Ended Team Leader – Camp Management

The Job

Team Leader- Camp Management

I.BACKGROUND

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 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 Team Leader is responsible for team management, governorate level coordination, IDP hosting site management, staff and local stakeholder capacity building, and information management.

II.CONTRACTUAL INFORMATION

Job title: Team Leader – Camp Management

Location: Abs

Starting date: Dec 2, 2018

Contract: Standard

Duration: Oct 31, 2019

Reporting lines

  1. Reports to: Area Manager
  2. Subordinates: Camp Management officers and Assistants

III.CORE FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

Liaison & coordination

  • Represent DRC at Sub-National Shelter/NFI/CCCM Cluster coordination meetings
  • Represent DRC with communities, local authorities, site partners, and other stakeholders
  • Build and maintain mutually respectful relationships with key stakeholders
  • Foster collaborative relationships with local authorities to facilitate implementation of activities
  • Arrange regular and ad hoc coordination meetings with key stakeholders

Site management

  • Establish & train representative and inclusive community based site management committees at sites
  • Develop site plans, including physical infrastructure, service provision, and expansion possibilities
  • Monitor sites to identify needs, gaps in service provision, and duplication of efforts at IDP sites
  • Supervise planning and organization of social cohesion building activities at IDP sites
  • Plan and implement shelter, WASH, RRM and other interventions based on project specifications
  • Coordinate multi-sectorial assessments of IDP needs with other DRC teams

Capacity building         

  • Plan and organize capacity building trainings for local authorities and partner
  • Train site committees in site monitoring and use of DRC monitoring tools
  • Train Camp Management staff in assessment best practices and use of field 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
  • Plan mechanisms for timely registration of IDPs, including identification of protection related needs
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of service and needs related information for each site
  • Provide daily situation reports on IDP movements and other critical information
  • Provide weekly site reports and provide other relevant information on site conditions and services
  • Provide, document, and track timely referrals and service requests to key partners
  • Analyze site related and contextual information, and utilize the analysis in planning new interventions

Other duties

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

IV.QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree in civil engineering, social studies, architecture, urban planning, or engineering
  • Minimum three years of experience in international and/or local NGO; ideally involved in the direct implementation and supervision of field level humanitarian assistance to IDPs
  • Proven leadership skills and related experience in building, establishing, and negotiating relationships and social networks with various stakeholders at the community, local, and national levels
  • Proven experience with budget management, planning of activities, and team management
  • Excellent conceptual understanding of Camp Management, gender, protection, and human rights
  • Excellent representation, negotiation, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Strong team spirit and ability to work comfortably in multi-cultural contexts
  • Excellent computer skills, including advanced ability with MS Excel
  • Ability to write fluent situational briefings as well as weekly, monthly, and final reports in English
  • Ability to spend extended periods of time in field conditions
  • Proven ability to come up with innovative solutions to unexpected and challenging problems

V.COMPETENCIES AND VALUES

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

VI.LANGUAGES

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

How to Apply

CVs of qualified candidates are invited at the below link by 16 January 2019. 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.

https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1036&ProjectId=154950&DepartmentId=19111&SkipAdvertisement=true

  • Employer: DRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Hajjah
  • Posted on: 2 January 2019
  • Deadline: 16 January 2019

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