Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Deputy Country Director (DCD) to provide leadership and oversight of the Business Partnerships and Development Unit, as welll as to lead on strengthening Government Relations at Federal and Member States Levels.
The DRC/DDG Somalia Programme is the largest programmes in East Africa region. DRC/DDG is among the INGOs with the largest presence in Somalia, with country-wide programmes implemented through six main sub offices in Somaliland, Puntland, Hirran Region, Gedo Region, Bay Region and Banadir Region.
About the job
The Deputy Country Director will lead on Policy and Advocacy DRC Strategy and will represent DRC at the Somalia NGO Forum. S/he is responsible for identifying advocacy issues, localization agenda issues, preparing and implementing advocacy plans, documentation and communicating lessons and good practices from DRC/DDG programme and raising DRC profile with stakeholders in Somalia and Somaliland.
The post-holder will also work to advance DRC displacement related policies and positions through policy influence, research, capacity building, and development of joint advocacy and campaign initiatives related to forced displacement with relevant stakeholders in Somalia. S/he will also be responsible for the production of background papers, briefing materials, and providing policy analysis to influence and inform displacement actors Somalia and Somaliland. Moreover, S/He will oversee DRC Knowledge Management and Innovation strategies in Somalia and also work with the Country Director and Area Managers to build an enabling learning and development environment across DRC Somalia.
The DCD will act as principal Deputy to the CD, and will have a close working relationship with other members of the Senior Management Team which includes; the DDG Head of Programme, DRC Head of Programme, Head of support services (HoSS), HR Country Manager and the Country Safety Coordinator. The postholder will report to the Country Director and will line Manage DRC Somalia Business Partnerships and Development Unit (BPDU).
Below you will find a detailed list of duties and responsibilities but please note that the list is not exhaustive but other tasks maybe required to adapt to programmatic needs.
As a Senior Management Team (SMT) member, responsible for Business development, Innovation, Government Relations, Knowledge Management, Policy & Advocacy.
Policy & Advocacy Strategy:
To contribute to the development of DRC Somalia Policy & Advocacy Strategy. Tasks include:
*Representation Coordination and Stakeholder management.**
To ensure that DRC maintains excellent and productive relations with all key stakeholders, especially beneficiaries, local authorities, the humanitarian community and donors. Tasks include:
To be successful in this role we expect you to possess the following:
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: 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 length: 1-year renewable subject to Performance and Funding
Level: Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates available at drc.ngo under Vacancies graded as Band M.E level 1. For qualified Somali nationals the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff in Somalia.
Designation of Duty Station: Mogadishu l Non-family Duty Station
Start date: 1 September 2020
Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html). All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics
Applicants must send a cover letter (max 1 page) and an updated CV (max 3 pages) in English – via our online system at drc.ngo, under vacancies.
The cover letter should outline your personal motivation for applying and your key qualifications for the position. Apply online via the button below. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 17 August 2020