Shelter and Infrastructure Project Manager – DRC

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Job Description

OrganizationDanish Refugee Council (DRC)
Workplace:Central Darfur
Department/Country:Sudan
Contract type:Expatriate contract
Application due:14/12/2020

ABOUT DRC

DRC (Danish Refugee Council), founded in Denmark in 1956, is Denmark’s largest and the world’s leading non-profit, independent, rights-based refugee organization.

Our vision is to assist refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities to a dignified life. We protect lives and human rights and empower beneficiaries throughout conflict displacement by providing shelter, food, and hope in terms of work, education and integration towards a sustainable future.

Overall purpose of the role:

Danish Refugee Council in Sudan is looking for a highly qualified and experienced Shelter and Infrastructure Project Manager to oversee a Community Driven Recovery and Safety programme (CDRS) in Central Darfur, Sudan. The S&I PM shall be based in Garsila/Um Dukhun with travels to other locations within Central Darfur State; especially DRC bases in Zalingei and Nertiti/Golo. The S&I PM will report directly to the Area Manager (line manager) and may be in direct contact with Head of Programmes for ad‑hoc technical issues.

  • Supervise and manage the implementation of ongoing CDRS activities under an EU funded project in Garsila/Um Dukhun:
    • Timely, technically sound and quality implementation of project activities which shall be carried out using a variety of approaches and methodologies: community centres, irrigation systems or other community structures, facilitation and training of infrastructure management groups at community level, initiatives for Disaster Risk Reduction at community level
    • Correct and efficient use of available financial resources (budget holder); as well as adherence to DRC and Donors rules and regulation for procurement and asset management
    • Effective management of project Human Resources, including design, follow‑up and, when necessary, direct provision of relevant staff capacity building, within his/her areas of competence
  • Collaborate with other DRC Departments for the safe and effective implementation of the project:
    • SAFETY to ensure that DRC rules and regulation for operation Safety are effectively and thoroughly applied
    • MEAL by supporting Monitor and Evaluation exercises, such as quality monitoring, post-CAP monitoring, PDM, etc.; as well as assessments as required by the project implementation and Area Office general needs.
    • HR to ensure that DRC rules and regulations, as well a HR actions (staff appraisals, recruiting interviews, etc.) are carried out in a timely and efficient manner
  • Support the Area Manager in his/her action by provision of technical expertise on Sectors relevant to his/her position and by:
    • Representing and/or supporting AM in the representation of DRC in all relevant fora at State level.
    • Providing or ensure that information are provided (possibly in collaboration with other DRC Departments) to AM when necessary to feed internal or external request for updates/analysis. As well as participating to the development of new project proposals.
  • Contributing, strategy within his/her Sectors competence, to design and develop relevant strategic and managerial tools, such as the Area Office Strategy, technical policies and/or guidelines, assessments, etc.; on his/her own or collaborating with other Departments

Geographic scope: Area (Central Darfur)

This role has an area focus where it ensures quality and compliant implementation of concerned projects, as well as all other procedures and guidelines relevant to DRC presence and activities. The role also contributes to the development of area strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to base operations. The geographical is defined (but not limited) by Area Office for Central Darfur, resting on three primary bases: Zalingei, Nertiti and Garsila and two sub‑bases/zones of implementation: Golo and Um Dokhun.

Responsibilities:

Project Management and Implementation

  • Oversee the implementation of DRC’s project in Garsila and Um Dukhum
  • Ensure that senior project staff organize workload and activity planning conducive to an effective and timely implementation of  the activities
  • Supervise the development of selection criteria for beneficiaries, and ensure their relevance as well as their technically sound and fair application
  • Undertake regular on-site visits to monitor the quality of activity implementation at the village-level and provide technical advice to senior and field project staff as necessary
  • Follow‑up the project framework and keep it updated on a regular basis
  • Prepare donor reporting in an accurate and  timely way

Finance, Procurement and Administration

  • With support of Finance Manager ensure accountability for the management of project budget; as well as keeping overall budget monitoring
  • Ensure that project staff raise Purchase Requests (PRs) orderly, in a timely manner and in-line with DRC standards
  • With support of Supply Chain Manager, follow-up procurement processes to ensure an effective and timely provision of assets, goods and services necessary to the project implementation

HR management

  • Ensure that project staff planning is updated, fit to the implementation requirements and abided to by relevant staff
  • Supervise senior staff work planning and workload sharing to ensure a balanced and conducive organization of the work
  • Design a training programme for relevant staff both for internal and external trainings, according to allocated financial resources and conducive to quality implementation of the project
  • Ensure that the training plan is followed; prepare and administer training directly when necessary
  • With support of HR Manager, ensure that all project staff is conversant with DRC Code of Conduct, HR policies and internal Complaint Mechanism.
  • When necessary and requested by DRC HR policies and Operations Handbook, participate in the staff recruitment process, new staff on-boarding and induction process, capacity building, and performance appraisal of project staff

MEAL

  • Monitor risks and needs in project sites on a regular basis in alignment with project requirements.
  • Collaborate with M&E team to ensure monitoring activities are mainstreamed with the programme teams;
  • Develop internal learning and appropriate program adjustments due to new opportunities/challenges
  • Work closely with project and MEAL staff to support the development of accountability activities.

Safety, Risk and Compliance

  • With support of Safety Specialist, ensure that all project staff is conversant with DRC Safety guidelines and SOPs
  • Ensure that said guidelines and SOPs are implemented and abided to by all project staff
  • Proceed to regular update and fitting of R&C matrix for the project; while ensuring that recommended measures are implemented properly

Support to Area Office and Programme Development

  • Under supervision of AM, coordinate with national, local and international actors and participate in working groups and other sector meetings
  • Under supervision of AM, when necessary identify partnership opportunities and liaising with local partners concerning both ongoing or planned/proposed activities
  • When requested by AM, contribute to the development of Area strategy by: providing data and information, participating to strategy exercises, organize and facilitate participation of project key staff to said exercises when necessary
  • When requested and possible, provide AM with contextual information and data, within the reach of your project

When requested and under supervision of AM and/or HoP, provide technical inputs (either in raw or structured form) for the building of Sectoral papers, such as (but not limited to) policy, analysis, technical guidance, SOP papers.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum 5 years of proven international experience in INGO projects
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in one of the relevant project Sector (WASH, Infrastructures, Shelter). Experiences in multiple Sectors of concern is an asset. Good knowledge of Human Rights/Protection/International Refugee Law, and/or Food Security/Livelihoods is an advantage
  • Full professional proficiency in English. Arabic is an advantage
  • Excellent writing and editing skills for external audiences (including governments and donors)
  • Experience in producing high-quality technical material (training material, programme tools, proposals, strategic documents etc.)
  • Experience applying Monitoring and Evaluation standards

All DRC roles require the pot-holder to master DRC’s core competencies.

Education:

  • Master’s degree, e.g. Civil/Water Engineering, Geology, Architecture, or other relevant subjects related to infrastructures.
  • Formal training (all level) from a recognized institution on Humanitarian Action/Emergency Intervention, Community Participation/Community‑driven planning, International Development is an advantage
  • Bachelor degree as a minimum in project management, social work or studies related to migration would be of particular interest
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills in English;
  • Arabic is an advantage

DRC as an employer

By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit:

 drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.

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