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Danish Refugee Council (DRC) – Consortium Manager – BORESHA.

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Overall purpose of the role:

The Consortium Manager has the overall technical and management responsibility for implementation of the EUTF-funded Programme BORESHA across Mandera, Kenya, Dollo Ado, Ethiopia and Gedo, Somalia. The consortium undertaking the implementation is led by DRC, in partnership with CARE and World Vision International.  The Manager will provide strategic guidance and leadership to the PMU, and will assume responsibility for determining specific programme design, delivery, progress against the approved work plan, reporting against the monitoring plan, and overall performance of implementing agencies. The Consortium Manager will ensure overall planning, implementing, and managing of the project, and establish the MEL framework to assure progress towards achieving project goals and objectives. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership and management, and general technical direction, for the design and implementation of project activities, in close coordination with consortium agency technical staff
  • Responsible for delivery, and progress against agreed targets of the project across all implementing agencies
  • Responsible for managing the timely and quality completion of all Programme technical administrative financial deliverables and reports in accordance with EU guidelines and DRC rules
  • Ensure a shared project vision and an adaptive ‘theory of change’ (based on continuous learning from the Programme) amongst staff and across all implementing agencies
  • Serve as the principal liaison with and build effective working relationships with the EU, PACT, IGAD, FAO, World bank and government counterparts, local partners, communities and other relevant stakeholders
  • Oversee the establishment of effective project reporting, monitoring evaluation and learning, financial management, and personnel and procurement mechanisms
  • Integrate strong visibility for EUTF into Programme outcomes
  • Develop partnerships in the humanitarian and development community and coordinate with authorities at Country and County/district Government levels.
  • Plan and lead quarterly consortium Project Steering Committee meetings and Technical Working Group meetings, and oversee implementation of corrective measure. 
  • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programmers, capacity building of key project staff, and strengthening community-based organizations and mechanisms
  • Manage a team of PMU staff, including participating in the hiring, professional development and evaluation process, ensuring achievement of project results by setting specific goals and providing continuous performance feedback.
  • Ensure quality visibility of the Programme through participation to relevant events
  • Actively support Business development of cross border programming and strategic positioning of BORESHA in the cross-border agenda 
  • Promote and support the Borderlands WG in the Regional Office and other cross border initiative

Experience and technical competencies:  

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience relevant for the successful implementation of cross-border programmes
  • Experience in managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple project partners
  • Proven experience in Programme design and management, including budget expenditure, proposal writing, staff management, and monitoring, evaluation and reporting. 
  • Proven experience in Livelihoods, Resilience, Natural Resource Management and/or related fields in a management capacity.
  • Demonstrated track record of strong donor relationships, specifically EU 

Education: 

  • Relevant university degree (Master or Post graduate), in Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations, Law or another relevant field.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential  

DRC’s 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:
6 months (renewable). Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council terms of employment for National staff.
Availability: July 2022
Duty station: Nairobi with frequent travel to field sites
Key stakeholders: 
Internal: Programme Management Unit, Steering Committee members (CDs), M+E staff in consortium agencies, Implementing field teams, Technical Working Group, consortium partner SMTs in each country
External: EU & other Donors, Local government authorities, Other NGOs, Implementing partners

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)

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 http://www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.

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Applications should be sent no later than: 5th June 2022.

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.

DRC as an employer

By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Providing equal opportunities

We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Promoting high standards

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.

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