Camp Management Officer (Technical)
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 fulfilment 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 and North Africa (MENA) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) in Algeria, Libya/Tunisia, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey with a Regional Office (RO) in Amman. DRC has 17 offices and approximately one thousand staff members across the MENA region. Following an internal HQ restructuring, from 1st January 2018 the region is focusing on the Middle East, hence Algeria, Tunisia and Libya will transition to a new region during the course of 2018, while Yemen will join the Middle East region.
About the job:
The CM Officer will implement planned activities in either a formal IDP camp or as part of a mobile team working in informal settlements. The CM Officer will focus primarily on two-way communication with IDP representatives, needs identification, documentation and referrals/service requests, in addition to regular liaising with stakeholders.
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
• Provide guidance and support to national camp management teams in formal IDP camp and/or support IDP site representatives in informal settlements.
• Facilitate the establishment of an IDP representative structure if necessary.
• Provide training on basic communications, representation and use of minimal CM related tools to IDP site representatives.
• Ensure regular contact (physical or through phone calls) and collect site specific information/updates from IDP representatives.
• Assist in identifying needs, service gaps and duplications in all targeted sites.
• Document, track and provide timely referrals and service requests to specialist service providers.
• Propose and facilitate awareness campaigns or information dissemination to IDP populations using various communication methods, ensuring they are understandable by the IDP community
• Assist in facilitating meetings with various stakeholders, including national authorities and IDPs, including translation and minute taking of meetings
• Assist in drafting weekly situation reports and providing any other relevant information pertaining to IDP life and services.
• Maintain and keep updated an excel database of key information/indicators for each site that is targeted for DRC assistance.
• Any other duties as assigned by line manager.
To be successful in this role we expect you to
• Minimum 1.5 year of experience in international and/or local NGO; ideally involved in the direct implementation of field level humanitarian assistance to refugees or IDPs.
• Proven leadership skills and experience in creating, establishing and negotiating relationships and building alliances and networks with various stakeholders at community and local and national levels.
• Strong understanding of humanitarian issues, especially related to Syrian refugee crisis and Iraq displacement.
• Ability to write reports and situational briefings in English.
• Competence using informatics programs, especially Excel spreadsheets.. Moreover, we also expect the following:
• Advanced university degree is an asset.
• Experience in training and capacity-building of staff.
• Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.
• Understanding of gender, protection and human rights.
• Extensive knowledge of the Iraqi internal displacement.
• Teamwork Skills
• Analytical Skills
• Planning Skills
• Initiative (proactive)
• Result-oriented and Accountability
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate 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 DRC’s vision and values.
We offer ::
Contract length: 8 Months
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates/ Nationals; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.
- To apply please follow this link https://vacanciesiniraq.com/nonprofitjobs
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All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 1 January 2020
Please note: that given the urgency of vacancy the position may be filled before the due date.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visitdrc.ngo/jobsupport.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.
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:
- Professionalism, impact & expertise
- Humanitarian approach & the work we do
- Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
- Culture, values & strong leadership
- Fair compensation & continuous development
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. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.