Sector Co-Coordinator - DRC
|Job Type||Full Time|
|Job Location||Cox's Bazar|
|Deadline||06 June, 2021|
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), one of the world's leading NGOs, with a focus on responding to displacement, has been registered in Bangladesh since 2013. In 2017, in response to the Rohingya influx, DRC launched an integrated program of support to the government in site management, shelter/NFI, and protection. In 2018, DRC started implementing aid projects in support of the host communities most affected by the influx of refugees. As a key part of this, DRC opened the main office in Cox's Bazar and a support/liaison office in Dhaka.
The Sector Co-Coordinator will support and strengthen the coordination and performance of the Site Management and Site Development Sector (SMSD) for the Rohingya refugee response in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The SMSD Sector is responsible for the coordination of site management and site development activities (SMSD) in support of the Government of Bangladesh site planning, site development, emergency preparedness/Disaster Risk Reduction by SMS agencies, and information management.
The Sector system in Cox's Bazar mirrors that of the Cluster system and therefore, the role is expected to function in accordance with IASC guidelines on cluster leadership and accountability - to: a) strengthen effective management of the Sector; b) improve the representation of NGOs and other key stakeholders, including civil society organizations; and, c) reinforce the accountability of the humanitarian response towards the Sector's people of concern.
The Co-Coordinator will work with the designated Coordinator from the lead agency (IOM) to support the management of the Sector, to ensure that the Sector, as well as the broader humanitarian effort, are responsive to the needs of the conflict- and displacement-affected population.
The Co-Coordinator will work closely with the Coordinator and with the Strategic Advisory Group of the Sector to develop and maintain the strategy, coordinate partners (UN, NGO, government, civil society) and ensure the Sector's interests are represented towards coordinating bodies, with an overall goal to ensure that the coordination effort translates into concrete improvements to the lives of the Sector's beneficiaries. The Co-Coordinator will support the Sector partners to respond more effectively to the needs of the affected population than would be feasible individually, by working in a coordinated manner and in accordance with the Principles of Partnership.
The Co-Coordinator reports to the DRC Head of Programme but has an over-riding duty to all partners within the sector to act as a representative of the Sector as a whole rather than solely as a representative of his/her particular agency.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be adjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.
Coordination of the Site Management Sector
- Support the participation of partners in the Sector mechanism by engaging them bilaterally and multilaterally
- Develop the coordination between NGO partners implementing Site Management and Site Development programming and support them to identify and address capacity gaps and to assist where any implementation issues occur.
- Support the Government of Bangladesh as the main site management institution to engage in coordination mechanisms and carry out their mandate as site managers and administrators
- To represent the sector as required with RRRC and CiCs to manage expectations, and maintain and/or develop agreed-upon TORs while maintaining humanitarian standards
- Co-Chair the Site Management and Site Development meetings
- Support the work of Sector taskforces or sub-working groups as needed (including, but not limited to, Site Planning and Site Development Working Group; Shelter and Site Improvements Technical Working Group; Energy and Environment Working Group, and the Capacity Sharing Initiative Working Group.)
- Work with the Sector Coordinator on Inter-Sector Coordination processes, e.g. Response Plan, contingency planning, and other coordination mechanisms and working groups as required
- Represent the Sector at the Inter-Sector Coordination level
- Ensure the roles and responsibilities of Site Management and Site Development agencies, coordination agencies, focal points and government representatives are agreed, clearly defined and understood by relevant stakeholders
- Ensure that Sector partners are aware of relevant commitments that the Government has made under international human rights and humanitarian law and promote a response which is in line with these
Strategic and Emergency Planning
- Facilitate the development of (and regular updates) an overall strategy and response plan for the Sector including linkages to DRR, relief and recovery. Ensure that the strategy complements government policies and plans.
- Support emergency preparedness and response, early warning, and contingency planning efforts for the Sector, and ensure Sector participation in Inter-Sector work on these issues
- Actively participate in Emergency Preparedness Working Group meetings.
Technical Guidance and Capacity-Building
- Provide technical support and guidance to Sector partners and wider humanitarian response through development of tools, standards, and guidelines, and facilitate discussion and agreement on use of common standards and tools
- Promote and support training and capacity-building of humanitarian partners, Sector members, local authorities, and community members to improve understanding and harmonization of site management support approaches
- Promote awareness of and adherence to relevant policy guidelines, codes of conduct and examples of good practice by all Sector partners, taking into consideration the possible need for local adaptation both in terms of language and content
Monitoring, Reporting and Analysis
- Support proper reporting on site management and site development activities and functioning of information management system for the Sector
- Support efforts to share best practices in tools, processes and policies in consultation with Sector member organizations
- Support adequate reporting and effective information sharing, with due regard for age and sex disaggregation
- Streamline methods to share information including reports with partners, as well as to be submitted to Inter-Sector Coordination Group and Sector members (e.g., weekly updates, bulletin, website, etc.)
Advocacy and Resource Mobilization
- Identify core advocacy concerns for the Site Management and Site Development Sector through consultative processes, including resource requirements
- Contribute key messages to broader advocacy initiatives of the ISCG and other relevant actors and support local interventions when violations of international standards and principles occur
- Ensure the Sector's adherence to international humanitarian principles and other relevant guidance
- Ensure Protection Mainstreaming in the sector CCCM strategy
Accountability to Affected Populations
- Advocate for the use of participatory and community-based approaches
- Promote measures which increase the accountability to affected populations
- Ensure close coordination between the Site Management Sector and Communication with Communications Working Group to ensure mainstreaming of effective communication through site management programming.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES
- Minimum 5 years of humanitarian work in field locations
- Experience in Disaster Management and Disaster Risk Reduction.
- Minimum 3 years' professional work experience in camp management and/or site management.
- Experience in site development, site improvement, infrastructure and site planning and crisis management desirable.
- Proven experience in Emergency Preparedness Planning and Coordination
- Excellent analytical, negotiation and communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with all cadres of staff and stakeholders
- Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision
- Well-developed diplomatic skills but able to represent all constituents for the betterment of the conditions of the refugees
- Experience working in the Cox's Bazar Rohingya Response
- Bachelor's/Masters' degree in relevant subject e.g., Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, international development master's and/or equivalent relevant work experience
- Fluency in written and spoken English
ALL EMPLOYEES 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
- Type of contract: Expatriate or national contract
- Employment Band: G1
- Start date: As soon as possible
- Duty station: Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
- Closing Date for Application: 6th June 2021 23:59 CPH time.
- Applications must be submitted through the mentioned link on the page by clicking on Apply Button.
- All applicants must send a cover letter along with an updated CV (we encourage CV no longer than four pages) in English.
- Mentioning three referees' details of your present supervisor and HR along with past employment's supervisor with CV.
Note: Applications sent by email will not be considered. In addition, DRC doesn't charge any fee for any of its recruitment process & believes in equal opportunity in employment regardless.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application processes, please contact [email protected].
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website: www.drc.ngo.
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