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International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee

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Position: Camp Manager
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Sherkole, Binshangul Gumuz - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Job Description

The IRC has a focus on narrowing the gender gap in humanitarian aid and ensuring that we contribute to gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in both our programs and operations by working to establish a context where our clients (including those from minority groups) enjoy the same rights and opportunities as well as equal access to services. The IRC is also strongly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive culture, where safeguarding is upheld in our workplace and programs. We are determined to protect our clients and staff from safeguarding violations through prevention and, where misconduct is alleged, to address it without fear or favor.

Job Overview

The IRC has a focus on narrowing the gender gap in humanitarian aid and ensuring that we contribute to gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in both our programs and operations by working to establish a context where our clients (including those from minority groups) enjoy the same rights and opportunities as well as equal access to services. The IRC also has a strong commitment to creating an equitable and inclusive culture, where safeguarding is upheld in our workplace and programs. We are determined to protect our clients and staff from safeguarding violations through prevention and, where misconduct is alleged, to address it without fear or favor.

Under the direct supervision of the Field Coordinator, the Camp Manager is responsible for the overall management of all IRC programs at the Sherkole refugee camp. The position holder served as IRC representative in Tsore and Oura refugee camp(s), upholding the mission, directive, and policies of IRC. The camp manager is the focal person for the safety and security of IRC staff and assets at the Sherkole refugee camp.

Major responsibilities

Supply chain:

  • Ensure camp-level procurement system that aligns with IRC and donor protocols. This involves effective communication and working relations with technical program managers, support sector heads, and Field Coordinators to ensure planned and timely procurements and payments.
  • Ensure the logistics team works with procurement plans (monthly, quarterly), and authorized and ATC cleared suppliers.
  • Approve Purchase Requests (PRs) for all camp programs as per the authority threshold and review those PRs beyond the authority threshold before Field Coordinator approval.
  • Verify/approve all camp-based payments /purchase requests regarding daily laborers or monthly incentives, etc. for the camp within the given threshold.
  • Supervise camp-level warehouse management (using warehouse monitoring tools), control and use of IRC supplies and assets, and report to the field office regarding any misuse, theft, or damage to IRC properties.
  • Approve store releases (SRs) for all camp programs as per IRC warehouse management protocols.
  • Conduct monthly spot checks and ensure quarterly spot checks by staff from responsible sectors.
  • In collaboration with the supply chain team and program managers, ensure planned and reasonable allocation of IRC resources (facilities, equipment, vehicles) and ensure that the supply chain team maintains operations and maintenance protocols.
  • Jointly with the supply chain team and program managers, ensure the conduct and documentation of asset/equipment survey as per set timelines; submit asset disposal and stock adjustment plans to the field office.
  • Conduct monthly, semiannual, and annual inventories as directed by the Field Coordinator.
  • Work closely with the supply chain team for successful implementation of the IRC Integra system and execute/cascade guidance and directions provided from the field and country office to the respective operation area.

Human Resource Management:

  • Assist the field office in making sure that IRC personnel policy, IRC refugee staff policy, and IRC required reporting policies (MRPs) are respected and practiced by the policy in close collaboration with field SMT.
  • Line-manage camps-based sector staff and ensure all staff performance objectives are set timely and staff has a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities.
  • Maintain system and IRC standard methodologies for regular staff performance evaluation and assist the office in developing a framework for staff career development (mentor and training).
  • Ensure camp-based staff are deployed promptly by applying standard procedures for staff recruitment.
  • Provide counseling and support in the resolution of employee workplace quarrels. Propose and/or take corrective measures within IRC’s personnel policies when vital.
  • Authorize staff in the mandated camp when traveling out of their duty stations for IRC business as per the IRC personnel policy, procedures, and guidelines.

Finance:

  • Ensure appropriate cash management system is implemented in the camps. This includes cash transfer and handling of the field-level petty cash and cash in-office mechanisms.
  • Facilitate timely submission of cash projection by respective program and support sector representatives, refugee staff’s payment sheet, construction labor cost daily laborers’ sheet, etc for timely action by the field finance department.
  • Approve all payments (procurement, travel disbursements, refugee staff’ incentive, daily laborers' sheet) up to the camp manager’s threshold.
  • Verify/review all payments beyond the camp manager authority level before they are reviewed by finance and approved by the Field Coordinator/SMT in Addis.
  • Review and ensure camp-based financial reports are accurate and meet IRC and donor reporting requirements.
  • Work closely with the finance team for the successful implementation of the IRC Integra system and execute/cascade guidance and directions provided from the field and country office to the respective operation area.

Program Management:

  • Ensure, in coordination with the Field coordinator, Program Managers, and TCs, all the IRC projects are implemented by the IRC Program Framework and support that implementation follows the core programming principles.
  • Lead all aspects of preparation of activity and spending plans for all grants by program managers.
  • Ensure quarterly procurement plans are developed and executed to meet the IRC donor requirements.
  • Provide administrative support and camp oversight during program implementation daily; assist staff in implementing sector-specific monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • Coordinate and facilitate grant opening, review/closing, and BVA review meetings as per agreed timeline in collaboration with program managers and sector reps.
  • Provide administrative, operational, and logistical assistance to all program managers to ensure planned training, workshops, and awareness-raising events are conducted as required.
  • Provide input on operational, administrative, and human resource needs during proposal design.
  • Ensure successful implementation of the IRC Integra system by the program team and execute/cascade guidance and directions provided from the field and country office to the respective operation area.

Program development:

  • Assist program staff to ensure beneficiary communities are involved in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all IRC programs.
  • Ensure timely submission of field-level required reports (sector reports, management, donor, and government reports).
  • Contribute to IRC’s institutional learning, for example about new ways of planning and project implementation.

Representation and Coordination:

  • Represent IRC from duty station at the mandated refugee camp (s): The tasks include serving as focal person for any information shared with or received from camp-level agencies and surrounding community representatives; preparing and reporting required updates and regular reports on all IRC activities to agencies and donor (s); assist the field office in facilitating donor monitoring visits.
  • Actively pursue good coordination and working relationships with relevant actors, government (ARRA, local administration), Donors (UNHCR, PRM, ECHO, UNICEF, IRISH AID, SIDA, etc), and Implementing partners (IPs), refugees’ representatives (RCC, WOAs) and host/local community representatives and informal leaders.
  • Participate at camp-level inter-agency meetings; facilitate regular meetings with camp leaders, camp-level IPs, local authorities, and other community-based associations as pivotal to developing goodwill and support for all program activities.
  • Maintained office records, and disseminated information and correspondence from the field office, IRC Addis, IPs, and donors to all operations and programs at a camp level and vice-versa.

Safety, Security and Health:

  • Assist the field office in updating the field security management plan, facilitating security-related training to camp-based staff, and implementing the plan.
  • Supervise security/safety situation in the designated camp context, and ensure incidents are reported to the Field Coordinator for further analysis, planning, and implementation of safety and mitigation measures.
  • Develop/adapt standard local context-specific vehicle safety policies and ensure that they are consistently implemented in collaboration with the field logistics focal person.
  • Conduct regular discussions with key staff to identify and settle approaches to address staff wellness and a sense of security.
  • Ensure all camp-based staff understand IRC Ethiopia Health and Insurance Policy and utilize insurance provisions jointly with the Admin/HR person.
  • Assess, design, and implement different ways of improving the IRC camp environment in consultation with the camp staff and field office. Adapt and develop site-specific IRC compound management protocols including staff Canteen.

Leadership:

  • Encourage key staff to participate in problem-solving and, in the decision-making process. Monitor and address work-related misunderstandings in consultation with the field coordinator.
  • Exercise a reasonable level of delegation of roles to key staff.
  • Maintain a system to strengthen inter-departmental teamwork by facilitating sector-specific and regular staff meetings.
  • Preserve close, open, and professional relationships with all staff.

Safeguarding Responsibilities: -

  • Promote and actively participate in initiatives and efforts to build team engagement, inclusion, and cohesion in the IRC
  • Foster ongoing learning, honest dialogue, and reflection to strengthen safeguarding and promote IRC values and adherence to IRC policies

Qualifications

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • MA/MSc/BA/BSc in Development Management, Business Management, Hydraulic Engineering, Social Work, or related field of studies.
  • Three years of proven experience for MA/MSc and Four years for BA/BSc holders.
  • At least one year’s senior-level management experience is required.

Skills Required

  • Ability to deliver a concise quality report in English; demonstrated experience in proposal development, including practical experience with budgeting, log frame development, and writing of technical descriptions; excellent spoken English skills; and additional local languages is a plus,
  • Management of multi-sector projects at international NGOs, preferably in refugee camps is highly required.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in working in an emergency and post-emergency/recovery program.
  • Excellent project management/administration experience; excellent representational communication and interpersonal negotiation skills.
  • Experience in working with multicultural and diversified workforce.
  • Proven Ability to work under pressure.
  • Good knowledge of humanitarian and protection principles.
  • Proven management and leadership skills.
  • Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, outlook.

Language Skills:

  • Proficient in English writing and speaking skills and the ability to speak the local language is advantageous.

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer. IRC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

IRC strives to build a diverse and inclusive team at all levels who as individuals, and as a group, embody our culture statement creating a working environment characterized by critical reflection, power sharing, debate, and objectivity for us to achieve our aspirations as a team and deliver the best possible services to our clients.