Title: Humanitarian Disarmament and Peace Building (HDP) Coordinator (Re-advertised)
Location: Addis Ababa
Employment Category: G1
Salary Range: USD 1,001.00 1,217.00 per month which specific amount will be determined up on candidates experience and educational relevancy
Reporting To: Head of Programs
Contract Duration: 1 Year
Posting date: October 26, 2023
Required Employee: 1
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009. With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender-based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.
OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:
The Humanitarian Disarmament and Peace Building (HDP) Coordinator leads DRC's HDP programming across the country and technically oversees all of DRCs HDP activities, including Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE), Non-Technical Survey (NTS), Social cohesion and Peace building activities.
He/she provides technical oversight to DRCs HDP activities across the different operations, ensuring the improvement and application of harmonised quality standards, and represent DRC is key humanitarian coordination forums.
DRC is in the process to apply for the accreditation from the Government to implement EORE and NTS activities however DRC has ongoing Peace Building activities.
Responsibilities: (in bullet points)
- Revise the Country level sector strategy and lead its implementation
- Ensure harmonization of standards and approaches and develop guidelines and Standard operating procedures for activities as relevant. Ensure the team are trained in the use of the SOPs and tools
- Conduct field visits to ensure quality implementation in line with international and DRC standards, and identify needs for capacity building
- Ensure that ethical and statistically-sound data collection and sectoral-related information management systems are in place and used for analysis, planning, evaluation, and advocacy.
- Conduct and support regular sectoral analysis and advocacy work for the country office and produce reports to be used for information or advocacy purposes.
- Strengthen protection mainstreaming and AGD approach in the country office by providing support to the country office and field offices as well as the other sectoral teams
- Represent DRC in sectoral coordination meetings, such as the Cluster, Strategic advisory groups and working groups as agreed with the Head of Programme;
- Coordinate with the Authorities relevant for the sectors, UN agencies, INGOs and NNGOs and other key stakeholders on the provision of sectoral services;
- Represent DRC sectoral programming in meetings with donors as requested by the Senior management team
- Work closely with other agencies to implement common sectoral standards and develop common strategies and responses
- Promote improved understanding of sectoral issues among all relevant stakeholders and ensure the observance of international sectorial and humanitarian standards.
Participation in the Project Cycle Management
- Review technical aspects of needs assessments TOR, questionnaires and reports and provide technical inputs to improve the quality and use of the data for DRC
- Participate in the identification of State and Humanitarian partners involved in the relevant sector of intervention through technical review of their documents/ processes and activities.
- Participate in the design of project proposals and budgets by preparing or reviewing technical components to ensure high quality standards are met and proposed activities are in line with DRC global and country strategies, cluster strategies and government strategies.
- When the project starts, ensure the implementation strategy of the sectoral activities is in line with DRC technical guidelines
- Undertake quality control and site monitoring to ensure that services provided are according to international best practice standards for DRC and partners activities;
- In coordination with the MEAL Manager, review strategic MEAL tools and products to improve their quality and use
- In coordination with the Grants Manager, review strategic donor reports to ensure quality assurance to donor and other DRC reports relevant to the sector;
- Participate in relevant internal project monitoring meeting (Kick off meeting, Project Monitoring Meeting and Close Out Meeting)
- Contribute to protection mainstreaming in all DRC field offices.
All DRC roles require the post-holder to master
DRCs 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.
Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
- 5-8 years' work experience within the field of Peacebuilding, particularly within the humanitarian mine action field.
- Previous experiences as an HDP coordinator or officer with a country wide management aspect preferred
- Specific experience in explosive ordnance risk education, humanitarian mine action operations, non-technical surveys and information management is desirable.
- At least 5 years with humanitarian NGO's, UN agencies, relevant ministries and/or local authorities in migrants/refugee/IDP settings in complex emergencies;
- Demonstrated experience coordinating with and supporting national and local authorities as well as humanitarian coordination forums;
- Prior experience or familiarity with issues relating to mixed migration is a strong advantage;
- Ability to work effectively and efficiently unsupervised;
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and adapt in a complex and challenging environment;
- Experience with capacity building, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with staff members and other stakeholders
EDUCATION: (include certificates, licenses, etc.)
- Minimum Bachelors degree in social sciences, law, social work, international development, or other relevant field from a recognized institution.
LANGUAGE: (indicate fluency level)
- Excellent verbal and written proficiency in English.
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit an updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form onhttps://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1036&ProjectId=169531&DepartmentId=19012&MediaId=4664under Vacancies.
Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated email address no later thanNovember 09, 2023.
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consultwww.drc.ngo
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
We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.