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Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Job Recruitment

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Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income-generating activities, and a wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: HR Coordinator (W/M)

Location: Yola with frequent travels
Contract type: Expatriate contract

Job Description

  • Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Human Resources Coordinator for Nigeria Country Programme.

Overall Purpose of the Role

  • The HR Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that DRC Human Resources Management strategy and functions are carried out effectively across the country through optimized service delivery.
  • The most senior HR role in country, it advises management team on strategic and operational HR stakes key to the achievement of the country programmatic objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • People planning: Ensure that the country have included human capital planning as part of annual planning and budgeting. Support managers to design and manage staff forecasts and succession plannings
  • Capacity development : Build the capacities of HR staff in country  to effectively perform their duties and partner with managers
  • Recruitment :  Support management and Regional/ HQ HR with recruitment for selected business-critical positions while using proper
  • Onboarding : Ensure adequate induction and onboarding is provided for new staff at country level based on relevant DRC policies and guidelines as well as other regional specific requirements
  • Well-Being: Ensure that all staff have access to an Employee Support Service when and where needed. Keep a watch and lead the change for all well-being aspects (R&R, working & living arrangements, etc)
  • Performance and development: Support managers to implement probation period management feedback and annual appraisals. Build the capacities of the managers in management/ coaching. Support managers to deal with issues in their teams.
  • Administrative support : Ensure that HR in country can provide essential administrative support functions efficiently and compliant with the local law and DRC rules and regulations :  work contracts, payroll, etc
  • Respect of the Code of Conduct and Internal Rulings: Ensure that the working environment provides the opportunity for staff to report misconduct. Treat any report of misconduct with the utmost care and responsibility. Ensure all misconducts are properly investigated. Support decision-making and communication when and where needed

About You

  • 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 DRC’s vision and values.

Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field (HR, Business Administration, etc.)
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ working experience in Human Resources within an international humanitarian or development organization
  • Demonstrable strategic HR experience (global workforce planning, development of HR processes);
  • Highly collaborative and able to establish positive working relationships with senior level management and all other stakeholders to maximize cooperation and productivity;
  • Strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.

Desirable:

  • Previous work experience with DRC
  • Have knowledge of ERP applications

We Offer

  • Contract length: 12 months with possibility of extension, subject to funding and Performance. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for expatriate staff. This position is under Employment band N.MG level 1
  • Duty Station: Yola, Non family, Unaccompanied Position
  • Start date:  15 April 2020
  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Community Policing Specialist

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract type: Expatriate or national contract

About the Job

  • Community Policing Specialist is an advisory position for DRC/DDG Nigeria programme designed to promote community safety and security in Borno and Adamawa states through capacity development of local security providers (national police, civilian joint task force and other local security providers recognized by the state) and strengthening trust and collaboration between security providers and local communities.
  • Community Policing Specialist is responsible for providing strategic guidance and support to the implementation of community-focused- policing in the areas of training, capacity and institutional development. Community Policing Specialist is a non-management position.

Your Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify capacity gaps in terms of skills, knowledge and policy for a robust Community Policing program component.
  • In partnership with state police departments, contribute to the development of training approaches to policing that prioritise community-based responses to prevent and reduce crime and armed violence at the local and state level.
  • Contribute to the development of training curricula in basic law enforcement skills for field-based security providers on transparency and accountability; community participation in security and safety management; community outreach and consultation methods; ethics and professionalism and human rights.
  • Ensure the technical work undertaken across the project is in line with international good practice and adapted to the local context in Nigeria.
  • Where necessary provide strategic guidance and advice to security providers and other partners on community-based policing approaches.
  • Identify entry points to community policing that produce tangible improvements to security provision in local communities.
  • Ensure technical soundness of program activities and achievement of program outputs and outcomes in line with the approved work plan through the day-to-day planning, coordination and implementation of activities.
  • Raise the visibility of Dutch-funded AVR programme through sharing best practices and well-developed communication materials.
  • Ensure effective project implementation including training and support provided to DDG staff, management of resources and development of appropriate linkages with other actors involved in supporting community-based policing practices.
  • Coordinate program activities and contribute to the development of synergies with relevant actors to ensure a coherent approach to community policing in Nigeria.
  • Contribute to the development of functional partnerships between the program and relevant stakeholders such as security providers, state government, CSOs, community leaders and international NGOs to provide knowledge and understanding, ensuring accurate interpretation of the program objectives and implementation strategy.

About You
To be successful in this role we expect you to have least 5 years of relevant professional experience, including at least 3 years in an international development role in police reform and/or community-policing; Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Nigeria and other ECOWAS countries. Moreover, we also expect the following:

Required:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience managing law enforcement officials; through the provision of appropriate training, technical assistance and mentorship.
  • Understanding of protocol and processes related to cultural norms of driving change processes with police and government officials.
  • Previous experience in carrying out needs and capacity assessments and designing and/or providing professional capacity building supports is an asset
  • Experience developing training materials and using concepts of adult learning and training.
  • Ability to conceptualize and implement within a complex context, with a view to the broader social and political environment.
  • Knowledge about international and national human rights, protection standards with a primary focus on those related to the human rights observance in police activity.
  • Past experience of working in conflict-affected countries desirable; Experience in West Africa, in particular NE Nigeria, is a strong advantage

Desirable:

  • Mature judgment combined with a proactive, resourceful and energetic approach to problem-solving.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and strong organizational and time management skills.
  • A team player and a self-starter able to inspire and influence action.
  • Ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner.
  • Ability to write good program reports.
  • Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders.
  • Ability to coordinate different stakeholders in a complex work environment.

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 uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We Offer

  • Contract length: 12 Months
  • Band: Non-manager G- level 2.
  • Designation of Duty Station: Non-family duty station
  • Start date: 01.05.2020
  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates or National staff; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: DDG Advisor – Risk Education

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract Type: Expatriate contract

Job Description

  • Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Risk Education Advisor to support all Explosive Ordnance Risk Education(EORE) activities implemented in North-East Nigeria.

About the job
DRC/DDG’s overall objective in Nigeria is to promote stability and resilience among those affected by displacement in northeastern Nigeria, in particular in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. To achieve this, DRC/DDG is focusing its programming on three main priorities:

  • Addressing the needs of youth at risk of dangerous migration, criminality and radicalization;
  • Enhancing community safety, conflict mediation and security sector governance; and
  • Reducing the risks associated with mines, Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and IED.

Overall Purpose of the Role

  • Under the overall supervision of the DDG Head of Programme, the responsibility of the Risk Education Advisor is to develop and implement EORE activities in Northeast Nigeria.

Responsibilities and Tasks
To achieve the overall objectives, the Risk Education Advisor will perform the following tasks and undertake the following responsibilities:

  • Participate in needs assessments as required
  • Support the recruitment and supervision of  national risk education supervisors and facilitators in the three northeastern states
  • In close consultation with the DRC Nigeria team, contribute in the planning and delivery of emergency mine/ERW risk education (alongside DRC emergency/protection assistance) in camps and host communities, and to humanitarian agencies
  • Develop risk education materials
  • Facilitate and/or participate in mine action working group meetings
  • Ensure integrated DRC/DDG emergency response approach is followed
  • Liaise with DRC safety advisor to ensure the safety of field staff
  • Collect data about the possible location of mine/ERW contamination and victim data
  • Ensure quality delivery of RE in a difficult context
  • Represent DDG on mine action issues in relevant humanitarian coordination forums, in coordination with the DRC Country Director and other senior DRC/DDG programme staff
  • Liaising with state and local authorities and security providers to collect data on mines and ERW
  • Contribute to donor reporting

About you

  • To be successful in this role, we expect you to have strong leadership skills and capacity to plan and deliver EORE training with strong pedagogy skills.
  • You need to have political and cultural sensitivity, as well as diplomatic, tactful and flexible interpersonal style.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years of proven recent experience in Risk Education training
  • Strong on liaison and networking with a different segment of the community as well as government stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to mentor and coach others.

Desirable:

  • Proven experience working in EORE related programme
  • Minimum 3 years of EORE experience
  • Proven experience working in EORE related programme

Five Core Competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating:  involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating:  listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity:  uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We Offer

  • Contract length: 8 months
  • Band/step: NM G Level 1 Step 1
  • Designation of Duty Station: Maiduguri, Nigeria. An unaccompanied Duty Station
  • Start date: 6th May 2020
  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Deadline: 23rd March, 2020.

Important Information

  • All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English.
  • Applications sent by email will not be considered.



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