Country Director, Directeur de pays, Yaoundé, The Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle
Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Country Director for our operations in Cameroon.
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been operational in Cameroon since 2017 to support Central African Refugees in the eastern part of the country (Adamawa and East) and in Southwest region for IDPs and host communities’ victims of the anglophone conflict. DRC Cameroon currently implements Protection, Food Security and Livelihood and Shelter / NFI projects.
About the job
Under the supervision of the Regional Operation Director (ROD), the Country Director is the person ultimately accountable in country for all aspects of DRC work. This role will be expected to lead and consolidate DRC programming and impact while overseeing the efficient use of resources. The Country Director will be also responsible to ensure that the organizational set up is adapted to the context of operations. This role is eventually expected to be strong in management. The Country Director should be able to delegate specific duties as necessary while maintaining global oversight and accountability.
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
Represent DRC to authorities, donors, partners, and in selected co-ordination forums
Strengthen DRC’s position nationally and regionally
Ensure that DRC maintains excellent and productive relations with all key stakeholders, especially beneficiaries, local authorities, the humanitarian community and donors
Direct managerial oversight and support
Ensure that the Senior Management Team (SMT) have clear and realistic performance-based management goals
Overall management of the operation and direct manager for senior staff members. This includes coaching, ensuring co-ordination between managers, recruiting, and development of staff
Frequent travel to the field offices for direct operational support and representation
Ensure compliance with internal and external reporting requirements including procurement.
Fundraising and Advocacy
As the majority of the fundraising is done locally, the Country Director will lead the process of applying for funding and broadening the funding basis in a challenging funding environment
The Country Director will lead his/her team in writing concept papers, project proposals and budgets in line with the approved country strategy
Maintain high quality exchanges with the Regional Office team and mobilize the country team to participate to regional project and strategies.
Lead in the team’s advocacy in all DRC key messages.
Security and Safety
Be accountable for ensuring that DRC country programme is delivered in a safe and secure manner
Provide overall accountability for security, including development of and ensuring adherence to security procedures, monitoring of the security situation, analyzing and provision of recommendations
Together with the Head of Support Services, provide overall budget monitoring, financial management and expenses control including compliance with minimum DRC and donor requirements and ensuring that necessary systems are in place
Manage the resources allocated effectively and transparently by respecting and meeting all legal requirements in country
Oversee finance and administrative services in the Programmes
Support the implementation of ERP system and follow up
Together with the HR team, provide leadership support to staff and promote best practices in human resources management
Provide coaching and counselling advice to staff when necessary and lead initiatives to devTelop staff capacity
Organise regular meetings with the senior management team and all staff for the purpose of exchanging information, coordination and learning
Ensure that the country senior management team is effective, mutually supporting and sufficiently involved in decision making
Lead the development and update of the programme strategy, within DRC’s overall regional and global strategic frameworks
Lead the development of the programme within the strategic objectives and not being constrained by the current limitations of existing programming
Ensure that DRC standard regulations and operational procedures (Code of Conduct, DRC Management handbooks, HAP standards etc.) are followed
Accountability and Quality
Be accountable for ensuring that programmes comply with the organisational quality and accountability commitments
Guided by the Programme Handbook, continuously monitor and develop relevant accountability initiatives in the field as well as strengthening the effort to document the impact of activities and our presence
To be successful in this role we expect you to posses the following:
Experience and technical competencies:
Master in political or social science, international development, economics
Minimum 8 years’ relevant work experience in emergency contexts for a humanitarian agency or similar
Minimum 8 years’ experience as people manager
Proven leadership skills and a competence in people management
Proven experience managing large and complex humanitarian operations
Full professional proficiency in French and English
Experience in representing a large and leading international organization to donors, external partners and authorities
Experience with networking, advocacy and coordination
Experience in financial and safety management
Work related experience from the region/country
Broad organizational experience
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: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.
Contract length: 1 year
Designation of Duty Station: Yaounde l Accompanied Family Duty Station
Start date: As soon as possible.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.
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: 26 June 2022
The screening process for this position is on rolling basis, so early submission of applications is encouraged. DRC reserves the right to start with the next steps in the recruitment process prior to the closing date, should we identify a suitable candidate.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact our job support at drc.ngo/jobsupport.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.
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
Providing equal opportunities
We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.
Promoting high standards
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.
Postuler (Apply for the job) sur son site Internet: https://drc.ngo/about-us/careers/vacancies/job/?p=164825
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