Ended Camp Management Assistant

The Job


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has delivered humanitarian relief and development programming in Yemen since 2008. DRC focuses on supporting refugees, migrants, and people displaced by conflict and natural disasters, working especially in areas with access challenges. DRC engages in protection, emergency, WASH, and mine risk education programming among other sectors, and has hub offices in Sana'a, Aden, Hodeidah, as well as several other locations throughout Yemen.

In response to the critical and constantly evolving humanitarian situation in Yemen, DRC has assumed a leading role in the development and implementation of Camp Coordination and Camp Management (Camp Management) sector activities. Working in the Camp Management sector involves working at IDP hosting sites and working together with other international and local organizations to coordinate implementation of humanitarian activities, support community based site management mechanisms, and monitor IDP hosting sites for international standards as well as service related needs and gaps.

The Camp Management Assistant is responsible for building relationships with beneficiaries, information management, local level capacity building, facilitating meetings, and assisting other DRC field teams with project implementation. This is a field based position and may require spending extended periods of time in the field.


Job title: Camp Management Assistant

Location: [Lahj]

Starting date: [01.01.2019]

Contract: Standard

Duration: [till the end of 2019]

Reporting lines

  1. Reports to: Camp Management Officer

Women strongly encouraged to apply


Liaison & coordination

  • Represent DRC with communities, local authorities, site partners, and other stakeholders
  • Build and maintain mutually respectful relationships with site management, service providers, local authorities, IDP community members as well as host community members
  • Foster collaborative relationships with local authorities to facilitate implementation of activities
  • Attend and facilitate meetings with local authorities, Clusters, NGOs, INGOs, UN and IDPs, including translation of meeting proceedings and provision of meeting minutes

Site management

  • Establish & train representative and inclusive community based site management committees at sites
  • Support site planning in order to ensure that IDP site residents are able to live in dignified conditions
  • Monitor sites to identify needs, gaps in service provision, and duplication of efforts at IDP sites
  • Plan, support, and organize social cohesion building activities at IDP sites
  • Support other teams in conducting multi-sectorial assessments of IDP needs

Capacity building

  • Support the Camp Management team in organizing capacity building trainings for local authorities and partners
  • Train site committees in site monitoring and use of DRC monitoring tools
  • Actively participate in development and implementation of protection and gender mainstreaming

Information management

  • Establish, maintain, and actively utilize networks of key informants at IDP sites
  • Support in the timely registration of IDPs, including identification of protection related needs
  • Provide information for database of service and needs related information for each site
  • Provide, document, and track timely referrals and service requests to key partners

Other duties

  • Assist other DRC teams with conducting assessments, distributions, and sectorial activities
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Team Leader - Camp Management in order to advance DRC's interventions


  • Minimum two years of work experience; experience in the NGO sector is considered an advantage
  • Excellent skills in establishing, building, and negotiating relationships and social networks
  • Excellent ability to understand the needs of displaced persons
  • Basic conceptual understanding of gender, protection, and human rights
  • Good representation, negotiation, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Strong team spirit and ability to work comfortably in multi-cultural contexts
  • Experience with using basic software, such as MS Word and Excel
  • Ability to write situational briefings in English
  • Ability to spend extended periods of time in field conditions
  • Ability to come up with innovative solutions to unexpected and challenging problems


All DRC staff members are expected to demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence – constantly and actively seeking ways to develop professionally
  • Collaborating – working respectfully with DRC staff, partners, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders
  • Taking the lead – showing positive initiative in situations where leadership is required
  • Communicating – ability to listen, give space, and convey thoughts and ideas to others respectfully
  • Demonstrating integrity – adhering to high personal and professional ethical standards

Furthermore, DRC places strong emphasis on staff acting in accordance with the following DRC values:

  • Humanitarian approach – right to life with dignity takes precedence over politics and principles
  • Respect – belief in the notion that all human beings have equal rights
  • Independence and neutrality – fairness and equality through non-affiliation with politics
  • Inclusion – all people should have access to, and be included in, DRC interventions
  • Honesty and transparency – assuming accountability for our actions


Professional fluency in spoken and written Arabic and advanced fluency in English is essential.

How to Apply

CVs of qualified candidates are invited at the below link by the 11th Dec, 2018. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, and based on urgency, DRC may fill the position prior to the closing date. Please name your CV before uploading the file. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • Employer: DRC
  • Category: Management
  • Location: Lahij
  • Posted on: 28 November 2018
  • Deadline: 11 December 2018