Apply: DRC DDG Head of Programme

Deadline: 05 July, 2020

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of DDG Head of Programme.

DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations, refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.


  • Plan, implement and monitor DDG’s activities in Nigeria
  • Co-ordinate and work with relevant state-level government authorities, local government institutions, non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations and local communities in order to ensure the smooth execution of programme activities
  • Lead DDG programme implementation and development
  • Promote the integration of DRC and DDG programming in Nigeria
  • Oversee the roll-out of DDG activities throughout DRC offices in northeastern Nigeria
  • Monitor and advise field staff in programme delivery
  • Maintain working relationships with DDG’s other programmes in the wider West Africa/Sahel region to exchange experience and ideas
  • Provide strong leadership to the programme, with oversight and management of DRC DDG expatriate staff (in particular the Community Liaison Mine Action Manager, DDG AVR Manager, DDG Technical Field Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager) and national staff executing DDG components of DRC programming in Nigeria
  • Ensure the ongoing formal and informal appraisal/evaluation of staff performance, including follow up on results contracts and annual written appraisals of the DDG programme staff
  • In close collaboration with the Safety Advisor reporting to the DRC Country Director for Nigeria, ensure adherence to security procedure, ensuring a minimum of 91 percent compliance of all field locations, monitoring developments in the security situation, developing contingency plans, etc
  • Ensure proper and timely financial and narrative donor reporting in compliance with internal and external reporting requirements including procurement
  • Regular reporting to DRC Country Director Nigeria and other colleagues at the regional office and headquarters


  • Proven experience working on Mine Action and AVR programming and implementation
  • Five years, minimum, of experience with programme management (planning, implementation and monitoring) in a complex and fragile environment, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Experience working with national partners and capacity building projects
  • Prior monitoring and evaluation experience and the capability of working with data collection, analysis and report writing is an advantage
  • Knowledge of local languages (i.e. Hausa, Kanuri etc.) is an asset
  • Experience managing a large technical training programme, preferably for security forces
  • Experience working with donors and external relations
  • Strength in liaison and networking with national stakeholders, both at a national and local level
  • Proven ability to mentor and coach others (staff management is important in this position)
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Knowledge of Explosive Ordnance Disposal and willingness to work with the Nigerian Police Force
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (writing reports and proposals)

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