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Introduction

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. Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.

Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

1 – Background

DRC has been operating in West Africa since 1998. The DRC West Africa Regional Office (hereafter: WARO) is based in Dakar, Senegal, and covers six countries outside of Senegal. Led by the Regional Director, the DRC WARO oversees, supports and provides strategic directions for DRC’s Country Offices within the region, which currently includes Mali, Burkina Faso, the Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and the Central African Republic.

2 – Purpose

Based in the DRC WARO, the Accountability Trainee will support the establishment of a Feedback and Report Complain Mechanism (hereafter: FCRM) for the region of West Africa, by taking the lead in the preparation of such Mechanism in terms of documentation, guidelines, policies, procedures and assessment of needs and actions. The Accountability Trainee will also contribute to the reinforcement of the Code of Conduct Mechanism. The Trainee will work intensively with the Support Services and the Programmes.

It is a unique opportunity to join a well-known international organization and benefit from a support adapted to the practical application of academic teaching.

3 – Duties and Responsibilities

Under the management of the Regional Head of Support services, and with the technical supervision of the Regional Protection Coordinator, the Accountability Trainee will have the following activities and tasks:

• Support in establishing a FCRM for the West Africa Region, which includes doing research work, translating documents from English language to French language, developing some specific documents, assessing the needs, identifying the actions and steps to be taken, and involving the relevant stakeholders and senior management member;

• Reinforce the Code of Conduct Reporting Mechanism by developing new tools;

• Ensure the follow-up of the complaints related to the Code of Conduct Reporting Mechanism;

• Ensure the good working relationship, in terms of information updates but also review of documents, with the DRC Global Accountability and Participation Advisor and any relevant colleague of DRC Global for Accountability;

• Assume the follow-up on any development by DRC and in the countries covered by the WARO in terms of Code of Conduct and FCRM initiative (inquiry; question, new tool; ne process; etc.);

• Contribute to organize the trainings related to the Code of Conduct, the CHS and the FCRM;

• In coordination with relevant staff, design, coordinate and organize the launch of the FCRM in a dedicated place.

All the tasks mentioned above will be primarily, if not exclusively, done from DRC WARO.

In addition to the above, the Accountability Trainee may be asked to carry out other duties requested by the Regional Protection Coordinator, the Regional Head of Programmes and/or the Regional Head of Support Services.

4 – Required Qualifications

• Post-graduate degree/ University Degree (Bachelor or Master) in International Development/ Development Studies, International Relations, Economics, Political Science/ Public Affairs, Business Administration or Management, or another relevant field is required;

• Good knowledge in accountability, ethics, human-rights and core humanitarian values;

• Proven experience related to ethics or human rights or accountability;

• Significant experience in procurement and tender processes;

• Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills with a well-developed ability to motivate;

• Full professional fluency in French language (80% of the professional communication in this position will be done in French, including almost all the communication within the WARO);

• Proficiency (written and spoken of the English language;

• Understanding of the different contexts of the West Africa Region;

• Excellent Computer Skills (MS Office, Internet) and an advanced proficiency in Excel are required.

5 – Required Skills & Qualities

• Core Competencies of DRC:

o Striving for excellence

o Collaboration

o Taking the lead

o Communication

o Demonstrating Integrity

• Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment

• Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork and with a spirit of genuine collaboration

• Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness, are required

• Multi-tasking and Organizational skills are necessary

• Adaptable and Flexible

• Proven analytical and critical thinking skills

• Exemplary sense of ethics in the workplace

• Team-oriented & good sense of humor

6 – General Regulations

• The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework

• Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization

• Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period

• Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization

• Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request

How to apply

7 – Application Process

Are you interested?

Then apply for this position on line:

https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1036&ProjectId=159535&DepartmentId…

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.

DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.

However**, applicants must be aware that DRC cannot employ, under an international traineeship or volunteering agreement, a citizen of the country in which she/ he is going to be stationed (in such case, the Republic of Senegal).**

Applications close on the 5th of August, 2020. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

Due to the urgency of the position, DRC has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.

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The Danish Refugee Council is currently implementing a broad range of activities relevant to conflict affected communities and persons. The activities are categorized in ten sectors:

Shelter and Non-food Items, Food Security, Protection, Income Generation, Coordination & Operational Services, Community Infrastructure & Services, Humanitarian Mine Action, Armed Violence Reduction (AVR), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), and Education.

Here you can read some short exemplifications of what types of activities the respective sectors include:

Shelter and Non-food Items: Provision of emergency shelter, emergency cash grants, rehabilitation of housing, distribution of non-food items (NFIs) and provision of return and repatriation kits.

Food Security: Emergency food provision or food voucher programmes. Training and capacity development in agriculture, agricultural inputs (e.g. tools and seeds), agricultural grants.

Protection: Advocacy for the rights of displaced people in their context of displacement, child protection initiatives, individual protection assistance based on vulnerability, legal aid, land & property rights, sexual and gender-based violence prevention, registration services for the internally displaced and refugees, monitoring of rights and rights awareness-raising, facilitation of return and repatriation processes.

Income Generation: Business training and SME development, business grants, life-skills training, literacy and numeracy training, vocational training, micro-credit loans, savings groups, group enterprise development and facilitation.

Coordination & Operational Services: Coordination and management of refugee and IDP camps, active participation in UN cluster coordination, humanitarian surveys and studies, facilitation of NGO Networks focused on displacement solutions, capacity development, training and support to local NGOs, secondment of experts to UN emergency operations worldwide

Community Infrastructure & Services: Provision of physical infrastructure like roads, bridges, community centres, irrigation systems or other community structures, facilitation and training of infrastructure management groups at community level, facilitation and funding of community development plans, initiatives for disaster risk reduction at community level.

Humanitarian Mine Action: Manual or mechanical mine clearance, clearance of former battle areas, education for affected communities – with special focus on children on how to avoid harm from mines and UXO, surveys of expected and confirmed mined or UXO areas, explosive ordnance disposal and stockpile destruction, capacity building of national demining institutions.

Armed Violence Reduction (AVR): Education in procedures for safe storage and safe handling of small arms and light weapons (SALW), capacity building of institutions for safety, local and community level conflict management and mitigation.

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH): Emergency water supply, hygiene item distribution, hygiene information and education, construction of latrines, installation water points, wells and water storage. Water purification.

Education: Education grants and fee support, school feeding programmes, teacher training and support, school materials provision and construction or rehabilitation of school structures.

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0 USD Dakar CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Introduction

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. Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.

Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

1 - Background

DRC has been operating in West Africa since 1998. The DRC West Africa Regional Office (hereafter: WARO) is based in Dakar, Senegal, and covers six countries outside of Senegal. Led by the Regional Director, the DRC WARO oversees, supports and provides strategic directions for DRC’s Country Offices within the region, which currently includes Mali, Burkina Faso, the Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and the Central African Republic.

2 - Purpose

Based in the DRC WARO, the Accountability Trainee will support the establishment of a Feedback and Report Complain Mechanism (hereafter: FCRM) for the region of West Africa, by taking the lead in the preparation of such Mechanism in terms of documentation, guidelines, policies, procedures and assessment of needs and actions. The Accountability Trainee will also contribute to the reinforcement of the Code of Conduct Mechanism. The Trainee will work intensively with the Support Services and the Programmes.

It is a unique opportunity to join a well-known international organization and benefit from a support adapted to the practical application of academic teaching.

3 - Duties and Responsibilities

Under the management of the Regional Head of Support services, and with the technical supervision of the Regional Protection Coordinator, the Accountability Trainee will have the following activities and tasks:

• Support in establishing a FCRM for the West Africa Region, which includes doing research work, translating documents from English language to French language, developing some specific documents, assessing the needs, identifying the actions and steps to be taken, and involving the relevant stakeholders and senior management member;

• Reinforce the Code of Conduct Reporting Mechanism by developing new tools;

• Ensure the follow-up of the complaints related to the Code of Conduct Reporting Mechanism;

• Ensure the good working relationship, in terms of information updates but also review of documents, with the DRC Global Accountability and Participation Advisor and any relevant colleague of DRC Global for Accountability;

• Assume the follow-up on any development by DRC and in the countries covered by the WARO in terms of Code of Conduct and FCRM initiative (inquiry; question, new tool; ne process; etc.);

• Contribute to organize the trainings related to the Code of Conduct, the CHS and the FCRM;

• In coordination with relevant staff, design, coordinate and organize the launch of the FCRM in a dedicated place.

All the tasks mentioned above will be primarily, if not exclusively, done from DRC WARO.

In addition to the above, the Accountability Trainee may be asked to carry out other duties requested by the Regional Protection Coordinator, the Regional Head of Programmes and/or the Regional Head of Support Services.

4 - Required Qualifications

• Post-graduate degree/ University Degree (Bachelor or Master) in International Development/ Development Studies, International Relations, Economics, Political Science/ Public Affairs, Business Administration or Management, or another relevant field is required;

• Good knowledge in accountability, ethics, human-rights and core humanitarian values;

• Proven experience related to ethics or human rights or accountability;

• Significant experience in procurement and tender processes;

• Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills with a well-developed ability to motivate;

• Full professional fluency in French language (80% of the professional communication in this position will be done in French, including almost all the communication within the WARO);

• Proficiency (written and spoken of the English language;

• Understanding of the different contexts of the West Africa Region;

• Excellent Computer Skills (MS Office, Internet) and an advanced proficiency in Excel are required.

5 - Required Skills & Qualities

• Core Competencies of DRC:

o Striving for excellence

o Collaboration

o Taking the lead

o Communication

o Demonstrating Integrity

• Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment

• Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork and with a spirit of genuine collaboration

• Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness, are required

• Multi-tasking and Organizational skills are necessary

• Adaptable and Flexible

• Proven analytical and critical thinking skills

• Exemplary sense of ethics in the workplace

• Team-oriented & good sense of humor

6 - General Regulations

• The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework

• Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization

• Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period

• Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization

• Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request

How to apply

7 - Application Process

Are you interested?

Then apply for this position on line:

https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1036&ProjectId=159535&DepartmentId...

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.

DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.

However**, applicants must be aware that DRC cannot employ, under an international traineeship or volunteering agreement, a citizen of the country in which she/ he is going to be stationed (in such case, the Republic of Senegal).**

Applications close on the 5th of August, 2020. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

Due to the urgency of the position, DRC has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.

2020-08-06

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