Camp Management Assistant (CRC)- Female Candidates highly encourage
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 fulfilment 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. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.
All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
DRC has been operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) in Algeria, Libya/Tunisia, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey with a Regional Office (RO) in Amman. DRC has 17 offices and approximately one thousand staff members across the MENA region. Following an internal HQ restructuring, from 1st January 2018 the region is focusing on the Middle East, hence Algeria, Tunisia and Libya will transition to a new region during the course of 2018, while Yemen will join the Middle East region.
About the job
• The CM Assistant will support the implementation of planned activities in the Habbaniyah Tourist City camp, and potentially in other informal settlements, or returnee locations in Anbar – focused primarily on needs identification, documentation and referrals/service requests, in addition to regular liaising with stakeholders.
• Provide any additional support as requested by other team members and the CM Officer, CM Team Leader and CM Project Manager.
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
• Provide support to national camp management teams in formal IDP camp and/or support IDP site representatives in informal settlements and returnee locations.
• Ensure regular contact (physical or through phone calls) and collect site specific information/updates from IDP and returnee representatives.
• Assist in identifying needs, service gaps and duplications in all targeted sites.
• Document, track and provide timely referrals and service requests to specialist service providers.
• Help facilitate awareness campaigns, trainings and information dissemination to IDP and returnee populations using diverse methodologies, ensuring understanding by the IDP and returnee community
• Attend meetings with various stakeholders, including national authorities and IDPs/returnees as necessary or requested.
• Provide accurate and timely information that supports the drafting of weekly situation reports and other updates.
• Support the CM Officer and CM Project Manager in any other duties, as needed.
• The CM Assistant is a field-based position which supposes daily presence in the Habbaniyah Tourist City or informal IDP settlements, or the Community Resource Centre (returnees).
• The CM Assistant will undertake any other tasks, within the framework of his/her position, as requested by his/her supervisor.
To be successful in this role we expect the following:
• Minimum 1 year of professional experience, ideally involved in social services or community activism.
• Ideally, at least 1 year experience in international and/or local NGO; ideally involved in the direct implementation of field level humanitarian assistance to refugees, IDPs, or returnees.
• Proven leadership skills and experience in creating, establishing and negotiating relationships and building alliances and networks with various stakeholders at community and local and national levels.
• Strong understanding of humanitarian issues, especially related to displacement.
• Ability to draft basic reports and situational briefings in English.
• Competence using Microsoft Word and Excel necessary.
• ONLY FEMALE CANDIDATES SHOULD APPLY
• Experience in social services or community activism.
• Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.
• Understanding of gender, protection and human rights.
• Extensive knowledge of Iraqi displacement.
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 DRC’s vision and values.
Contract length: 8 Months
Start date: 1 January 2020
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates/ Nationals; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 5 December 2019
Please note: that given the urgency of vacancy the position may be filled before the due date.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.