Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Area Manager to be responsible for overseeing the coordination, management, development and representation of DRC programming in southwest Cameroon.
Daniish Refugee Council (DRC) has been present in Southwest Cameroon responding to the Anglophone Crisis’ since October, 2018.
Currently, DRC’s emergency response encompasses protection, child protection, and emergency shelter and NFI programming.
About the job
Your main duties and responsibilities will be :
Program planning and Management
Line manage the Team Leaders and Program Managers in the Buea office.
Liaise and coordinate with other members of the SMT on program and support services issues.
Foster a positive work environment amongst the Buea office staff, ensuring support is available for the well-being of all staff members.
Work with TLs and PMs to develop relevant project plans to successfully implement activities in line with project timelines.
Ensure projects are implemented in line with donor guidelines and to the right technical standard.
Ensure monitoring plans are in place to facilitate proper follow-up of project progress and indicators.
Program Development and Reporting
In coordination with the Head of Programme and Country Director, identify new program opportunities in line with DRC’s program strategy for the NWSW regions.
Liaise with stakeholders to ensure that DRC is positioned for relevant funding opportunities.
Work alongside the Head of Programme to ensure timely donor reporting according to donor requirements.
Represent DRC in key coordination forums in Buea.
Liaise with relevant stakeholders to strengthen DRC’s position in the area.
Identify and build relationships with relevant authorities.
Support the Head of Programme and Country Director in ensuring strong communication with current and prospective donors.
Safety and Security
Ensure a safe and secure environment for DRC staff, beneficiaries and assets by ensuring the local security procedures are up to date and SOPs are being followed in line with the SMP and DRC policy
Work with the safety officer to ensure that access is maintained and expanded in DRC implementation areas
Ensure that all activities are being implemented in line with principled access
Guided by the DRC Programme Handbook and the DRC Operations Handbook, continuously monitor and develop relevant accountability initiatives in the field as well as strengthening the effort to document the impact of activities and our presence;
Ensure compliance with the DRC procurement policies and donor guidelines
Ensure compliance with the DRC accountability framework
Finances, Human Resources, and Logistics
Provide budget monitoring of assigned budgets, financial control in compliance with DRC country office requirements, and as per the Operations Handbook
Ensure necessary systems in procurement are followed according to DRC Operations Handbook for all projects in the state.
Facilitate strong internal coordination between support services and program focal points.
Please note that the responsibilities listed above are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.
This position reports to the country director.
To be successful in this role we expect you to possess the following :
Minimum 5 years experience in relevant field overseeing humanitarian and development multi-sector, multi-donor programmes in complex and volatile environments
At least 3 years experience in people management
Strong leadership skills and a competence in people management
Practical and extensive financial, Human Resources and administration management
Substantial work experience in multi-sector humanitarian response, particularly with conflict affected populations
External stakeholder management (especially with local authorities)
Experience with relevant donor guidelines
Proven excellent communication and report writing skills
Full professional proficiency in English
All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies :
Striving for excellence : Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
Collaborating : Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
Taking the lead : Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating : Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity : Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
Contract lenght : 12 months
Level : Band E- Manager
Duty station : Non-family duty station. The Area Manager will be deployed to Buea in Cameroon’s Southwest Region.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with ; please refer to .
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. A pplications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications : 1 June 2020
Please note that applications will be reviewed continuously and interviews will be planned as soon as a suitable candidate is identified - so early submission of applications is encouraged.
DRC remains a right to close the vacancy once a suitable candidate is identified.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website .
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
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.