Consortium Manager Employment Opportunity – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:       Consortium Manager
Organisation: Danish Refugee
Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: DRC Country
Director and the Consortium Steering Committee  
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 Consortium
Manager will take lead in the implementation of the project on behalf of the
Consortium providing leadership to the project and its activities, oversee
smooth implementation of the project through the members of the Consortium, and
oversee the administration and implementation of the grant in line with ECHO
procedures. The PM will lead a Programme Management Unit (PMU) to support these
tasks. The PM will have financial and human resource management oversight and
will provide strategic leadership in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and
Learning (MEAL).
Key Duties and
  • Oversight and implementation of the
    project, with an emphasis on ensuring the timely and high quality
    achievement of the project goal and objectives by the respective
    Consortium partners.
  • Lead and manage the Programme Management
    Unit (PMU) including grants, finance and MEAL functions. 
  • Ensuring that  partners provide monthly output trackers
    and consolidate to provide monthly status updates on the Consortium’s
    progress, challenges and planned mitigation measures.
  • Management oversight for financial and
    administrative management, ensuring compliance by all partners with all
    relevant donor and organizational guidelines, regulations and procedures.
  • Facilitate provision of training for
    project staff from members of consortium on relevant guidelines,
    regulations and procedures.
  • Chair the PMU meetings between partner
    representatives, technical advisors, M&E and support functions.
  • Manage the development of the Consortium
    communication and advocacy and promote the use of Consortium-generated
    knowledge and learning; 
  • Ensure proactive engagement, and
    facilitate formal meetings with key stakeholders including with the
    Government authorities
  • Ensure close coordination with other
    implementing agencies and consortia who are implementing other parts of
    the ECHCO funded activities in the same area. Develop a close coordination
    with the Government of Uganda, Office of the Prime Minister and UNHCR and
    other UN Agencies providing assistance in the same region.
  • Represent the Consortium in coordination
    mechanisms as needed
  • Ensure timely and accurate programmatic
    and financial reporting to the donor, collating inputs from the Consortium
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee
    Council (DRC) Consortium Manager job placement must hold a post-graduate
    degree in international relations, business administration, management,
    human rights, social sciences or related field; 
  • At least seven years of professional work
    experience in humanitarian/ development work including in displacement
    setting including of managing ECHO grants
  • Significant exposure and experience of
    successfully managing and leading Consortia;
  • Broad knowledge, understanding and
    experience of context in Northern Uganda is an added advantage
  • The incumbent should have experience in
    consortium management, ECHO programming and refugee/host experience for
    the position of Consortium Manager (CM)
  • Technical expertise and experience in
    livelihoods, WASH and Education in emergencies a refugee setting is an
  • Highly analytical with strategic planning
  • High-level communication and people
  • Excellent writing skills and able to
    negotiate effectively between different stakeholders, and to represent the
    Consortium at high level forums;
  • Extensive experience in representation and
    networking, in particular with Government authorities, ECHO, humanitarian
    and development actors;
  • Demonstrated project, program and human
    resource management experience, including working with local partners;
  • Proven ability in working in hardship
    environments. The position will require extensive travel to the field;
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of MEAL,
    including in complex programmes;
  • The position is to manage a one year
    project implemented by a consortium of NGOs and funded under the ECHO to
    respond to refugee situation in West Nile of Uganda. 
  • The successful candidate will possess
    high-level of management skills, a proven record of successfully managing
    consortia, wide experience in project implementation, and a strong ability
    to successfully manage, cooperation between consortium partners, donors
    and other stakeholders
Personal Competencies: All
employees should master DRC’ five core competencies:
  • Striving for excellence: You
    focus on reaching results in a fast paced environment
  • Collaborating: You lead
    initiatives and processes by involving relevant parties and encouraging
  • Taking the lead: You take
    ownership and initiative while setting high standards 
  • Communicating: You listen to
    other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and
  • Demonstrating integrity: You
    act in line with DRC’s vision and values.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in the aforementioned capacity should apply online
at the link below.
Deadline: 15th May

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