Area Manager at Danish Refugee Council, Tripoli, Libya

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Deadline: 25 November 2018

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Area Manager in Tripoli, Libya. The duration of this post is 12 months.

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The Area Manager is responsible for the coordination, management, development and representation of DRC programming in the area.

DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Area Manager will perform the following functions:

  • Lead the strategic development of the Area/field offices and ensure that DRC/DDG remains relevant to the needs of the beneficiaries in the region.
  • Ensure DRC projects in the area remain aligned to DRC global strategy and Regional/Country SPD.
  • Represent DRC at all relevant forums in the area & liaise with local authorities & different stakeholders.
  • Ensure that the reputation of DRC/DDG in the area remains high and issues of concern are raised with Country Director in time.
  • Supervise effective, efficient and timely implementation of all projects according to agreed contracts, budgets and donor requirements.
  • In coordination with the DRC HoP, provide clear and coherent guidance to DRC’s multi-sectoral emergency and longer-term projects in the area.
  • In consultation with DRC&DDG HoPs/DDG Community Safety/HoSS, prepare project work plans in accordance with annual planning and funding cycles with support from the technical managers and the Heads of Programs;
  • Manage DRC program staff and DDG/DRC support resources in the area and coordinate with Technical sector managers (Supply Chain, Finance and HR) as it may be required.
  • Ensure that the activities of support teams are carried out in compliance to DRC policies, procedures and operations handbook.
  • Ensure all key staff functions (program and Support) are adequately staffed, including minimum yearly requirements for both program and support staff and budgets are available for effective management of area/field offices.
  • Ensure that monthly technical and support function reports are sent timely to the CO senior management team/RO.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in a similar or equivalent role in an INGO/UN agency in areas of humanitarian/development sector, in a conflict & post conflict environment.
  • University degree.
  • At least 5 years of experience in managing large and diversified teams consisting national & international staff.
  • Strong hands-on experience of managing safety & security in a high intensity conflict zone.
  • Demonstrated experience in representation with donors & external actors and managing emergency response.
  • Experience with strategy development and understanding of linkage between strategy and programming. Experience of advocacy and communications.
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills.
  • Interpersonal Skill: Ability to work with departmental heads & technical manager to ensure smooth work operations
  • Time management Skill: being able to achieve operational objectives within set deadline.
  • Fluency in Written & spoken English.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.

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