DRC - Danish Refugee Council
Camp Manager SPANISH SPEAKER
Organization : DRC - Danish Refugee Council
Grade : Mid level, Mid level - Internationally recruited position
Occupational Groups :
Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
Protection Officer (Refugee)
Closing Date : 2019-08-04
Camp Manager SPANISH SPEAKER
Danish Refugee Council / Danish Demining Group (DRC / DDG) is one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, working in more than 40 countries to provide adequate assistance with a rights-
based approach to refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, returnees and migrants. DRC / DDG is currently looking for a highly qualified Spanish and ideally Englishspeaking Camp Manager (CM) for a 6-
month contract (renewable for an additional 6 months depending on funding) in Colombia. This is an opportunity for an experienced Camp Manager to support DRC’s emergency response to the mixed migration flows in Colombia due to the Venezuela crisis.
About the job
DRC / DDG has been present in Colombia since 2011, focused on capacity-building, setting up of mine action programming and providing support to conflict-
affected populations in the south of the country. The onset of large mixed migration flows into Colombia due to the Venezuela crisis requires a major integrated humanitarian response to meet the urgent needs of refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, Colombian returnees, and host communities.
Based on the conclusions of several emergency needs assessments, DRC initiated an emergency response in the Caribbean coastal areas of Colombia (Riohacha and Barranquilla) and in the central town of Bogotá and Medellin.
DRC s integrated humanitarian response will be based primarily on protection activities, with components of CCCM, Shelter, WASH, multi-
purpose cash assistance, NFIs, and livelihood interventions. DRC / DDG aims to play an important role in humanitarian coordination in support of UNHCR and IOM as coordination lead agencies of GIFMM (Grupo Interagencial de Flujos Migratios Mixtos).
The primary objective of the Camp Manager will be, to ensure the timely and effective management of a transit site which it will host between 700 and 1,400 mixed migrants.
The CM s operations will be based in the Maicao Municipality Transit camp and Riohacha sub-office, La Guajira Department, and will be responsible for the overall management of Maicao transit site, including leading coordination with other humanitarian agencies working in the site.
The position will include the line management of a team of national staff, capacity building of national staff on emergency programming, support tasks and procedures.
As Manager the post-holder is responsible for the following :
Roles reporting to this position Reports to
CCCM staff Head of office Riohacha
Required experience and competencies
All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies :
Contract length : 6 months renewable for other 6 months depending on funding.
Level : F, grade depending on experience.
Designation of Duty Station : Riohacha, La Guajira. Family duty station Unaccompanied
Start date : As soon as possible not later than 31 / 08 / 2019
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies.
For questions regarding the vacancy please contact Greg Cormier or Massimiliano Benevelli .
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered. please refer to
Closing date for applications : 04 / 08 / 2019
Due to the urgency of the position, DRC reserves the right to fill the position before its closing.