Food Security Program Manager W/M
Danish Refugee Council
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Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified food security program manager who can support the successful implementation of DRC’s food security programming in NW / SW Cameroon.

Successful candidates will have a least 4 years of food security program implementation experience in complex humanitarian contexts, and extensive experience with voucher programming as a modality of assistance.

About the job :

DRC has been active in Cameroon’s NW / SW region response since 2018. At present, programming includes protection, child protection, and emergency shelter and NFI response.

DRC is looking to expand current programming and is looking for an food security manager to support in the implementation of DRC’s food security programming through vouchers as a modality of assistance.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be :

  • Manage the successful implemention of DRC’s food security programming in the NW / SW region of Cameroon
  • Support the devleopment of new DRC food security programming in line with DRC’s program strategy for the region / country program
  • Produce timely internal and external reporting in line with donor requirements
  • Collaborate with DRC’s information management officer to successful monitor and evaluate DRC’s food security programming outputs / outcomes
  • Build program staff technical capacity in line with project requirements.
  • Manage DRC’s food security project budgets in coordination with the area and support service managers in line with donor requirements.
  • Attend relevant external coordination meetings when necessary.
  • Ad hoc duties as necessary
  • About you :

    To be successful in this role we expect you to have extensive experience in a complex crisis environment and be willing to adapt to a challenging security context.

    Candidates should have experience with managing largescale food security interventions through vouchers as a modality of assistance, and have experience with food security program development.

    Moreover, we also expect the following :


  • Minimum 5 years of proven international experience in NGO projects
  • At least 2 years managing voucher projects
  • 2 years experience working on food security programming
  • At least 3 years' experience with people management
  • Capacity to design and implement a market assessment
  • Previous experience working in a complex emergency context
  • Full professional proficiency in English
  • Excellent writing and editing skills for external audiences (including governments and donors)
  • Experience in producing high-quality technical material (training material, programme tools, proposals, strategic documents etc.)
  • Experience working with Monitoring and Evaluation
  • 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 : Management F, level 2

    Designation of Duty Station : Buea, non-family duty station, unaccompanied position

    Start date : April 1st, 2020

    Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies.

    Application process

    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 : 27 / 03 / 2020

  • Applications will be reviewd on a rolling basis.
  • For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

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