Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an independent, non-profit organization (NGO), founded on the basis of humanitarian principles, and human rights based approach, to secure the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), and to promote long term solutions to the problems of forced displacement. The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) invites applications for the position of a Cash Expert who plays a critical role in the regional operation.

Jul 18, 2018
Title:  Information Management Officer Location:  Addis Ababa with Frequent Field Visits Reports to:  Protection Coordinator Start of Contract & Duration:  6 months Posting date:  July 18, 2018   INTRODUCTION The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.   PURPOSE OF THE JOB The Information Management (PIM) Officer will be fully dedicated to leading and strengthening the quality of protection-related data management across DRC Ethiopia and Djibouti’s projects. To this end, she or he will play a key role in contributing to and support protection programing through the collection, analysis and sharing of information in a sensitive and appropriate way in accordance with professional standards for protection work. She or he will be responsible for contributing to the design of reports and thematic documents related to DRC’s protection programming in Ethiopia and Djibouti for both internal and external audiences, and will support the Protection Coordinator in identifying key protection trends and in the analysis of quantitative data in order to support the development of evidence based decision-making and strategies. Finally, the position is responsible for the design, implementation and management of program-related data and information management systems.   RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS Develop, implement and maintain DRC Ethiopia and Djibouti’s protection database and information management systems. Rollout standardized protection databases and information management systems across DRC Ethiopia and Djibouti’s protection projects. Oversee the management of databases of confidential information and ensure there is provision for data security, including strict data handling and confidentiality protocols, weekly backup and recovery control. Develop and maintain an inventory of relevant documents on the humanitarian situation of Ethiopia and Djibouti, including mission reports, assessments and evaluations. Enhance DRC staff’s knowledge and capacity to use relevant databases and in topics including data quality, and basic data analysis. Support field teams in rolling out protection monitoring frameworks and processes. Process data, compile and disseminate information for use in various protection-related materials, including but not limited to reports, briefings, analyses Support the Protection Coordinator and MEAL Coordinator in conducting field monitoring visits. Support the Protection Coordinator and Head of Program in collecting and compiling information for new project proposals and concept notes. Collaborate with the MEAL Coordinator in the development and tracking of monitoring and evaluation plans for new projects. Support with general information management priorities of the DRC Ethiopia and Djibouti office as requested by the Protection Coordinator and Head of Program   In this position, you will also be expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies: Striving for Excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. 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: Acting in line with DRC’s vision and values.   Job Requirements PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRED At least 2 years of experience with an NGO or UN agency, at least 1 year of which should be in an operational setting. Experience in developing, managing information and using databases in humanitarian settings. Experience compiling information for external dissemination. Good understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes, including conducting assessments and surveys. Good experience in research Strong understanding of humanitarian, displacement and protection issues. Strong knowledge of Excel and preferably MS Access or other databases, such as Stata. Strong knowledge or Kobo, Power-BI or similar software. Understanding of GIS and cartographic outputs, and the ability to collect and organise data to support production or maps and infographics. Understanding Humanitarian Mapping. Demonstrated skills in PC troubleshooting, software and hardware support, networking, data backup, creating data entry forms and generating database report. Education: Relevant university degree or qualification in information systems, communications, social sciences or related field. Languages: Excellent skills in speaking, reading and writing English.   How to Apply Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.  Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than July 29, 2018.  For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.   We encourage  only qualified Ethiopian Nationals  to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit. It is DRC policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all personnel actions, without regard to gender, race, national, clan or tribal origin, religion, age, sex, origin or ancestry, marital status, social status, sexual orientation, or status as a qualified disabled individual.
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Jul 05, 2018
Job Title: Energy Officer Location:   Jijiga, with travels to other sites Start of Contract & Duration:  12 months, with possibility of extension Posting date:  July 5,2018   INTRODUCTION The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.   About the position The Energy Officer will oversee the planning and implementation of high quality and timely delivery of energy provision activities, under the line management of the protection Manager. He will receive technical support from DRC’s Livelihoods Advisor and work in close collaboration with DRC’s protection and migration staff.   RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Plan, supervise and facilitate DRC’s sustainable energy related interventions in the refugee camps and host community areas. Ensure the high quality and timeliness of all DRC’s energy-related activities. Empower local authorities, communities and other stakeholders to manage energy-related issues and provide sustainable resource management and environmentally friendly energy Facilitate relations between DRC, the target communities, and local authorities, taking particular care to consider girls and women’s specific needs within energy provision.   Technical responsibilities Primary focal person for all energy interventions in DRC Fafan Zone; Provide technical advice to the mapping and identification of appropriate energy saving stove solutions, such as bio mass stoves, ensuring their production, installation, training and follow-up on their proper use; Provide technical advice for the manufacturing/ repair, proper installation and smooth operation of streetlights, technical efficiency of solar kiosks and other related fields; Empower local authorities, communities and other stakeholders to manage energy-related issues and provide sustainable resource management and environmentally friendly energy. Facilitate the identification of local energy organizations and establish/strengthen linkages between local authorities and structures and such organizations; Support the establishment and functioning of Natural Resource Management Committees, in collaboration with protection team and; Develop and implement surveys and needs assessment in refugee and host community areas in collaboration with field team and other stakeholders; Organize and implement training for communities as per identified needs.   Program management responsibilities Prepare, regularly review, and implement the activity plan for energy provision, as per requirements under the RDPP projects; In collaboration with DRC’s area management and procurement team, prepare and implement procurement plans for the timely delivery of activities; Regularly monitor and evaluate the projects performance, provide timely inputs, feedback and impact of the DRC Energy interventions in Jijiga refugee camps and its hosts; Support the Area Manager in preparing and implementing of annual and quarterly work plans; Ensure the application of humanitarian principles and DRC’s Code of Conduct and commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard in all actions and activities; Ensure equal participation by all segments of the community, taking into consideration issues regarding gender, age, disability and clan affiliation; Provide monthly, quarterly and annual reporting to DRC and partners as per agreed formats.   Supervisory Responsibility Supervise 1-2 field assistants and monitor team performance and activity; Collate monthly reports from team members and submit the reports to the Protection Manager; Facilitate ongoing evaluation of the team’s effectiveness; Ensure that all recruitment, staff performance management, and leave management and are as per DRC’s HR Manual.   Representation and coordination Represent DRC at relevant energy related forums/ meetings; Support the linkages between local authorities with local energy provision organizations; Ensure that DRC maintains excellent and productive relations with key stakeholders, community members, local authorities, partners and donors; Conduct regular stakeholder analyses to maintain updated strong understanding of local energy dynamics/ relationships in Fafan Zone; Any other duties as requested by the line manager. REPORTING ARRANGEMENTS: Regular action points agreed upon during the team meeting; Daily discussions with the Protection Manager on the ongoing activities; Monthly and yearly work plans; Monthly, quarterly and annual reports to DRC and partners, including the donor.   General 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)   Posting details: Based in Jijiga with regular travel to refugee camps and its hosts in Awbarre and Kebribayah. This position will be expected to provide technical/advisory support to DRC’s energy activities in Fafan zone.   In this position, you will also be expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies: Striving for Excellence:  Focusing on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. 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:  Acting in line with DRC’s vision and values.   Job Requirements PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS Essential:  First Degree or equivalent in electrical engineering, urban planning, or other relevant field; Minimum two years’ experience delivering sustainable energy solutions (bio energy, solar energy, natural resource management, and similar) preferably in rural/refugee hosting areas; Minimum two years’ experience working in community development, refugee assistance and/or community mobilization; Experience of working with Non-Governmental organisations Good spoken and written English; Somali language skills is an advantage; Prior experience implementing energy saving activities, livelihoods or resource management related programs in refugee settings is an advantage; Experience working with local government organizations, planning and implementing capacity building activities, is an advantage. Good communication skills( English and Somali languages) and ability to conduct trainings and meetings; Understanding of gender, protection and human rights; Well-developed computer skills; Good organizational and people management skills: Ability to represent the organization and influence people.   How to Apply TO APPLY Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.  Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than July 15, 2018. For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.  We encourage  only qualified Ethiopian Nationals  to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit. It is DRC policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all personnel actions, without regard to gender, race, national, clan or tribal origin, religion, age, sex, origin or ancestry, marital status, social status, sexual orientation, or status as a qualified disabled individual.  
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Jijiga, Ethiopia Full time
May 09, 2018
Organization: Danish Refugee Council Country: Ethiopia Closing date: 28 May 2018 The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an independent, non-profit organization (NGO), founded on the basis of humanitarian principles, and human rights based approach, to secure the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), and to promoting long term solutions to the problems of forced displacement. ​**Background** DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC East Africa and Yemen (EAY) operation focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrants in Djibouti, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Yemen. The EAY Regional office also supports non-operational initiatives, focusing on mixed migration issues, civil society engagement, and advocacy and policy initiatives related to displacement. The Ethiopia/Djibouti operation falls under the EAY Regional Office based in Nairobi. There are currently over 200 national and 13 international staff working in 12 programme offices across both countries. Current programme sectors include protection, food security, WASH, shelter and NFI, livelihoods, and resilience. DRC Ethiopia also hosts the newly established Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) unit and plays a key role in the INGO coordination of the refugee response in the country. ​ Purpose DRC strives to be the leading displacement focused INGO in Ethiopia and Djibouti in terms of relevance, impact and quality. Current focus is both emergency programming to address critical needs resulting from conflict, as well as an increased pursuance for recovery programming, durable solutions and sustainable livelihood strategies for the displaced population while building better strategic, programmatic and operational coherence and synergy across Ethiopia and Djibouti. In close collaboration with the Regional Director; along with DRC and DDG regional staff; CD colleagues and senior programme staff and technical experts, the incumbent’s prime objectives will be to provide leadership and strategic management to maintain DRCs position as a leading INGO in Ethiopia and Djibouti on protection of displaced populations, promotion of durable solutions, oversee the strengthening of DRC’s programme development, quality and accountability framework and be a pro-active partner in the wider regional strategic and programme development process. The CD supervises the senior management team for Ethiopia and Djibouti including the DRC Head of Programmes, the Head of Support Services, and Area Managers. A close working relationship will be maintained with the regional senior management team. The CD Ethiopia-Djibouti reports to the Regional Director. ​**Key Responsibilities** ​***Direct managerial oversight and support:*** Ensure that the SMT and PMs have clear and realistic performance based management goals. Tasks include: Direct line management of SMT, Consortium Managers, and country wide programme support team; Support PMs to establish good management support for their teams; Provide on-going support and coaching, and ensure that staff has the necessary capacity to fulfil their responsibilities. ​***Programme Strategy:*** To develop and update the Ethiopia and Djibouti programme strategy, within DRC/DDG’s overall regional and global strategic frameworks. Tasks include: Keeping abreast key conflict and displacement trends in the region impacting the two countries; Identifying key developments and trends in refugee response in countries and position the organisation to best deal with these Ensure that the key regional and global frameworks are contextualised and applied in the country program context and ensure that staff understand these, Leading a consultative process for local strategy development, Leading the Ethiopia and Djibouti annual programme portfolio analyses, Playing a key role in fundraising and donor contract management. ​***Quality and Accountability:*** To be responsible for ensuring that programmes comply with the organisational quality and accountability commitments. Tasks include: Ensure that the Operations and Programme Handbooks are utilized throughout all offices, Lead process of developing and updating the local Humanitarian Accountability Framework and Quality Management System, Promote accountability concepts and practices. ​***Safety and Security:*** To hold overall responsibility for ensuring that DRC’s Ethiopia and Djibouti programme is delivered in a safe and secure manner. Tasks include: Working with DRC’s Regional Security Advisor and country safety specialists to ensure that all EAY security management protocols and procedures are updated, made locally relevant and applied consistently, To be overall responsible for ensuring security analyses is being done collectively and regularly, Ensuring compliance with risk mitigation against corruption, fraud and diversion. ​***Representation, Coordination and Stakeholder management:*** To ensure that DRC/DDG maintains excellent and productive relations with all key stakeholders, especially beneficiaries, local authorities, the humanitarian community and donors. Tasks include: Representing DRC/DDG at relevant and senior forums/ meetings, Ensuring other staff are appropriately representing DRC/DDG at relevant forums/ meetings, Maintaining agreed profile of DRC/DDG at country level, Conducting regular stakeholder analyses to ensure that DRC/DDG has good understanding of dynamics/ relationships, Engaging in, and where effective, leading coordination processes amongst key stakeholders. ​***Advocacy and communication:*** To lead the Ethiopia and Djibouti team’s advocacy in all DRC/DDG key messages. Tasks include: With Regional Office to prepare and implement an advocacy and communication strategy, Guiding staff to advocate clearly, appropriately and strategically. ​***Financial accountability:*** Ensure that the different programmes deliver financial accountability. Tasks include: Playing an active and coordinating role in linking finance teams with the Regional finance teams, and financial management itself, Ensuring that financial systems are followed by FOs and that financial reports submitted are accurate, Ensuring the finance and programme teams have a productive engagement. ​**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. You thrive in managing a wide range of responsibilities, and can effectively communicate and lead the country team. You are an effective people manager and enjoy working with teams of committed staff to build collaboration and capacity within the Ethiopia and Djibouti programmes and building strong relationships with the regional team. In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies : Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results through the country team both to position DRC and ensure excellence in all deliverables. Collaborating: You lead initiatives at country operation level by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback. Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. Communicating: You listen to beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders; and you communicate concisely and persuasively Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values and set a very clear standard for your country team members. Moreover, we also expect the following: ​**Qualifications** Essential: A Master’s degree in a relevant field Five years management experience, as head or senior member of humanitarian or development programme/organisation Significant experience with conflict related displacement issues Good communicator and proven diplomacy with all types of stakeholders Proven commitment to accountable practices and knowledgeable of quality assurance systems Hands on experience in managing staff in insecure locations and strong human resource management skills in general. Experience of managing budgets and multiple donor contracts Experience in donor contact, fundraising and networking. Fluency in spoken and written English required; proficiency in French is an advantage ​*Preferable:* Experienced with conflict related displacement issues Experience of humanitarian advocacy ​DRC encourages all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of nationality, race, gender or age. ​**Conditions** Availability: 1 July 2018 ​*Duty station:* Addis Ababa with frequent travel to programme locations within Ethiopia and Djibouti ​*Duration:* Two years with possibility of extension, subject to funding. ​*Contract:* This is an accompanied post. Salary, benefits and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates at Grade A6; please refer to www.drc.ngo under Vacancies . For national candidates, competitive salary and benefits are offered in accordance with the Ethiopia and Djibouti National staff salary scale and terms of employment. ​**Further information** For more information about the position, please contact the Regional Director, Ms Heather Amstutz Ferrao at h.amstutz@drceay.org . For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.ngo ​**Commitments** DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework. ​ How to apply: Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at www.drc.ngo Please submit applications online using this link by 28 May 2018 . ​Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered and email applications sent directly to Ms Heather Amstutz will not be considered. ​If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time