Camp Management Officer
Camp Management Officer
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 Camp Management Officer will implement planned activities in informal settlement IDPs. The Camp Management Officer will focus primarily on two-way communication with IDP representatives, needs identification, documentation and referrals/service requests, in addition to regular liaising with stakeholders. The Camp Management Officer will provide supervisory support to Assistants and report directly CM Team Leader.
Responsibilities: (in bullet points)
- Responsible for Bzibez Community Mobilizers that includes (weekly plans, reports, addressing challenges)
- Submission of PRs for interventions in Bzibez (preparation of BoQs and all required documents in Dynamics and in paper form) and updating procurement trackers.
- Informal settlement consolidation focal point (organizing FGDs + messaging to IDPs + infrastructure of the new location (concrete slaps, tent bases) + maintenance of service provision + movement facilitation)
- Following up and supervising distributions/donations, as well as incentive payments received by community mobilisers, daily workers and site representatives (preparation of related documents)
- documentation focal point (filing all documents related to the project - distribution/donation lists, reports on trainings, information sessions, awareness campaigns, etc)
- Provide guidance and support IDP site representatives (Focal points) in informal settlements.
- Facilitate the establishment of an IDP representative structure if necessary.
- Provide training on basic communications, representation and use of minimal CCCM related tools to IDP site representatives.
- Ensure regular contact (physical or through phone calls) and collect site specific information/updates from IDP 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.
- Propose and facilitate awareness campaigns or information dissemination to IDP populations using various communication methods, ensuring they are understandable by the IDP community
- Assist in facilitating meetings with various stakeholders, including national authorities and IDPs, including translation and minute taking of meetings
- Assist in drafting weekly situation reports and providing any other relevant information pertaining to IDP life and services.
- Maintain and keep updated an excel database of key information/indicators for each site that is targeted for DRC assistance.
- Any other duties as assigned by line manager.
- The Camp Management Officer is a field-based position which supposes daily presence in either informal IDP settlements.
- The Camp Management Officer will undertake any other tasks, within the framework of his/her position, as requested by his/her supervisor.
- The Camp Management Officer will provide supervisory support to up to 1 Camp Management Assistants plus Community Volunteers
To be successful in this role we expect you to have the following:
- Minimum 2 year of experience in international and/or local NGO; ideally involved in the direct implementation of field level humanitarian assistance to refugees or IDPs.
- 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 Iraq displacement.
- Ability to write reports and situational briefings in English.
- Strong knowledge of MS office package, mainly Excel and good experience in data information.
- Experience in training and capacity-building of staff.
- Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.
- Understanding of gender, protection and human rights.
- Extensive knowledge of Iraqi displacement.
Advanced university degree is an asset
- Arabic (fluent)
- English (fluent)
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 with possible renewable
Start date February 2021
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: 20rd January 2021
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.