Danish Refugee CouncilClosing Date : 2017-01-13
Duty Station : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 13 Jan 2017


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, response to gender based violence, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.

DRC, on behalf of a consortium made up of DRC and other NGO partners, is seeking an experienced Migration and Protection Technical Specialist to be based in Ethiopia as part of the consortium s Programme Management Unit (PMU) for an anticipated DFID-funded migration programme that will address irregular migration from and through Ethiopia.

Position s Overall Objectives

Working under the direct management of the Deputy Programme Director of the consortium, the Migration and Protection Technical Specialist will be responsible for providing technical advice and guidance to DRC and other NGO partners, which ensures the consortium s programme strategy, design and approach to implementation of migration and protection activities are well-informed and responsive, strictly adhere to best practices, and are cohesive across the areas of implementation. The Technical Specialist will be expected to provide regular support and guidance to the Deputy Programme Director and field teams in order to contribute to the successful implementation and monitoring of all migration and protection activities. Furthermore, the Technical Specialist will work collaboratively with the Programme Director, Deputy Programme Director and other technical specialists to monitor the overall operating context and to support the consortium by participating in and contributing to knowledge sharing and discussions related to migration and protection issues.

Responsibilities and Tasks

To achieve the objectives of the position, the Technical Specialist will perform and undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:Support the Programme Management Unit (PMU) and field-based Programme Coordinators to develop and revise detailed strategies, work plans and a theory of change, ensuring the guiding documents draw on international best practices and global research, lessons learned from the field-level and reflect implementation realities related to key migration and protection issues in Ethiopia and Djibouti. Work closely with the PMU and field-based Programme Coordinators to ensure work plans are adequately resourced to deliver effectively; Provide ongoing technical advice to counterparts in the consortium s field-based programme implementation teams, including consultants, and sub-contractors as needed. Support in the development and implementation of effective monitoring and evaluation tools and systems related to migration and protection activities, including identification and design of needs assessments, profiling exercises and other research initiatives, which contribute to enhancing knowledge on migration and protection issues relevant to the programme. Collaborate with the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Manager and field-based technical staff to ensure protection records and documentation are properly managed and compliant with organizational requirements and international best practices. Oversee progress and coordination of the programme s migration and protection activities in collaboration with the Programme Director, Deputy Programme Director and field-based Programme Coordinators, ensuring programme objectives are achieved while ensuring rigor and quality. Ensure Value for Money is mainstreamed across technical areas of responsibility, is incorporated into decision making, and effectively reported to the donor; Establish and maintain the programme's relationship with key stakeholders related to migration and protection issues at the country-level in Ethiopia and Djibouti, including participation in relevant cluster and working group meetings and other coordination fora. Identify and advise on key risks related to the programme s response to migration and protection issues, and ensure effective reporting of such risks.Provide technical reviews of all programme reporting related to migration and protection, ensuring reports are completed to a high standard. Travel frequently throughout the programme s areas of intervention to monitor and provide technical guidance;


Advanced degree in a related field, such as law, migration or refugee studies, social sciences, or international development from a recognized institution.Minimum of 6 to 8 years experience working in international humanitarian or development aid, with significant experience implementing migration and protection-related programming for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant government ministry.Comprehensive understanding of DFID donor requirements and DFID s results agenda.Robust analytical and strategic planning skills, with a demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, while maintaining a high-level of technical quality.Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, including political awareness and understanding, and demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, partners, local organisations, and other stakeholders. Experience documenting and sharing lessons learned across a multi-location programme, ensuring that knowledge is captured effectively to contribute to improved performance.Excellent verbal and written proficiency in English.

Additional Characteristics

In this position, you will also be expected to demonstrate DRC s five core competencies:

a) Striving for Excellence:Focusing on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

b) Collaborating:Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

c) Taking the Lead:Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

d) Communicating:Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.

e) Demonstrating Integrity:Acting in line with DRC s vision and values.



DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC


Availability:February 2017

Duty station:Addis Ababa

Reporting:This position works directly under the supervison of Deputy Programme Director.

Contract:1 year contract dependent on both funding and performance. Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates (available at www.drc.dkunder Vacancies). This position is graded as A14.

For qualified National staff the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff

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.dkunder Vacancies.

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.dkunder vacancies no later than 13th January 2017.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk.

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.

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