The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe : we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future.
We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions.
We work toward successful integration and whenever possible for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.
Location : Maiduguri, Borno
Contract type : Expatriate contract
Overall Purpose of the Role
The Programme Development, Quality, and Accountability (PDQA) Coordinator is responsible for strategic leadership, technical guidance, and management of the PDQA portfolio, covering accountability, communications, grants management, programme quality, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and information management.
The PDQA supports the Country Director to ensure quality and accountability is mainstreamed throughout the mission, through the development, implementation, and compliance with processes, procedures, and mechanisms throughout the country programme, in coordination with DRC Nigeria Heads of Programme, Programme Coordinators, and key support functions.
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Relevant professional humanitarian qualifications / recognised training certificates in PDQA-related areas (M&E, IM, CHS, PSEA, SPHERE, Protection, etc) are desirable, although practical experience more essential to the role.
Experience and technical competencies :
Ability to live and work in an insecure and high stress environment.
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English - fluent, with demonstrated capacity for high quality written and verbal command of the language Hausa and other languages used in northeast Nigeria an asset, but not essential to the position.
Multi-Sectorial / Rapid Needs Assessments :
Compile, review and disseminate multi-sectorial assessment reports internally and externally;Present summary results of multi-
Oversee development and correct implementation of tools and methodologies for assessments;Suggest improvements to the tools and methodologies depending on context and field-testing.
Program Management :
Ensure appropriate selection of beneficiaries or areas to be targeted following technical methodologies defined by Emergency Coordinator and Protection Coordinator and with the agreement / support of local communities.
Ensure appropriate implementation of the activities in the four (4) sectors under his / her responsibility : Food Security : general food distribution and blanket supplementary feeding program.
WASH : water points and sanitation facilities construction and operational maintenance, hygiene Kits’ distribution and hygiene promotion.
Shelter and NFIs : distribution of NFIs kits, emergency shelter kits, shelter rehabilitation kits and transitional shelters construction.
Protection : identification / referral / follow-up of cases with specific vulnerabilities, trainings on protection mainstreaming, community-
based protection initiative.Manage all the relationships with supports teams at Mubi base level (M&E, Logistics, Procurement, HR and Finance) to ensure that the required means are available on time to implement activities following established workplan.
Be the focal point for interacting with other programs / activities implemented at Mubi base level, (AVR, MRE, Livelihoods / recovery).
Liaise with the Protection Coordinator, the Maiduguri WASH / Shelter-NFIs Manager and the Maiduguri Food Security Manager to get required technical inputs to match good quality standards for the respective activities under his / her responsibility.
General Management :
Adapt the team structure according to needs, resources and capacities if required, with support of Emergency Coordinator and Protection Coordinator.
Review BFUs regarding activities / projects under his / her responsibility and check the good budget allocation of the related costs.
Attend any coordination meetings held at Mubi or Yola levels regarding the sector under his / her responsibility.Pro-actively coordinate with other NGOs working in areas of intervention covered by Mubi base, notably regarding context / needs follow-
up and for joint / one-agency assessments and responses if any emergency situation should happen;Support field staff to develop contacts and coordinate closely with stakeholders including local authorities, security actors, community representatives and CBOs where relevant to establish supportive networks and channels of communication.
Safety, Access and Logistics :
Ensure logistics are regularly appraised of the needs and logistical requirements for activities’ implementation, and work closely with logistics and procurement colleagues to support timely and safe delivery of emergency activities.
Monitoring, Accountability and Reporting :
Ensure that all activities are included in project M&E plans and supervise the implementation. Ensure key lessons learned are incorporated in new project proposals.
Maintain close links with M&E units for the assessments and responses;Include the participation of beneficiaries and communities, particularly those most vulnerable or at-
risk, in all stages of the project cycle where appropriate.
A University level degree in relevant subject or technical qualification in relevant sector.
Experience and Technical Competencies
Minimum 4 years of working experience in a humanitarian context and experience in complex emergencies and high-security environmentsExperience of access management in a high-
security context, demonstrated ability to liaise with a variety of stakeholders in a professional and adaptive manner, including security actors and local authorities.
Working experiences with at least 2 of the 4 sectors to be covered by the position (Food Security, WASH, Shelter & NFIs and Protection).
Master degree in social sciences or in any of the technical sectors to be covered by this position (Food Security, WASH, Shelter & NFIs and Protection).
Solid experience in staff management in a cross-cultural environment requiredStrong experience in conducting large scale distributions in remote locations with limited humanitarian presenceProven ability to build external relationships with diplomacy, tact and professionalism in a complex and demanding environment.
Proficiency in common computer packages and financial software , Excel, Power point etc.Must show ability to work in an isolated and challenging environment.
Strong reporting, report-writing and assessment skills.
Previous working experience in Sahelian contexts.Previous working experience in similar emergency challenging context.Knowledge of local languages and cultureStrong understanding of Nigerian context and local dynamics as well as conflict sensitivity and protection concerns.
Fluency in written and spoken EnglishDesirable : Knowledge of local languages in NE Nigeria (Hausa, Kanuri, Fulani).
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