Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Emergency Program Manager for a 12-
months mission to Colombia. This is an opportunity for an experienced humanitarian emergency professional to help position DRC in the country, shape and implement the response to the Venezuela Crisis in Colombia.
About the job
The Danish Refugee Council / Danish Demining Group has been present in Colombia since 2011, but focused on capacity-building, setting up of mine action programming and providing support to conflict-
affected populations in southern Colombia.
Following from the conclusions of a scoping missions, DRC decided to start an emergency response in the coastal areas of Colombia (Riohacha Baranquilla).
The primary objective of the Emergency Program Manager will be, together with the Country Director, to develop the emergency strategy and contribute to the development of concept notes and proposals to raise funds to scale up the operation.
The position will be based in Bogota, Colombia, with extensive travels to rural areas, cities between the border and Barranquilla, and Bogota for assessment, partners and donor meetings as necessary.
The position will include the line management of a team of international and national staff, capacity building of national staff on emergency programming.
The Program Manager will support the Country Director in the development, implementation and management of DRC's humanitarian and emergency programming objectives and strategy in Colombia.
The Program Manager will be tasked to take a lead role in program development, implementation, coordination and representation with various stakeholders.
Responsibilities : Emergency Programming :
Emergency Programming :
This includes attending all relevant forums and meetings, with the objective of making positive contributions to coordination and sector-
specific fora and strengthening DRC's position as a well-informed and responsive emergency and humanitarian actor in Colombia.
Program Development and Reporting :
defined objectives and indicators.
Finance and Administration :
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 : 12 months
Level : A 11
Designation of Duty Station : Unaccompanied
Start date : November 2018
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 Yann Cornic :
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. A pplications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications : 15 / 11 / 2018