|Regional Emergency Coordinator
|Regional Head of Programme
|Regional Head of Programme
|Bogota or Dakar with travels to other DRC offices of the region
|Area of Operation
|Region of West-North Africa & Latin America
|12 months (renewable)
|Type of Contract (Expat/National/Trainee)
|Expatriate or national
|Salary & Benefits
|Band Non Management F
Accompanied position, small family package
Are you passionate about a more inclusive humanitarian ecosystem and local leadership in humanitarian responses? Do you want to support one of the largest humanitarian NGOs in operationalizing its ambitions to support localization – to reinforce rather than replace or compete with existing local initiatives and capacities? Do you understand the challenges and opportunities of contexts characterized by conflict, displacement, fragility and political instability? Do you understand the contexts of West Africa and/or Latin America, especially with regard to local actors and systems relevant to working with people affected by conflict and displacement? And do you bring the seniority, expertise and personality necessary to contribute to the cultural, programmatic and organizational change process needed for those ambitions to become reality? If so, you might be the right candidate for the role as DRC’s Regional Partnership & Localization Advisor in the West Africa, North Africa and Latin America Region!
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 fulfilment 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.
Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
DRC has been operating in West Africa since 1998 and in Latin America and the Caribbean since 2011. The DRC West-North Africa & Latin America (WANALA) Regional Office is based in Dakar, Senegal, and covers several countries. Led by the Regional Executive Director, the DRC WANALAC oversees, supports, and provides strategic directions for DRC’s Country Offices within the above-mentioned regions. From May 2022, it will include Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Colombia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Tunisia, Venezuela. The Regional Program Team has a range of technical capacities, including the emergency coordinator.
The Regional Emergency Coordinator assists in the development and strengthening of emergency preparedness and response within the region through the provision of technical support, operational guidance, trouble-shooting and quality assurance to all emergency programmes within the West, North Africa and Latin America Regional Office (WANALA) on a needs and request basis, both remotely and via regular field deployments to countries within the region. This position represents an excellent opportunity to provide technical leadership and capacity building in an exciting and challenging context, and to strategically develop the quality, impact and sectoral integration of DRC’s emergency responses. This position has a technical dotted reporting line to the Emergency Unit in DRC Headquarters to ensure global consistency and harmonisation of approaches, tools, coordination and learning.
The position is open for local and international applicants.
Geographical scope: This role has a regional focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within DRC WANALA region and potential development in neighbouring areas covered by the regional office.
Country and multi-country specific support for the areas covered by the position
The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Support existing/new operations in emergency response – including assist in staff recruitment, staff training, setting up systems, and planning and starting activities; and business development / proposal writing.
Provide remote technical review and input to Emergency Programme proposal design and development.
Regional Strategy and Coordination
The Emergency Coordinator, may, on temporary basis, be given overall responsibility for a specific DRC humanitarian response within the region with an updated ToR for specific areas of responsibility.
4. Required Qualifications
Strong working knowledge of access, negotiations and/or experience in implementing programming in hard to reach areas/areas with high access constraints
5. Required Skills & Qualities
. Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process
. Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback
. Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation
. Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly
. Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment
6. General Regulations
The employee shall follow :
In addition :
7. Application Process
Are you interested? Then apply for this position online: www.drc.dk/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies. All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.
DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process. DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
Closing date for applications: 01/10/2024. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
Due to the urgency of the position, DRC has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.