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Title: Programme Manager

Location: Dolo Ado

Employment Category: F2

Salary Range: As per the organization scale

Reporting To: BORESHA-NABAD Programme Implementation Manager and Area Manager

Contract Duration: December 31, 2024

Posting date: May 2, 2024

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. DRC Ethiopia began operations in 2009 and has been responding to the needs of refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and vulnerable host communities ever since. DRC Ethiopia currently has programs implemented through five area offices (AO) in Gambella, Tigray, Somali (Jijiga & Dollo Ado) and Afar regions, as well as its country office (CO) in Addis Ababa.


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is leading a consortium of partners in implementation of the EU-funded programme BORESHA NABAD across Mandera, Kenya, Dollo Ado, Ethiopia and Gedo, Somalia. Building upon BORESHA I, II and III, BORESHA NABAD is centered on enhancing the effectiveness of conflict prevention and mitigation, disaster risk reduction and management, and resilience-building in cross-border communities. DRC is partnering with Rural Agency for Community Development (RACIDA), Voice for Peace for All in the Horn of Africa (VOPA) and Mandera Women for Peace and Development (MWFPD) to deliver BORESHA NABAD.

In close coordination with the Area Manager and other area Programme Managers, the Programme Manager for Dolo Ado will be responsible for day-to-day implementation and coordination of activities at the field level. S/he will manage and provide strategic guidance to the programme officers and other implementation team in the overall planning, implementation, and reporting of activities and deliverables.

Responsibilities and tasks
• Responsible for day-to-day design, delivery, and progress against agreed targets of the activities including timely and quality completion of all programme's technical and financial deliverables and reports in accordance with EU guidelines.
• Support the development and implementation of work plans, M&E tools, and activity level programme communication and visibility plans.
• Lead the contextual analysis, thought leadership, and learning of the BORESHA-NABAD at the field level while also making sure that these elements are well documented and integrated into the programme implementation cycle.
• Responsible for the overall coordination and compliance of all activities at the field level and ensuring a shared project vision and theory of change amongst staff and with other consortium partners.
• Serve as the programme liaison to build effective working relationships with government counterparts, local partners, communities, power brokers, relevant development agencies, private businesses, donors, and other relevant stakeholders at the field level.
• Support the establishment and implementation of effective project reporting, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, and procurement mechanisms at the field level ensuring compliance with DRC, EU, and national policies, rules, regulations, and systems in a timely, documented, accurate & appropriate manner; ensures that support services are cost-effective and efficient.
• Develop partnership and activity sequencing and layering plans with other humanitarian and development cross-border programmes, and private sector actors at the local level and coordinate with authorities and programme team in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia.
• Attend all the Programme Technical Working Group meetings at the field level and make sure action items are implemented in good time.
• Attend and contribute to field level discussions, workshops, working groups, and other forums where operations and other issues that may impact programme operations or the people DRC serves are discussed.
• Closely work with the Programme Management Unit (PMU) team members and ensure guidance from the Steering Committee and other working groups are implemented by the programme the field team.
• Responsible for the day-day management, mentorship, and performance management of field staff.
• Ensure a safe and secure environment for BORESHA-NABAD staff, beneficiaries, and assets by operationalizing DRC's security procedures, and providing safety and security analysis, recommendations, and follow-ups to the PMU.

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

Job Requirements

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
• Proven experience in strategic development and programme design & implementation, monitoring, and evaluation at least for 5 years. Experience in Resilience, Market Systems, and Stabilization/Peacebuilding Programming is highly desired.
• Practical and extensive knowledge of activity design, budget development/management, and documentation, tracking, and archiving. A demonstrated track record of experience with EU-funded projects is desired.
• Result-oriented management experience of diverse and dynamic team, and a commitment to good leadership. Must have a proven ability to foster teamwork and work in a consortium setting.
• Practical and proven skills in negotiation and conflict resolution with a wide range of stakeholders including working with government, diverse beneficiaries, and private sector stakeholders in remote settings.
• Experience in security and safety management in highly dynamic security environments.
• Experience living and/or working in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia Borderland areas is strongly preferred.
• Proven excellent communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English essential. Excellent report writing skills is a must.
• Experience managing complex activities that involves coordination with multiple project partners is required.

EDUCATION: (include certificates, licenses, etc.)
• Advanced University degree in relevant field (development studies, peacebuilding, and Social Sciences) with at least 5-years relevant experience in non-humanitarian programmes.

LANGUAGE: (indicate fluency level)
• English, Somali Fluent

How to Apply


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/ApplicationForm/SinglePageApplicationForm.aspx?cid=1036&departmentId=19012&ProjectId=170923

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later thanMay 15, 2024.

We strongly encourage female candidates to apply for the position!

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 gendergap.
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
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