Overall purpose of the role:
This is a multi-country position with a direct reporting line to the DDG Regional Head of Programme, EAGL. The RSGC will be responsible for working with DDG Programme Managers and other country and regional staff to develop relevant and effective programming in the areas of stability, fragility and resilience, and to ensure quality programming delivery. Further the position will engage with key technical counterparts in other agencies, donor focal points and the technical disciplines within the broader DRC/DDG organisation at both country, regional and global levels.
- Participate in the design and formulation of DDG AVR programming, as well as contribute to the start-up of new DDG AVR projects.
- Ensure that all AVR activities are coordinated with and complementary to each other and well-coordinated with DRC and external partners.
- Support DDG Programme Managers with proposal development for donor submission
- Dissemination and operationalise guidance on developed practices from DDG AVR globally and in the region as well as monitor trends and practices from the broader AVR community.
- Support DDG programmes to adapt and contextualise global practices to the Kenya and Somalia environments
- Under the coordination and technical guidance of the Regional Technical Manager, ensure DDG’s Armed Violence Reduction field staff are well trained and have the relevant skills and capacity to deliver program efficiently and effectively.
- Carry out field visits to project sites in support of DDG project implementation staff.
- Provide technical and hand-on support to programme staff during development of funding proposals.
- Ensure quality and coherence of the Armed Violence Reduction activities in each country, and monitor and follow up to the implementation of the plan together with country management.
- Ensure a focus on programme quality assurance and lead on the DDG ambitions to be at the forefront programming in its specialised approaches.
- Support the identification of new innovative methods for the improvement of DDG AVR programming in Kenya and Somalia.
- Ensure strong and coherent data management, monitoring and evaluation within AVR, and DDG’s reporting structures working closely with the Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team.
- Support quality programme assessments, baseline studies, reviews and evaluations as well as impact assessment.
- Work closely to with MEL counterparts to ensure that programmes are developed with strong data collection and monitoring mechanisms as well as impact assessment for AVR programming.
- Ensure the incorporation of and focus on Youth and Gender in AVR programming, and guide the advancement of these approaches within the DDG portfolio
- Support the DDG Regional Technical Manager in resource mobilisation efforts including through technical liaison and engagement with donors, stakeholders and technical working groups, forums etc.
- Coordinate with other actors and stakeholders both at a country specific level and regional level to ensure that DDG AVR programming in well linked into other related initiatives.
- Disseminate results in varied ways to enhance use in reports and in decision making.
- Provide technical support to ensure that DDG is able to articulate and document relevant best practice.
- Ensure documentation and consolidation of success stories, which can be communicated externally.
- Other tasks as assigned by the Regional Technical Manager and which are related to the above responsibilities.
- Support to countries other than Kenya and Somalia, where feasible and in prior agreement with the Regional Technical Manager.
- At least 5 years programming experience in the areas of security governance, conflict management, social cohesion, peacebuilding, and stabilisation.
- Minimum of 7years working experience at an international level with humanitarian international NGOs or other operational agencies
- Minimum of 7 years field experience in conflict affected areas; experience in east Africa and Great Lakes an advantage
- Strong contextual understanding of the East Africa and Great Lakes region
- At least five years prior experience in staff mentoring, coaching and/or training
- Proven experience in project management, including planning and project development, budget management, reporting, staff management and monitoring and evaluation
- Fluency in English and good French language skills
- High degree of computer literacy
All DRC staff should master the 5 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
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than two pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 1 April 2019
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact our job support at drc.ngo/jobsupport.