Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Closing date: 06 Oct 2013
DanChurchAid (DCA) is looking for an Emergency Response Manager with strong experience in humanitarian response management. The position is likely to be based in Beirut and will require frequent travelling to the field and to neighbouring countries.
DCA is a humanitarian and development organisation with its head office in Copenhagen, Denmark, and founded in 1922. DCA has been working in the Middle East region for over 50 years. Since 2012, DCA has responded to the humanitarian crisis arising from the civil conflict in Syria.
DCA activities are rapidly expanding and DCA wishes to establish a firmer presence in Lebanon and the neighbouring countries and expand its project portfolio.
DCA key competencies are food security and food crisis response, active citizenship, civil society development, protection and Humanitarian Mine Action. Other than Humanitarian Mine Action, all of DCA’s projects are implemented through partner organisations, where DCA plays a key role in funding, monitoring, and supporting partners. DCA is a member of the global Action by Churches Together (ACT) Alliance, and a member of the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response.
• Expand DCA project portfolio and advise on partnership opportunities
• Monitor and report on the implementation of all DCA humanitarian response activities in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. Provide or secure technical support to partners where necessary. Ensure project compliance to DCA and donor requirements, and reporting
• Coordinate interventions with relevant humanitarian fora, national civil society organisations, ACT member agencies, international NGOs, UN agencies, donors, local authorities and other stakeholders
• Develop concept notes and project proposals, fundraise
• Participate in needs assessments and technical consultations
• Provide capacity building and technical assistance to the implementing partner organisations in quality and accountability policy and practice, cash transfer programming, and other areas as needed
• Provide inputs to DCA country and regional strategies
We expect the following qualifications and competences from you:
• University degree in relevant field, post graduate qualifications preferred
• Excellent spoken and written English
• At least 5 years’ working experience of which some should be in humanitarian project management, including experience in complex political emergencies. Any relevant sectoral knowledge is an advantage.
• Strong strategic planning, networking, coordination and communication skills
• Excellent capacity to design project concepts, draft project outlines, proposals and budgets using the logical framework approach
• Be a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision. You need to be able to set priorities, identify risks and opportunities, and be self-managed and demonstrate initiative.
• Be able to produce results under pressure and with short deadlines
• Experience of mentoring/training local staff and working with partners of different cultural backgrounds
• Familiar with Sphere humanitarian standards as well as Accountability principles
Furthermore it would be appreciated if you have:
• Arabic language skills
• Prior working experience in the Middle East is highly valued
• Experience in working in conflict environments, managing teams under stress, and having completed some basic training in security management
DCA is a vibrant and professional work place. You will be linked to the DCA Middle East and North Africa Regional Office. We offer a competitive salary and a pension scheme.
Expected start date is 15th October 2013 or soon thereafter. The initial contract period will be for six months with the possibility of extension.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy.
For further information regarding DCA please visit www.danchurchaid.org .
Submit your application:
Please upload your motivation letter, your CV with three work related references (among those at least one previous manager) and latest relevant diploma to www.noedhjaelp.dk/job no later than Sunday 6 October 2013. Applications sent by mail will not be considered.
Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be scheduled for 8th or 9th October 2013.
How to apply:
To apply online, please go to “Get involved” at www.danchurchaid.org