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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Senior Policy Officer Job at Danish Refugee Council ( DRC ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Senior Policy Officer

Jobs at:
Danish Refugee Council ( DRC )

Deadline of this Job:
30th September 2017 by 5:00 PM

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Reports to: Management Committee
Monthly Salary: Approximately 4,500-5,000 USD per month
About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
About CRRF:
The Secretariat for the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in Uganda, led by the Government of Uganda, is meant to promote a multi-stakeholder refugee response. The Secretariat will provide technical and analytical support to the planning, implementation, and stocktaking of the CRRF in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Senior Policy Officer will be tasked with the provision of on-going analytical capacity to the CRRF Secretariat, in particular to support the Secretariat’s analytical tasks (as outlined in its terms of reference), proposing other necessary analytical work, and supporting the CRRF Secretariat in achieving its overall goals and tasks, while bringing an NGO perspective into the Secretariat’s daily work.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The incumbent will propose analytical work to be done by existing structures, CRRF stakeholders, or the Secretariat, to support the implementation of the CRRF.
  • Ensure the views and interests of NGOs are brought into the daily work and considerations of the CRRF Secretariat.
  •  Suggest ways that data can be better captured to contribute to an improved response to refugees and their host communities by humanitarian and development actors.
  •  The jobholder will also propose and support advocacy related to ensuring the full potential of refugee rights and other areas that require further advocacy to implement the CRRF.
  • Propose areas where earlier engagement by development actors could improve responses to refugees and their host communities and propose means to encourage their engagement.
  • Support the review of the technical and capacity-building support needs of line ministries, district/local governments, and support the review of planning guidelines for districts.
  • Suggest guidance for programme/project design and implementation for area-based support to refugee-hosting districts.
  • Gather and analyse learning from previous engagement with refugees, for example, skilling experience for women and youth, and provide recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Support other members of the CRRF Secretariat in the tasks of the Secretariat and its support to the CRRF Steering Group.
  • Regularly consult and seek feedback and input from both international and national NGOs to contribute to all the tasks of the CRRF Secretariat.
  •  Report back on a monthly basis to the NGO community (including the INGO Refugee Group and other relevant forums) to provide updates on progress, challenges, and suggestions of ways for NGOs to engage and support the implementation of the CRRF.
  • Other tasks that may be required to support the CRRF Secretariat and the views and concerns of NGOs.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Senior Policy Officer career placement must have at least ten years’ experience working in the humanitarian and/or development fields
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the New York Declaration, the CRRF, and the on-going work leading to the Global Compact on Refugees.
  • Proven understanding of refugee response, policy, and advocacy, particularly in Uganda context.
  •  Proven analytical capacity
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, as well as be a strong team player.
  • Ability to coordinate in a sensitive manner with different stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Experience of working with NGOs and NGO forums.
  •  Previous knowledge of initiatives related to refugee responses from which learning can be drawn.
  •  Previous experience of working in Uganda is desirable
  • Understanding of the refugee response in Uganda, including the Settlement Transformative Agenda and ReHOPE.
     Previous exposure and experience of working with UNHCR.
  •  Strong networks upon which to draw to contribute to the CRRF’s implementation.
DRC’ five core competencies:
  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results in a fast paced environment
  • Collaborating: You lead initiatives and processes by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while setting high standards
  • Communicating: You listen to other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and persuasively
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with the following documents to the web link below;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.
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