Camp Management Assistant
Camp Management Assistant
Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified 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.
About the job
- The CM Assistant will support the implementation of planned activities in either a formal IDP camp, informal settlements, or returnee locations – focused primarily on needs identification, documentation and referrals/service requests, in addition to regular liaising with stakeholders.
- Provide any additional support as requested by other team members and the CCCM Team Leader and CCCM Project Manager.
- Provide support to national camp management teams in formal IDP camp and/or support IDP site representatives in informal settlements and returnee locations.
- Ensure regular contact (physical or through phone calls) and collect site specific information/updates from IDP and returnee representatives.
- Assist in identifying needs, service gaps and duplications in all targeted sites.
- Document, track and provide timely referrals and service requests to specialist service providers.
- Help facilitate awareness campaigns, trainings and information dissemination to IDP and returnee populations using diverse methodologies, ensuring understanding by the IDP and returnee community
- Attend meetings with various stakeholders, including national authorities and IDPs/returnees as necessary or requested.
- Provide accurate and timely information that supports the drafting of weekly situation reports and other updates.
- Support the CM Officer and CM Project Manager in any other duties, as needed.
- The CM Assistant is a field-based position which supposes daily presence in either camps, informal IDP settlements.
The CM Assistant will undertake any other tasks, within the framework of his/her position, as requested by his/her supervisor.
To be successful in this role we expect you to have the following:
- Minimum 2 year of professional experience, ideally involved in social services or community activism.
- Ideally, at least 1 year experience in international and/or local NGO; ideally involved in the direct implementation of field level humanitarian assistance to refugees, IDPs, or returnees.
- Proven leadership skills and experience in creating, establishing and negotiating relationships and building alliances and networks with various stakeholders at community and local and national levels.
- Strong understanding of humanitarian issues, especially related to displacement.
- Ability to draft basic reports and situational briefings in English.
- Competence using Microsoft Word and Excel necessary.
- Experience in social services or community activism.
- Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.
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.
Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
Contract length: 6 months
Start date: 1/November/2020
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; 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: 24th October 2020
Please note: that given the urgency of vacancy the position may be filled before the due date.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.