Danish Refugee CouncilClosing Date : 2017-01-24
Duty Station : El Fasher, Sudan
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Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Sudan
Closing date: 24 Jan 2017


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been operational in Sudan since 2004. From the outset the intervention has focused on Darfur. The aim of the programme is to promote durable solutions for the conflict affected population through community driven processes, livelihood programming and infrastructure support. DRC additionally undertakes life-saving assistance when deemed necessary.

The programme focuses predominantly on the conflict-affected population living outside of camps in the rural areas, and the displaced living in camps. The programme seeks to improve livelihood possibilities while increasing community cohesion. The main activities implemented include food security including emergency food distribution as well as agricultural/horticultural and livelihoods support; community cohesion and peaceful coexistence; rehabilitation and reconstruction of schools; community development projects and various social projects including literacy & skills training, support to extremely vulnerable individuals (EVIs) and distribution of NFIs. The activities are implemented with a community based approach with community driven recovery and safety being a key programme area.

The programme is implemented through field offices in Zalingei, Nertiti in the Jebel Marra area, and Garsila, while the Country Office in Khartoum supports the operation. The Darfur programme expects to implement a portfolio of projects totalling approximately USD 6 million in 2017 and employs 7 international staff and about 100 national staff members. The primary donors are Danida, ECHO, UNICEF, WFP, EU Devco, SHF and DRC itself through private fundraising.

Job Purpose

The Area Manager will be based in DRC s Garsila field office in Darfur and be responsible for office management and programme design and implementation in their area of operations:

Ensure strong Project Cycle Management including planning, implementation and monitoring of projects

Represent DRC vis- -vis local authorities, donor representatives, humanitarian coordination, international organizations and NGOs in the area of operation

Team and Office Management, including financial, administrative, capacity building, and logistical matters, as well as safety planning and implementation of safety precautions.

The Area Manager reports directly to the Country Director in Khartoum and works in close cooperation with other project offices in Darfur. This position has a strong technical requirement in community driven programming, as the Area Manager will also be directly responsible for the direct implementation of activities from DANIDA and EU Devco among others.

DRC field offices are located in Central Darfur where the Area Manager will be the only international staff in the field office location.

Key Responsibilities


Planning and coordinating successful, timely and quality implementation of all projects/programs in the area of operation Responsible for regular project documentation and reporting (collecting technical data, compiling reporting from the technical and field staff) Conducting assessments and fact finding missions to set up new or follow-up projects, identify and assist in preparation of project proposals for external donors and negotiate/defend them, and conceptualizing and developing sectoral and local strategies in close co-operation with the Country Team Coordination with all actors involved in the implementation of the programme, including local partners and authorities, and ensuring that programme activities are well-coordinated with activities of other humanitarian actors in the area Maintaining close and good collaboration with major donors and partners of the programme, including external monitoring visits, in area of operations Ensuring that the DRC Darfur programme is implemented in accordance with DRC standard regulations and operational procedures (e.g. Code of Conduct, CHS Principles, DRC s Response Framework, DRC Operational Handbook and DRC Programme Handbook) Ensuring that at all times contact with beneficiaries, target groups and representatives of authorities is conducted in a sensitive and respectful manner.

Monitoring and Reporting

Supervising implementation of the projects by monitoring and evaluation (quality control, monitoring objectives and indicators) to ensure that activities/projects are implemented in accordance with agreed strategies, principles, implementation plans and donor requirements Ensuring that timely and quality project narrative reports are provided according to requirements

Administration and Personnel Management, Finance and Logistic

Responsible for project budget and administration, procurement, logistics and storage including compliance with standard DRC procedures Personnel management: Supervising, capacity building, guiding, participating in training, implementing disciplinary procedures, and recruiting local project staff. Coordinate the team in Garsila to ensure effective operations and programme implementation, including regular planning meetings.


Ensuring appropriate information regarding safety in operational area Ensuring a safety network with all possible stakeholders in operational area Responsibility for safety planning including regular updating of safety, contingency plans and mitigation Ensuring that incidents are reported to the Country Director Other duties as handed down from the Country Director


Establish and maintain close collaboration with donors and partners based in area of operations Maintain good relationships with respective line Ministries and HAC officials at operational level. Represent other DRC office s needs, as and when necessary. Establish and maintain constructive working relationships with local NGOs and actors


Other relevant duties as directed by the line manager

Experience / Qualifications:

Bachelor s degree in social sciences, international development, business administration or other relevant field from a recognized institution.

Minimum five years of work experience within the humanitarian/development sector, including:

At least 2 years experience in an international setting, implementing Community Driven Mobilization and Participation activities. The DRC Darfur programme is based on the Community Participation approach and requires strong experience in the area of community based and return programming

At least 2 years of experience managing all aspects of a field office, including human resources, finances, logistics, administration and programme supervision.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

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 act in line with DRC s vision and values.


Starting Date: 15 March 2017

Duty station: DRC Garsila field office in Central Darfur, Sudan. This is a non-family duty station.

Contract: 12 months, with possibility of extension (subject to funding).

Salary and conditions in accordance with Danish Refugee Council s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dkunder Vacancies.

This position is offered at salary level A14.

The current Rest & Recuperation (R&R) cycle for Garsila is 7 weeks.

Further information

For information about our work and organisation, please visit our website www.drc.dk.

How to apply:

Interested? Please apply by clicking here.

Only applications with CV and application letter that address the stipulated duties and responsibilities and meet the required qualifications will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered.

Please send application and CV, in English and marked Area Manager Garsila , no later than 24th January 2017.

Please contact job@drc.dk, if you experience problems with your online application.

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 35 countries throughout the world. We are the largest humanitarian NGO in Denmark and consistently ranked as one of the world s best NGOs according to Global_Geneva.
We fulfil our mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations refugees, internally displaced people and host communities in the conflict areas of the world. We also advocate on behalf of conflict-affected populations globally on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration. Our work and long-term strategies are guided by our five core values: Humanitarian approach - Respect - Independence & neutrality - Inclusion - Honesty & transparency.
You can read more about our vision and work ondrc.ngo.

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