Ended Base Manager – Sa’ada

The Job

Job title: Base Manager – Sa’ada
Employment category:  Band F2
Reporting to:   Area Manager
Direct reports: Sector and support staff
Duration: 1 year based on good performance and funding    Unit/department: Management      
Location: Sa’ada
Authorization level: As per IDRA

Overall purpose of the role
• Responsible for the overall operational and programmatic planning, reporting, and implementation to enable DRC to achieve its objectives 
• Supervising the base and ensure that DRC procedures are streamlined in the project implementation 
• Building relationships with key humanitarian partners and donors and securing funding to expand DRC’s programmes

Geographic scope: Country (Yemen)                            
This role has an area focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the country. The role contributes to the development of emergency strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to emergency operations while overseeing support activities.
Main responsibilities    
• People management of direct reports (incl. development, performance & recruitment)
• Support and mentor staff members by identifying clear deliverables and providing training
• Support and monitor programme staff planning of activities
• Supervise finance, admin, Human Resources, procurement and logistics ensuring that expenditure is compliant with DRC procedures, donors’ regulation and national legislation

• Development, coordination, planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting to CO and other relevant humanitarian actors
• Supervision and coordination of programme and support staff 
• Monitoring of project(s) expenditures 
• Conduct assessments and fact-finding missions to set up new or follow-up projects
• Assisting in the preparation of project proposals for external donors, conceptualizing and developing sectoral and local strategies in close co-operation with the Emergency Team Leader
• Assisting in developing new programme initiatives 
• Ensure that the programmes are implemented in accordance with DRC standard regulations and operational procedures
• Ensure that at all times contact with beneficiaries, target groups and representatives of authorities is conducted in a sensitive and respectful manner
• Supervise implementation of the projects via monitoring and evaluation
• Ensure adherence to DRC Security procedures according to the DRC Operations Handbook and local security rules 

Representation and coordination
• Cultivate good relations with key humanitarian actors, including OCHA, WFP, UNICEF, UNFPA, INGOs and donors, through regular attendance at technical meetings/clusters and bilateral meetings
• Liaison and close coordination with Clusters, UN agencies, NGOs, NAMCHA and government authorities and non-state actors 
• Ensure that timely and quality project narrative reports are provided to the CO on time according to donors requirement
• Represent DRC as required

As Manager the post-holder is responsible for the following:
• Accountable for achieving DRC’s strategic goals and objectives within the area of responsibility
• Accountable for making significant decisions on what the unit does: its purpose, functions and role, and for making commitments and decisions that require the expenditure of significant unit resources.
• Accountable for people management of direct reports, generally at least 3 employees. This includes hiring & firing, objective setting, probation, performance appraisal, development of staff, managing performance, including poor performance, etc.
• Accountable for making sound decisions based on DRC policies, MOPs, standards, and the advice of technical experts in DRC

Supervisor responsibilities:
• Coordinates the daily activities of small teams, often comprised of subordinates and/or employees carrying out similar tasks
• Implements the manager’s decisions through the work of subordinate employees, often playing a role in deciding how to do it; and how to achieve the objective set by the manager.

Required experience and competencies                            
All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:   
• Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.   
• Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.   
• Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.   
• Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.   
• Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.                     
• Master's degree in political science, international development, economics or other relevant field.
• At least 5 years' experience in relevant field in an INGO.
• At least 3 years' experience with people management.
• Substantial work experience in the areas of emergency, camp management, development sector, especially with displaced/refugees communities can substitute education qualification.
• Experience managing field offices.
• Experience in project management and proven organizational skills.
• Good knowledge of relevant donors.
• Experience dealing with national partners and local/government authorities.
• Professional background in working with internally displaced persons and/or refugees.
• Good experience in training and liaising with national NGOs. 
• Experience working in multicultural work settings.    





Striving for excellence




Taking the lead




Demonstrating integrity


Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here


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•Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others
•Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.
•Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.

Languages: (indicate fluency level)
•    Good English language (written and spoken)
•    Excellent report writing skills including editing the work of others 
•    Fluency in Arabic language (written and spoken)    

How to Apply

CVs of qualified candidates are invited at the below link by 22ed Feb 2019. Due to the urgency of this hiring, interviews will be on a rolling basis; and a candidate might be selected even before the closing date. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.     

  • Employer: DRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sa'dah
  • Posted on: 10 February 2019
  • Deadline: 22 February 2019