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Danish Refugee Council

Danish Refugee Council


Position: Programme Coordinator (Migration Information)
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Application Deadline: Submition date is over


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is implementing the Ethiopia Migration Programme (EMP), a UK-funded programme to make migration safer and protect would-be migrants and refugees from unsafe irregular migration through and from Ethiopia.


Employment Category:  G1

Reporting To: Component Lead (Communications), Ethiopia Migration Programme (EMP

Direct Reports: N/A

Start of Contract & Duration:  4 Months with possibility of extension

Posting date: October 22, 2021



The Programme Coordinator (Migration Information) will design, develop and roll out the information service providers and communications component of the programme under the supervision of the Component Lead (Communications). Under the supervision of the Component Lead (Communications), the Programme Coordinator will be responsible for designing, contextualizing and managing the delivery of the activities under his/her portfolio. The PC will work with the programme and field team in the quality delivery of information services provided by the program through in-person consultation at the information hub, information sessions and dissemination of IEC materials in/outside the information hub.


  • Under the direction of the Component Lead (Communications) develop activity sheets, work plans and associated activity-based budgets (ABB) for the information sessions and IEC materials
  • Assist CL in identifying information needs of beneficiaries, develop relevant content and ensure timely and quality delivery of info sessions, information service provision at the Info Hub facility and production and outreach of IEC materials
  • Conduct capacity need-assessment for field teams and implement targeted capacity-building support to deliver their activities
  • Ensure the quality, clarity and consistency of technical components of internal and external reports (e.g. programme reports, sit-reps, internal updates).
  • Work with the MERL team and continually improve appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems; analyzing results to ensure and enhance program effectiveness and quality.
  • Provide technical assistance to programme implementation team to achieve the greatest impact toward programme goals and objectives
  • Contribute to cross-cutting themes of learning and adaptive management, documenting learning and adjusting programming to reflect an evolving context.
  • Assist the CL in the preparation of quarterly programmatic reports on information and communication outputs of the programme.
  • Maintain good working relationships with officials, government ministries, implementing partners and international and local NGO community, where necessary; and
  • Represent the programme at internal and external meetings and different fora as requested by the COP and CL.

Experience and Technical Competencies: (include years of experience)

  • A minimum of 5 years of experiences working in international development and/or humanitarian programming particularly in the area of protection, migration and refugee affairs.
  • Excellent understanding of the migration sector in Ethiopia, particularly in the area of refugees, returnees and host communities.
  • Experience in working with government counterparts and other partners at various levels - federal to the district. This includes technical support, capacity-building and coordination.
  • Strong project management experience, including resource management, work planning, implementation oversight and periodic review, and compliance management
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring
  • Experience working on DFID and/or FCDO funded programmes
  • Robust analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience of diverse team management
  • Highly diplomatic with excellent political awareness and understanding
  • High-level communications and interpersonal skills
  • A demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with governments, donors, partners, local organizations, and other stakeholders

Education (include certificates, licenses, etc.):

  • Degree in social science studies, sociology, international development, economics or other relevant fields.

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Excellent verbal and written English.
  • Fluency in Amharic
  • Other local languages a plus

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for Excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • 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