Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Risk Education Coordinator.
About the job
The Risk Education (RE) Coordinator will be responsible for the overall planning, management and quality of DDG’s Community liaison, Risk Education projects and activities. S/he will work with the national RE, VA and CL teams, the national authorities including DMAC, and other stakeholders (e.g. UNMAS and operators) to design and provide tailored RE packages, and will lead the introduction of new and creative RE methodologies with a focus on behavioural change as well as mainstream community liaison and gender through all stages of the MA projects cycle.
S/he will report directly to the DDG Head of Programme (HoP) and will support them in identifying areas of programme development and growth based on the emerging local needs and evolving conflict dynamics and subsequently the changing patterns of risks. Emphasis in the role will also be placed on ensuring synergies between RE design and delivery, and other programme activities with innovative/creative approaches.
- Provide technical support throughout all stages of the RE and VA project cycles
- Represent DRC/DDG at relevant workshops/meetings including at senior Government and donor meetings
- Review and develop DDG’s RE methodologies, materials and training packages in accordance with DDG global Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Afghanistan Mine Action Standards (AMAS) and International Mine Action Standards (IMAS)
- Conduct quality control, monitoring and evaluation to ensure the quality of CL and RE activities
- Prepare internal and external reports on project activities in a timely manner and verify compliance with approved requirements and work plans, organisational SOPs, and donor commitments
- Prepare training packages and provide training to new and existing staff
- Oversee the preparation and implementation of RE work-plans and team deployments
- Supervise the national RE Specialist and provide necessary training, assistance and feedback to relevant staff members
- Assist in the development of RE, VA and Community liaison project concept notes, proposals, budgets and other relevant internal and external documents
- Coordinate with relevant sector partners and other DRC sectors to ensure that RE priorities are mainstreamed and linked to other sectors, particularly, protection and emergency sectors
- Assist in building effective working relationships with Government counterparts and other stakeholders through sharing information and knowledge to facilitate project implementation
- Build capacity of key stakeholders to achieve and sustain results and establish DDG as a leading and innovative RE provider
- Develop and implement innovative approaches to RE, including communication campaigns
- Design and implement evidence-based research exercises to ensure programme quality and impact monitoring including Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice (KAP) survey, analysis of common datasets and desk-top research
- Oversight of the capacity building, training and other non-demining activities in Mine Action projects
- Budget oversight of relevant MA projects when necessary
- Support the mainstreaming of Gender, Age and Diversity into the MA programme
To be successful in this role we expect you to be responsible for overall planning, management and quality of DDG’s Community liaison, Risk Education projects and activities
- 3+ years of experience in Risk Education programmes
- 3+ years of demonstrated Project Management experience preferably in an international environment
- Full working knowledge of English is essential, knowledge of Farsi and/or Dari is an asset
- Good knowledge of HMA and RE modalities, and previous experience in designing and delivering RE training is essential
- Demonstrated ability to design and implement social survey and research, and experience in analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
- Development and implementation of communication campaigns and communication for development is an asset
- Proven experience with staff management and proven ability to capacity build national staff
- Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site projects preferably in a complex and fragile environment
- Strong communication skills and experience of representing at all levels including donors, stakeholders and duty bearers in Government
- A strong leader with an acute sense of cooperation and networking, internally and externally
- A documented ability to recruit, build and motivate multiple teams
- Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
- Previous experience working in similar conflict contexts, with strong stress management capacity and comfortable living in shared accommodation under a tight security set-up
- Demonstrated capacity to work independently and take the lead with attention to detail
Willingness to travel to security-approved RE site locations across Afghanistan
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.
Contract length: 9 months (extendable)
Level: NM F
Designation of Duty Station: Non-family duty station
Start date: as soon as possible
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact firstname.lastname@example.org