DRC Site Management Support Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

DRC Site Management Support Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria


The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle.

In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Site Management Support (SMS) Coordinator will technically advise, coordinate, and oversee DRC’s Urban Displacement intervention in the Northwest Nigeria. The coordinator will lead on the establishment of a Site Management Support sector in NW Nigeria. This will be done in partnership with the newly established clusters, sectors, and INGO-Forum.

For future programming, this position will collaborate closely with DRC’s Protection, WASH, Shelter, and Livelihood teams, contributing to more holistic programming and efficiencies and to ensure technical rigor and the consistent application of DRC’s approaches, methods, and tools.

Sector Coordination

  • Work with the INGO-Forum, CCCM Cluster and newly established humanitarian sectors in the Northwest of Nigeria.

  • Take a leadership position in establishing site management support guidance in the Northwest in the coordination forum and with the local governmental authorities.

    Project Coordination

  • Support on the development of DRC Strategy, ensuring that the strategy is informed by sound analysis, with consultations with teams and concerned stakeholders and that Programmes strategies are devised in promotion of DRC's values, culture, and beliefs; and that the strategy is gender and conflict sensitive.

  • Develop and undertake needs assessments to inform program design and strategic direction. Conduct frequent rapid needs assessment of the situation in the event of emergency in collaboration with other stakeholders to address related problems.

  • Develop and manage partner programme monitoring and implementation tools and processes pertaining to the effective management of the indirect programming, including project workplans, monthly workplans, weekly team meetings, review meetings, SOPs etc.

  • Contribute to the development of the UDOC site management strategy and programme, generating evidence to guide programme design and interventions.

  • Oversee the planning and implementation of QIP activities by local partners to ensure the effective and timely implementation of all projects.

  • Support in the development programme and monitoring tools in collaboration with the MEAL team.

  • Monitor programme objectives, outputs, indicators, and activities.

  • Ensure learning from the programme is documented/captured, consolidated and disseminated, contributing to knowledge building and sharing within Nigeria and globally to influence policies and programme planning.

  • Identify and develop strategic and complimentary entry points into other DRC programming sectors and/or externally.

  • Undertake quality control and site monitoring to ensure that services provided are according to international best practice standards.

  • Ensure the timely and quality delivery of all Site Management-related organizational and project reports and staff contributions to organizational monitoring and evaluation requirements to ensure project quality, relevance, and accountability to DRC's beneficiary populations.


  • Participate in coordination at country level representing DRC in the Northwest as needed with various INGOs, partners, community stakeholders and local authorities.

  • Develop and build a robust referral system with actors external to DRC.

    Technical support

  • Contribute in the design and contextualization of all assessment tools and guidelines according to international standards and best practices, ensuring technical rigor and the consistent application of CCCM/out-of-camp/area-based approaches, methods and tools.

  • Promote improved understanding of Site Management issues among relevant stakeholders, including area-based approaches and specific issues related to the management of urban crises.

  • Ensure that ethical and statistically-sound data
    collection and Site Management-related information management systems are in place and used for analysis, planning, evaluation, and advocacy.

  • Technically lead needs assessments as needed, including developing appropriate tools to inform program design as well as identify risks and vulnerabilities, including those related to gender, age and diversity.

    Grants Management

  • In coordination with the Head of Programmes, ensure the effective financial management of partners projects budgets. To this end, plan and authorize expenditures as per existing budgets, review cash books and BFUs, produce budget forecasts and cash flow projections etc.

  • In coordination with the Head of Programme, the Grants Coordinator and the MEAL Manager develop project proposals and project revisions based on identified gaps and needs as well as strategic priorities. To this end, define Programme activities, log frames and budgets based on baseline assessments and internal learning.

  • In coordination with the SMT, the MEAL Manager and the Grants Coordinator, produce and consolidate donor/project reports by providing programme activities so as to ensure accurate, coherent and timely reporting.

    Required qualifications


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, humanitarian, social work, international development, or other relevant field from a recognized institution.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in an entry to mid-level position, preferably with experience in the field of humanitarian response and refugee protection working for an international NGO or UN agency in a management role

  • Solid experience in project development including ability to lead on assessments, design, implementation, monitoring; with good skills in proposal writing/reporting and budget creation.

  • Experience in urban programming, out-of-camp displacement or area-based approaches

  • Experience with capacity building and organizing and facilitating trainings and workshops.

  • Excellent interpersonal and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with staff members and other stakeholders.

  • Commitment to integrate gender, conflict sensitivity and accountability into programming.

  • Strong capacity in influencing and engaging a range of stakeholders; with proven representational skills and the ability to advocate in line with humanitarian principles.

  • Demonstrate ability in thinking creatively and practically to improve the quality of programming and achieve greater impact

  • Ability to work well under pressure and in adverse conditions with experience in working in cross-cultural, multi-sector, insecure, and/or remote environments.

  • Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.


  • Master’s degree in above fields will be an added advantage.

  • Experience with capacity building for national partners.

  • Prior knowledge of Nigeria context.

    Required Skills & Qualities

    Core Competencies of DRC:

  • Striving for excellence

  • Collaboration

  • Taking the lead

  • Communication

  • Demonstrating Integrity

  • Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment

  • Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork and with a spirit of genuine collaboration

  • Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness, are required

  • Multi-tasking and Organizational skills is a must

  • Adaptable and Flexible

  • Proven analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Exemplary sense of ethics in the workplace

  • Team-oriented & good sense of humor

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; DRC Site Management Support Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

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