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Iraq: CCCM Project Managers

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 24 Nov 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

DRC are looking for highly qualified, self-motivated CCCM Project Managers able to work with diverse teams of both national and international staff as well as local government authorities, UN agencies, I/NGOs and other partners under a variety of displacement contexts in Iraq. Possible locations of intervention are in Tikrit implementing either / both informal and formal camp management activities for new & protracted displacement as well as working with the Returns/Early recovery framework within the country.

Duties and Responsibilities

Project & Staff management:

• Project management oversight – including budget, reporting, and indicator tracking in collaboration with the CCCM Coordinator

• Monitor the progress of the CCCM project against work plans and provide appropriate support to the CCCM staff to ensure that work plans are adjusted, as needed, and targets are met.

• Day to day management of CCCM project staff with a strong focus on capacity building and development/promotion of staff

• Responsible for providing timely inputs to narrative & budgetary reports to Programme Development and Coordination staff

• Ensure that M&E practices and tools are applied in the CCCM project, in coordination with the M&E Coordinator.

• Provide inputs into proposal design for areas of intervention

CCCM activity responsibilities:

• Provide support to national authorities in camp management – including development of training and handover programmes, as well as capacity building of local authorities and/or service providers

• In conjunction with the CCCM Coordinator, establish area-based CCCM approaches, including mobile CCCM activities such as data collection, displacement & service mapping

• Manage mobile CCCM teams to implement informal site interventions such as site risk reduction, fire safety, community representative development

• Coordinate with WASH, Protection & Shelter Programmes to ensure, where possible, that responses in target locations are integrated

• Identify and refer key issues to external partners when DRC programmes are unable to respond.

• Develop & maintain tools for identification of trends & gaps in displacement sites or areas, including raising appropriate advocacy points in coordination forums

• Set up required CCCM coordination mechanisms for camps and/or displacement areas

• Conduct intentions & exit surveys for displaced populations, as well as conduct activities that feed into the Returns/Early Recovery framework within Iraq

• Set up and establishment of Multi-Purpose Community Centers (UDOC) in identified priority areas in urban settings

• Lead contingency planning exercises as required at field level with other humanitarian agencies/OCHA

• Design and implementation of Complaint Response Mechanisms, referral pathways where appropriate in all displacement settings

• Work with CCCM Coordinator to design contextual and appropriate CCCM approaches in areas of intervention


• Engage with and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders, which can include local authorities, security actors, UN coordination, and other humanitarian agencies

• Regularly attend cluster coordination and other relevant meetings in area of implementation – providing relevant notes to Heads of Office, CCCM Coordinator and other senior management staff

• This may include chairing relevant meetings when necessary and in line with DRC’s strategic goals for specified area

About you

To be successful in this role you must have:

Essential qualifications:

• University degree or higher education relevant to humanitarian programming, or significant additional demonstrable past professional experience gained through field work.

• Significant professional or practical knowledge of CCCM strategies, policies and implementation modalities, including multi-sector and/or multi-location grants.

• Cultural and gender sensitivity, adaptability, willingness to travel.

• Understanding of data collection tools & methodologies, including ODK, statistical sampling, & data analysis

Essential experience:

• At least 3 years of management experience administering humanitarian multi-sector and multi-donor programs, with a strong focus and significant proven experience in programming in fragile environments, preferably including the Middle East.

• Experience in any of the following CCCM contexts: Large scale formal site management; Mobile /Area Based CCCM activities; UDOC CCCM set up and implementation;

• Data collection & analysis experience in

• Experience with managing teams and providing technical guidance and training in camp management and humanitarian principles

• Capacity to properly manage multiple project cycles with monitoring-focused skills.

• Experience in implementing humanitarian programmes in insecure environments.

• Strong proven experience in managing logistics, procurement, administrative and financial functions.

• Fluency in written and spoken English. Arabic is 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 12 months contract subject to extension based on performance and funding. You must be available to start work 1 January 2018 .Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals. This position will be placed at A15 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 24 November 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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