Danish Refugee Council Area Manager Jobs in Nigeria

Danish Refugee Council Area Manager Jobs in Nigeria

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 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.



  • Provide, together with Head of Programmes DRC and DDG, coordination and integration of DRC activities in the area including, but not limited, to protection, emergency response, food security and WASH;
  • Direct line management of the non-programme staff (HR, Finance, Logistics & Procurement, and Safety)based in Adamawa State - Mubi, including recruitment, coaching, capacity building and ensuring interdepartmental co-ordination; Line management of the Area
  • Programme Manager (expatriate) who oversees all Program Team Leads.Identifying gaps in programme implementation and collaboration with Technical Managers;
  • Liaise and closely coordinate with the senior management team members based in Abuja, Yola and and fellow Area Managers in other states
  • Encourage a positive, innovative and mutually supportive team spirit amongst the Adamawa State team, including ensuring the well being of expatriate staff in/visiting your Area of Operation.

    Supply Chain:

  • Ensure the smooth, cost efficient and effective functionality of DRC’s Operation in the region including oversight of Supply Chain functions (Logistics, Procurement, Warehousing);
  • Proper maintenance and function of the DRC fleet, including DRC owned and rented vehicles;
  • Oversight of all asset management and stock.


  • Act as the main DRC representative in Adamawa State and attend all relevant forums/meetings including active participation in the Humanitarian Regional Team (HRT) with the objective to strengthen DRC’s position in the area;
  • Develop, implement and regularly revise a DRC engagement strategy and acceptance in the region;
  • Identify and build relationships with authorities and other relevant stakeholders in the area.

    Safety and Security:

  • Ensure adherence to security procedures and monitoring developments in the security situation;
  • Actively support the country safety department to develop and regularly update the local security plan for
    his/her area of responsibility;
  • Be a member of and/or actively support the Crisis Management Team as required and if requested;
  • Develop and maintain a security focal persons' network in his/her area of responsibility.

    Finance and Administration:

  • 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.


  • Ensure compliance with internal reporting requirements and participate in the DRC internal coordination mechanisms as required.


  • Guided by the DRC Programme Handbook, continuously monitor and suggest relevant accountability initiatives in the field as well as strengthen the effort to document the impact of DRC activities in the area.


  • Minimum 5 years professional work experience within international humanitarian/development work;
  • Good understanding of displacement issues of both internally displaced and refugees and related international standards/frameworks;
  • Solid project management experience;
  • Extensive experience in representation and networking;
  • Excellent negotiation, advocacy and communication skills;
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken English
  • Experience or knowledge of the North East Nigerian context;
  • Previous experience of working in insecure locations;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff and other stakeholders;
  • Excellent analytical and strategic skills

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 3rd April, 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; Danish Refugee Council Area Manager Jobs in Nigeria

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