3 Jan 2018

Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) Manager  (Re advertisement)


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Job Description


Job title: Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) Manager  (Re advertisement)
Employment category: G2

Reporting to: Head of Programmes

Direct reports: Project Coordinators


Location:Dollow with 40% travel to field locations

Authorization level: $15,000 (based on the IDRA and subject to revision)

Advert No :DRC2018/001


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization which has been operating in Somalia since 1997. DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict and natural disaster. DRC programs include Protection, Food security & Livelihoods, Shelter/NFI and Water & Sanitation.


Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Somalia Programme is seeking for Project officer to work in OFDA project with an objective responding to Emergencies and Transitions to Recovery In Volatile Environments in Somalia by improving access to safe water, sanitation facilities and improved hygiene practices among disaster affected households  and support of food insecure person with Small micro-enterprises and Vocational skills training. The officer will be responsible for proper implementation of the project activities through guidance from program coordinator and the area


The Armed Violence Reduction Manager (AVR) is responsible for the content and quality of Armed Violence Reduction programming and oversees its implementation in a selected geographic location. They will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program, as well as the implementation of policy-level projects in areas such as Small Arms and Light Weapons, Security and Justice. They are also required to liaise with the Regional AVR Specialist for quality control and overall programming support as well as coordinate with senior staff from country programme during joint projects.


•      Mentor, monitor, advise and supervise Project Coordinators, and other assigned national staff in the assigned sections, ensuring that they carry out their duties and responsibilities in accordance with their job descriptions, community safety operational guidelines and as tasked.

•      Ensure that all activities within the assigned sections are coordinated with and complementary to each other and all other DDG Somalia sections and other relevant programming including Danish Refugee Council and external partners in coordination with the Regional Armed Violence Reduction Specialist.

•      Make regular field visits to monitor and advise the national staff in programme delivery.

•      Maintain working relationships with DDG’s other AVR programs in Somalia and Somaliland and the wider Eastern Africa and Yemen region to exchange experience and ideas.

•      Recruit key staff to support the programme, including consultants for specific tasks as necessary.

Programme development

•      Assist in the on-going development of the Security and Justice and Community Safety Programme

•      Contribute to the review of manuals and training as well as develop and implement new aspects of programmes.

•      Contribute to the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools.

•      Ensure the staff are well trained and have the relevant skills and capacity to deliver the program efficiently and effectively.

•      Assist in the implementation and development of other interventions in Puntland and Somaliland in particular policy level interventions including the Small Arms and Light Weapons Programme, DDG’s support to Security and Justice Sector Reform (including Police Accountability). Finance and administration

•      Responsible for budget monitoring, financial management and expenses control including compliance with minimum DRC/DDG and donor requirements and ensuring that the necessary systems are in place.


•      Support security management in areas of responsibility, contributing to risk analysis and ensuring that staff safety considerations are taken into account during programme design


•      Assist the senior national staff in the timely and quality compilation of all internal reports required in their specific sections.

•      Support the Programme Manager and HoP to prepare annual reports to the host government and donors as requested.




•      In the absence of the Programme Manager and the HoP, act as representative for the DDGprogramme in Somalia, Somaliland, and Puntland towards government authorities, donors, partners, UN agencies and international and local NGOs and various local co-ordination forums.

•      Liaise with and consult government and partners for the current programme implementation and for the development of new initiatives. Fundraising

•      Identify and follow up on potential growth areas and funding options for AVR in Somalia.

•      Undertake assessment missions and start-up activities as appropriate to AVR development.

•      Coordinate and lead the development of AVR-related funding proposals.


•      Guided by the DRC Programme Handbook, continuously monitor and develop relevant accountability initiatives in the field as well as strengthening the effort to document the impact of DDG’s activities.

Experience and technical competencies:

•      Minimum of 3 years working experience with humanitarian international NGOs or operational UN agencies

•      Minimum of 1 year field experience in conflict affected areas in Somalia

•      Proven experience in project management, including planning and project development, budget management, reporting, staff management and monitoring and evaluation

•      Preferably experience in the areas of conflict resolution, security governance and/or community based programming At least 2 years in financial management, managing organizational and project budgets


•      Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree, preferably Master’s, in Social Sciences, Management, Law, International Development, International Relations or other relevant subject.

•      Additional training in computer literacy


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

·         Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

·         Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

·         Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership

·         Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures

·         Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.


•      Strong proficiency in English and  fluent in written and spoken English minimum level 4 fluency

•      Fluent in spoken and written Somali

Key stakeholders:

Internal Stakeholder

•      DRC CO, RO and HQ staff, as well as colleagues in DDG


•      Local government authorities

•      Other NGOs

•      donors

General Commitments:

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.


Availability: January 2018

Other terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC/DDG terms for National staff.

The position is open to nationals ONLY.



Interested and qualified candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications, certificates of education and CV to drcjobs@drcsomalia.org with the subject heading ”AVR Manager – Dollow” not later than 15thJanuary  2018, Only New Applicants are encouraged to apply.

ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test and interview

(DRC is Equal Opportunity Employer)


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