Emergency Program Manager

DRC, Paoua, Central African Republic

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
5th November, 2020

Job Description

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international Danish non-governmental organization, which promotes and implements durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 countries in conflict helping displaced populations through the construction of shelters, the provision of food, the establishment of income-generating activities, legal aid and a wide range of other services. protection.

About DRC in RCA

Present since 2006, DRC is one of the largest INGOs in the Central African Republic, working in three regions (Ouham, Ouham-Pendé, Ombella-M'Poko). The programmatic strategy is centered around the following three sectors: protection and social cohesion; economic recovery and livelihoods; emergency response to the immediate needs linked to the displacement of populations.

Description of the role in the area:

The Emergency Program Manager is responsible for DRC's emergency interventions in CAR and is an essential element in the planning and implementation of emergency operations. DRC's objective is to respond effectively to the humanitarian emergency in CAR, alleviate suffering, build trust with local stakeholders and thus increase access in order to broaden the reach and the impact of emergency programs. Beyond the traditional emergency humanitarian response that encompasses the WASH, shelter and NFI sectors, DRC's emergency response currently encompasses protection and livelihood activities in an integrated manner to maximize the impact of the action.



  • Staff management under his direct supervision (supervision, performance management, recruitment)
  • Capacity building and development of the staff development plan of the Emergency program
  • Supervise and monitor the development of activity schedules as well as their implementation.
  • Monitor the establishment of procurement files to ensure that they comply with DRC procedures and donor rules.
  • Manage the budget for its area of ​​competence.


The holder of this post is liable for:

  • Achievement of goals and objectives assigned to projects under his supervision
  • Making informed decisions having an impact on the smooth running of the supervised project (s)
  • Ensure compliance of current and proposed projects within the framework of DRC humanitarian activities
  • Develop tools and processes to capture, share and incorporate lessons learned and best practices to inform and improve the quality of programming
  • Writing, programming, implementation, monitoring and reporting on emergency projects.
  • Monitoring of project budgets
  • Conducting needs assessments.
  • The definition of the activities to be implemented in line with the results of the needs assessments and in coordination with the other actors present in the localities.
  • The development of quotes and BOQ related to project activities under its management
  • Ensure that programs are implemented in compliance with standard DRC rules and its operational procedures
  • Ensure that at all times, contact with beneficiaries, target groups and representatives of the authorities is conducted in a correct and respectful manner.

Accountability and reporting

  • Compliance with the DRC “Handbook Program”; continually monitor and take initiatives to improve accountability and to document the impact of activities.
  • Adhere to DRC security procedures as described in the “DRC Operations Handbook” as well as local measures
  • First guarantor of the quality of emergency interventions implemented by DRC

Representation and Coordination

  • Represent DRC in meetings of relevant clusters / sub-clusters / thematic groups
  • Coordination with other actors in the sector: UN, INGO, NGON, state actors.
  • Timely production of quality narrative reports of projects under his supervision.



  • Bac + 5 in social sciences, rural development or one of the relevant fields of the activities carried out (WASH, Shelters). 5 years work experience in the field of emergencies specifically for projects including WASH, shelters and NFIs in addition to BAC is acceptable.

Experience and technical skills:

  • At least three (3) years of experience in an emergency project / program management role
  • Experience in writing proposals and reporting to donors
  • Proven experience in managing Wash and NFIs / Shelters projects / programs
  • Able to work in areas with security challenges, operating under strict security guidelines
  • Skill in building staff capacities
  • Mastering French. Knowledge of English is an asset.
  • Experience working with the main emergency donors is an asset
  • Able to work in a multicultural environment and in an unstable security context
  • Experience working with IDPs and / or refugees
  • Good knowledge of the office pack: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience in the use of an ERP-type integrated management IT system is an advantage

DRC expects its employees to demonstrate the following 5 key skills

  • "Excellence": Achievement of results while ensuring the quality of work
  • "Collaboration": involve all stakeholders and encourage feedback
  • "Initiative": take the initiative while being innovative
  • "Communication": listening and speaking effectively and honestly
  • "Integrity": act in line with DRC's values ​​and vision


  •  Professional proficiency in French
  •  English intermediate level.


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