Camp Management Specialist 
[Based in Erbil with travel Qayarrah and Mosul]  
 
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.  
In 2003, following the start of foreign military operations in Iraq, DRC became one of the first organisations to provide humanitarian assistance in the country, and now operates in 11 governorates, including Anbar, Baghdad, Babel, Diyala, Duhok, Erbil, Karbala, Kirkuk, Najaf, Ninewa and Salah-al-Din.  
 
 
About the job  
The Camp Management Specialist’s main objective is to assist the program manager to ensure the timely and effective running of all activities in the camp so that 
camp residents’ basic rights are upheld. 
 
 
Responsibilities: 
The Camp Management Specialist assists the Project Manager to complete the following tasks: 
  • Overseeing all of DRC’s camp management activities in the camp.
  • Managing the camp management team. This includes coaching and support, creating work plans for the team, and recruitment as needed.
  • Overseeing coordination among all actors in the camp, including government representatives, UN agencies, international national NGOs and other service providers and refugee groups by leading and developing the existing coordination mechanisms.
  • Monitoring, in close collaboration with the relevant Project Managers, all activities implemented by DRC in the camp. Ensuring all activities respect international standards for each sector.
  • Assisting with all procurements and logistical arrangements related to the Camp, in collaboration with DRC procurement and logistics staff.
  • Managing/supporting any community services, camp representative and Women committee, protection support and similar humanitarian programs that may be undertaken in the camp.
  • Developing and applying a strong camp-wide communication strategy to ensure information is being effectively disseminated to all camp residents using a variety of mediums.
  • Actively supporting information gathering and participatory assessments undertaken within the camp.
  • Maintaining and strengthening key relationships with camp and government leaders in order to ensure smooth communication, activity implementation, data collection, and community outreach.
  • Providing feedback and reports to the Senior Camp Manager regarding work plans, contingency plans and general program implementation.
  • Assisting the HR and Safety departments in all matters relevant to the camp. 
 
 
Reporting lines  
  • Reports to: Project Manager- Camp Management 
 
 
About you  
To be successful in this role we expect you to have the following: 
 
Experience and technical competencies:
Essential attributes: 
  • Approximately 2 years of professional experience with INGOs in an emergency context.
  • Experience managing teams
  • Substantial experience operating in a camp environment, preferably undertaking camp management or related activities.
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of people in a challenging and dynamic environment.
  • Experience engaging with external partners including with national NGOs, local/government authorities, INGOs and UN organizations.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values. 
Preferred experience: 
  • Experience in community services, protection and similar humanitarian programs highly advantageous.
  • Experience in training and capacity-building of staff.
  • Understanding of gender, protection and human rights.
  • Extensive Knowledge of the Syrian refugee crisis.
  • Knowledge of logistics and procurement processes. 
 
 
Education: (include certificates, licences etc.) 
  • Advanced university degree would be an advantage. 
 
 
Languages:
  • Spoken and written English,
  • Arabic is essential. 
 
Key stakeholders: 
  • internal support team
  • Analytical Skills
  • Planning and Organization Skills
  • Communication
  • Teamwork and staff management
  • Initiative (proactive)
  • Result-oriented and Accountability
  • Professionalism 
 
 
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:  
  1. Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.  
  2. Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.  
  3. Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  
  4. Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.  
  5. Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.  
 
 
We offer  
Contract length: 31-December-2018 
Level: D1 
Designation of Duty Station: Based in Erbil with travel Qayarrah and Mosul 
Start date: As soon as possible  
 
 
Application process  
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: 30-September-2018  
 
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 
 
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 level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-30

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