Distribution Project Team Leader in N’Guigmi: The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) assists refugees and displaced people around the world: we provide emergency assistance to these people, we fight for their rights and we strengthen their opportunities for a better future.
We work in conflict-affected areas, as well as along displacement routes, and within countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive to achieve responsible and sustainable solutions. We work for the successful integration of vulnerable communities and, where possible, the fulfillment of their wish to return home.
The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown into an international humanitarian organization with over 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Headquartered in Copenhagen, and present in 40 countries, DRC is a non-governmental, non-profit, politically neutral, independent and non-sectarian aid organization.
Our vision is a life with dignity for all displaced people around the world. All our efforts are based on our moral compass: humanity, respect, independence, neutrality, participation, honesty and transparency.
- Position title: Distribution project team leader
- Supervised by: Distribution project manager
- Responding to: Distribution project manager
- Duty station: N’Guigmi with trips throughout the project intervention area
- Operation area: Diffa
- Reporting period: From May 1 to February 28, 2024
- Desired start date: as soon as possible
- Type of Contract: National employment contract
- Job classification: Management G: Salary conditions of Niger
Since the advent of deadly attacks by armed groups in the Diffa Region at the end of 2013, the populations of the region have found themselves (including refugees and returnees from Nigeria and Chad) in a situation of vulnerability which has pushed the State of Niger to call on its technical and financial partners to support the government’s efforts to assist its populations.
It is in this spirit of response to the most basic needs, in particular food in order to save the lives of vulnerable households, that DRC, with WFP funding, is implementing a program “Distributions Gratuits Targetés (DGC) et Blanket Feeding (BF) aux children from 6 to 23 months in the commune of N’Guigmi. Awareness sessions are conducted at each distribution on compliance with barrier measures enacted by the government.
During the year 2021, the distributions concerned 12 sites including the 4 RRM sites and concerned a total of 2,216 households. WFP has renewed its confidence in DRC to ensure distributions in the municipality of Nguigmi in this year 2023 on 7 sites identified as more vulnerable. And at the end of the targeting process, 1161 households are to be identified to benefit from the free distributions targeted for the 11 months of the year 2023 and 2024.
This position is open to complete the project team in order to ensure coverage efficient operation of the project area and ensure timely distributions. During the year 2021, the distributions concerned 12 sites including the 4 RRM sites and concerned a total of 2,216 households. WFP has renewed its confidence in DRC to ensure distributions in the municipality of Nguigmi in this year 2023 on 7 sites identified as more vulnerable.
And at the end of the targeting process, 1,161 households are to be identified to benefit from the free distributions targeted for the 11 months of the year 2023 and 2024. This position is open to complete the project team in order to ensure coverage efficient operation of the project area and ensure timely distributions. During the year 2021, the distributions concerned 12 sites including the 4 RRM sites and concerned a total of 2,216 households.
WFP has renewed its confidence in DRC to ensure distributions in the municipality of Nguigmi in this year 2023 on 7 sites identified as more vulnerable. And at the end of the targeting process, 1,161 households are to be identified to benefit from the free distributions targeted for the 11 months of the year 2023 and 2024. This position is open to complete the project team in order to ensure coverage efficient operation of the project area and ensure timely distributions.
Under the hierarchical supervision of the PAM distribution project manager and in close collaboration with the DRC project assistants in N’Guigmi and Diffa, the distribution project team leader is responsible for the implementation of DGC and RRM distribution of food, and the conduct of parallel activities in the field.
This list is not exhaustive, any additional relevant tasks may be added by his supervisor
Planning and implementation of activities
- Participate in the planning of activities taking into account the realities on the ground;
- Carry out field missions to monitor program and project activities;
- Ensure community participation in all phases of the project (design, selection of beneficiaries, implementation, monitoring) so that the beneficiary communities really take ownership of the project.
- Supervise the distribution of food in the project intervention areas;
- Supervise the activities of targeting classic and post RRM beneficiaries on the intervention sites;
- Implements the activities in accordance with the validated terms of reference;
- Actively participates in the organization and realization of food distributions;
- Provide technical support and training to assistants under his responsibility.
- Supervises the Distribution Assistants in the proper implementation of distribution activities;
- Write weekly, monthly and quarterly internal reports and participate in reporting for donors on project activities within the planned deadlines in accordance with internal DRC requirements and external donor requirements
- Development of distribution reports, training and workshops;
Coordination and representation
- Contributes to the development and implementation of the DRC strategy for distributions based on the analysis of context data
- Participates in internal and external coordination meetings at the request of the supervisor
- Support the project manager in setting up and monitoring relations with the authorities and technical services involved in the project.
- Develop and maintain good communication and collaboration with all stakeholders, in particular local and community authorities: community leaders, local authorities, administrators and technical services in the field for the implementation of programmatic activities;
- Participates in the proper management of the equipment made available to the teams (means of travel, means of communication, etc.)
- Ensures that all supporting documents are collected and transmitted to the hierarchy for the closing of advances and the payment of expenses;
- Participate in the control of rental vehicles during distribution activities;
Human Resource Management
- Promote knowledge, application and compliance with CHS and the DRC Code of Conduct;
- Promote team spirit in order to create a climate of trust within program teams and other departments
- Technical support to Assistants in the organization and management of day laborers temporarily recruited to support activities;
- Evaluate assistants under his supervision on a regular basis according to DRC HR procedures.
- Make regular field visits to ensure the coordination and quality of the work of the assistants.
- Supervise, coach and motivate the teams under his responsibility, ensuring that their objectives are clear.
- Control the activities of the assistants under his responsibility;
Monitoring and evaluation
- Support the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation/complaint/risk management mechanisms for the project.
- Ensure that monitoring and evaluation work for the project is implemented in a participatory manner, adheres to the implementation plan and clearly demonstrates the impact of interventions.
- Make frequent assessment visits to provide technical support and identify problems.
- Work in coordination with the MEAL department, other sectors and partners in the field, including sharing key information with these partners.
- Complies with DRC regulations and code of conduct.
- May, however, be asked to support other programs at the request of his superior;
- Any other tasks requested by his line supervisor;
Bac +3 in social / human sciences, agronomy or in a related field;
- Three years of work experience in a national or international humanitarian NGO;
- At least 3 years of experience in emergency programs;
- Knowledge of the area (Diffa region);
Skills and qualities required
In this role, you will need to demonstrate the DRC’s essential skills, namely:
- Striving for excellence: you focus on achieving results while ensuring an efficient process. You strive to produce accurate, thorough and professional work with the best use of time and effort.
- Collaborate: You cooperate with and involve relevant parties, actively seeking their opinion and sharing key information with them. You support and trust others, while encouraging feedback.
- Take the reins: You take responsibility and prioritize your work according to DRC’s overall vision and goals. You take the initiative in the face of a challenge or an opportunity and you seek innovative solutions.
- Communicate: You write and speak effectively and honestly while adapting your style and tone to the situation. You actively listen to others and involve them in dialogue;
- Flexibilities, endurance, team spirit;
- Demonstrate Integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s Values and Code of Conduct, including protection from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment .
- The employee must follow DRC’s security, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct, CHS and Humanitarian Accountability Framework,
- The employee shall not engage in any other remunerated activity during the term of their contract with the DRC without receiving prior authorization to do so;
- The employee shall not engage in any activity that may be detrimental to DRC or the implementation of any project during the term of the contract with DRC
- The employee must not give media interviews or publish photos or other documents related to the project without prior authorization
- The employee must return all equipment borrowed for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request.
If you are interested, then apply online by going to this site: www.drc.dk/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies
Applications can only be made online, on the site indicated above. You must upload your CV (3 pages maximum) and a cover letter online. The CV and cover letter must be in French.
Applications made by post, by sending an e-mail or by submitting a physical file will not be considered.
The DRC provides equal employment opportunities and prohibits any practice of discrimination based on race, sex, skin color, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, age, marital status or other any disability. The DRC does not discriminate in its recruitment processes.
For more information about the Danish Refugee Council, please visit the organization’s website at drc.ngo.
Applications will be closed on April 14, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. GMT. However, it is possible for the DRC to begin the recruitment process, before the end of the publication of the offer, if an application meets the expectations and requirements of the position.
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