Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Head of Programme to provide leadership and oversight of Danish Refugee Council’s programming across Somalia and support the Country Director (CD) in donor engagement, liaison and fundraising. The DRC/DDG Somalia Programme is the largest programmes in East Africa region. DRC/DDG is among the INGOs with the largest presence in Somalia, with country-wide programmes implemented through six main sub offices in Somaliland, Puntland, Hirran Region, Gedo Region, Bay Region and Banadir Region. The Head of Programme will contribute to strategic planning and lead in management of all technical experts and the program leads in each region within the Somalia programme. S/He leads the development of new programming strategies and program reporting, and oversee and coordinate programmatic issues related to quality and delivery with a focus on program sector integration and collaboration.
The Head of Programme is responsible for high quality and accountable programme design and delivery. S/He retains a high degree of autonomy, within a clearly defined regional strategic framework, and has a close working relationship with the DDG HoP, the Head of support services (HoSS), and the Country Safety Coordinator, as part of the executive management team.
About the job Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
As a Senior Management Team (SMT) member, responsible for overall management of the programmes department.
Fundraising and New programme development:
Lead with development of new Programmes and activities as required to respond to critical needs or for strategic development of programme.
To contribute to the Somalia programme strategy, within DRC’s overall country and regional and global strategic frameworks. Tasks include:
To be responsible for delivering a high quality and accountable programme in Somalia. Tasks include:
Quality and Accountability:
To be responsible for achieving programme compliance with the organizational quality and accountability commitments. Tasks include:
Representation Coordination and Stakeholder management.
To ensure that DRC maintains excellent and productive relations with all key stakeholders, especially beneficiaries, local authorities, the humanitarian community and donors. Tasks include:
Advocacy and Communication
Work in collaboration with DCD on developing advocacy and policy key messages across programmatic platforms. Tasks include:
Ensure that staff are continuously developing their ability to fulfill their job descriptions as well as the organizational requirements. Tasks include:
The above list of responsibilities is not exhaustive but other tasks maybe required to adapt to programmatic needs.
To be successful in this role we expect you to possess the following:
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: 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 length: 1-year renewable subject to Performance and Funding Level: Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates available at drc.ngo under Vacancies graded as Band M.E level 1. For qualified Somali nationals the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff in Somalia. Designation of Duty Station: Hargeisa, Somaliland l Non-family Duty Station Start date: 1 September 2020
Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html). All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.
Gender 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 Opportunities: 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.
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:
Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC. 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. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms. If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.