Project Manager – Gender Based Violence at DRC, Sittwe, Myanmar


Deadline: 30 April 2019

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Project Manager – Gender Based Violence in Sittwe, Myanmar. The duration of this post is 12 months.

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The Project Manager is Responsible for developing context sensitive strategies and implementing the relevant project component of DRC’s GBV programs 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

The Project Manager – Gender Based Violence will perform the following functions:

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  • Project Management and implementation:
    • Take leadership in the implementation of DRC’s GBV prevention and response related activities.
    • Ensure the highest quality of the GBV interventions and coherence between all projects, ongoing and proposed, according to the overall protection strategy, ensuring adherence to international standards.
    • Take leadership of the GBV programs in terms of high quality and timely deliveries, narrative reporting and financial overviews, close cooperation with donors, Government counterparts and coordination mechanism on site, and in synergy with other DRC interventions in the area.
    • Formalize and develop project related operational tools and training modules, with support from the Protection Manager.
  • Program development, strategy, and external relations:
    • Representation of DRC and active participation in GBV sub-sector meetings and other relevant meetings with partner organizations, donors, and government stakeholders.
    • Oversee knowledge sharing across teams and ensure that monitoring and evaluation results are understood and used to improve programs.
    • Drive the development and growth of the GBV program within the DRC program objectives, including supporting proposal development, and feed into country-wide strategy development.
  • Accountability and reporting:
    • Guided by the DRC Programme Handbook, continuously monitor and develop relevant accountability initiatives within the protection program as well as strengthening the effort to document the impact of activities.
    • Ensure compliance with internal and external reporting requirements as well as DRC policies and procedures, particularly with respect to GBV and the code of conduct.
    • Provide input for monthly, quarterly, interim, and annual donor reports as well as ad hoc donor requests.
  • People Management:
    • Lead and manage DRC’s GBV team including mentoring, ensuring coordination, recruitment, and capacity development.
    • Ensure appropriate measures are in place for close supervision and technical support for field-based staff.
    • Provide on the job training as required, adapt trainings/coaching to specific staff needs, and provide continuous technical guidance.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Master’s degree (e.g. humanitarian programming, international development, human rights, gender studies) desirable.
  • Undergraduate degree in related field (international relations, anthropology, social work, gender studies) required.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of proven international experience in NGO projects, particularly in managing GBV projects.
  • At least 2 year’s experience with people management.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills for external audiences (including governments and donors).
  • Experience in producing high-quality technical material (training material, programme tools, proposals, strategic documents etc.).
  • Experience working with Monitoring and Evaluation.

How to Apply

Applicants must send their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.

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