Team Leader- Education and Youth Engagement

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Fuldtidsjob
Storkøbenhavn
Øresundsregionen

Title: Team Leader- Education and Youth Engagement

Location: Jijiga

Reports to: Project Manager

Grade-G

Start of Contract & Duration: 12 months

Posting date: June 12, 2019

INTRODUCTION

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009. With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

Working under the direct management of the Project Manager, the Team Leader will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the education and youth engagement activities under DFID funding in Kebribayah, Awbarre and shedder refugee camps and its host communities as well as in Jiiga. Activities will focus on creating enhanced access to tertiary education for refugees and hosting communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

Technical Management

  • Collaborate closely with the Project Manager and Technical Lead to design and implement relevant and responsive, rights-based educational activities that build upon the existing assets of the targeted communities.
  • Provide high quality day-to-day technical oversight of all education activities to ensure strict adherence with best practice standards, including the identification of protection risks and vulnerabilities, with acute awareness of issues related to gender, age and diversity.
  • Work with the Project Manager and Technical lead contribute to technical assessments, mid-term and end of project reports and evaluations.
  • Lead in planning, monitoring and ensuring proper documentation of all education and youth engagement activities including means of verification, assessments and case studies. Maintain accurate and comprehensive files of activities, outputs, materials, and other relevant documentation.
  • Support the Project Manager in monitoring activity budgets, budget and procurement planning and hiring for key education activities.
  • Work closely with Project Manager to lead in planning procurement of protection related goods and services, taking responsibility for quality assurance, and ensuring follow up.
  • Ensure regular reporting for both internal and donor purposes is completed to a high standard and in a timely manner. This will include providing internal reports supported by key evidence.

Staff Management

  • Manage education officers and assistants and support respectful and positive working relationships for the effective implementation of activities. This is to be achieved through leadership, team building, day-to-day support and capacity-building.
  • Ensure objectives for program staff are set and that evaluations and performance reviews are conducted on a regular basis for all staff managed. Take responsibility for planning and management of leave for all staff managed.
  • Develop regular work plans for education staff and monitor daily activities in the three camps.

Other

  • Act as a technical focal point and represent DFID specific education activities in relevant meetings amongst key stakeholders at the camp and Shire level.
  • Collaborate with other humanitarian agencies and government stakeholders to promote and enhance the protective environment for refugees especially on access to education.

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s 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 our vision and values.

EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in an entry to midlevel position, preferably with experience in the field of humanitarian response and refugee education working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant ministry or local authority.
  • Technical understanding of educational curriculum including federal & global standards for implementing education programming in humanitarian contexts.
  • Experience working with youth, migrants and in community mobilization and participatory approaches.
  • Strong planning, organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to work both independently and within a team.
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor degree in Education, Social Work and Social Sciences or other relevant field from a recognized institution.

LANGUAGE:

  • Excellent English skills both spoken and written. Knowledge of Somali language, an advantage.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than June 26, 2019.

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.

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

We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.

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.

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APPLY FOR POSITION
Application due:
6/26/2019

Workplace:
Jijiga

Department/Country:
Ethiopia/Djibouti

Contract type:
National contract

Homepage:
drc.ngo

ABOUT DRC
DRC (Danish Refugee Council), founded in Denmark in 1956, is Denmark’s largest and the world’s leading non-profit, independent, rights-based refugee organization.

Our vision is to assist refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities to a dignified life. We protect lives and human rights and empower beneficiaries throughout conflict displacement by providing shelter, food, and hope in terms of work, education and integration towards a sustainable future.


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