DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC East Africa and Great Lakes (EAGL) operation focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrants in Burundi, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The EAGL Regional office also supports non-operational initiatives, focusing on mixed migration issues, civil society engagement, and advocacy and policy initiatives related to displacement.
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a leading protection agency and been operating in Ethiopia since 2010 and in Djibouti since 2013. Our mandate is to promote and protect durable solutions to conflict and displacement affected populations on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC implements a multi-sector response to support IDPs, refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea, and host populations in surrounding communities in and around Gambella, Dima, Dolo Ado, Jijiga, Bule Hora, Shire, Djiboutiville, Obock, and Ali Sabieh, supported by a country office in Addis Ababa. Current programme sectors include protection, food security, WASH, shelter and NFI, livelihoods, and resilience. DRC Ethiopia also hosts a Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat EA (ReDSS) unit and plays a key role in the INGO coordination of the refugee response in the country. The total annual turnover is approximately 13 million USD with 320 staff across both countries.
The overall purpose of the role:
The CD’s prime objectives will be to provide leadership and strategic management with a view to positioning DRC as the leading INGO in Ethiopia and Djibouti on protection of displaced populations and people on the move, as well as the promotion of durable solutions, overseeing the strengthening of DRC’s programme development, quality and accountability framework and to be a proactive partner in the wider regional strategic and programme development processes.
Direct managerial oversight and support: Ensure that the SMT and PMs have clear and realistic performance-based management goals. Tasks include:
Programme Strategy: To develop and update the Ethiopia and Djibouti a programme strategy, within DRC/DDG’s overall regional and global strategic frameworks. Tasks include:
Quality and Accountability: To be responsible for ensuring that programmes comply with organizational quality and accountability commitments. Tasks include:
Safety and Security: To hold overall responsibility for ensuring that DRC’s Ethiopia-Djibouti programme is delivered in a safe and secure manner. Tasks include:
Representation, Coordination, and Stakeholder management: To ensure that DRC/DDG maintains excellent and productive relations with all key stakeholders, especially beneficiaries, local authorities, the humanitarian community and donors. Tasks include:
Advocacy and communication: To lead the Ethiopia-Djibouti team’s advocacy in all DRC/DDG key messages. Tasks include:
Financial accountability: Ensure that the different programmes deliver financial accountability. Tasks include:
Experience and technical competencies
Education: Master’s degree in relevant field
Languages: Fluency in English and French (speaking, writing, reading) is essential
Contract: Two years’ contract. Other employment conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates.
This position is underemployment category D
Duty station: Addis Ababa with frequent travel to the field. This position is accompanied
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter in English through the online application on www.drc.ngo under vacancies no later than 23 October 2020
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’s five core competencies:
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.