Overall purpose of the role:
The Poverty Alleviation Coalition (www.alleviate-poverty.org) was established by UNHCR and 13 INGOs in 2019 with the goal of alleviating the extreme poverty of 500,000 refugee- and host community households by 2026 using the well-proven “graduation approach”.
The Coalition has established working groups in 35 countries who are working towards the goal. As of May 2021, the coalition has raised US$ 31.6 m to support approximately 34,000 households, and is stepping up fundraising in order to meet the overall goal of reaching half a million households by 2026 and the commitments made at the Global Refugee Forum (GRF) 2019 to reach 160,000 by the next GRF (December 2023).
The global project coordinator for the Coalition will be hosted by DRC EAGL Regional Office and will lead the acceleration of the activities needed to meet the goal. In December 2020, the Coalition convened a 2-day workshop to determine the most crucial steps needed to achieve this acceleration, which have been set out in a roadmap.
The two main components are:
1) Global resource mobilization, and
2) Evidence creation and data.
Working groups have been formed, and the incumbent will coordinate the activities of these two working groups, in addition to coordinating the activities related to the other workstreams.
- Strategic supervision: the global project coordinator will have a dual technical reporting line to the UNHCR focal point for the Coalition and to DRC’s global Economic Recovery team and will work according to a workplan approved by both.
- Administrative supervision: since the position is hosted by DRC, the global project coordinator will report to the Deputy Regional Director, EAGL RO in terms of daily line management.
The incumbent will be seated in DRC EAGL Regional Office but will serve all member organizations of the Coalition equally. The project manager, through discussions with donors, will secure a more reliable source of funding for the position, general coordination of the Coalition’s activities and development and collection of relevant evidence on programming. The project manager’s tasks will include:
1). Implement roadmap developed at PAC workshop December 2020
- Donor outreach and briefing
- Manage the “global fundraising workgroup” by coordinating a working group to provide tailored proposals to potential donors, and private sector.
- Manage the “global evidence generation working group” and support identification of gaps and opportunities within the space of the graduation approach and displacement.
2). Evidence collection and generation.
- Liaise with members and stay abreast of the latest academic research to ensure that all programmes are informed by the latest evidence, and in addition, ensure that all programmes develop high quality evidence.
3). General coordination of PAC activities
- Organize, document and facilitate monthly global meetings.
- Report on progress of/to the Coalition and donors
- Internal communication (newsletters, updates)
- Arrange meetings and events.
- Review proposals by country operations alongside the “Technical Advisory Group”
- Knowledge management
- Capacity building and webinars.
Experience and technical competencies:
- 7-9 years’ experience with international humanitarian and/or development organisations, including significant experience working on economic recovery programming in contexts of forced displacement or experience working on the graduation approach.
- Strong, practical and up-to-date knowledge of:
- Graduation Approach concepts, methodologies and impactful modes of support;
- Poverty Alleviation Coalition goals, members and processes;
- Recent trends in policy and evidence on graduation;
- Demonstrable experience in resource mobilization, evidence generation and in coordination
- Understanding of and experience in developing economic recovery programming
- Experience working in complex institutional environments – and developing close working relationships with a diverse range of colleagues
- Excellent communication, representation, coordination, and writing skills
- Highly motivated and hard-working, with strong attention to detail
- High degree of flexibility; willingness to deploy at short notice and to travel regularly outside of the region, including to Europe and the US.
- Master’s degree in development or humanitarian studies, political science, economics or another relevant field
- Fluency in English is required
- French, Spanish, Arabic an asset
DRC Core Competencies:
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 our vision and values.**Key stakeholders:**
Internal and External: DRC ME Head of Programme, and regional team, DRC Global Economic Recovery Advisors, UNHCR PAC Focal Point, Poverty Alleviation Coalition members, Donors
Contract duration: 4 months contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council terms of employment for National staff.
Availability: September 2021
Duty station: Nairobi with 40% travel
NB: THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO KENYAN NATIONALS ONLY.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)
DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, female candidates and those from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport
Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.
How to apply
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications, which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation, and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 20th August 2021.