Closing date: 31 Jul 2017
DanChurchAid (DCA) invites applications for a Risk Education Coordinator for the Syria programme. This is a non-family position based in Erbil, Iraq, with possible travel to northern Syria pending changes in the security situation.
The DCA Syria programme is a well-funded and continuously growing programme with a 3 year footprint in country and over 50 staff. The activities are wide-ranging and include emergency food distribution, cash transfers, NFIs, psychosocial support, risk education, child protection, emergency education and early recovery. DCA expects to restart explosive hazard clearance activities in Syria in the next few months.
As the Risk Education Coordinator (REC) you will refer directly to the Programme Manager and be responsible for coordination of all RE activities implemented by DCA inside Syria. While ensuring safety and quality throughout the project period, reaching project and donor targets will be your main priority, with an added focus on innovation and creativity. You will be responsible for the training, management and coordination of DCA own teams, as well as DCA partner implementing teams. You will have a good and thorough understanding of IMAS and you will ensure all RE activities are conducted, and all RE materials are designed, following IMAS and DCA RE SOPs. You will also be responsible for training RE teams on impact assessments, surveys and CASEVAC procedures. Regular training, capacity building, mentoring and monitoring of RE staff will be required and you will coordinate the monthly QA of teams with the DCA M&E team supervisor. All reporting of activities will be using IMSMA forms and making best use of digital technology.
You will be responsible for providing technical input to internal and donor reports, and you will work closely with the Programme Manager to develop proposals with RE components. Part of your tasks will also be to integrate RE activities in other DCA interventions, as well as striving for synergy with RE in both the DCA Iraq and Libya programmes. You will represent DCA in coordination meetings as relevant and necessary, including Protection Cluster meetings and Mine Action Sub Cluster Meetings.
Main tasks and responsibilities include
Coordinate all DCA funded RE activities, projects and teams in Syria;
Recruit, train and manage RE teams, ensuring all activities conducted follow DCA RE SOPs and IMAS;
Update the DCA RE SOPs, as and when required;
Conduct structured and sustained capacity building of RE staff, including training on reporting, RE methodologies, IMAS, needs assessments, impact monitoring, survey and quality assurance;
Ensure staff have sufficient equipment and resources, including appropriate levels of training, to conduct their work safely;
Produce project reports and case studies, and provide input to the PM for the design and preparation of new project proposals;
Ensure achievement of synergies between the safer communities and humanitarian response activities implemented under the general programme strategy, as well as synergies between the Iraq and Libya responses;
Ensure procurement and financial procedures are followed according to Donor and DanChurchAid guidelines in all purchases related to DCA activities;
Monitor progress of and, if necessary, revise project activities and work plans in coordination with PM and international experts/project coordinators;
Actively mainstream gender and child protection in all RE activities;
Conduct monitoring missions to field locations, as and when approved by the Security and Access Manager.
We are looking for the following qualifications:
Previous experience in Risk Education in an international context is essential, with experience in impact assessments/monitoring and surveys highly desirable;
Creative skills for the purpose of designing Risk Education materials and tools is highly desirable;
Basic understanding of landmines, ERW, UXO, AXO, IEDs is essential;
Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously – Proven coordination and liaison skills;
Ability to maintain flexibility in an environment where change or revision to projects and planning is regular;
Ability to fit well within a small team;
Good spoken and written English language is essential, Arabic and Kurdish would be an advantage;
Proven research and analytical skills;
Experience in remote documentation, monitoring and management;
Working experience or a developed knowledge of working in Middle East desirable.
A four month contract starting as soon as possible, with possibility for renewal
A competitive salary package based on experience level
Insurance as per industry standards
An opportunity to make a difference addressing humanitarian needs in a challenging environment
Qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy. Only applications consisting as a minimum of a motivation letter and a CV will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply online, please go to “Get involved” at www.danchurchaid.org