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Camp Management Coordinator - Re-Advertisement

Mogadishu (Somalia)

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Mogadishu (Somalia)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Managerial positions
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
    • Urban Development, planning and design
  • Closing Date: 2019-09-25

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Background

The DRC/DDG Somalia Programme is the largest programmes in East Africa region. 

DRC/DDG is among the INGOs with the largest presence in Somalia, with country-wide programmes implemented through six main sub offices in Somaliland, Puntland, Hirran Region, Gedo Region, Bay Region and Banadir Region.  Because we are there, DRC/DDG is able to respond rapidly and flexibly to recurrent crises and the needs of Somalis who are affected by humanitarian crises.

DRC/DDG supports refugees, migrants, internally displaced populations and other persons affected by crises in both urban and rural settings.  DRC/DDG implements activities in Somalia in the following sectors: WASH, Shelter and Non Food Items (NFIs), Protection, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Mine Action and Armed Violence Reduction (AVR). In Protection, the key programme components include Gender Based Violence (GBV) protection and response, child protection, mixed migration, programming and provision of assistance to IDP and refugee voluntary returns.

Overall purpose of the role

The Camp Management Coordinator - or CCCM - has the overall responsibility for resource mobilization, implementation, technical quality and harmonisation of CCCM and shelter activities across DRC Somalia’s areas of intervention. He/She leads in the design of CCCM and Shelter projects for proposal development, adaptation and revision of tools, technical review of all reporting, and development of technical guidelines in line with cluster technical priorities and standard activities.  He/She coordinates CCCM staff capacity building across the different areas, including frequent travel to DRC’s CCCM project areas. He/she advises closely on overall program quality and implementation in line with global and country cluster-specific principles, guidelines, and technical standards. He/She represents DRC Somalia on CCCM and Shelter issues in relation with the respective clusters and in relevant donor meetings.  

Responsibilities

Program Quality and Strategic Development 

  • Provide direct technical management and technical guidance to CCCM and Shelter teams across DRC Somalia
  • Support and continuously capacitate CCCM and Shelter teams to ensure that DRC is implementing high quality programming in accordance with international standards and best practice, and adapted to the context 
  • Lead on DRC’s CCCM and shelter intervention in line with the Somalia CCCM and Shelter Cluster Strategies
  • Revise and adapt DRC’s CCCM technical strategy for Somalia as required, and utilize for input into country and regional strategic documents
  • Advise closely with area teams on project implementation and ensure alignment to global technical standards, as per Somalia specific context
  • Identify gaps and needs in CCCM programme in sites under DRC’s area of responsibility, with a view to generating ideas for future projects with strong beneficiary impact
  • Identify areas of potential further expansion of DRC Somalia’s CCCM interventions 
  • Contribute to the development of proposals by leading in technical CCCM and shelter project design to secure follow up funding or expansion of the CCCM and Shelter portfolios as per identified needs
  • Support promoting CCCM concepts in relation to local and national authorities in relevant program areas, in consultation with Area Managers
  • Ensure program standardization and sharing of experiences, lessons learned, and good practices across sites under DRC’s area of responsibility
  • Manage and ensure quality of CCCM and Shelter-related information flows to and from field sites, including updates, various reporting tools, and other requests to and from the National Cluster and Sub-National Clusters 
  • Review ongoing project activities to ensure technical quality and adherence to project design in accordance with CCCM global and cluster standard activities
  • Review all donor reports, CCCM and shelter cluster reports, advocacy and policy notes and other sectoral products for technical quality assurance
  • Ensure that all CCCM and shelter activities are being appropriately monitored and evaluated
  • Work closely with other sector program managers (Protection, WASH, Durable Solutions) to ensure integration between sectors in DRC programmes, with particular focus on transitioning between CCCM/shelter and Durable Solutions, in line with cluster and governmental guidance on ongoing efforts
  • Organize and coordinate assessments and monitoring missions, as pertaining to CCCM and shelter, but also other sectors to ensure complementarity. 

Representation and Coordination

  • Represent DRC vis-a-vis the CCCM and Shelter Cluster (IOM, UNHCR) at national level and other sector actors, with strong engagement and relationship building for coordination and harmonized programming
  • Provide technical and strategic input on behalf of DRC for Cluster tools, products, and guidance notes for CCCM projects, in line with Humanitarian Response Plans
  • Support positioning DRC in cluster lead and co-lead roles at sub-national level, advising DRC staff in coordination for CCCM monitoring and response, engagement with cluster partners and co-chair counterparts
  • Stay up to date with donor strategies and practices within Somalia and provide technical backstopping to the WASH (Shelter & Community Infrastructure Services) Manager in donor relations for CCCM and shelter.

Organisation, administration and personnel management 

  • Ensure that adequate staffing is in place for CCCM activities, including an appropriate gender balance within the team
  • Participate in the recruitment of CCCM and shelter national staff, advising on job descriptions aligned to the needs of CCCM projects
  • Direct technical advising for 5 to 7 national staff 
  • Direct line management of National CCCM Coordinator and continuous capacity building (coaching, mentoring)
  • Identify and address capacity gaps among CCCM and Shelter staff

Accountability 

  • Ensure that DRC’s CCCM and Shelter programming meets accountability obligations and is carried out in accordance with the Core Humanitarian Standard
  • Work with the Protection Manager to ensure protection mainstreaming in CCCM and shelter activities

 

The responsibilities listed are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.

About you 

To be successful in this role, we expect you to be a positive, mature leader with a proven track record of developing effective initiatives, programmes, and impact.  

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies: 

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results through the Regional team both to position DRC and ensure excellence in all deliverables.  

Collaborating: You lead regional initiatives and processes by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.  

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen to other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and persuasively.

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.  

Moreover, we also expect the following:  

Essential qualifications: 

  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience in camp coordination and/or camp management in camp and camp like-settings
  • Masters  International Humanitarian Studies or equivalent.
  • Good understanding on the working of the UN in particular camp management and protection.
  • Strong knowledge of and expertise in CCCM and Shelter programming in different contexts
  • Experience of both the cluster system and the refugee coordination model
  • Demonstrable successful track record of strategic programme development, capacity building and effective programme implementation and monitoring.
  • Strong donor, government and partner engagement experiences
  • Experience and understanding displacement issues
  • Experience with capacity building (ToT desirable), experience in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops
  • Proven commitment to accountability and quality assurance
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with national staff members and stakeholders
  • Experience living and working in cross-cultural, multi-sector and insecure environments
  • Substantial project management skills and experience
  • Experience in fundraising will be an advantage.  

Desirable

  • Prior working experience in Somalia

Conditions

Availability: 15th October 2019

Duty station: Mogadishu - Somalia (including frequency of travel for DRC operational locations; this is a non-family and unaccompanied positon.

Reporting: DRC Head of Programmes 

Duration: 1 year, contract possibility of extension, subject to performance and funding. 

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 graded as Band NM.G, level 1. For qualified Somalia staff the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff in Somalia.

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.

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels.  In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap. 

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees.  We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

applications 

All applicants must send a cover letter (max 1 page) and an updated CV (max 3 pages) in English. The cover letter should outline your personal motivation for applying and your key qualifications for the position. Apply online on our page Current Vacancies at www.drc.ngo. Applications sent by email will not be considered. 

Closing date for applications: 25th September 2019

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit  drc.ngo/jobsupport

 

 

 

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