Camp Management Coordinator
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 (ME) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey with a Regional Office (RO) in Amman.
DRC Yemen’s response
Throughout its nine field offices and a workforce of 450 staff, DRC upholds its main programmatic objectives to provide immediate and life sustaining assistance, to strengthen the protective environment, and to reduce displacement related risks and vulnerabilities by promoting self-reliance at household and community level.
Reporting to the Head of Programs and in direct coordination with the Area and CM Managers, the overall responsibility of the Yemen CM/SMC Coordinator is to monitor and coordinate assistance and protection, setting up and supporting governance and community participation mechanisms, managing and disseminating information, providing multisector feedback mechanisms, and maintaining infrastructure. Primary focus is on sites where people are displaced (planned sites, collective sites, transit centres, reception centres), dispersed settlements (self-settled sites, rural self-settlements, unmanaged collective sites) and/or urban displacements and outside of sites. The Yemen CM Coordinator will work across all Yemen.
In response to the critical and constantly evolving humanitarian situation in Yemen, DRC has formed a Consortium which has assumed a leading role in the development and implementation of Site Management Coordination (SMC) sector activities. Focusing primarily on CM, WASH, shelter, and protection programming at IDP hosting sites, the Consortium aims to improve overall coordination capacity while providing a wide range of site level services through direct implementation and advocacy. The Camp Management (CM) Technical Coordinator, reporting to Head of Programmes for DRC Yemen, will be expected to work to:
- Provide strategic direction and technical support to CM initiatives
- Strengthen effective CM capacity of international and national staff
- Support advocacy initiatives undertaken at the field level
- Improve the accountability of the humanitarian response at IDP hosting sites
CM Technical Support
- Lead the development of DRC CM strategy in Yemen
- Lead the harmonization of CM methodology, tools, processes, and outputs to consortium partners
- Provide technical support and overall coordination in the roll-out of CM programming
- Contribute to CM related MEAL planning and implementation
- Diversify the DRC CM portfolio through proposal development and donor engagement
Oversight of CM implementation
- Support the implementation of DRC C activities
- Conduct frequent field visits to monitor the quality of CM implementation
- Improve utilization of site monitoring data in informing humanitarian response at IDP hosting sites
- Contribute to implementation of beneficiary feedback mechanisms at IDP hosting sites
- Oversee protection and gender mainstreaming in all DRC CM activities
Advocacy and Resource Mobilization
- Identify core advocacy concerns for DRC CM programming and support field staff with advocacy
- Engage the humanitarian community in mobilizing resources to target critical areas with services
- Actively support field staff in holding humanitarian actors and other stakeholders accountable
- Support strengthening of national and hub level coordination of interventions at IDP hosting sites
- Improve DRC integrated programming through building CM capacity within DRC teams
- Develop diverse methods to build coordination capacity among the humanitarian community
- Ensure integration of protection considerations and gender-sensitive programming in CM activities
Information management & reporting
- Support setup of centralized CM reporting and information management systems
- Support efforts to harmonize CM tools, processes, procedures, and information management
- Support efforts to collect and aggregate accurate and up-to-date information on IDP hosting sites
- Support efforts to improve sequencing of assistance and linkages to WFP GFD programming
- Consolidate CM internal and donor reports in collaboration with CM staff
- Support the CM team with generating and disseminating visual information products
Required experience and competencies
- A Masters degree in a relevant field.
- At least six years INGO experience, including at least three years in management or coordination in insecure environments.
- Significant professional knowledge of CM strategies, policies, and modalities
- Proven experience in strategic planning and organizational development
- Proven experience in managing and supporting CM teams with technical guidance and training
- Strong capacity in inter-agency coordination and networking
- Strong analytical, organizational, and management and leadership skills.
- Demonstrated ability with project grants management, including project design, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, supervision and performance.
- Proven commitment to accountable practices and knowledgeable of quality assurance systems.
- Hands on experience in leading staff in insecure locations and strong human resource management skills in general.
- Good communicator and proven diplomacy with all types of stakeholders.
- Fluent and articulate in spoken and written English.
- Ability to work independently, but also coordinate effectively as part of a team.
- Ability to lead a multi-cultural team with a high level of respect for local culture.
- Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point).
- Ability and willingness to work and live in diverse, challenging and potentially unstable environments.
- Previous experience in working in a consortium
- Strong protection, shelter or WASH background is an asset.
- Fluency in written and spoken Arabic
- Yemen is a stressful environment; interested candidates should be ready to accept challenging conditions.
Contract length: 12 Months with possibility of extension, subject to funding.
Work place: Sana'a
Start date: 20/11/2020
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level (NMG)**.**