Regional Projects Manager

Danish Refugee Council

dakar, Senegal

The Regional Projects Manager will have, during the first months of his assignment, to focus on the launch of an innovative project on localization where DRC is the lead of the consortium under ECHO funding. The Regional Project Manager will be the consortium coordinator for this project.

  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate multi-country projects implementation by project Managers and Area Managers/Head of Bases.
  • Manage the regional projects team (currently a multi-country operations specialist but the number might increase in 2024). 
  • Develop multi-country project management through the implementation of internal services contracts between countries and Regional Office.
  • Support concerned Project Managers in countries in planning operations and activities; contribute to their training plan and capacity building and develop toolboxes to improve operations planning and monitoring.
  • Ensure close cooperation with technical and support teams in the regional office and in countries
  • Supervise and develop strategic partnerships involved in the regional projects.
  • Support Project Managers in managing partnerships at the local level.
  • Develop tools for partnership management in the region.
  • Champion a positive approach to gender and diversity mainstreaming in DRC’s regional projects.
  • Support the roll out of accountability processes in Regional Projects.
  • Represent DRC WANALA in relevant forums at Country level as requested by the Country Director, when regional activities are concerned.
  • Assist the Regional Head of Multi-country Operations and Regional Operation Director in representing DRC in meeting with regional projects financial partners and donors.
  • When manageable, the Regional Project Manager may be asked to carry out other duties requested by the Regional Head of Multi-Country Operation.
Required Qualifications:
  • Relevant university degree (Master or Postgraduate) in international relations and/or development, political science or similar field
  • Min. 5 years’ experience overseas in complex humanitarian emergencies and development, preferably with refugees and/or IDPs
  • Substantial project management experience in NGO, including in consortia and leading strategic programming and planning, implementation, monitoring and learning
  • Substantial experience in managing and developing partnerships with local and international organisations
  • Experience in managing HR, administration, finance, grants and donor relations
  • Ability to transversal management with multidisciplinary teams, large workload and multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Good understanding of displacement issues and related international standards/frameworks
  • Team player with excellent communication and strong participatory leadership skills
  • Excellent written and spoken French and English
  • Excellent Computer Skills (MS Office, Internet)
Desirable :
  • Previous experience in a Central / Western African country
Required Skills & Qualities
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment
  • Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment
  • Proven analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Team-oriented & good sense of humor