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10 Oct 2018


Job Description


Employment category:Grade5 Step 1

Reporting to:Protection Coordinator

Direct reports:Community Mobilizers


Location:Bossaso with frequent travel to field offices

Authorization level:(As per IDRA Level)

Advert number: DRC2018/101


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.


DRC Camp Management Officer will play an integral role in supporting the coordination and monitoring of assistance and services at camp level. This entails building effective collaboration with a diversity of stakeholders, ranging from community leadership structures in the IDP site, humanitarian partners, host communities and camp administration. maintains lateral communication and collaboration with the DRC Protection staff, and supervises Community Mobilizers. The Camp Management Officer will be responsible for providing quality inputs for regular reporting, and will also have an administrative responsibility of ensuring that CCCM staff and incentivized workers are actively following their TORs and abiding by the DRC Code of Conduct..

The overall responsibilities


·         Spearhead, with assistance from DRC CM Technical Coordinator (TC), capacity building trainings of local authorities, site committee members and partners working at camp level.

·         Work at generating capacity of CCCM staff and hired workers from the camp setting.

·         Conduct regular monitoring of services and assistance in the camp. Liaise with local authorities, camp committees, partners and other stakeholders in ensuring that activities are aligned with the needs in the camp.

·         Design assessments and surveys to capture pertinent needs of camp residents.

·         Report directly back to CCCM TC on changes to the camp environment including but not limited to security, standards, needs/gaps, influxes, departures, etc.

·         Ensure timely and adequate registration of IDPs in camp, including identification of persons with specific needs in coordination with protection colleagues/partners.

·         Participation in DRC security protocol for camp sites including submitting security clearance forms, getting up-to-date security news from key informants in the local community and conveying to DRC CCCM TC of any security risks or constraints obtained from the site.

·         Monitor status of population and highlighting trends with camp management team.

·         Treat community members in a sensitive and humane manner.

·         Build and maintain mutually respectful relationships with Camp Management, service providers, local authorities, IDP community members and host community members, in order to ensure smooth communication, activity implementation, and community outreach.

·         Any other tasks as requested by your supervisor.

Required qualifications and experience:  

·         Fluency in English and local language, both oral and written.

·         Managerial experience, including leading/supervising subordinate staff, organizing activities and report writing.

·         Experience writing narrative reports.

·         Experience capacity-building is desirable.

·         Experience in CCCM, including Introduction to CCCM Training is desirable.

·         Experience operating in a refugee/IDP camp environment.

·         Experience in working with national partners, local/government authorities, and UN organizations.

·         Extensive knowledge of Somalian displacement context

·         Highly flexible, with the ability to use initiative.

·         Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

·         Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.

·         Understanding of gender, protection and human rights.

·         Commitment to promoting gender equality.

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

·         Completion of university degree in social studies, Developments studies, Rural developments

·         Minimum two years of experience in international and/or local NGO; ideally involved in the direct implementation of field level humanitarian assistance to refugees or IDPs

·         Strong organizational skills

·         Good negotiation skills

·         Able to work without supervision and accomplish result s

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

·         Good computer skills, MS Word and MS Excel

·         Good public relations, leadership, decision-making and interpersonal skills.


·         Fluent in written and spoken English

Key stakeholders: externals

·         Governments

·         Clusters

·         IDPs

·         Refugees


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


Availability: 15th November, 2018

Other terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff,

The position is open to Nationals ONLY


Interested & qualified candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their updated CV and a 1-page Cover letter clearly stating their motivation and why they are suited for the post to with the subject heading “Camp Management Officer” not later than 23rd Oct 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test & oral interview.

(DRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer)


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