Danish Refugee CouncilClosing Date : 2018-07-14
Duty Station : Amman, Jordan
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Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 14 Jul 2018

Who are we?

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 fulfillment 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.

DRC has been operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) in Algeria, Libya/Tunisia, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey with a Regional Office (RO) in Amman. DRC has 17 offices and approximately one thousand staff members across the MENA region. Following an internal HQ restructuring, from 1st January 2018 the region is focusing on the Middle East, hence Algeria, Tunisia and Libya will transition to a new region during the course of 2018, while Yemen will join the Middle East region.

About the job

The RC works with the delegated authority of the Regional Director to provide oversight of, and guidance and support to, all Danish Demining Group (DDG) activities within the Region. The RC will monitor DDG s Operations (Implementation), engage with regional donors and relevant authorities, and ensure DDG perspectives are considered by the Regional Senior Management Team (of which the RC is a member). The RC will be aware of the standards and procedures applicable to DDG operations, and provide assistance to DDG HQ staff exercising their responsibility for standardization and quality assurance. The RC role is furthermore to ensure that the programme is implemented within the framework of DDG s objectives, strategies and donor requirements, and is compliant with the guidelines, policies, procedures, and values of DRC/DDG. The RC will support/lead country operations on DDG related programme development aspects, including proposal development, donor engagement and fund raising.

Duties and Responsibilities

Support and assist on DDG Operational activitiesOversight of all aspects of DDG activities, including HMA and Community Safety programming.Monitoring of training and competence building of international and national staff within the operational part of the DDG programme.Provide support to country programmes in the recruitment of DDG technical staff.Support the PMs, OMs and TFMs with operational matters when writing proposals and reports. Support DDG programme development processes contributing to DRC s three programme platforms emergency response, durable solutions and root causes- as appropriate (regional and country offices)Support the process of development of DDG concept papers, project proposals and responses to calls for regional proposalsSupport DRC country offices in the process of development of DDG related concept papers and proposals to conduct needs assessments Support regional and country business development (fundraising and donor liaison) on HMA and Community Safety programming. Develop a sufficient relationship with national Mine Action Authorities to support the development of an indigenous Mine Action coordination body.Assure that the prioritisation set by the Government, national MA authority and the donors are taken into consideration in the planning of operational activities in cooperation with the DDG Country programme.Guided by the DRC Programme Handbook, Operations Handbook, DDG portfolio Framework and handbooks, continuously monitor and develop relevant accountability initiatives in the field as well as strengthening the effort to document the impact of DDG s activities.Monitor and oversee that the programme continuously remains compliant with the guidelines, policies, procedures and values of DDG.

Liaise and represent DDG Middle East in relevant fora with UNMAS, Protection Clusters and with relevant government authorities, donors, partners, UN agencies and international and national NGOs and various co-ordination fora which are not CO driven.

Experience and technical competencies:(include years of experience)

Minimum five years of previous experience in humanitarian mine action and full understanding of its technical requirements, preferably with some experience in the Middle East

Substantial documented professional technical experience in Mine Action

Strong administration and organizational ability

Excellent personnel skills

Proven record of staff capacity building

Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact, diplomacy and persistency.

Willingness to embrace and further develop overall objectives such as gender equity, impact monitoring, and cross-sector cooperation.Willingness to travel with the Middle East region, including Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey & Yemen


Relevant degree from an internationally recognized university, or sufficient proven professional experience related to the sector.


Excellent written and spoken English requiredArabic is preferred

Key stakeholders:

DRC/DDG HQRegional Office staffCountry Office staff, in particular DDG PMsNational authorities in countries of operationInternational and national HMA organisations

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 our vision and values.

We offer

DRC will offer the successful applicant a two years contract renewable based on funding and performance. You must be available to start work as soon as possible and be willing and able to work in Amman.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.orgunder Vacancies. This position will be placed at A12level for Expatriates**.**

How to apply:

Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.

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

Applications close 14 July 2018.

Need further information?

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.org

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