Area Manager at DRC, Mubi, Nigeria

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Deadline: 3 April 2019

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Area Manager in Mubi, Nigeria. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The Area Manager is responsible for the coordination, management, development and representation of DRC programming in Adamawa State, with a focus on Mubi area, Nigeria.

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:

  • Management
    • Provide, together with Head of Programmes DRC and DDG, coordination and integration of DRC activities in the area including, but not limited, to protection, emergency response, food security and WASH;
    • Direct line management of the non-programme staff (HR, Finance, Logistics & Procurement, and Safety)based in Adamawa State – Mubi, including recruitment, coaching, capacity building and ensuring interdepartmental co-ordination;
    • Line management of the Area Programme Manager (expatriate) who oversees all Program Team Leads.
    • Encourage a positive, innovative and mutually supportive team spirit amongst the Adamawa State team, including ensuring the well being of expatriate staff in/visiting your Area of Operation.
  • Supply Chain
    • Ensure the smooth, cost efficient and effective functionality of DRC’s Operation in the region including oversight of Supply Chain functions (Logistics, Procurement, Warehousing);
    • Proper maintenance and function of the DRC fleet, including DRC owned and rented vehicles;
  • Safety and Security
    • Ensure adherence to security procedures and monitoring developments in the security situation;
    • Actively support the country safety department to develop and regularly update the local security plan for his/her area of responsibility;
    • Be a member of and/or actively support the Crisis Management Team as required and if requested;
    • Develop and maintain a security focal persons’ network in his/her area of responsibility.
  • Finance and Administration
    • Provide budget monitoring of assigned budgets, financial control in compliance with DRC country office requirements and as per the Operations Handbook;
    • Ensure necessary systems in procurement are followed according to DRC Operations Handbook for all projects in the state.
  • Reporting
    • Ensure compliance with internal reporting requirements and participate in the DRC internal coordination mechanisms as required.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • University degree in international relations, management, human rights, social science or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years professional work experience within international humanitarian/development work.
  • Good understanding of displacement issues of both internally displaced and refugees and related international standards/frameworks.
  • Solid project management experience.
  • Extensive experience in representation and networking.
  • Excellent negotiation, advocacy and communication skills.
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Fluency in English (spoken, reading, writing).
  • Knowledge of local languages a plus.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) both must be in English through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.

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