Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Job Opportunities at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

  Nophsky       Wednesday, July 22, 2020
 

Finance Assistant
Who are we?
The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable
solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

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The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. The DRC operation in Tanzania is established in October 2015. The operation is based in Nduta, Mtendeli and Nyangusu refugee camps. The area offices are located in Kibondo and Kasulu with a country office in Dar es Salaam. DRC established the operation in Burundi in October 2018. The country program is managed from Bujumbura under the supervision of the Tanzania Country Program. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.
All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency. 
About the job

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Overall purpose of the role:
Under the supervision of the Finance Manger, the Finance Assistant provides financial and administrative support to DRC and partners as per DRC and donor regulations and procedures within the Country operations in Tanzania and Burundi. The Finance Assistant contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The Finance Assistant provides support and/or technical guidance to country operations while overseeing country activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:
Finance and accounting
• Daily accounting (bookkeeping) according to DRC operations handbook
• Manage petty cash and clear cash advances upon request
• Prepare weekly cash counts
• Maintain proper filing of all financial documentation (vouchers, contracts, tender documents, etc.)
• Cash Box counting and reconciliation according to the operations handbook
• Track and prepare monthly reconciliations for bank statements
• Process invoices and follow up with clients, suppliers and partners as needed
• Process Payment to vendors through both bank cheques and Internet banking
• Process tax payments
• Process payment of incentive workers
• Record accounts payable and accounts receivable
• Routine record keeping and archiving
• Correctly use DRC Dynamics functionalities in area of concern
• Monitor and reconcile balance accounts
• Provide administrative support during budget preparation
• Participate in donor verifications and annual audits

Reporting

• Assist with collecting, reviewing, correcting and filing all financial progress reports from the partners
• Support financial report preparations
• Submit progress and status reports
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Required:
Experience and technical competencies:

• Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience
• Experience with carrying out admin tasks
• Good communication skills
• Advanced proficiency in Excel
• Basic proficiency in PowerPoint and Word
• Well-developed organizational and planning skills in order to meet deadlines
• NGO experience
• Advanced English proficiency
• Fluency in Swahili

All DRC roles are required to master DRC’s core competencies:

• Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
• Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
• Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
• Communicating: Listening and speaking 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.

Education:
• Diploma or equivalent professional qualification
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Languages:

• English (Fluent, written and spoken)
• Swahili (Fluent, written and spoken)

We offer

Contract length: 1 Year renewable subject to Performance and Funding.
Level: I.2
Location: Kibondo, Tanzania
Start date: 1st September 2020

Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.
All applicants must send a cover letter (max 1 page) and an updated CV (max 3 pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications and applications sent by email will not be considered.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk
Applications close
10th August 2020.

Need further information?
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.org 

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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
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.
Application due: 8/10/2020

Information Management Assistant 
Employment band: I - Non-manager
Workplace: Kibondo 
Department/Country: Tanzania 
Contract type: National contract 
Employment Duration: Till 12/31/2020
Reports to: Protection Manager
Roles reporting to this position: No direct reports
Geographic scope:
Base (Kibondo)
This role has a base focus for Mtendeli and Nduta camps is based in the DRC Kibondo office. The role ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines at base level. The role contributes to the development of base strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks.
Overall purpose of the role
• Responsible for managing and coordinating the Information Management system of DRC protection programmes, including IM and database support to programme colleagues.
• Reporting, archiving, and support to other data collection and data entry needs.
• Coordinating with DRC field and programme staff to support all information management and monitoring needs.
Creating PM tools in KoBo Toolbox, data management for protection monitoring.
Analyse data and information using appropriate tools (e.g. tables, graphs etc.)
Use analysed data so as to draft monthly protection monitoring reports.
Ensure confidentiality of source documents and of information and data collected.
Main responsibilities
• Maintain and manage the online database for protection monitoring.
• Support Team Leaders in technical application of the database in instances where the data entry is undertaken by programme staff.
• Support programme colleagues in case of any technical difficulties or questions regarding the database and IM in general; provide trainings for colleagues on how to use the database.
• Generate monitoring reports and perform backup operations; contribute to the formatting and development of documents regarding collected data.
• Support to coding of online tools and Kobo/ODK forms.
• Perform data quality checks of the database on a weekly basis, reporting any issues and changes to the IM field coordinator.
• Manage phones, keeping safe, updated with correct forms, data uploaded and keep tracking the changes on the Kobo tools.
• Ensure information regarding beneficiaries is consolidated into one database and is up-to-date; identify missing data and follow up with Team Leaders.
• Support in providing beneficiary lists and data for monitoring activities, including PDM and evaluation reports.
• Apply data program techniques and procedures.
• In line with DRC’s Information Management SoPs, keep all data protected and confidential.

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Required experience and competencies
• At least 1 year's relevant experience at the national or international level in information management, database management, mapping and web development
• Strong knowledge of KoBo Toolbox and excel, and knowledge of at least one other platform database
• Basic data analysis experience and knowledge
• Advanced English proficiency
• Fluency in local language

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:
• Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
• Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
• Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
• Communicating: Listening and speaking 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.

Required education

Diploma in Information Technology, Information Systems, Statistics, Social Sciences or a relevant field - or equivalent professional qualification 

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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
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.
Application due: 7/31/2020.

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WASH Manager
Job title: WASH Manager 
Location: Kibondo
Start Date: ASAP 
Duration: Until 31-12-2020
BACKGROUND
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization which provides assistance and promotes durable solutions for refugees and internally displaced people, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights.
Danish Refugee Council is a humanitarian actor in Tanzania. As part of the Burundian Refugee Response in Tanzania, DRC work in the sectors of camp management, community services, Protection, General Food Distribution, Livelihoods and WASH/small infrastructure in Nduta, Mtendeli and Nyarugusu camps.
PURPOSE: 
The position reports to Area Manager, and technical line supervision, coordination and guidance of WASH team leader, WASH officers and Assistants in different field location in Nduta, Mtendeli and Nyarugusu and in other area that may be opened up. S/he collaborate with respective other Managers of different sectors to strengthening programming and interventions in the operational areas.
Responsible for leading in the development of DRC’s Country WASH program aimed at early recovery and results related to safeguarding and improving public health of the refugees and host communities by ensuring access to longer term water solutions, excreta disposal and promoting safe hygiene practices.

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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Strategy and Program Planning
i. Lead DRC’s WASH response in country in consultation with the WASH technical teams based in the field.
ii. Prepare comprehensive plans and strategy for DRC’s WASH strategy in line with the broader WASH Country strategy adopted by the WASH working group and ensure that WASH programs are aligned with this strategy.
iii. Lead planning for emergency WASH assistance strategy at the field level including safe hygiene practices, and improvement of sanitation facilities at household and communal levels, and emergency water supply measure including better and efficient management measures.
iv. Develop relationship with a range of Key stakeholders including, UN Agencies, Local Governments and Private Sector.
v. Provide technical assistance and overall coordination to the roll out of the WASH strategy and its constituent projects, including in the development of tools, methodologies, assessments.
vi. Plan and implement longer term water solutions such as broader but accurate planning of water supply including deep boreholes, connecting these to longer term sustainable water supply systems in the refugee settlement such as hybrid or solar pumps and putting in place distribution networks in the settlements.
vii. Liaise and coordinate with the national WASH working group to plan and foster better and sustainable water resources at the settlements.
viii. Take up leadership/managerial role in an emergency response and early recovery, as and when the need arises.
ix. Promote and advocate innovative WASH solutions at national and field level.
x. Lead in WASH programme planning discussions and the formulation of the WASH outcome and output results, related indicators, baselines, targets ensuring alignment with the relevant country WASH strategy.
xi. Support ongoing harmonization between field office operations in WASH activities and approaches;
xii. Stay abreast of developments that have an impact on and influence the WASH environment in the country and provide analysis and recommendations on key issues on a regular basis to management.
xiii. Representation of DRC and active participation in the local WASH Sector and relevant sub‐sectors/working groups.
xiv. Maintain/establish rapport with government authorities, UN agencies, international and local NGOs as required.
xv. Ensure coordination and close working environment with other sectors of DRC. 

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2. Program Implementation, monitoring and reporting
i. Support implementation of DRC’s WASH projects being implemented in the refugee camps and host communities and provide timely advice through QA of work plans, review of technical designs of water systems and sanitation infrastructures developed, BoQs for the technical systems, and regular site visits.
ii. Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes for the achievement of the WASH output results. Ensure effective collaboration with other DRC sectors, where needed.
iii. Support timely implementation of the WASH projects through regular checks against the work plans and assisting in adjustment of program implementation strategies where needed.
iv. Monitor quality of the WASH projects against established quality and quantity indicators, through field visits and constant communication and oversight of the field teams.
v. Collect and collate regular implementation reports from the field, assess program implementation progress and devise corrective measures where needed.
vi. Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme meetings, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews and follow up actions to ensure timely and quality implementation.
vii. Support the MEAL coordinator/officer in preparation of monitoring and evaluation exercises as well as reports.
viii. Undertake field/site visits to monitor the quality of activity implementation and provide technical advice, guidance and oversight to coordinators/managers and field project staff as necessary.
ix. Responsible for the development of concept notes, project plans, budgets and funding proposals.
x. Undertake gap analysis in the areas of WASH and contribute in the development of new thematic areas according to the analysis.
xi. Responsible for the efficient and effective program implementation of all WASH projects within the given timeframe, budget and quality standards.

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3. Coordination and representation
i. Represent DRC at the camp/national WASH coordination working group, technical working groups and liaise closely with other actors in country, and advocate for common WASH strategies in the sector.
ii. Stay abreast of developments that have an impact on and influence the WASH/Shelter environment in Tanzania and provide analysis and recommendations on key issues on a regular basis;
iii. Maintain high level of coordination with WASH sector leads and co-leads as well as with the Ministry of Water and Environment
iv. Coordinate with other sectors within DRC’s program to ensure coherent and coordinated planning of the interventions
v. Participate in inter-agency discussions, ensuring that DRC position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the planning and agenda setting.

4. Program development and reporting
i. Assist the Grant Manager/HOP in developing concept notes and proposals related to WASH sector in the country
ii. Prepare and review donor reports for the WASH sector in collaboration with the WASH team.
iii. Contribute to the planning, design and evaluation of WASH projects, including proposal and budget drafting, to secure programme funding for identified needs;
iv. Enhance effective programme, sectoral or inter-sectoral, planning, development and management by leading, guiding, coordinating and supporting country WASH projects

5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
i. Promote knowledge management by exchange of knowledge, information, situation analysis, experience or lessons learned; promote knowledge sharing and technical input or recommendations on major programme directions and on introduction of new initiatives in the country.
ii. Manage the implementation, monitoring and documentation of WASH action research and innovation (technical or systems), ensuring rigorous monitoring and wide sharing of results.
iii. Prepare learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and good practices, to support overall WASH sector development.
iv. Support the professional development of WASH staff as relevant, to ensure our sector capacity remains up-to-date with latest developments.
v. Initiate and contribute to the systematic assessment of WASH sector capacity gap analysis, in collaboration with other stakeholders, and support the design of initiative to strengthen capacities systematically. 

ABOUT YOU
To be successful in this role, we expect you to be a positive, mature technical leader with a proven track record of developing effective initiatives, Programmes, and impact.
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate following of DRC’ core competencies:
• Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results through effective solutions
• Collaborating: You lead DRC’s national WASH initiatives and processes by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
• Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
• Communicating: You listen to beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders; and you communicate concisely and persuasively

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Moreover, we also expect the following:
QUALIFICATIONS
Essential:
• Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, Water, Environmental/Sanitation Engineering or other related field but with WASH experience programming is a required.
• At least eight (8) years’ experience in WASH program management including planning of water systems, including deep borehole systems with NGOs, UN, Government or similar organizations
• 5 years of proven experience in large scale WASH infrastructural project management.
• Proven technical expertise in area of WASH assessment including surveys, programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation and coordination is required.
• Ability to coordinate a range of diverse actors and activities to achieve a common objective in the area of WASH.
• Proven technical expertise in the area of WASH assessment including survey, programme implementation, technical design, monitoring and coordination.
• A good communicator and proven diplomacy with all types of stakeholders
• Fluency in spoken and written English required

DESIRABLE
• Previous experience in international organizations and humanitarian settings.
• Previous experience working with refugees or IDPs or other vulnerable populations.

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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
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.
Application due: 7/31/2020.

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