Job title: Area Manager Reporting to: Country DirectorLocation: AruaOverall purpose of the role: The Area Manager represents the Danish Refugee Council in West Nile South and has the direct responsibility for the management, implementation and continued development of the DRC outputs and activities. The position also contributes to the achievement of DRCâs humanitarian and emergency objectives and responsible for the planning, development and implementation of the response in West Nile South. Under the overall guidance of the Country Director, and the Management Team in the Country Office, the Area Manager is to ensure quality implementation of projects, ensure compliance to financial and administrative procedures for the programme, and implementation of adequate security precautions within the programme area to ensure the safety of all staff and assets.KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESProgramme Development and Management Provide input for the continued development of a sustainable strategy for DRC's multi-sectoral assistance in west Nile SouthProvide strategic leadership to the cascading of DRC strategy to staff and relevant stakeholdersContribute to the development of proposals for emergency response and recovery interventionsTogether with the Head of Programs, identify opportunities for new projectsAssist the Head of Program to plan and develop concept papers, budgets and project proposalsPrepare project work plans in accordance with annual planning and funding cyclesSupervise effective, efficient and timely implementation of all projects according to agreed contracts, budgets, policies and in accordance with specific donor requirements Reporting/Accountability In consultation with the Country Director and Head of Support Services, ensure correct and timely narrative and financial reporting to donor(s)Provide regular internal and external reports, and other relevant information on programme activities, policy matters and external relations, based on agreed formats and schedulesPromote/Implement Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS)Ensure relevant beneficiary data is collected, compiled, analyzed and distributed and that relevant assessments are conducted in the project areaDevelop steps and procedures in the planning and implementation of the response in accordance with donor agreements, implementing partners, and internal and external policies and procedures and ensure that activities are in line with budget lines and limitations.Monitor, evaluate and suggest changes and improvements in programme based on observations for the emergency response.Provide the CD/HoP with regular update and channel issues relevant to emergency response and recovery interventionsPrepare daily and weekly reports in accordance with milestones for Country Office in emergency responsePrepare regular updates/success stories on emergency response and share for publicationEnsure requisite studies: baselines, evaluations, Knowledge Attitude and Practice (KAP) etc. Administration and Personnel Management Lead the recruitment of required staff for the emergency response and recovery interventionsEnsure that performance objectives are developed for each job holder, reviewed and reported uponEnsure continuous capacity building among staff in handling the emergency responseSupervise budgeting and project expenditures, and prepare financial reports with assistance from the Grant and Finance DepartmentsSupervise project human resources in the field and at offices, and co-manage shared human resources with other programme. This includes further development of staff job descriptions, their training and monitoring, and recruitmentImplement and monitor, and where necessary revise implementation of DRC administrative guidelines and -policies, safety- and security procedures, logistical support and other tasks associated with efficient day-to-day running of the operationsBe responsible for organizational development for the project, including staff assessmentsEnsure adherence to Code of Conduct (CoC) for the protection of DRC reputational image; enforce compliance with all DRC procedures and policies External relationsPromote and maintain DRC brand and image among stakeholdersDevelop and nurture strategic partnerships with the UN and other donorsMaintain close relations with all relevant stakeholders including donor and UN agencies, officials External relations Promote and maintain DRC brand and image among stakeholdersDevelop and nurture strategic partnerships with the UN and other donorsMaintain close relations with all relevant stakeholders including donor and UN agencies, officials of the Office of the Prime Minister, District LocalAuthorities and Lower Local Authorities and other donor representatives, INGOs, NGOs and CBOsParticipate in relevant sector coordination meetings in the field and ensure DRC's inputs to development of assistance modalities that adhere to humanitarian principles and other international frameworks that DRC has subscribed toEnsure effective coordination and visibility to the implementation of the projects with all humanitarian and development actors and relevant stakeholders. Explore external funding streams relevant for pilots, including the development of pilots into full projects and the integration of new ideas into DRCs core areas of working. Experience and technical competencies: Minimum of 7 yearsâ experience in Programme development and implementation in emergency context, including quality monitoring and evaluation processes.Advanced University Degree in Human Rights, Social Sciences, Project Management, Development Studies or related field or equivalent practical experienceExperience working in refugee operations in more than one context.Relevant technical experience in some sectors of humanitarian programming such as shelter, livelihoods/resilience, and protection, etcDemonstrated ability to manage and support multi-sector programmes including operational planning and problem solving.Demonstrated experience of people management and team-building.Demonstrated experience of financial and supply chain managementDemonstrated ability to undertaken representation with senior government officialsExperience in project design and reporting including multi-donor programmingExperience in coordination and networking including stakeholder engagementExperience in security management and ability to work in an isolated and challenging environment.Proficiency in computer packages and financial software i.e. Word, Excel, Power point etc.Fluency in English.Fluency in local languages would be an asset.Proven ability to build external relationships with diplomacy, tact and professionalism in a complex and demanding environment. Education: University degree (preferably master-level) in law, social work, social sciences, development studies, or relevant fields. Languages Excellent Communication skills in English required. 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 28th November 2023.Equal OpportunityGender Equality: 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.Equal Opportunity: 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, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
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