Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.
The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.
All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
Operating since 2004 in Lebanon, DRC has addressed the needs and rights of vulnerable populations, working initially with Palestinian refugees (since 2004), Iraqi refugees (2007-2010), Lebanese IDPs (during the 2006 conflict), migrant domestic workers (since 2009) and, since 2011, responding to the Syrian refugee crisis.
DRC Lebanon is currently delivering programming in protection, housing, infrastructure, basic assistance, livelihoods, and community development interventions. This myriad programming seeks to address the immediate needs of displaced populations and concurrently support vulnerable host populations. DRC has five offices spread throughout Lebanon in, Beirut, the Bekaa, Saida, Tripoli and Qobayat.
In Bekaa you will find one of the most historical places in the world such as the Baalbak temple. It is also a safe and relaxing environment but at the same time very close to Beirut.
About the job
The Program Manager (PM) is the most senior program staff in the field office, responsible for the strategic development and implementation of DRC’s multi-sector programme portfolio in the DRC area of implementation (the Bekaa and South Lebanon Governorates). S/he will ensure all of the sector programs are delivered to a high technical standard in line with DRC, donor, and international best practices. S/he is responsible for strong coordination with other actors in the area, DRC Program Managers in other geographical areas, and between DRC’s programmatic sector teams. S/he is the line manager for three sector managers, alongside engaging strongly with the partnership team, and s/he is accountable for ensuring on time accountable delivery, reporting, and high quality programming.
This position is expected to have a high level of technical expertise, with a particular focus on Protection, Livelihoods and Social Cohesion. The successful candidate will have a strong quantitative skillset, and the ability to drive programme quality, including tool development, in additional to substantial experience in programme strategy development and grant management. Strong interpersonal and people management skills are essential Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
Program development and strategy:
Program Management and Quality:
Representation and Coordination: Proactively foster relationships with Government authorities and other relevant stakeholders in the area of implementation; act as focal point for municipality relations.
Safety and Security:
Accountability: Ensure programmatic adherence to DRC policies, procedures, guidelines, systems and standard practices, including commitments under the HAP and DRC’s accountability framework.
To be successful in this role we expect you to have University degree in management, international relations, development studies, social work, or other related field.
or another related field. Moreover, we also expect the following: