Ended Team Leader Emergency

The Job

Team Leader Emergency

Duty Station [Mocha-Yemen]

Who are we?

 The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an International non-governmental organization, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people in over 30 countries around the world. DRC has been operating in East Africa and Yemen  (EAY) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programs through Country Offices (COs) in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia/Djibouti, Yemen and Uganda/Tanzania with a Regional Office (RO) in Nairobi.

DRC, through its specialized business unit, Danish Demining Group (DDG) aims to recreate a safe environment where people can live without the threat of landmines, unexploded ordinances and small arms and light weapons”. These goals can be effectively advanced through cooperation and joint action with other organization as well as with integration of operations and programs with its sister organization, DRC.

About the job

The Emergency Team Leader will provide technical leadership to the Emergency Rapid Response team and oversee all activities of the emergency response including assisting program teams in defining indicators, data collection tools and protocols, training for DRC, partner and casual staff, and providing technical guidance and quality control of all data collection, management, analysis, and reporting across the project. The Emergency Team Leader will collaborate closely with Program, MEAL teams and Base Manager at the field level and Emergency Manager at Area Office level. She/he will report to the Base Manager. The Emergency Team Leader will ensure that programme efforts are in line with DRC, Cluster and Donor standards.

Duties and Responsibilities 

Main responsibilities               

Conduct multi-sectorial rapid assessments

  • Monitor humanitarian alerts through the team, humanitarian partners, etc. and rapidly launch assessments with prior validation of the Emergency Manager/ Area Manager/Base Manager.
  • Plan multi-sectorial evaluation including operational aspects (team composition, number of cars required, movement plan, security checks with the Area Manager/ Base Manager, etc.)
  • Supervise the team for data collection and entry, conduct quality checks, and triangulate information to ensure veracity and reliability of data
  • Write rapid needs assessment reports using defined format, and within established deadlines, providing clear operational recommendations for intervention and conduct registration where permitted.
  • Represent DRC towards local partners/community leaders during rapid needs assessments and ensure, in collaboration with the Area Manager/Base Manager, coordination with other humanitarian partners
  • Review existing assessment tools and propose improvements/ adjustments to the Emergency Coordinator as necessary and in line with the RRM mandate

Organize/supervise the RRM / CASH / NFI / Shelter response and registration

  • Reviewing/editing and validating assessment and intervention reports produced by the respective Sector Officers and sharing them with relevant partners at field/central levels
  • Coordinating the RRM response with other humanitarian partners possessing emergency response capacity to avoid overlapping/facilitate synergies
  • With the logistic department, ensure timely procurement and supply of materials required for emergency response activities
  • Liaise with Supply Chain and relevant stakeholders at field level to ensure timely release of in-kind donations
  • Participating in relevant coordination forums to share updates on the RRM/ ER (methodology, tools, results, operations, etc.)
  • Acting as Focal Point for DRC at central level for the RRM/ ER projects.
  • Following up with the Clusters and other inter-agency forums, on the recommendations produced by the RRM to increase coverage of needs (where gaps identified)

Project Monitoring

  • Review project monitoring tools as necessary and prepare monthly Activity Progress Reports (to be sent to Emergency Coordinator)
  • Ensure PMD is systematically conducted after 1 month, analyse data an prepare the report (to be shared with Emergency Manager)
  • Link with the M&E team to facilitate external monitoring of the project and take corrective actions where necessary
  • Link with the M&E team to facilitate the roll out of IEC materials on eligibility criteria and a feedback and complaint mechanism as part of the RRM

Team management

  • Is accountable for the deliveries and achievements of his/her team
  • Provides technical guidance and support to his/her team
  • Develops and maintains a nice working atmosphere among his/her team and with the other departments
  • Advises on and promoting understanding and application of DRC policies, procedures and principles
  • Participates in the hiring and firing of his/her team
  • Sets objectives (yearly, probation period, PIP) for each of his/her team member
  • Conducts performance appraisals of his/her team members
  • Manages the performance and oversees the development of his/her team members
  • Manages poor performance and discipline, including Code of Conduct cases referred to management when needed

Manages the leaves of his/her team, organizes a leave planning and makes sure each team member is taking some rest regularly and does not accumulate leaves

About you

To be successful in this role you must have:

Skills and requirements:

  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience within the humanitarian sector
  • Proven abilities in translating log frames/results frameworks into monitoring plans, developing data collection tools and protocols, data collection and management, use of databases, and data analysis
  • Proven technical skills in monitoring and evaluation and experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Strong writing skills and ability to present and explain monitoring data to expert and non-expert audiences
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, and report writing skills
  • Experience using common software applications such as MS Excel, Access, or statistics software such as SPSS, STATA
  • Previous experience with electronic/mobile data collection (Kobo Collect, CommCare) and GIS mapping preferred
  • Analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ 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. 

Moreover, we also expect the following:

Required qualifications:

Education :

  • University degree in statistics, mathematics, computer science, economics, social sciences, public health, or a related discipline


  • Arabic - Fluent, reading and writing
  • English - Fluent, reading and writing

We offer

DRC will offer the successful applicant a contract ends in 31 May, renewable dependent on both funding and performance.

Workplace Mocha with frequent field visits.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment. This position will be placed at Band (GM).

How to Apply

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button or the link below.
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.


If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

Applications close 11 December 2019. The interviews are expected to be conducted on rolling bases.   

Need further information?

For more details on this position, please contact yem-recruitment@drc.ngo.

Please note that applications sent directly to [yem-recruitment@drc.ngo] will not be considered.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.ngo

  • Employer: DRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Mokha
  • Posted on: 3 December 2019
  • Deadline: 11 December 2019