16 May 2017

Conflict Management Officer EU Project Careers - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:       Conflict Management Officer
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: EU TF Project Manager

About DRC:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

Job Summary: The Conflict Management Officer assists the EU Trust Fund Project Manager in the field implementation of all Conflict Management (CM) components of the EU Trust Fund Project in the assigned district Settlement area, Uganda. The incumbent will closely monitor the quality of the activities and ensure a close coordination with the authorities, Security providers and the community for the implementation of the activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Coordination/ Representation:
  • Under the supervision of the EU Trust Fund Project Manager and with technical supervision and support from the Protection & Community Services Coordinator (PCSC) attend and represent the interests of DRC in all conflict management/protection related meetings.
  • Actively coordinate within the jurisdiction of his/her responsibility with other consortium partners and relevant local stakeholders. 
  • Represent and articulate both the DRCs mission and the Programs objectives to Local Authorities and other stakeholders in the districts of jurisdiction.
  • Actively participate in internal coordination meetings to ensure internal coordination within the EUTF team and with the protection and other sectors within the DRC. 
  • Actively contribute and actively participate in a regular district sector meetings as applicable.
  • Serve as the primary link between the assigned target communities and DRC.
Project development, implementation and reporting:
  • Significantly contribute to concept and proposal development in the Conflict Management/Protection thematic areas
  • Contribute to the gap analysis in the Conflict Management/Protection areas and contribute in the development of new thematic areas according to analysis  
  • Responsible for day to day efficient and effective project activity implementation
  • Contribute to the design of capacity building programmes and materials and effectively implement the delivery of such programmes at all level  
  • Manage the day-to-day Conflict Management/Protection activities, including cash projections, budget follow ups while bearing in mind DRC’s/Donor financial regulations.
  • Prepare weekly work plans for the team, submit it to the EU Trust Fund Projects Manager and copy the PCSC and circulate to respective DRC Teams including District Office Team Leader.
  • Ensure the work plans are implemented as per the approved overall project work plan.
  • Monitor and document DRC’s Conflict Management/Protection activities.
  • Prepare/contribute to weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, donor and other reports in the areas of Conflict Management/Protection. 
Staff Management:
  • Supervise Conflict Management Assistants working for the EU Trust Fund project in the districts of jurisdiction.
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability 
  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the Conflict Management staff and community based structures in the district area as needed. 
  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets and appraise them based on the set targets.
  • Conduct regular field visits to support the paralegals and other community based workers if any by offering mentorship through technical back stopping and training.
Logistics /Finance:
  • Assist the EU Trust Fund Project Manager to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against EU Trust Fund budget. 
  • Actively participate in Budget follow up meetings and provide timely feedback as necessary
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff to and from different clusters.
  • Ensure annual and monthly procurement plans for activities for the next month are submitted to logistics department by the end of current month.
  • Ensure order requests are duly filled well in advance for the activities to be carried out to provide logistics department adequate time for planning.
  • Ensure correct financial procedures are followed by the Conflict Management (CM) team
  • Ensure all accountability documents are duly signed and returned by the CM Team to the relevant departments.  

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Conflict Management Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in law, Social Sciences or Equivalent
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding in preparing major international donor reports.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Echo, EU, DFID donors.
  • Possess strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Computer literate skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel database.
  • Knowledge of local district languages is an added advantage.
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices.
  • Knowledge of working in challenging environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large varied workloads and deal constructively with stress and periods with long hours.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision
  • Proactive, stable and robust character and a good team player.
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humour.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels.      
  • Must be in possession of a valid Motor cycle riding permit with at; least one year rough road riding experience.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in the aforementioned capacity should send the following documents online at the link below.
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.


Deadline: 23rd May 2017

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