Programme Coordinator – Sahel Regional Fund

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Title of the position Programme Coordinator – Sahel Regional Fund
Supervised by Humanitarian Fund Director – Sahel Regional Fund
Reporting to Humanitarian Fund Director – Sahel Regional Fund
Duty Station Dakar – Sénégal
Type of contract & duration Fixed-term contract, 12 months
Type de contrat National only (or ECOWAS citizens)
Salary conditions Non-Management Band F


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.

1. Context of the position

The Sahel Regional Fund (SRF) is a new humanitarian fund to respond to the crisis in the Sahel region, the Chad Basin and eastern Chad. The SRF is hosted by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), which is governed and led by NGOs working in the Sahel and financially supported by FCDO (UK Aid).

2. General presentation of the position

The role contributes to resources mobilization and fund development through the development of SRF advocacy and communication strategy based on evidence produced by the SRF. She/he provides administrative and logistic support as relevant for the SRF Fund Director and SRF board members in support of their representation and fundraising role.

The Programme Coordinator is based in Dakar and travels occasionally to the field and global events. S/he reports to the SRF Fund Director.


Strategy, fund development and resource mobilization (50%)

  • Support the Fund Director in gathering relevant information and conducting consultation with key stakeholders (OCHA, NGO platforms, UN agencies, donors and other stakeholders) to inform the development of funding allocation.
  • In collaboration with the Fund Management Unit, develop/update proposals and documentation to support contractualization process for new donor contributions.
  • Support the Fund Director in monitoring emerging crisis and key trends to inform the SRF board quarterly meetings and update/maintain SRF narrative based on this regional evolving context Provide content for key communications materials including pagers, capacity statement and annual reporting in especially on beneficiaries’ stories or case studies etc.
  • Contribute to and take the lead for the production of brief, surveys and position papers.
  • Support the Fund Director in updating donor mapping, fundraising plan and contact list.

Advocacy, communication and coordination (50%)

  • Develop and implement a SRF advocacy and communication strategy based on evidence produced by the SRF in coordination with DRC HQ, Brussels, Berlin and Geneva offices.
  • Support the Fund Director and SRF board members to conduct external representation, fundraising and advocacy tasks through feeding of relevant information and advising on coherent and solid messaging.
  • Develop key advocacy messaging based on evidence produced by the SRF.
  • In coordination with the Grant and Compliance Specialist to develop a visibility and communication plan while ensuring compliance with donor communication requirements.
  • Develop and produce SRF information and communication materials such as fact sheet, brochure, newsletters, stories / lessons learnt, human interest stories, photos and regularly update the SRF website, DRC website, SRF twitter and other relevant social media platform.
  • Take an active role in organising public events in coordination with DRC HQ, Geneva, Brussels and Berlin offices and other stakeholders, and whenever organized by SRF partners.
  • Provide administrative and logistic support as relevant for the board members in support of their representation role.

3. Profile for the position


  • Master’s degree in international law, Human Rights or similar.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in advocacy on humanitarian issues, refugee rights, human rights, and/or development issues.
  • Ability to write clear and concise briefs, statements, position papers, etc.
  • Previous experience working with international partners, in particular Embassies, UN and NGOs.
  • Full professional proficiency in French AND in English as 80% of communications on this position are in English.


  • Good contextual knowledge of the Sahel region.
  • Women are strongly encourage to apply.

4. How to apply ?

Are you interested? Then apply for this position on line: All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both can be in English or in French.

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. DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.

However, applicants must be aware that DRC do not employ, under an expatriate contract, an ECOWAS citizen.

You are welcome to contact the Hiring Manager position – SRF Fund Director, Séverine Moisy Aksoy, for additional information regarding the position. Kindly note that we cannot consider applications that are directly sent to the Hiring Manager position.

Applications close on February 08th, 2024 at 11H59 P.M (Dakar-time). 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

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