DRC International NGO Area Manager - Jobs in Ethiopia

DRC International NGO Area Manager - Jobs in Ethiopia

  • DRC is looking for an experienced area manager who can collaborate with key partners and donors to deliver the most basic but major needs of the populations affected by the recent insecurity in Tigray Region.

  • The Area Manager will be able to demonstrate the ability to take on management responsibilities along with strategic leadership in a complex humanitarian response. Programming includes NFI distribution, WASH and Shelter activities whilst mainstreaming protection activities, which will then develop as the context settles and needs arise.

  • The Area Manager for this response needs to be adaptive and flexible, have innovative and dynamic approaches that are enabling programme activities while coping with access issues, including severely restricted access to cash, fuel and internet throughout the region, implementing in remote locations which face insecurity at times. Representation is a key function of this role along with great communication, team building a young but rapidly growing team and decision making in sometimes difficult circumstances.

    Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

    Programme Management
  • Overall responsibility for the design, implementation and effective monitoring of agreed projects and activities given the constraints and restrictions in place.
  • Ensure the best use of resources for life-saving activities and prioritise activities and impact with need.
  • Ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and documentation of all activities and processes. Ensuring the analysis of data collected (at various levels) to inform activity changes to improve programme quality.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of all activities in line with Humanitarian Accountability Principles (HAP) and DRC programme policies especially gender, age and disability.
  • To oversee North programming and budget management, with short-term visits to each site of operations to ensure programme quality

    Technical Programme
  • To be engaged strategically with all technical sectors as need and provide management and strategic input/oversight
  • To facilitate linkages and support with Country Office and Regional technical advisors and ensure quality design and implementation of the programme when communications allow.

    Representation and Relations
  • Represent DRC with the regional/local governments, UN bodies and non-government organizations as required.
  • Ensure appropriate DRC staff attend the ad hoc and regular meetings, clusters, and technical working groups as applicable to DRCs programme and work in the region.
  • Engage with all stakeholders including community leaders, local and regional government, and humanitarian partners seeking opportunities for collaboration and cooperation
  • Ensure accurate and on-time reporting internally and externally.

    Team Management
  • Establish strong communications and clear roles and responsibilities of the team holding regular management meetings to engender accountability and quality leadership in all offices.
  • Manage direct reports to agreed job priorities and identify learning and development needs for programme staff, under your direct and indirect supervision. Bring human resource/staff management issues to the senior management team and/or CD for decisions.
  • With team leads manage the programme activitiesand budgets to ensure effective and efficient use of resources including financial, human and all assets.
  • Ensure programme teams work closely with the support team to deliver projects aligned with DRC policies and procedures in finance, procurement and logistics including effective planning weekly, monthly and quarterly.
  • Overall responsibility for security in and around the North zone including ensuring adherence to agreed security protocols, recommending changes to security protocols and working with the Support Services Officer and
  • Security Officer to implement the agreed security action plan.
  • Work closely with the finance team to ensure spending is timely and accurate
  • Support the supply chain and logistics enabling them to achieve their function to support the programme
  • Any other reasonable activities as requested by the Country Director.

    To be successful in this role we expect you to possess the following:
  • A University level degree in, social sciences or economics.
  • Minimum of 6 years’
    experience as Area Manager in a complex restrictive humanitarian context,
  • Able to demonstrate capacity to work in remote hardship areas where innovative implementation and adaptability is shown
  • Proven expertise in assessments, monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Relevant technical expertise/experience in some sectors of humanitarian programming such as Protection, WASH, shelter, livelihoods, and community development, etc.
  • Proven ability to build external relationships with diplomacy, tact and professionalism in a complex and demanding environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and support multi-sector programmes including operational planning and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated experience of people management, capacity and team-building.
  • Demonstrated experience of financial and asset management,
  • Excellent written and presentation skills in English
  • Strong analytical capacity for programme design and development.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency in common computer packages and financial software i.e. Word, Excel, Power point etc.
  • Must show ability to work in an isolated and challenging environment.

    Contract length: 12 months
    Band: E
    Designation of Duty Station: Shire - Tigray Region l Non-family duty station
    Start date: As soon as possible

  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates or DRC National staff salary scale. This position is graded at Employment Band E on the DRC Expatriate salary scale; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.

    Gender Equality:
  • DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, female candidates and those from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

    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

    Providing equal opportunities
  • We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

    Promoting high standards
  • 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.

    How to apply

    Application Process:
  • Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications, which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation, and qualifications and a CV.
  • Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years.
  • One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager.
  • Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.
  • We only accept applications sent via our online-application form.

    For more information and job application details, see; DRC International NGO Area Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

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