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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

The Regional Head of Multi Country Grants Operations (RHGO) is overall responsible for ensuring the timely and compliant delivery of DRC’s programme activities in the field (i) for regionally held grants, (ii) multi country and cross border projects, (iii) country managed operations in countries without the full span of grant management specialists, as outlined in the Strategic Programme Document, Sector Strategies and Area Strategies, and in line with the programme technical guidelines and advice deriving from those documents and the work plans for individual grants.

A key member of DRC West Africa’s Senior Management Team, the RHGO works collaboratively with the Regional Head of Programmes (RHoP) to ensure that the programme strategies they are responsible for preparing are realistically achievable, and sufficient technical guidance and support is available to implement the grant components of those strategies effectively. The RHGO also works collaboratively with the Regional Head of Support Services to ensure that processes to enable smooth delivery of operations in the field (e.g. HR, Admin, IT, Finance, Supply Chain, etc.) are being consistently applied and improved. The RHGO also coordinates closely with the Regional Humanitarian Access and Safety Coordinator to ensure operations are conducted safely and in line with humanitarian principles wherever they are implemented.

The RHGO works in support with the Country Programmes Area Managers where regional and/or multi country grants are implemented. The RHGO ensures technical support in grant management and project cycle management is available to Area Managers and monitors the timely implementation of activities in these areas.

The RHGO is part of the Regional Senior Management Team.

3 – Duties and Responsibilities

1) Management and Programming

  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate Regional projects, multi-country projects and cross-border projects implementation by Area Managers and Head of Bases.
  • Manage Regional office project implementation staff (BSM project coordinator, WACAFI project coordinator, multi -country projects) and Regional Grant Specialists.
  • Ensure full project cycle management for the projects in her/his portfolio (design, fundraising, kick off, implementation, evaluation, redesign…)
  • Develop multi country programming and project management through the implementation of internal services contracts between countries and Regional Office.
  • Support concerned Area Managers in countries in planning operations and activities; contribute to their training plan and capacity building and develop tool boxes to improve operations planning and monitoring.
  • Provide direct support and coaching to Country Interim Directors in the absence of Country Directors.

2) Strategy

  • Contribute with other SMT members to developing regional strategies and related processes.
  • Oversee development of Area Strategies by the Area Offices within frame of SPD & Sector Strategies.
  • Partnerships
  • Supervise and develop strategic partnerships involved in the regional projects.
  • Support Area Managers in managing partnerships at the local level.
  • Develop tools for partnership management in the region.
  • Grant Management
  • Oversee the provision of high-quality grant management services for grants directly managed by the Region.
  • Organize the provision by regional staff of high quality grant management services to Country Offices without grant manager in their teams.

3) Partnerships

  • Supervise and develop strategic partnerships involved in the regional projects.
  • Support Area Managers in managing partnerships at the local level.
  • Develop tools for partnership management in the region.

4) Grant Management

  • Oversee the provision of high-quality grant management services for grants directly managed by the Region.
  • Organize the provision by regional staff of high quality grant management services to Country Offices without grant manager in their teams.

4 – Required Qualifications

  • Master degree on International Developement, Social Sciences, MBA.
  • 10 years senior management experience
  • Previous experience as a Country Director essential.
  • Strong people management skills
  • Strong operational background (project management, finance, HR, safety)
  • Fully expert in written and spoken French
  • Full proficiency in written and spoken English.

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

7 – Salary and contractual terms & conditions :

  • Position Title: Regional Head of Multi Country Grants Operations (RHGO)
  • Supervised by: Regional Director
  • Reporting to: Regional Director
  • Location: Dakar – Senegal
  • Duty Station: Family Duty Station – Accompanied position
  • Aera of Operation: Region of West Africa
  • Employement Period: 12 months
  • Contract start date : January 2021
  • Type of Contract (Expat/National/Trainee): Expatriate
  • Salary & Benefits: Management E – Level 1

How to apply

Are you interested? Then apply for this position on line **: https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1036&ProjectId…

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 position, 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 6th of December, 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 Full Time , 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

The Regional Head of Multi Country Grants Operations (RHGO) is overall responsible for ensuring the timely and compliant delivery of DRC’s programme activities in the field (i) for regionally held grants, (ii) multi country and cross border projects, (iii) country managed operations in countries without the full span of grant management specialists, as outlined in the Strategic Programme Document, Sector Strategies and Area Strategies, and in line with the programme technical guidelines and advice deriving from those documents and the work plans for individual grants.

A key member of DRC West Africa’s Senior Management Team, the RHGO works collaboratively with the Regional Head of Programmes (RHoP) to ensure that the programme strategies they are responsible for preparing are realistically achievable, and sufficient technical guidance and support is available to implement the grant components of those strategies effectively. The RHGO also works collaboratively with the Regional Head of Support Services to ensure that processes to enable smooth delivery of operations in the field (e.g. HR, Admin, IT, Finance, Supply Chain, etc.) are being consistently applied and improved. The RHGO also coordinates closely with the Regional Humanitarian Access and Safety Coordinator to ensure operations are conducted safely and in line with humanitarian principles wherever they are implemented.

The RHGO works in support with the Country Programmes Area Managers where regional and/or multi country grants are implemented. The RHGO ensures technical support in grant management and project cycle management is available to Area Managers and monitors the timely implementation of activities in these areas.

The RHGO is part of the Regional Senior Management Team.

3 - Duties and Responsibilities

1) Management and Programming

  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate Regional projects, multi-country projects and cross-border projects implementation by Area Managers and Head of Bases.
  • Manage Regional office project implementation staff (BSM project coordinator, WACAFI project coordinator, multi -country projects) and Regional Grant Specialists.
  • Ensure full project cycle management for the projects in her/his portfolio (design, fundraising, kick off, implementation, evaluation, redesign...)
  • Develop multi country programming and project management through the implementation of internal services contracts between countries and Regional Office.
  • Support concerned Area Managers in countries in planning operations and activities; contribute to their training plan and capacity building and develop tool boxes to improve operations planning and monitoring.
  • Provide direct support and coaching to Country Interim Directors in the absence of Country Directors.

2) Strategy

  • Contribute with other SMT members to developing regional strategies and related processes.
  • Oversee development of Area Strategies by the Area Offices within frame of SPD & Sector Strategies.
  • Partnerships
  • Supervise and develop strategic partnerships involved in the regional projects.
  • Support Area Managers in managing partnerships at the local level.
  • Develop tools for partnership management in the region.
  • Grant Management
  • Oversee the provision of high-quality grant management services for grants directly managed by the Region.
  • Organize the provision by regional staff of high quality grant management services to Country Offices without grant manager in their teams.

3) Partnerships

  • Supervise and develop strategic partnerships involved in the regional projects.
  • Support Area Managers in managing partnerships at the local level.
  • Develop tools for partnership management in the region.

4) Grant Management

  • Oversee the provision of high-quality grant management services for grants directly managed by the Region.
  • Organize the provision by regional staff of high quality grant management services to Country Offices without grant manager in their teams.

4 - Required Qualifications

  • Master degree on International Developement, Social Sciences, MBA.
  • 10 years senior management experience
  • Previous experience as a Country Director essential.
  • Strong people management skills
  • Strong operational background (project management, finance, HR, safety)
  • Fully expert in written and spoken French
  • Full proficiency in written and spoken English.

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

7 - Salary and contractual terms & conditions :

  • Position Title: Regional Head of Multi Country Grants Operations (RHGO)
  • Supervised by: Regional Director
  • Reporting to: Regional Director
  • Location: Dakar - Senegal
  • Duty Station: Family Duty Station - Accompanied position
  • Aera of Operation: Region of West Africa
  • Employement Period: 12 months
  • Contract start date : January 2021
  • Type of Contract (Expat/National/Trainee): Expatriate
  • Salary & Benefits: Management E - Level 1

How to apply

Are you interested? Then apply for this position on line **: https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1036&ProjectId...

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 position, 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 6th of December, 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.

2020-12-07

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