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Overall purpose of the role:

The Consortia Coordinator (CC), employed by DRC and reporting to the DRC Country Director, will be expected to lead the implementation of the project on behalf of the Consortium of 3 NGOs (DRC, LWF, and ACF) focusing on multipurpose cash transfer, WASH and shelter construction through combined needs based and people centre approaches. The CC will be providing leadership to the project and its activities, oversee smooth implementation of the project through the members of the Consortium, and oversee the administration and implementation of the grant in line with ECHO procedures. The CC will be supported by Programme Management Unit (PMU) to support these tasks. The CC will have financial and human resource management oversight and will provide strategic leadership in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL).

Responsibilities:

The ECHO Consortia Coordinator is responsible for the following detailed tasks within the framework of DRC standard regulations and operational procedures (including the Code of Conduct, The DRC Assistance Framework, the DRC Programme Manual and administrative regulations), approved programme documents, donor contracts and applicable Ugandan laws:

Project management:

  • Management and implementation of the project, with an emphasis on ensuring timely and high quality achievement of the project goal and objectives by the respective Consortium partners.
  • Ensure monitoring systems are in place, including gathering data for case studies and lessons learned
  • Provide guidance on implementation of a basic needs approach with specific focus on cash based programming, ensuring that all partners utilize the same targeting/monitoring approaches and tools
  • Ensuring that the Partners implement the project as stipulated in their proposals and as per the work plans presented and ensure that the spending rates of the project are commensurate with the project spending plans.
  • Develop partners’ project progress reporting and financial expenditure tools and train the partners on use of these.
  • Ensuring that partners provide monthly output trackers and consolidate to provide monthly status updates on the Consortium’s progress, challenges and planned mitigation measures.
  • Troubleshoot any challenges with project implementation in consultation with the partners and bring this to attention of the partners in a timely manner with the highest authority of the partner in country.
  • Lead and manage the Programme Management Unit (PMU) including grants, finance and MEAL functions.
  • Seek advice from the Head of Programs (HOP) on the program implementation methodology and approaches and keep the HOP and CD updated on the program progress

Financial management:

  • Ensuring that the partners have sound financial management in place.
  • Liaise with ECHO to get a good understanding of the financial procedures and ensuring that the partners comply with ECHO financial regulations
  • Develop tools and formats for financial reports in close collaboration with the finance team and ensure timely financial reports and budget follow ups from the partners.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and other financial report for the consortium and alert the CD/HOP of any financial issues that might be emerging.
  • Facilitate provision of training for project staff from members of consortium on relevant guidelines, regulations and procedures.

Representation, communication and coordination

  • Chair the PMU meetings between partner representatives, technical advisors, M&E and support functions.
  • Ensure Consortium representation in external coordination meetings and leadership on technical discussions at national level by developing harmonized programmatic positioning on cash programming.
  • Represent consortium progress to donors as well as within the Cash Working Group
  • Facilitate reporting and information sharing within the cash WG, Protection and NFI/shelter working groups
  • ·Accountable to Consortia Steering Committee, Initiate and facilitate Steering Committee meetings, drafting agendas to reflect priorities, challenges and opportunities for the Consortium
  • Oversee development of the Consortium communication and advocacy and promote the use of Consortium-generated knowledge and learning;
  • Ensure proactive engagement, and facilitate formal meetings with key stakeholders including with the Government authorities
  • Ensure close coordination with other agencies and consortia who are implementing project activities in the same area. Develop a close coordination with the Government of Uganda, Office of the Prime Minister and UNHCR and other UN Agencies providing assistance in the same region.
  • Represent the Consortium in coordination mechanisms as needed
  • Ensure timely and accurate programmatic and financial reporting to the donor, collating inputs from the Consortium partners.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Demonstrated experience of successfully managing and leading Consortia;
  • A post-graduate degree in international relations, business administration, management, human rights, social sciences or related field;
  • At least 5 years of senior management experience in an NGO or consultancy environment, with experience managing cash transfer programming
  • Good knowledge of Cash feasibility analysis, modality and mechanism selection, MEB and transfer value(s) and needs and vulnerability targeting
  • Practitioner knowledge of the latest and most relevant cash- and markets-based programming technical tools, guidance, and evidence-based initiatives
  • A good understanding and experience of context in South Western Uganda is an added advantage
  • Experience in leading and coordinating in refugee coordination working groups
  • Proven analytical and strategic planning skills;
  • High-level communication and people skills;
  • Excellent writing skills and able to negotiate effectively between different stakeholders, and to represent the Consortium at high level forums;
  • Extensive experience in representation and networking, in particular with Government authorities, EU, humanitarian and development actors;
  • Demonstrated project, program and human resource management experience, including working with local partners;
  • Proven ability in working in hardship environments. The position will require extensive travel to the field;
  • Strong understanding of MEAL, including in complex programmes;

Conditions

Availability: March 2019

Duty station: Kampala

Duration:1 1 months, renewable 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.ngo under Vacancies). This position is rated as Non-Manager G (NM.G) on the DRC salary scale available at www.drc.ngo under expatriates terms of employment .

How to apply:

Application

Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at www.drc.ngo Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.ngo under vacancies no later than 20th February 2019

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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 Uganda CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Overall purpose of the role:

The Consortia Coordinator (CC), employed by DRC and reporting to the DRC Country Director, will be expected to lead the implementation of the project on behalf of the Consortium of 3 NGOs (DRC, LWF, and ACF) focusing on multipurpose cash transfer, WASH and shelter construction through combined needs based and people centre approaches. The CC will be providing leadership to the project and its activities, oversee smooth implementation of the project through the members of the Consortium, and oversee the administration and implementation of the grant in line with ECHO procedures. The CC will be supported by Programme Management Unit (PMU) to support these tasks. The CC will have financial and human resource management oversight and will provide strategic leadership in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL).

Responsibilities:

The ECHO Consortia Coordinator is responsible for the following detailed tasks within the framework of DRC standard regulations and operational procedures (including the Code of Conduct, The DRC Assistance Framework, the DRC Programme Manual and administrative regulations), approved programme documents, donor contracts and applicable Ugandan laws:

Project management:

  • Management and implementation of the project, with an emphasis on ensuring timely and high quality achievement of the project goal and objectives by the respective Consortium partners.
  • Ensure monitoring systems are in place, including gathering data for case studies and lessons learned
  • Provide guidance on implementation of a basic needs approach with specific focus on cash based programming, ensuring that all partners utilize the same targeting/monitoring approaches and tools
  • Ensuring that the Partners implement the project as stipulated in their proposals and as per the work plans presented and ensure that the spending rates of the project are commensurate with the project spending plans.
  • Develop partners’ project progress reporting and financial expenditure tools and train the partners on use of these.
  • Ensuring that partners provide monthly output trackers and consolidate to provide monthly status updates on the Consortium's progress, challenges and planned mitigation measures.
  • Troubleshoot any challenges with project implementation in consultation with the partners and bring this to attention of the partners in a timely manner with the highest authority of the partner in country.
  • Lead and manage the Programme Management Unit (PMU) including grants, finance and MEAL functions.
  • Seek advice from the Head of Programs (HOP) on the program implementation methodology and approaches and keep the HOP and CD updated on the program progress

Financial management:

  • Ensuring that the partners have sound financial management in place.
  • Liaise with ECHO to get a good understanding of the financial procedures and ensuring that the partners comply with ECHO financial regulations
  • Develop tools and formats for financial reports in close collaboration with the finance team and ensure timely financial reports and budget follow ups from the partners.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and other financial report for the consortium and alert the CD/HOP of any financial issues that might be emerging.
  • Facilitate provision of training for project staff from members of consortium on relevant guidelines, regulations and procedures.

Representation, communication and coordination

  • Chair the PMU meetings between partner representatives, technical advisors, M&E and support functions.
  • Ensure Consortium representation in external coordination meetings and leadership on technical discussions at national level by developing harmonized programmatic positioning on cash programming.
  • Represent consortium progress to donors as well as within the Cash Working Group
  • Facilitate reporting and information sharing within the cash WG, Protection and NFI/shelter working groups
  • ·Accountable to Consortia Steering Committee, Initiate and facilitate Steering Committee meetings, drafting agendas to reflect priorities, challenges and opportunities for the Consortium
  • Oversee development of the Consortium communication and advocacy and promote the use of Consortium-generated knowledge and learning;
  • Ensure proactive engagement, and facilitate formal meetings with key stakeholders including with the Government authorities
  • Ensure close coordination with other agencies and consortia who are implementing project activities in the same area. Develop a close coordination with the Government of Uganda, Office of the Prime Minister and UNHCR and other UN Agencies providing assistance in the same region.
  • Represent the Consortium in coordination mechanisms as needed
  • Ensure timely and accurate programmatic and financial reporting to the donor, collating inputs from the Consortium partners.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Demonstrated experience of successfully managing and leading Consortia;
  • A post-graduate degree in international relations, business administration, management, human rights, social sciences or related field;
  • At least 5 years of senior management experience in an NGO or consultancy environment, with experience managing cash transfer programming
  • Good knowledge of Cash feasibility analysis, modality and mechanism selection, MEB and transfer value(s) and needs and vulnerability targeting
  • Practitioner knowledge of the latest and most relevant cash- and markets-based programming technical tools, guidance, and evidence-based initiatives
  • A good understanding and experience of context in South Western Uganda is an added advantage
  • Experience in leading and coordinating in refugee coordination working groups
  • Proven analytical and strategic planning skills;
  • High-level communication and people skills;
  • Excellent writing skills and able to negotiate effectively between different stakeholders, and to represent the Consortium at high level forums;
  • Extensive experience in representation and networking, in particular with Government authorities, EU, humanitarian and development actors;
  • Demonstrated project, program and human resource management experience, including working with local partners;
  • Proven ability in working in hardship environments. The position will require extensive travel to the field;
  • Strong understanding of MEAL, including in complex programmes;

Conditions

Availability: March 2019

Duty station: Kampala

Duration:1 1 months, renewable 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.ngo under Vacancies). This position is rated as Non-Manager G (NM.G) on the DRC salary scale available at www.drc.ngo under expatriates terms of employment .

How to apply:

Application

Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at www.drc.ngo Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.ngo under vacancies no later than 20th February 2019

2019-02-21

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