DRC is operational in South Sudan since 2005, working with the overall aim of achieving durable solutions for displaced populations. The Danish Demining Group (DDG) started Humanitarian Mine Action in 2006.
Danish Refugee Council main program objectives (2018-2020) in South Sudan are:
- To save lives and alleviate suffering among displaced people and their hosts
- To reduce displacement related risks and support and facilitate solutions
- To promote peaceful, inclusive and resilient societies and address root causes to displacement
DRC primarily operates across Upper Nile and Unity states, both of which are heavily affected by conflict and experience high numbers of internally displaced populations as well as refugees in need of humanitarian assistance. DRC has operational bases in Maban, Malakal, Kodok and Aburoc in Upper Nile and in Bentiu, Mayom, and Ajuong Thok in Unity state, supported by a country-office in Juba.
DRC recently developed important multi-sectorial mobile response teams based in Juba able to rapidly respond to new and urgent humanitarian situations countrywide at short notice to conduct assessments and responses
Overall purpose of the role:
The Project Team Leader will be responsible for leading Protection, HLP, and Peace-building intervention missions in Koch County. The position will consist of 60% of the time deployment in a remote and insecure area with difficult living conditions. The Project Team Leader will undertake Protection activities in the crisis-affected areas within Koch County-as determined by the work plan. His/her role will be to monitor the protection concerns and needs of the displacement and conflict-affected population, conduct conflict-sensitive protection analyses, facilitate the establishment and trainings of peace committees, and supervise the team. The Project Team Leader will also contribute to the analysis and dissemination of data collected to other relevant actors to address the identified protection concerns.
Responsibilities: (in bullet points)
- Supervise and support national protection officers and assistants in the implementation of project activities.
- Provide on the job training to ensure capacity building of the team
- Develop and assist in the development of curricula for audience-appropriate trainings in conflict management and community-driven peacebuilding.
- Facilitate Formation of peace committees and peace clubs that ought to act as violence preventers.
- Facilitate conflict management and reconciliation activities through community dialogue conferences, in Koch, and neighboring counties
- Implement and oversee protection monitoring activities, including data collection, processing, analysis and report writing, contributing to advocacy and improved protection programme quality.
- Assess and monitor HLP challenges and concerns, and provide recommendations on improving access to HLP resolution mechanisms for displacement affected populations.
- Implement protection activities, in accordance with the agreed strategy, operational plan, budgets and DRC and donor regulations; including protection monitoring, assessments, individual protection assistance, referrals, awareness-raising, and trainings.
- Contribute to and support effective monitoring, evaluation and learning processes and initiatives, and ensure effective data management and contribute to regular reporting on protection activities (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, as required).
- Ensure staff compliance with security management rules and procedures; for example, ensuring relevant documentation and procedures are understood and adhered to by staff.
- Implement training for community groups and non-protection service providers in the area of mission
- Assist the Protection Manager with designing training modules and tools on topics such as human rights and basic protection principles for Community Protection Committees and other community structures.
- Prepare project procurement plans and raise materials/services requisitions and follow up with the respective support departments
- Coordinate with relevant stakeholders in Koch, including local authorities and community leaders, and with the Consortium coordinators, act as consortium focal point for DRC.
- Prepare monthly project reports, providing updates on progress and challenges to the consortium lead.
- Prepare all necessary documentation for each activity (including weekly vehicle movement plans, order requests, payment requests, etc.) and the reconciliation of the money spent during each activity
- Work with the Protection Manager and fellow Project Team Leader to create weekly work plans to schedule the team’s program activities
- Liaise and build partnerships with block leaders, chiefs, community leaders and other relevant actors to encourage participation in, support for and a better understanding of the program activities
- Participate in coordination meetings as requested by Protection Manager
- Any other tasks as required by the Protection Manager relevant to the implementation of protection objectives and activities.
The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.
To be successful in this role, we expect you to be a positive, mature leader with a proven track record of developing effective initiatives, programmes, and impact.
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of 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
Moreover, we also expect the following:
- At least 4 years’ experience involving human rights, protection in humanitarian emergencies, and peace-building, of which at least 3 years should be at international level and in South Sudan or geographic or conflict context similar to South Sudan;
- A degree in political/social sciences, law, development studies, international development or equivalent degree qualifications;
- Familiar with rule of law;
- Training in GBV and CP
- Proven technical knowledge of human rights, protection principles, peace-building/conflict management, housing, land and property, project cycle management, SPHERE standards;
- Experience implementing protection monitoring and understanding of protection information management;
- Experience in participatory facilitation techniques and experience working with local civil society.
- Experience in proposal and budget development and project implementation (including budget management);
- Understanding of and experience in engaging the cluster system in humanitarian settings;
- Strong communication, analytical and writing skills
- The ability for rapid analysis of very complex issues, strong decision-making, and translation of programmatic learning and priorities into operational strategies;
- Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-cultural communication and ease in managing a multi-ethnic team;
- Strong team leadership and conflict resolution skills, adaptability and interest in capacity building;
- Patience and understanding to work with and develop the capacity of national staff;
- Experience delivering programs to tight deadlines;
- Good computer and IT skills, as well as good, understanding of basic protection information management principles;
- Ability and willingness to work in a remote and isolated location with ever-changing security scenarios;
- Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principles.
- Ability to multi-task and cope with competing demands under tight deadlines.
- Identify priority activities and assignments, adjust priorities as required.
- Aptitude and openness to change, with an ability to lead change management
Availability: 1st November 2019
Duty station: Bentiu (Remote Management in Koch County); this is a non-family and unaccompanied positon.
Reporting: Area Manager
Duration: 1 year, contract possibility of extension, subject to performance and funding.
Contract: Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates available at www.drc.dk under Vacancies graded as Band G - Manager.
Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html). All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.
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.