DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC East Africa and Great Lakes (EAGL) operation focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrants in Burundi, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The EAGL Regional office also supports non-operational initiatives, focusing on mixed migration issues, civil society engagement, and advocacy and policy initiatives related to displacement.
About the job
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Regional Director for East Africa & Great Lakes Regional Office, the Regional Coordinator, with a focus on Age, Gender, Diversity and inclusion of beneficiaries will provide technical support on the mainstreaming of same into DRC’s programming and operations. This will involve providing support to the Regional Office and 9 country teams within the DRC EAGL region (Burundi, Djibouti, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda).
The position will be responsible for guiding country offices on application of the DRC AGDM Policy and its Organizational and Programmatic AGDM Minimum Standards, hereunder mainstreaming AGD within all our three programming platforms; emergency, solutions and root causes. This will include developing and adapting tools to support AGD analysis within the project management cycle; building staff capacity to apply tools; and promoting learning on AGDM within the region. Moreover, the position will also ensure that AGD is mainstreamed into the DRC EAGL institutional culture and operations, that there is tools and guidance to ensure better beneficiaries’ inclusion, and finally spearheading efforts to promote gender parity.
This will entail partnering with other technical coordinators and senior management at country and regional level, as well as maintaining regular communication with the global AGD focal point in DRC HQ and participating in the global DRC AGDM Advisory Group.
The inclusion Coordinator with the focus outlined above will:
- Provide strategic advice on age, gender and diversity mainstreaming – with a view to also strengthen beneficiary voices into programming and operations to the Regional Office and Country Office Teams
- Monitor implementation of Regional Age, Gender and Diversity Strategy and lead efforts by Country Office Teams to develop strategies, action plans and budgets
- Conduct detailed age, gender and diversity analysis to guide DRC’s operations, institutional culture and programming within its platforms and corresponding sectors
- Lead in mainstreaming age, gender and diversity in programme strategies and interventions in line with the DRC AGDM Programme Minimum Standards
- Review Country Teams’ quarterly and annual reporting and ensure sufficient compliance with DRC AGDM Minimum Standards
- Lead the design and implementation of studies, including developing research protocols and data collection tools, supervising data collection, facilitating focus group discussions, and analyzing sex-and age-disaggregated data from a broad range of sources for the identification age, gender and diversity issues
- Conduct assessments to determine learning and capacity gaps and design training and capacity building tools for staff on age, gender and diversity
- Lead initiatives to create enabling and safe work environments e.g. on sexual harassment, work life balance, in collaboration with relevant regional and country office staff in line with DRC organisational AGDM Minimum Standards
- Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders in the age, gender and diversity sector and participate in relevant donor and coordination groups
- Identify and advise on entry points for new initiatives for DRC EAGL to strengthen national and local understanding of age, gender and diversity issues in close consultation with the ESMT
- In coordination with the global AGD focal point, contribute to and take lead in developing policy position papers / briefs and advocacy messaging on thematic age, gender and diversity issues to support the raising of DRC’s profile on AGD related to EAGL region and when appropriate beyond
- In coordination with the global AGD focal point and the global AGDM Advisory Group, support formulation of guidelines, policies and best practices to be integrated into knowledge management efforts and communities of practice
- Contribute to and ensure synergy with global DRC AGDM workstreams, through regular coordination with the global AGD focal point and participation in the global AGDM Advisory Group
- Contribute to development and roll-out of DRC training material on AGDM and roll out within EAGL RO
This position reports to Deputy Regional Director.
Experience and technical competencies
- At least 10 years’ proven experience in design, implementing and/or evaluating gender and human rights related programmes/projects
- Masters’ degree in relevant social sciences with expertise in gender analysis and policy;
- International development experience
- Experience in working in fragile and conflict contexts
- Proven experience with assessing and strengthening institutional, organizational and technical gender capacity
- Experience with implementing gender, inclusion and diversity mainstreaming agendas across a variety of sectors,
- Ability to work under pressure and with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
- Excellent inter-personal and negotiation skills;
- Strong links with international, regional and national networks on gender equality and women’s rights;
- Experience in East Africa Region & Great Lakes region will be seen as an advantage
- Highly experienced and skilled drafter;
- Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and adaptability;
- Fluent in written and spoken English and French
- Experience working in insecure environments and willingness to travel within the region
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s 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: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
Contract: One year renewable with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff in the respective country.
Start Date: June 2020
Duty Station: Bujumbura, Goma or Djibouti with frequent travel within the East Africa and Great Lakes Region.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.
Application and CV
Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.
DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on http://www.drc.dk under Vacancies.
Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 12 June, 2020.
DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.