Area Manager at Danish Refugee Council


Danish Refugee Council, one of many world’s main humanitarian NGOs, is presently in search of a extremely certified Area Manager to be answerable for  the coordination, administration, improvement, and illustration of DRC programming in Adamawa State, Nigeria.

Danish Refugee Council (DRC), and its Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding technical unit – the Danish Demining Group (DDG), has had an operational presence in Nigeria since 2015. DRC Nigeria is the biggest DRC nation mission within the West Africa area and one of many largest DRC nation missions globally. Currently, DRC delivers life-saving help and safety to susceptible, conflict-affected populations together with internally displaced individuals, returnees, and host communities within the areas of armed violence discount, humanitarian mine motion, livelihoods, diet and meals security, safety, shelter, and non-food gadgets (NFI) and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in 30+ Local Areas (LGAs) throughout Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in northeast Nigeria.

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Job Title: Area Manager

Location: Mubi, Adamawa (Non-family Duty Station)
Employment Period: 12 months
Type of contract: Expatriate contract
Contract size: 1 year with the opportunity of extension
Level: E
Start Date: As quickly as attainable

About the Job

  • The Area Manager can be answerable for compliance to DRC insurance policies and procedures. S/he shall be answerable for the planning and implementation of security procedures/protocols inside the assigned space & guarantee the protection of all employees and property.
  • As DRC’s major consultant and line supervisor of all employees within the space, the Area Manager (AM) is answerable for the coordination, administration, improvement, and illustration of DRC programming within the space.
  • S/he’ll oversee program implementation in response to DRC methods within the space and make sure that operations are applied inside DRC’s rules, procedures, tips and technique; allow a productive and accountable relationship with beneficiaries, communities’ leaders/representatives, related governmental authorities, donors, nationwide and International NGOs and UN Agencies.
  • The place requires a excessive degree of accountability, flexibility and understanding of advanced organisational charts together with horizontal liaising amongst completely different senior managers.  S/he reports to the DRC Country Director.

Your Main Duties and Responsibilities can be:

  • Provide, along with Head of Programmes DRC and DDG, coordination and integration of DRC actions within the space together with, however not restricted, to safety, emergency response, meals security/livelihoods and WASH.
  • Direct line administration of the non-programme employees (HR, Finance, Logistics & Procurement, and Safety) primarily based in Adamawa State, together with recruitment, teaching, capability constructing and guaranteeing interdepartmental co-ordination.
  • Liaise and carefully coordinate with the Senior Management Team members.
  • Encourage a optimistic, revolutionary, and mutually supportive crew spirit amongst the Adamawa State crew


  • Act as the primary DRC consultant in Adamawa State and attend all related boards/conferences together with lively participation within the Humanitarian Regional Team (HRT) with the target to strengthen DRC’s place within the space.
  • Develop, implement, and recurrently revise a DRC engagement technique and acceptance within the space.
  • Responsible for constructing and sustaining good relations with key stakeholders together with: Local Authorities, UN/INGOs, Clusters

Safety and Security:

  • Ensure adherence to security procedures and monitoring developments within the security scenario.
  • Actively assist the nation security division to develop and recurrently replace the native security plan for his/her space of accountability.
  • Be a member of and/or actively assist the Crisis Management Team as required and if requested.
  • Develop and preserve a security focal individuals’ community in his/her space of accountability.

Finance and Administration:

  • Provide finances monitoring of assigned budgets, monetary management in compliance with DRC nation workplace necessities and as per the Operations Handbook.
  • Ensure needed techniques in procurement are adopted in response to DRC Operations Handbook for all tasks within the state.


  • Ensure compliance with inside reporting necessities and take part within the DRC inside coordination mechanisms as required.


  • Guided by the DRC Programme Handbook, repeatedly monitor and recommend related accountability initiatives within the discipline in addition to strengthen the trouble to doc the influence of DRC actions within the space.

About You
To achieve success on this position we anticipate you to own the next:

Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in worldwide relations, administration, human rights, social science or associated discipline;
  • Minimum 5 years skilled work expertise inside worldwide humanitarian/improvement work
  • Good understanding of displacement problems with each internally displaced and refugees and associated worldwide requirements/frameworks
  • Excellent negotiation, advocacy, and communication expertise
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Familiarity with EU-ECHO, DFID, UN, and US donor tips
  • Solid challenge administration expertise
  • Extensive expertise in illustration and networking 

Required Skills & Qualities:

  • Mature judgment mixed with a proactive, resourceful, and energetic method to downside fixing.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication expertise; and powerful organizational and time administration expertise
  • Demonstrated conduct {of professional} and private ethics.
  • Willingness to undertake common discipline visits and work together with completely different stakeholders.
  • Basic laptop expertise and expertise in use of functions comparable to Microsoft Office
  • Ability to coordinate completely different stakeholders in a posh work surroundings.
  • A crew participant and self-starter capable of encourage and affect motion.
  • Ability to deal with confidential and politically delicate points in a accountable and mature method.
  • Proven skill to work successfully beneath minimal supervision.


  • Experience or information of the NE Nigerian context
  • Previous expertise of working in insecure places.
  • Strong interpersonal expertise and demonstrated skill to determine efficient working relations with native employees and different stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical and strategic expertise

In this place, you’re anticipated to reveal DRC’ 5 core competencies: 

  • Striving for excellence: You give attention to reaching outcomes whereas guaranteeing an environment friendly course of. 
  • Collaborating: You contain related parties and encourage suggestions. 
  • Taking the lead: You take possession and initiative whereas aiming for innovation. 
  • Communicating: You hear and converse successfully and truthfully. 
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and selling the best requirements of moral {and professional} conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, together with safeguarding in opposition to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

As nicely as comply with the overall rules:

  • The worker shall comply with DRC directions on security, confidentiality, and moral tips, together with the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework
  • Employee should not interact in another paid exercise in the course of the DRC contract interval with out prior authorization.
  • Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related pictures or different materials with out prior authorization.
  • Employee shall return all borrowed gear for the challenge to DRC after the top of the contract interval or upon request.
  • Employee should not interact in any exercise that might hurt DRC or the implementation of any challenge in the course of the DRC contract interval.

We Offer

  • Salary and situations can be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please discuss with beneath Vacancies. Applicants should be conscious that DRC can not make use of, beneath an expatriate contract, a citizen of the nation through which she/ he’s going to be stationed (in such case, the Republic of Nigeria).

How to Apply
Interested and certified candidates should:
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Application Process

  • All candidates should send a canopy letter and an up to date CV (now not than 4 pages). Both should be in English.
  • DRC offers equal alternative in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment primarily based on race, intercourse, colour, faith, sexual orientation, age, marital standing, or incapacity.
  • DRC encourages all candidates to apply and doesn’t apply any discrimination in any recruitment course of.
  • Applications submitted after this date won’t be thought-about.
  • Due to the urgency of the place, DRC has the correct to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile earlier than the above deadline.     
  • For additional details about the Danish Refugee Council, please seek the advice of our web site

Application Deadline  twenty second February, 2021.


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