DRC Jobs in Ethiopia/Djibouti
Program Manager - Deputy Area Manager
- Lead DRC’s protection programming in Dimma and provide daily support, monitoring and technical guidance to protection program implementation and to project cycle management, proposal development and program strategy.
- Support consistent integration of a rights-based approach, humanitarian standards and protection mainstreaming into all DRC’s program activities.
- Recruit and develop an effective, multi-disciplined protection team and livelihoods team, while ensuring cohesiveness and positive teamwork, knowledge of core protection concepts and full compliance of DRC’s code of conduct, while actively identifying opportunities to strengthen capacities of staff.
- Contribute to the overall strategic direction and programming for DRC’s field operations in Dimma, including co-leading humanitarian analyses and the development of project proposals.
- Support the supervision and implementation of DRC’s project portfolio in Dimma targeting refugee, IDP and host communities, contributing to or leading regular programmatic and budgetary reviews and implementation, staffing and procurement planning.
- Contribute to the improvement of site-level systems and procedures and ensure compliance by all staff with DRC policies. This includes coordinating the development and regular review of work, procurement and spending plans in line with rigorous project management standards.
- Represent DRC publicly at the woreda level and site level, including in coordination fora, with other agencies and with ARRA, and for providing the direct link in communications between DRC’s Dimma field office and the Addis Ababa office.
- Coordinate with the Area Manager to provide site-level leadership in ensuring safety, security and wellbeing of all staff.
- Maintain a budget overview of the protection and livelihoods activities, staffing and procurement, and collaborate closely with the Area Manager and Addis Ababa based finance team to monitor spending and ensure the timely utilization of all grants.
- Support site-level recruitment processes and ensure that relevant staffing structures are in place and are reflective of appropriate gender balance.
- Ensure full compliance with DRC and donor financial guidelines and policies.
- Collaborate with the Area Manager and programme staff to ensure field based records and files are well managed and site level programme assets and stock are well managed.
- Graduate degree in law, social sciences, education, international development, or other relevant field.
- Minimum of 8 years of work experience, working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant ministry or local authority.
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in general project management, managing budgets and activity implementation, and drafting reports and analyses.
- Technical knowledge on protection and with protection programming.
- Minimum 4 years’ experience managing staff, preferably at senior level.
- Demonstrated experience working in emergency settings and working with refugees/forced displacement settings is mandatory.
- International work experience working on issues relating to refugees and/or humanitarian emergencies is an asset.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills.
- Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
- Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.
- Ability to work as a member of a team essential
- Full proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Graduate degree in law, social sciences, education, international development, or other relevant field degree in from a recognized institution
- Excellent verbal and written proficiency in Amharic and English.
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
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.
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This position is located in the Strategic Planning and Operation Support Unit of United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) within the Office of the Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) in the Department of Peace Operations (DPO) in New York.