Programme Compliance Assistant

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Greece
Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Closing date: 6 Jan 2021


The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.

Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

The Danish Refugee Council initiated its activities in the island of Lesvos in November 2015 due to the unprecedented influx of asylum seekers. Following new political developments and displacement dynamics in early 2016, DRC expanded its activities to the mainland to support the people living in several sites across the country. With offices in Athens, Larissa and Thessaloniki, it currently implements a wide range of activities, including Site Management Support, legal assistance, identification of individual needs and protection of highly vulnerable persons, access to services within and outside the hosting sites through cultural mediation, and non-formal education. DRC works closely with the refugee communities, the Greek authorities and other humanitarian actors to
ensure a protective environment for refugees and asylum seekers in Greece.
Under the supervision of the Grant Specialist, the Programme Compliance Assistant will assist in ensuring that all necessary programmatic documentation has been collected and filed in an orderly and timely manner by field programme staff. She/he will be contributing to the regular monitoring of the existence and quality of all programmatic Means of Verification (MoV), by conducting regular reviews of the monthly figures reported by the different field sites and sub-offices, ensuring compliance with DRC procedures and donor requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities**

Responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Carry out regular internal programme compliance reviews in all DRC Greece sub-offices in order to verify the existence and proper filing of all necessary supporting documents for the reported figures and to ensure that DRC and donor guidelines are implemented and followed.
  • Use the findings of the programme compliance reviewsto develop recommendations and action points to improve on gaps identified.
  • Conduct follow-up reviews on the degree of implementation of previously developed action points.
  • Contribute to report writing and presentation of the MoV review findings to programme and managerial staff, and other internal stakeholders.
  • Provide technical guidance to site level field teams to promote consistency and quality in reporting.
  • Contribute to the harmonization and consistency of tools and processes that are related to programmatic compliance.
  • Assist in putting in place and ensuring systematic use of appropriate and functional filing systems for both hard and soft copies of key programme compliance documents.
  • Facilitate training sessions/workshops aiming to strengthen the reporting and compliance capacity of the programme staff.
  • Provide support for other tasks as required.

Required Qualifications

  • University degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Economics, Law or related field.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of project cycle, monitoring tools and documentation, including logframe approach.
  • Capacity to produce high-quality reports and presentations in English.
  • Prior working experience with local or international NGOs and/or institutional donors will be considered a strong advantage.
  • Computer skills.

Skills & Qualities

  • Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness.
  • Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork and with a spirit of genuine collaboration.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to humanitarian principles and high sense of ethics.
  • Ability to identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required.
  • Ability to multitask and cope with multiple demands under tight deadlines.

Core Competencies of DRC

  • Striving for excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Taking the lead
  • Communication
  • Demonstrating Integrity

Terms & Conditions

  • The contract will be under the Greek Labor Law (this is a national position).
  • All allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus).
  • DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.
  • The position will be based in Athens (Greece) and national terms and conditions apply.

How to apply:

Are you interested? Then apply for this position on line**:** All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.**

DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process. However, applicants must be aware that DRC cannot systemically sponsor non-EU citizen or non-Greek resident for all the steps of legal process to get a work permit and/or a residency permit in Greece.Applications close on the

6th of January 2021. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

· Due to the urgency of the position, DRC has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.

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