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4 Dec 2018


Job Description




DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC Somalia operations focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrant.

Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes. DDG’s mandate is ‘to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict’, and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors: Security Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management.

Overall purpose of the role:

The DDG Project Coordinator is responsible for the overall supervision and coordination of the project activities in the geographical location. S/he ensures that all relevant protocols and the guiding manuals for project implementation processes and results re achieved per the project logical framework. S/he is required to liaise with the DDG Team Leader – Security & Governance and other senior members of staff for quality control and overall programming support as well as supervise project officers.


  • Ensure that the staff members are following the relevant protocols and the guiding manuals for project implementation processes and results to be achieved as noted in the project’s logical framework.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where DDG project team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance review and goal setting.
  • Ensure local authority and other local partners are informed about the achievements of the project and work with the AVR Manager to ensure complementarities and synergies with similar indicatives.
  • Ensure all the M&E requirements and standards described by the M&E team are followed and trained to the facilitators as well.
  • Prepare annual, quarterly implementation plan stating activities with   timeline and key outputs.
  • Build the capacity of the project staff through trainings especially on community dialogue facilitation, participatory planning and state-community engagement in coordination with the AVR Manager and the Regional AVR Specialist.
  • Liaise with the existing community structures including, social structures and the local authorities promoting collective actions in addressing common needs of the townspeople.
  • Coordinate and organize extensive community dialogue and discussions among the community groups as well as between the community groups and state administrations through consultative meetings and engagement forums.
  • Collect relevant data and information required for writing location specific conflict analysis to ensure project implementation follows conflict sensitive approach.
  • Coordinate with the community structures in the carrying out community grants by providing technical guidance through which local community structures/taskforces and local administrations will be able to implement activities identified through government –community engagement.
  • Coordinate gender mainstreaming activities.
  • Ensure the quality and accuracy of all documentation produced by the project team in the field.
  • Check and sign all order request forms coming from the teams after having ensured that the items are necessary and money is available in the relevant budget lines.
  • Ensure that all financial procedures are adhered to, including rules for compensation for community members.
  • Ensure that operational expenditure for the activities are in accordance with the budget allocated.
  • Exercise due diligence in the care and maintenance of all assigned equipment, including computers and communication equipment.
  • Produce monthly cash forecast for the project activities and other operational cost.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the line manager.

Qualifications and educational background

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Management, Law, International Development, International Relations or other relevant subject.
  • High degree of computer literacy

Experience and technical competencies

  • Minimum of 4 years working experience with humanitarian international NGOs or operational UN agencies.
  • Minimum of 2-year field experience in conflict affected areas in Somalia.
  • Preferably experience in the areas of conflict resolution, security governance and/or community based programming.
  • Leadership skills, including ability to build and motivate a team and willingness to deal with conflicts constructively.
  • Political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures.
  • Proven ability to function well in an unstable and restricted environment.
  • Strong liaison, education and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Ability to resist external pressures.


  • Strong proficiency in English and fluent in written and spoken English
  • Fluent in spoken and written Somali language

Key stakeholders (internal and external):

  • Programme staff
  • Support staff
  • Vendors
  • Visitors where applicable


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:       December 2018

Duty station:      Wajid with frequent travel to field locations

Reporting to:      DDG Team Leader – Security & Governance

Contract:           This position is graded as G4 for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff



DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (  All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.


Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at Applications are to be submitted online not later than 17 December 2018.

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