Camp Coordination and Camp Management Team Leader in Baidoa: The DRC Somalia Programme is the largest programmes in East Africa region and has been providing relief and development services since 1997. DRC is among the INGOs with the largest presence in Somalia, with country-wide programmes implemented through six main sub offices in Somaliland, Puntland, Hiran Region, Gedo Region, Bay Region and Banadir Region. Using a human rights framework, the DRC Somalia operations focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrant.
Overall purpose of the role:
The Camp coordination and camp management and Site Management Team Leader is responsible for management of DRC Officers and Assistants on the area based CCCM team, working closely with the WASH and Infrastructure, Protection and other sector program managers. The CCCM Team Leader is line managed by the Area Base Manager with Technical line management from the CCCM Coordinator.
- Daily supervision and coordination of CCCM team (Officers [WASH/CCCM] and Assistants [Wash/CCCM/PRT).
- Indicator tracking responsibilities to meet agreed ECHO MS targets
- Budget tracking responsibilities
- Development of work plans for the CCCM team
- Receipt and review of CCCM staff reports such as: weekly/monthly reports, assessment reports, distribution reports, and all the normal CCCM usual tools as: New Arrivals Tracking, Site Prioritization Matrix, Service Mapping, Site Monitoring, Safety audits, Training trackers, Fire Safety Incidents reporting, Complaints and Feedback Mechanism, establishing referral pathway, meetings [external/internal] and camp infrastructure monitoring.
- Ensuring high quality CCCM programming interventions from the CCCM team.
Oversight of CCCM/ SMC Implementation:
- Lead the CCCM team in establishing & training representative and inclusive community committees at sites
- Ensure CCCM programming is community-led and incorporates genuine community feedback and engagement throughout the project cycle
- Lead the CCCM team in the monitoring of sites to identify needs, gaps in service provision, and duplication of efforts at IDP sites. Ensure regular service mappings for all sites is completed by CCCM field staff
- Oversee the implementation of the Community Feedback Mechanism (CFM) by the CCCM team in sites
- Supervise planning and implementation of community-based projects and social cohesion activities at IDP hosting sites
- Coordinate multi-sectorial assessments of IDP needs with other DRC teams
- Work closely with the CCCM Wash& Infrastructure and Protection TLs to provide inputs into the development of site plans, including physical infrastructure (Shelters & latrines), service provision, and expansion possibilities.
Site Management Coordination and Representation:
- Represent DRC at Sub-National CCCM, Shelter/NFIs, WASH Clusters coordination meetings and other relevant coordination forums
- Lead the engagement with the Authorities (state, district and site levels) and other relevant local authorities such as: district commissioners and other directors of the main government offices such as: health, education offices) to ensure a strong and collaborative working relationship to facilitate implementation of DRC CCCM programming
- Represent DRC with IDP communities, host communities, and other community stakeholders, ensuring a positive two-way relationship and acceptance of DRC SMC programming
- Develop strong and collaborative working relationships with NGO, Government and other service providers operating in DRC managed IDP hosting sites, to facilitate smooth site coordination of humanitarian service provision
- Build and maintain mutually respectful relationships with any other key stakeholders
- Arrange and lead regular and ad hoc coordination meetings with key stakeholders and share and follow up the agreed meeting minutes action points.
- Lead the MCLA Assessments when requested by SN-CCCM Cluster.
- Ensure CCCM Team staff presence in field locations.
Community participation and representation:
- Establish, support and aid in the design of site management committees, recognizing influence of ‘Camp Leaders’ in Somali context
- Oversee and support representative committees and community groups, ensuring Inclusion is main factor in composition and any community-based targeting.
- Establish, maintain, and actively utilize networks of key informants at IDP sites.
- Plan mechanisms for timely registration of IDPs, including identification of protection related needs, working closely with the CCCM MEAL/IM Officer
- Ensure the CCCM MEAL/IM Officer has required support to maintain a comprehensive database of service and needs related information for each site.
- Provide situation reports on IDP movements and other critical information as required.
- Provide weekly reports and other relevant information on site conditions and services.
- Oversee the provision, documentation, and tracking of timely referrals and service requests to key partners, including escalation of outstanding or emergency cases flagged by the CCCM field staff.
- Analyse site related and contextual information, and utilize the analysis in planning new interventions in partnership with the CCCM TC.
- Ensure that all staff under ECHO MS project at area level adopt an integrated approach in programming
- Support the CCCM team to deliver trainings for site committees in CCCM, humanitarian principles, site monitoring and use of DRC monitoring tools
- Train CCCM staff as per specific needs identified within the team, including assessments, best practices and use of field monitoring tools
- Actively participate in development and implementation of protection and gender mainstreaming in CCCM activities
- Provide day to day mentoring and supervision support to CCCM Officers and Assistants
Experience, Education and technical competencies:
- Minimum three years of experience in international and/or local NGO; ideally involved in the direct implementation and supervision of field level humanitarian assistance to IDPs
- Bachelor degree in social or political sciences, or relevant discipline.
- Significant professional knowledge of CCCM/SMC strategies, policies, and modalities.
- Strong conceptual understanding of gender, protection, human rights and humanitarian principles
- Proven leadership skills and related experience in building, establishing, and negotiating relationships and social networks with various stakeholders at the community, local, and national levels
- Proven experience with budget management, planning of activities, and team management
- Excellent representation, negotiation, interpersonal, and communication skills
- Strong team spirit and ability to work comfortably in multi-cultural contexts
- Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, BI, Outlook and Power Point).
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
- Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results through the country team both to position DRC and ensure excellence in all deliverables.
- Collaborating: You lead initiatives at country operation level by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
- Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
- Communicating: You listen to beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders; and you communicate concisely and persuasively
- Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values and set a very clear standard for your country team members.
Contract length: 11 Months.
Band: (Management – G)
Designation of Duty Station: Baidoa Somalia
Start date: May 2023.
The position is open to Somalia national only.
All Applicants must be uploaded a cover letter and an updated CV(no longer than four pages). in English. applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications is: 1st April 2023.
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