DRC has been operating in Somalia since 1998 using a protection of human rights framework. Somalia is experiencing a devastating humanitarian crisis, with nearly 80% of the population in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. DRC in Somalia is scaling up the operation in emergency response through an integrated approach accessing hard to reach populations.
Overall purpose of the role
The Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Manager oversees a diverse and complex portfolio during a scale up in the face of looming famine.
S/he is responsible for the scale up and roll out of DRC’s CCCM approach in Somalia and coordination of assistance and services at area level, in one of the 5 key displacement axes. This entails mitigating protection risks, access, eviction threats and systemic gate keeping challenges across IDP sites, building capacity of field teams and establishing effective collaboration through an area-based approach with a diversity of stakeholders.
Effective site monitoring, assessment, and registration exercises, working closely with the Emergency team is required to ensure an integrated first line response (IFLR) triggered by new arrivals is a key component of the role.
The role aims to ensure teams provide lifesaving assistance and coordinate with health and nutrition and protection actors so displaced families can access basic needs and services and to work with DRC’s approach in mitigating displacement in hard to reach areas.
Danish Refugee Council, currently looking for a 3 highly qualified national Camp Coordination and Camp Management Managers to be based in the following locations Dollow ,Galkayo and Beletweyne
- Under the supervision of the Area Manager, play a proactive role to coordinate program activities across IDP sites. Ensure CCCM, Protection and WASH teams set clear goals and priorities to reach targets and provide a cohesive integrated response across DRC managed sites.
- Represent DRC in sector coordination meetings, clusters, technical working groups, or advocacy with government authorities or humanitarian partners able to accurately depict interventions, articulate gaps in service provision and recommended solutions.
- Be proactive in networking with area-based service providers to ensure fast-track referrals, complementarity and deduplication of activities, justification for lack of follow-ups to referrals and improve information sharing. Ensure to capture host community needs and mobile or out of sites available services to IDPs.
- Provide support and overall coordination to field teams in the implementation of CCCM, Protection, WASH programming through direct implementation in one key area, encompassing 20-80 sites; This includes coordination, formulating work plans, fleet movements, procurement plans, prioritization of field interventions, budget follow ups, visibility.
- In coordination with sector leads, lead the roll out of mass scale exercises such as IFLR, registrations, site monitoring, MUAC screenings, needs assessments ensuring an integrated approach ensuring integration with other DRC sectors such as Emergency, Economic Recovery, Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding (HDP).
- In coordination with Programs, ensure the harmonization of tools, processes, and outputs in line with DRC’s strategy and provide capacity building initiatives to field teams to develop skills on cross-cutting areas.
- Engage with Grants, Program and Support Depts, on project related proposal developments and revisions.
Oversight of Implementation
- Navigate and mitigate protection risks, access, eviction threats and systemic gate keeping that results in aid diversion in assistance delivery.
- Oversee the development and implementation of DRC integrated activities along with other sector leads in PRT, Emergency, Distributions and WASH.
- Conduct frequent field visits to monitor the quality of sector implementation and be the interim focal point between the office and the field to highlight gaps and address needs.
- Improve collection of site monitoring data in informing responses at IDP sites, for the purposes of analysis and advocacy. Mainstream Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) in all activities.
- Support the Area Manager to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets with under respective grants for each sector.
- Ensure that the organization’s financial, logistics, safety and security and human resources policies and procedures are implemented in relation to all field staff.
Policies and Representation:
- Ensure project activities are implemented on time and in a quality manner and donor reporting is of high quality and timely
- Support and contribute to DRC Somalia’s emergency preparedness and response at site and area level including, planning, reporting, assessments, coordination, messaging, relocations, and any other relevant activity.
- Uphold and promote the use of the Minimum Standards for Camp Management in Somalia.
Community participation and representation:
- Seek to ensure that the site populations participate in decision making processes and that Camp Management Committees (CMC) and Outreach Workers (ORW) are representative and inclusive, recognising influence of ‘Camp Leaders’ in Somali context
Site Service Coordination and Monitoring:
- Responsible for establishing and maintaining coordination amongst the key actors in your area, including government representatives, UN agencies, international NGOs and national NGOs and other service providers groups and supporting (non) existing coordination mechanisms.
- Responsible for having an area overview of all technical work carried out in the site setting, including CCCM, Protection, MPCA, WASH, Shelter/NFIs, and any other activities implemented by DRC, as well as the activities of other organisations.
- Support information gathering, site prioritization and participatory assessments undertaken within the sites, cognizant of the prevalence of inauthentic sites.
- Contribute to donor reporting requirements, PDMs and ensure all data is collected and indicator tracking tools are updated regularly.
- Support the work of other DRC sectors and external partners in jointly improving the site environment.
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
- 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: You act in line with our vision and values.
Qualifications and Experience
- At least five years INGO experience, including at least three years in management or coordination in insecure environments.
- Degree or Master’s in social or political sciences or relevant discipline.
- Significant professional knowledge of CCCM/SMC strategies, policies, and modalities.
- Proven experience in strategic planning and organizational development.
- Strong capacity in inter-agency coordination and networking.
- Strong analytical, organizational, and management and leadership skills.
- Demonstrated ability with project grants management, including project design, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, supervision and performance.
- Proven commitment to accountable practices and knowledgeable of quality assurance systems.
- Hands on experience in leading staff in insecure locations and strong human resource management skills in general.
- Good communicator and proven diplomacy with all types of stakeholders.
- Ability to work independently, but also coordinate effectively as part of a team.
- Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, BI, Outlook and Power Point).
- Ability and willingness to work and live in diverse, challenging and potentially unstable environments
- Fluency in English and Somali are required.
Contract: 12 Months with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for National Staff; Employment band Management F2
Availability: 1st April 2023
Duty station: This positions are to be based in following locations in Somalia (Beletweyne,Dollow and Galkayo )
Reporting Line: Area Manager
Technical Reporting Line: Camp Coordination and Camp Management Coordinator
Providing equal opportunities We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.
Promoting high standards : DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process
Application and CV
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than 5-6 pages) in English. Applicants to indicate on Cover letter location they are applying for and to apply for only one location ; Qualified Female candidates highly encouraged to apply
Applicants who applied previously need not to apply
DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.
Please submit your Application no later than 17th March 2023