04 August 2017

Fresher Conflict Management Assistant NGO Jobs - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:        Conflict Management Assistant
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Conflict Management Officer

About US:
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 Assistant is directly responsible for the operational implementation of all conflict management activities in the assigned target areas.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Coordination / Representation:
  • Build working relationships with field level structures, authorities, community leaders and local actors as well as field level private and other stakeholders
  • Work in close coordination with the Conflict Management Officer attend and represent the interest of DRC in the areas of your responsibility
  • Actively coordinate EUTF program livelihoods, ALP staff and with the field staff of other DRC sectors and other organizations
  • Actively participate in assigned regular sector meetings and in-house coordination meetings.
  • Act as primary link between the assigned target communities and DRC.
Project Implementation and Reporting:
  • Effectively implement the day to day activities according to plan and technical standards.
  • Actively contribute in the development of projects through field experience and information sharing.
  • Assist in meetings and trainings with stakeholders, local conflict management actors and project beneficiary target groups
  • Facilitate the development of awareness raising campaign led by communities in assigned target communities for the EU Trust Fund projects.
  • Organize youth events, beneficiary trainings and other conflict management activities.
  • Keenly monitor the implementation of the awareness raising campaign plan by the assigned target communities and support the communities to improve implementation.
  • Participate in quality data collection and timely reporting.
  • Actively mobilize beneficiaries to effectively and willingly participate in the project activities.
  • Monitor and document DRC’s conflict management activities according to given formats, guidelines and timelines.
  • Prepare and submit reports to contribute to the weekly, monthly and other reports
  • Ensure the delivery of items and others services to beneficiaries.
Staff Development and Management:
  • Supervise community level volunteers, and community participants.
  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the community based structure in Yumbe operational area as needed.
  • Conduct daily field visits to support field staffs - mentoring - through technical back stopping and to train duty bearers.
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability
Logistics /Finance:
  • Assist the Conflict Management Officer in monitoring financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different clusters.
  • Follow up all DRC Procedures on Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
  • Actively take part in the facilitation of order requests
  • Ensure effective use of resources in the field

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Conflict Management Assistant job placement must hold a Law Degree or equivalent in social sciences
  • One year of experience in similar position.
  • Excellent knowledge in preparing major international donor reports.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Echo, EU donors.
  • Possess strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and at least one local language.
  • Must be in possession of a valid motorcycle riding permit with at least one year of rough road riding experience.
  • 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.
  • Computer literacy skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. 
 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 feedback. 
  • 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 persuasively
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values. 

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with the following documents to the E-mail address 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.

E-mail your cover letter, updated CV and academic credentials to: administrator@drcuganda.org

Deadline: 14th August 2017 by 5:00pm

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