Global Project Coordinator for the “Poverty Alleviation Coalition” (PAC) 400 views0 applications


Overall purpose of the role:
The Poverty Alleviation Coalition (www.alleviate-poverty.org) was established by UNHCR and 13 INGOs in 2019 with the goal of alleviating the extreme poverty of 500,000 refugee- and host community households by 2026 using the well-proven “graduation approach”.
The Coalition has established working groups in 35 countries who are working towards the goal. As of May 2021, the coalition has raised US$ 31.6 m to support approximately 34,000 households, and is stepping up fundraising in order to meet the overall goal of reaching half a million households by 2026 and the commitments made at the Global Refugee Forum (GRF) 2019 to reach 160,000 by the next GRF (December 2023).
The global project coordinator for the Coalition will be hosted by DRC EAGL Regional Office and will lead the acceleration of the activities needed to meet the goal. In December 2020, the Coalition convened a 2-day workshop to determine the most crucial steps needed to achieve this acceleration, which have been set out in a roadmap.
The two main components are:
1) Global resource mobilization and
2) Evidence creation and data.
Working groups have been formed, and the incumbent will coordinate the activities of these two working groups, in addition to coordinating the activities related to the other workstreams.

Reporting Arrangements

  1. Strategic supervision: the global project coordinator will have a dual technical reporting line to the UNHCR focal point for the Coalition and to DRC’s global Economic Recovery team and will work according to a workplan approved by both.
  2. Administrative supervision: since the position is hosted by DRC, the global project coordinator will report to the Deputy Regional Director, EAGL RO in terms of daily line management.

Responsibilities:
The incumbent will be seated in DRC EAGL Regional Office but will serve all member organizations of the Coalition equally. The project manager, through discussions with donors, will secure a more reliable source of funding for the position, general coordination of the Coalition’s activities and development and collection of relevant evidence on programming. The project manager’s tasks will include:

1. Implement roadmap developed at PAC workshop December 2020

  • Donor outreach and briefing
  • Manage the “global fundraising workgroup” by coordinating a working group to provide tailored proposals to potential donors, and private sector.
  • Manage the “global evidence generation working group” and support identification of gaps and opportunities within the space of the graduation approach and displacement.

2. Evidence collection and generation.

  • Liaise with members and stay abreast of the latest academic research to ensure that all programmes are informed by the latest evidence, and in addition, ensure that all programmes develop high quality evidence.

3. General coordination of PAC activities

  • Organize, document and facilitate monthly global meetings.
  • Report on progress of/to the Coalition and donors
  • Internal communication (newsletters, updates)
  • Arrange meetings and events.
  • Review proposals by country operations alongside the “Technical Advisory Group”
  • Knowledge management
  • Capacity building and webinars.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • 7-9 years’ experience with international humanitarian and/or development organisations, including significant experience working on economic recovery programming in contexts of forced displacement or experience working on the graduation approach.
  • Strong, practical and up-to-date knowledge of:
  • Graduation Approach concepts, methodologies and impactful modes of support;
  • Poverty Alleviation Coalition goals, members and processes;
  • Recent trends in policy and evidence on graduation;
  • Demonstrable experience in resource mobilization, evidence generation and in coordination
  • Understanding of and experience in developing economic recovery programming
  • Experience working in complex institutional environments – and developing close working relationships with a diverse range of colleagues
  • Excellent communication, representation, coordination, and writing skills
  • Highly motivated and hard-working, with strong attention to detail
  • High degree of flexibility; willingness to deploy at short notice and to travel regularly outside of the region, including to Europe and the US.

Education:

  • Master’s degree in development or humanitarian studies, political science, economics or another relevant field

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required
  • French, Spanish, Arabic an asset

DRC Core Competencies:
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 our vision and values.

Conditions:
Contract duration: 4 months contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council terms of employment for National staff.
Availability: September 2021
Duty station: Nairobi with 40% travel
Key stakeholders:
Internal and External: DRC ME Head of Programme, and regional team, DRC Global Economic Recovery Advisors, UNHCR PAC Focal Point, Poverty Alleviation Coalition members, Donors

NB: THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO KENYAN NATIONALS ONLY.

General
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)

Gender Equality:
DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, female candidates and those from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
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
Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

How to apply

Application Process
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications, which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation, and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 20th August 2021.

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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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Overall purpose of the role: The Poverty Alleviation Coalition (www.alleviate-poverty.org) was established by UNHCR and 13 INGOs in 2019 with the goal of alleviating the extreme poverty of 500,000 refugee- and host community households by 2026 using the well-proven “graduation approach”. The Coalition has established working groups in 35 countries who are working towards the goal. As of May 2021, the coalition has raised US$ 31.6 m to support approximately 34,000 households, and is stepping up fundraising in order to meet the overall goal of reaching half a million households by 2026 and the commitments made at the Global Refugee Forum (GRF) 2019 to reach 160,000 by the next GRF (December 2023). The global project coordinator for the Coalition will be hosted by DRC EAGL Regional Office and will lead the acceleration of the activities needed to meet the goal. In December 2020, the Coalition convened a 2-day workshop to determine the most crucial steps needed to achieve this acceleration, which have been set out in a roadmap. The two main components are: 1) Global resource mobilization and 2) Evidence creation and data. Working groups have been formed, and the incumbent will coordinate the activities of these two working groups, in addition to coordinating the activities related to the other workstreams.

Reporting Arrangements

  1. Strategic supervision: the global project coordinator will have a dual technical reporting line to the UNHCR focal point for the Coalition and to DRC’s global Economic Recovery team and will work according to a workplan approved by both.
  2. Administrative supervision: since the position is hosted by DRC, the global project coordinator will report to the Deputy Regional Director, EAGL RO in terms of daily line management.

Responsibilities: The incumbent will be seated in DRC EAGL Regional Office but will serve all member organizations of the Coalition equally. The project manager, through discussions with donors, will secure a more reliable source of funding for the position, general coordination of the Coalition’s activities and development and collection of relevant evidence on programming. The project manager’s tasks will include:

1. Implement roadmap developed at PAC workshop December 2020

  • Donor outreach and briefing
  • Manage the “global fundraising workgroup” by coordinating a working group to provide tailored proposals to potential donors, and private sector.
  • Manage the “global evidence generation working group” and support identification of gaps and opportunities within the space of the graduation approach and displacement.

2. Evidence collection and generation.

  • Liaise with members and stay abreast of the latest academic research to ensure that all programmes are informed by the latest evidence, and in addition, ensure that all programmes develop high quality evidence.

3. General coordination of PAC activities

  • Organize, document and facilitate monthly global meetings.
  • Report on progress of/to the Coalition and donors
  • Internal communication (newsletters, updates)
  • Arrange meetings and events.
  • Review proposals by country operations alongside the “Technical Advisory Group”
  • Knowledge management
  • Capacity building and webinars.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • 7-9 years’ experience with international humanitarian and/or development organisations, including significant experience working on economic recovery programming in contexts of forced displacement or experience working on the graduation approach.
  • Strong, practical and up-to-date knowledge of:
  • Graduation Approach concepts, methodologies and impactful modes of support;
  • Poverty Alleviation Coalition goals, members and processes;
  • Recent trends in policy and evidence on graduation;
  • Demonstrable experience in resource mobilization, evidence generation and in coordination
  • Understanding of and experience in developing economic recovery programming
  • Experience working in complex institutional environments – and developing close working relationships with a diverse range of colleagues
  • Excellent communication, representation, coordination, and writing skills
  • Highly motivated and hard-working, with strong attention to detail
  • High degree of flexibility; willingness to deploy at short notice and to travel regularly outside of the region, including to Europe and the US.

Education:

  • Master's degree in development or humanitarian studies, political science, economics or another relevant field

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required
  • French, Spanish, Arabic an asset

DRC Core Competencies: 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 our vision and values.

Conditions: Contract duration: 4 months contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council terms of employment for National staff. Availability: September 2021 Duty station: Nairobi with 40% travel Key stakeholders: Internal and External: DRC ME Head of Programme, and regional team, DRC Global Economic Recovery Advisors, UNHCR PAC Focal Point, Poverty Alleviation Coalition members, Donors

NB: THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO KENYAN NATIONALS ONLY.

General 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)

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, female candidates and those from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics. 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 Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

How to apply

Application Process Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications, which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation, and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 20th August 2021.

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