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Iraq: CCCM Coordinator

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 05 Dec 2017

Please note: Due to the urgency to fill the post, recruitment will be done on the rolling basis and DRC reserves the right to recruit before the deadline

Who are we?

Danish Refugee Council is a leading protection agency pursuing our mandate to protect and promote durable solutions to displacement-affected populations on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), DRC apply a regional approach with operational presence in Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Iraq. Present in Iraq since 2003, DRC is today operational in the Kurdish governorates, in and around Baghdad and in several South-Central governorates. Focused both on the influx of Syrian refugees and the current IDP crisis, DRC is providing assistance in a range of sectors including Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Protection, Livelihoods, Emergency Response (including food security, cash, and NFIs), WASH, Shelter and Mine Action. The Iraq programme presently employs some 600 national staff and 60 international staff, and is growing to meet new, emerging needs associated with ongoing and recent conflict in multiple locations.

About the job

Under the supervision of the Head of Programmes, the CCCM Coordinator is responsible for supporting the technical planning, implementation and overall representation of CCCM activities and/or projects across the Iraq Programme.

In close coordination with other CCCM staff, the CCCM Coordinator contributes to the harmonization of CCCM tools and guidelines across the country and to the development of DRC’s CCCM Strategy for Iraq. The CCCM Coordination is also responsible for oversight of program quality and adherence to global guidelines and standards.

The CCCM Coordinator contributes to the fulfilment of the aims and objectives of DRC’s presence in Iraq.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Lead in the roll out and updating of DRC’s 2018 CCCM country strategy; Including experience in urban out-of camp CCCM programming (UDOC approach)

• Contribute to the development of proposals to secure follow on or expansion funding for the CCCM portfolio as per identified needs. This will include identification of needs and gaps in relation to the ongoing Mosul and Anbar response;

• Provide technical assistance and overall coordination to the roll out of CCCM projects;

• Contribute to refining of data collection, monitoring and reporting tools, and to the harmonization/contextualization of CCCM methodologies and tools across the country in collaboration with other CCCM actors;

• Monitor the overall implementation of CCCM projects and financial expenditure; support any necessary realignments of budget, target, and objectives

• Develop and roll-out a CCCM capacity building strategy for DRC’s and potentially other NGOs and GoI staff in order to ensure a further strengthening of staff capacity which will contribute to better service delivery to beneficiaries;

• Undertake regular field/site visits to ensure technical support to CCCM project staff and monitor the quality of activity implementation in all areas of operation;

• Prepare regular and timely updates and reports for HoP, Program Development, and other colleagues as needed;

• Participate in the recruitment process and evaluation of managerial CCCM staff as necessary;

• Coordinate with relevant national and international actors, and actively participate in relevant working groups and meetings (e.g. CCCM Cluster Meetings, SAG, etc)

• Be the DRC focal point at national level for the Returns Working Group, potentially fulfilling the co-chair function

• Represent and communicate DRC’s CCCM strategy to national and international partners, donors, other stakeholders and key actors;

• Ensure that project activities develop and are implemented in line with DRC’s mandate, policies, procedures and country strategy, as well as with donors requirements and international protection guidelines;

• Ensure Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach to CCCM is consistently applied through community and rights based participatory methods;

• Ensure the respect of DRC Code of Conduct, the confidentiality and humanitarian principles and contribute to the integration of protection and AGD mainstreaming into DRC CCCM programming;

• Acts as gap-filler for the time the CCCM project managers are on leave;

• Any other duties as directed by the Head of Programmes.

About you

To be successful in this role you must have:

Experience and technical competencies

• Proven experience of at least 5 years in CCCM programming or similar related areas (e.g. community mobilization, community driven development, etc.), preferably in an emergency or early recovery setting

• Strong knowledge of international humanitarian and CCCM standards

• Experience in international humanitarian work and refugee and/or IDP complex emergencies

• Experience with managing teams and providing technical guidance and training

• Experience developing assessment, proposals and evaluations for INGO programmes

• Experience of engaging with coordination, advocacy and/or policy work, including through cluster and working group coordination mechanisms

• Cultural and gender sensitivity, adaptability


• University degree or higher education relevant to humanitarian work: preferably in law, social sciences or humanitarian aid;


• English mandatory, Arabic an asset

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.

We offer

DRC will offer the successful applicant a 6 months contract subject to extension based on performance and funding. You must be available to start work 12 December 2017. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals. This position will be placed at A14-A13 DRC’s salary scale

How to apply:

Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. All applications must include a cover letter explaining your motivation for applying for this position and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. Applications without a cover/motivation letter will not be considered.

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Applications close 05 December 2017.

Please note: Due to the urgency to fill the post, recruitment will be done on the rolling basis and DRC reserves the right to recruit before the deadline

Need further information?

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