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Sanaa (Yemen)

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Sanaa (Yemen)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Managerial positions
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2020-03-29

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Consortia Coordinator – Information Management




Who are we?

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 fulfillment 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 (ME) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey with a Regional Office (RO) in Amman.


DRC Yemen’s response

Throughout its nine field offices and a workforce of 450 staff, DRC upholds its main programmatic objectives to provide immediate and life sustaining assistance, to strengthen the protective environment, and to reduce displacement related risks and vulnerabilities by promoting self-reliance at household and community level.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of the Consortium’s information management strategy by reviewing information needs and gaps, and evaluating current information management processes and tools
  • Design/develop, test, maintain, support and improve the IM system that maintains and organizes data on Consortium activities and provides support in reporting, project tracking and data analysis
  • Develop database security measures to safeguard information against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure, especially in terms of sensitive beneficiary information
  • Ensure that information systems and processes are compliant with applicable standards and guidelines related to information management and data protection, including ECHO standards and requirements
  • Ensure effective data management by improving existing or developing new data collection tools and methodologies, designing and managing database systems for analysis purposes.
  • Draft information products such as reports, charts and infographics by turning data into graphic products to facilitate the dissemination of information to external stakeholders
  • Train IM system users in data entry, data checking and generation of reports
  • Provide technical expertise in general IM by closely working with the programme, IM and MEAL teams
  • Actively explore options for using technology in beneficiary engagement in displacement contexts
  • Organize and conduct training for Consortium staff on general IM, digital mobile data collection, GIS technology, and innovative approaches to data management
  • Produce regular consortium wide IM reports reporting on SMC indicators/processes and ad hoc reports where appropriate.


Required experience and competencies

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.  
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.



  • A post-graduate degree in international relations, business administration, management, human rights, social sciences, or related field
  • Minimum five years’ active experience in humanitarian programming
  • Fluency in English
  • Previous experience working under complex, multi-sectoral emergency interventions
  • Experience in developing & managing IM systems for humanitarian programs
  • Experience working under projects implemented in consortia
  • Ability to manage large quantities of data using established statistical analysis software
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Proven analytical and strategic planning skills
  • High-level communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to negotiate effectively between different stakeholders
  • Proven ability in working in hardship environment, with extensive travel to the field
  • Understanding of CCCM, WASH, shelter, and protection interventions in an IDP setting preferable



  • English language (Fluent)
  • Arabic language (desirable)


We offer

Contract length: three months, with possible extension based on fund and performance.

Work place: Sana'a


Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level (MG).

Application process

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV in English. Apply online on our link below. Applications sent by email will not be considered.


Closing date for applications: Mar 29th, 2020.


Further information

For questions regarding the vacancy please contact If you are facing problems with the online application process, please contact


For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website


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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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