Overall purpose of the role
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by vulnerable people affected by conflict and instability all over the world. DRC is specialized, within its core sectors of intervention, on community safety programming. DRC strives to identify safety and security needs from the perspective of those living in conflict areas and to help them find non-violent solutions. These go beyond traditional mine action activities to include violence reduction, programming that specifically seeks to engage communities in addressing root causes of conflict and local safety and security challenges
DRC/DDG has been working in the region in Libya and Tunisia since 2011. In 2014, Drc started a project in border towns in southeast Tunisia to address community security and resilience by establishing local committees for community dialogue and conflict management. DDG is currently implementing a project that reinforces these committees in Tunisia and also extends them into Libyan border towns.
The Field Coordinator, in coordination and cooperation with project staff, and supervised by the Program Manager, is expected to:
- Provide oversight in coordinating the implementation of day-to-day project activities in alignment with program strategy
- Coordinate operations in southern Tunisia, including administrative, logistical, and security functions
- Contribute to an active culture of organizational learning
- Manage and mentor project staff
- Support the Project Manager to develop the overall strategic direction of the programming
- Contribute to regular work plans and schedules with the support of the Program Manager
- Develop and reinforce relationships with local and regional stakeholders and partners, especially civil and security officials as well as community leaders
- Facilitate ongoing conflict analysis and security assessments, together with providing feedback to the Project Manager on changes in local conflict dynamics and possible impact on the programming
- Ensure the effective operation of the southern Tunisia offices, including management and supervision of project staff
- Coordinate and liaise with support staff during the planning and implementation of project activities
- Ensure compliance with correct financial, logistics, and human resources policies and procedures in coordination with the Project Manager and support staff
- Contribute to the safety of all project staff and act as a safety focal point for southern Tunisia
- Ensure that activities are conducted in accordance with the M&E plan, in coordination with the Monitoring and Communications Officer
- Promote a culture of learning by actively identifying challenges, provide ongoing assistance and guidance for rapid troubleshooting, and support identification of lessons learned
Ensure quality reporting and documentation of project activities
- Line manage Community Liaison Officers in Ben Guerdane, Dehiba, Zuwara, Nalut, and Wazin
- Support identification of team staffing gaps and contribute to recruitment decisions
- Identify staff needs and capacity building opportunities and provide ongoing mentorship
- Ensure timely performance management measures including appraisals and remedial actions, in coordination with the Program Manager
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
- Professionalism, impact & expertise
- Humanitarian approach & the work we do
- Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
- Culture, values & strong leadership
- Fair compensation & continuous development
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.
Danish Demining Group (DDG) is widely recognised as provider of efficient and community-oriented solutions to human security problems caused by landmines and other explosive remnants of war as well as small arms and light weapons.
DDG is part of DRC (Danish Refugee Council), founded in Denmark in 1956, and which is Denmark’s largest and the world’s leading non-profit, independent, rights-based refugee organization.
Our vision is to assist refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities to a dignified life. We protect lives and human rights and empower beneficiaries throughout conflict displacement by providing shelter, food, and hope in terms of work, education and integration towards a sustainable future.