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DRC has been implementing a response to the protracted Burundi and Congolese refugee situation in Tanzania since the onset of the Burundi refugee crisis in 2015 in three refugee camps in the North-Western Tanzania bordering Burundi. DRC’s implements an integrated programme for refugees, asylum seekers and host communities covering the sectors of Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Protection, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Shelter and infrastructure, General Food Distribution (GFD) and Livelihoods. The Country programme operates from three offices in Dar Es Salaam, Kasulu and Kibondo and currently employs 263 national and 8 international staff.
The establishment of the operation Burundi in 2018 aimed at strengthening the cross-border response to the repatriation process between the two countries, and enhance the impact of DRC’s support to the Burundian returnees, IDPs and hosting communities. The Burundi operation will by the beginning of 2021 employ approx. 50 national and 4 international staff. The Country programme operates from three offices in Bujumbura, Rutana and Muyinga Provinces mainly focusing on protection and livelihoods through building resilience using a permaculture-based design.
Overall purpose of the role
The Tanzania-Burundi CD’s prime objectives will be to provide leadership and strategic management with a view to position DRC as the leading INGO in Tanzania and Burundi on protection of displaced populations and the promotion of durable solutions; oversee the strengthening of DRC’s programme development, quality and accountability framework and be a proactive partner in the wider regional strategic and programme development processes.
Direct managerial oversight and support: Ensure that the SMT and PMs have clear and realistic performance-based management goals. Tasks include:
Programme Strategy: To develop and update the Tanzania and Burundi programme strategies and linkages between the two countries, within DRC/DDG’s overall regional and global strategic frameworks. Tasks include:
Quality and Accountability: To be responsible for ensuring that programmes comply with the organisational quality and accountability commitments. Tasks include:
Safety and Security: To hold overall responsibility for ensuring that DRC’s Tanzania and Burundi programmes are delivered in a safe and secure manner. Tasks include:
Representation, Coordination and Stakeholder management: To ensure that DRC/DDG maintains excellent and productive relations with all key stakeholders, especially beneficiaries, local authorities, the humanitarian community and donors. Tasks include:
Advocacy and communication: To lead the Tanzania-Burundi advocacy in all DRC/DDG key messages. Tasks include:
Financial accountability: Ensure that the different programmes deliver financial accountability. Tasks include:
The Country Director will report to the Regional Director, East Africa and Great Lakes
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’s five core competencies:
Experience and technical competencies:
Contract: Two years’ contract. Other employment conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates. This position is under employment category D
Availability: March 2021
Duty station: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with frequent travel to the field. This position is accompanied
For further information about this position please contact Heather on email [email protected]
Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter in English through the online application on www.drc.ngo under vacancies no later than 4 Jan 2021
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.