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Durable Solutions Coordinator
Background 
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an independent, non-profit organization (NGO), founded on the basis of humanitarian principles, and human rights based approach, to secure the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), and to promoting long term solutions to the problems of forced displacement. Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes in fragile states throughout the developing world. DRC/DDG Somalia implements program activities in a number of regions in Somalia and Somaliland.  
 
DRC/DDG Somalia invites applications for the position as Durable Solutions Coordinator. 
 
Purpose 
The position of Durable Solutions Coordinator will mainly focus on effectively coordinating DRC’s protection focused interventions and stakeholder engagement in the search of durable solutions for displacement affected communities. The Coordinator will provide technical support to field offices throughout the country and, as needed, to relevant Government authorities in Somalia/Somaliland 
 
Responsibilities 
 
Coordination and advisory 
  • Support the development of policies, position papers and learning tools on displacement and solutions in coordination with the Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) and other stakeholders 
  • Work closely with the Returns and Reintegration actors to identify areas of synergy and complementarity. 
  • Take lead in coordination of Refugee and IDP return and reintegration interventions to promote rights-based and coordinated protection focused programming.   
  • Engage with and contribute to the Somalia Protection Cluster and other Clusters analysis of displacement dynamics 
  • Support advocacy activities with stakeholders to facilitate the attainment of durable solutions for IDPs and returnees 
 
Capacity Building and Partnerships 
  • Promote improved understanding of durable solutions among staff, local authorities and other relevant stakeholders. 
  • Enhance early and effective partnerships on Durable Solutions programming  
  • Carry out periodic assessments and analysis to support innovative approaches for durable solutions 
  • Ensure effective information sharing among different sectors within DRC on displacement and solutions 
  • Support ReDDS in the roll-out of the Durable Solutions training package in Somalia. 
 
Program Management 
  • Oversee the management of assisted voluntary returns and reintegration projects, in coordination with the field staff. 
  • Supervise and coordinate the provision of screening, referrals, registration, financial assistance, and reintegration assistance to project beneficiaries, ensuring compliance with DRC procurement, finance, and HR procedures.  
  • Supervise relevant staff, prepare and follow-up staff activity and development plans and conduct appraisals. 
  • Prepare project reports on relevant durable solutions grants within timeline provided on grant documents. 
  • Develop and submit quality proposals on return and reintegration.  
  • Ensure continued engagement with key stakeholders and donors 
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of programmatic strategies for the country program 
About You
In this position, the candidate is expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies:  
  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.  
  • Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant partis and encourage feedback.  
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership 
  • Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures 
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.  
  
Qualifications: 
  • Academic training in Human Rights Law, Development Economics, Social Sciences or other relevant fields. 
  • Minimum of three years’ significant work experience with INGOs or UN agencies in assisting IDPs, refugees, returnees and asylum seekers with a focus on durable solutions. 
  • In-depth knowledge of the main protection and humanitarian standards and legal frameworks. 
  • Ability to represent the organization in key external fora. 
  • Strong analytical and writing skills with ability to present information in a simple and reasonable manner  
  • Excellent organizational and management skills. 
  • Demonstrated flexibility and the ability to work under pressure in a complex and changing environment. 
  • Good IT skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook). 
 
Preferable: 
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity and the ability to work with minimum direction. 
  • Resilience/adaptability and flexibility: ability to operate effectively under strict deadlines. 
  • Familiarity with requirements of key humanitarian and development donors and capacity to work in a multi-donor environment. 
  • Ability to work rapidly with staff in the field directly and remotely in writing, and through new communication modes such as Skype. 
  • Significant relevant field experience is an added advantage. 
  • Fluent in spoken and written English. 
  
Key Internal Contacts: The positions shall work in close collaboration with the DRC and DDG program team, technical managers, area program managers/coordinators and relevant regional staff. As needs dictate, the function shall interact with other suport and operations departments
Key External Contacts: UN Agencies, INGOs, State and Non-state actors.MEL departments in INGO partner agencies.  
 
General 
Commitments: DRC/DDG has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC/DDG (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html) 
Conditions: 
 
Duty Station: Mogadishu Somalia, with frequency of travel to Program locations in South Central, Somaliland and Punt land this is a non-family duty Station. 
 
Contract: 1 year contract dependent on both funding and performance. Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates (available at www.drc.dk under Vacancies). This position is graded as A16. National staff the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff 
 
Availability: 1st January 2018 
 
Reporting: Reports to Protection Manager 
Direct reports 2 Reintegration Officers  
 
 
HOW TO APPLY: 
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. 
 
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications close on 14th December 2017 
 
 If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk.  
 
Danish Demining Group (DDG) is widely recognised as provider of efficient and community-oriented solutions to human security problems caused by landmines and other explosive remnants of war as well as small arms and light weapons.

DDG is part of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), which is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 35 countries throughout the world. We are the largest humanitarian NGO in Denmark and consistently ranked as one of the world’s best NGOs according to Global_Geneva.

We fulfil our mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people and host communities in the conflict areas of the world. We also advocate on behalf of conflict-affected populations globally on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration. Our work and long-term strategies are guided by our five core values: Humanitarian approach - Respect - Independence & neutrality - Inclusion - Honesty & transparency.

You can read more about our vision and work on drc.ngo.


Application due:
12/14/2017

Workplace:
Mogadishu

Homepage:
www.drc.ngo
danishdemininggroup.dk/‎

Contract type:
Expatriate contract

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