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
Overall purpose of the role:
The Deputy Country Director (DCD) will provide leadership and oversight of Danish Refugee Council’s programming across Somalia and support the CD in donor engagement, liaison and fundraising. The DCD will contribute to strategic planning and lead in management of all technical experts and the program leads in each region within the Somalia programme. The incumbent will oversee and coordinate programmatic issues related to quality and delivery with a focus on program sector integration and collaboration. He/she will be responsible for high quality and accountable programme design and delivery. In DRC, the DCD retains a high degree of autonomy, within a clearly defined regional strategic framework. He will act as principal Deputy to Country Director.
The DCD leads the development of new programming strategies and program reporting. He/she has a close working relationship with the DDG HoP, and the Head of support services (HoSS), and the Country Safety Coordinator, as part of the executive management team. The postholder also Line Manges the DRC Somalia Business Partnerships and Development Unit (BPDU). The below list of responsibilities is not exhaustive but other tasks maybe required to adapt to programmatic needs.
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:
To lead the team’s advocacy in all DRC’s key and agreed 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:
To be successful in this role we expect the following experience and technical competencies:
Moreover, in this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Duration: 1 Year renewable subject to Performance and Funding.
Contract: Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates available at www.drc.dk under Vacancies graded as Band M.E level 1. For qualified Somalia nationals’ terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff in Somalia.
Start Date: 3rd August 2020
Duty Station: Mogadishu – Somalia
Reporting: This position reports to Country Director
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.