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 Danish Refugee Council seeks to recruit a project manager (AVR) – Mogadishu, Somalia

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 Danish Refugee Council seeks to recruit a project manager (AVR) – Mogadishu, Somalia


Grade : Mid level – Internationally recruited position

Occupational Groups :

  • Project and Programme Management
  • Managerial positions

Background :

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 30 countries throughout the world. The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and its sister organization DDG has been providing relief, humanitarian community safety, and early recovery/development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief. In Somalia/land the Danish Refugee Council has been providing relief and development services since 1997. The Somalia/land program currently has more than 250 national staff working in several field offices, which include, Hargeisa, Mogadishu, Luuq, Dollow, Baidoa, Dhobley, Kismayo, Guriel, Xudur, Beletweyne, Bosaso, Galkayo and Gardo. DRC Somalia implements a wide-range of emergency and recovery programming including protection, livelihoods and food security, shelter/NFIs, water and sanitation and governance.
Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes. DDG’s mandate is ‘to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict’, and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors: Security Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management.

Overall Purpose of the role :

The DDG Project Manager (AVR) in Mogadishu is responsible for the content and quality of Somalia Security and Justice Program (SSJP) and oversees its implementation in Hirshabelle and Mogadisho (Warsheikh, Beledweyn and Jawhar).

Responsibilities :

  • Mentor, monitor, advise and supervise Project Coordinators, and other assigned national staff in the assigned sections, ensuring that they carry out their duties and responsibilities in accordance with their job descriptions, community safety operational guidelines and as tasks ;
  • Ensure that all activities within the assigned sections are coordinated with and complementary to each other and all other DDG Somalia sections and other relevant programming including Danish Refugee Council and external partners in coordination with the Regional Security and Governance Coordinator ;
  • Make regular field visits to monitor and advise the national field staff in program delivery ;
  • Maintain working relationships with DDG’s other AVR programs in Somalia and Somaliland and the wider Eastern Africa and Yemen region to exchange experience and ideas ;
  • Recruit key staff to support the programme, including consultants for specific tasks as necessary ;
  • Assist in the on-going development of the Security and Justice and Community Safety Programme ;
  • Contribute to the review of manuals and training as well as develop and implement new aspects of programmes ;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools ;
  • Ensure the staff are well trained and have the relevant skills and capacity to deliver the program efficiently and effectively ;
  • Responsible for budget monitoring, financial management and expenses control including compliance with minimum DRC/DDG and donor requirements and ensuring that the necessary systems are in place ;
  • Support security management in areas of responsibility, contributing to risk analysis and ensuring that staff safety considerations are taken into account during programme design ;
  • Assist the senior national staff in the timely and quality compilation of all internal reports required in their specific sections ;
  • Support the Chief of Party and DDG’s Program Manager to prepare annual reports to the host government and donors as requested ;
  • Act towards FMS, district-level government authorities, partners, UN agencies and international and local NGOs and various local co-ordination forums ;
  • Liaise with and consult government and partners for the current programme implementation and for the development of new initiatives ;
  • Guided by the DRC Programme Handbook, continuously monitor and develop relevant accountability initiatives in the field as well as strengthening the effort to document the impact of DDG’s activities.

Education and qualifications :

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree ;
  • High degree of computer literacy.

Experiences and technical competencies :

  • Minimum of 3 years working experience with humanitarian international NGOs or operational UN agencies ;
  • Minimum of 3 years’ field experience in Hirshabelle State (Beletweyne, Warsheikh, Jowhar) and/or Benadir Regional Administration ;
  • Proven experience in project management, including planning and project development, budget management, reporting, staff management and monitoring and evaluation ;
  • Preferably experience in the areas of conflict resolution, security governance and/or community based programming ;
  • Leadership skills, including ability to build and motivate a team and willingness to deal with conflicts constructively ;
  • Proven ability to function well in an unstable and restricted environment ;
  • Strong liaison, education and communication skills (oral and written) ;
  • Ability to resist external pressures ;
  • Innovative and creative thinking ;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Somali and English.

About you :

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies :
  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process ;
  • Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback ;
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership ;
  • Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures ;
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Conditions :

 Availability : January 2019
Duty station : Mogadishu with regular visits to SSJP sites in South West State, Jubaland State and Hirshabelle State
Reporting to :  Area Manager
Duration : 1-year contract with possibility of extension subject to funding and performance.
Contract :  This position is graded as G2 for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff.
The position is open to nationals only.

Commitments :

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (  All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.

Application :

Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at  Please submit applications online using this link by 8 January, 2019
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.


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