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Project officer-Community Development
Danish Refugee Council
 Salary: 603 USD
 Provides Supervision to: Project assistant/community mobilizers
 Grade Level: V-1
 Supervisor: Program Coordinator
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Um Dukhun, Central Darfur
 Duration: One Year
 Closing Date: 17 March 2019


The Project Officer is working under the supervision of Program Coordinator and will assist in the implementation of the DRC activities. S/he will be responsible for ensuring the quality and timely implementation of DRC projects following Community Driven Recovery and Safety approach (CDRS) in compliance with DRC standard and budgets.

The Project Officer will be based in Gasilla with frequent travel to supervise the Project assistant to carry on the field activities in Wadi Saleh, Mukjar and Bindisi. S/he will make sure in close consultation with the Program Coordinator, Programme Specialist, and Area Manager the monitoring and tracking project progress in the targeted areas and provide regular updates.

 Duties and responsibilities:

Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff is required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)

Implementation and Planning

  • Ensure quality, timely implementation of project activities in the areas allocated /designated by the Supervisors- subject to change at any time depending on project needs
  • Ensure activities are implemented within the budget limits and in line with good Budget management and accountability procedures
  • Ensure implementation is done in compliance with DRC quality procedures
  • Work with beneficiaries/ community structures/ local authorities/NGOs/CBOs to ensure effective implementation of DRC projects and activities;
  • During implementation of activities, ensure identification of problems that may affect programme implementation and that such problems are dealt with pragmatically and constructively
  • Ensure all stakeholders understand the CDRS approach and is followed in all targeted areas
  • Ensure that implementation of activities Do-No-Harm to persons of concern/ beneficiaries at the point of delivery;
  • Raise problems and provide solutions
  • Along with logistic officers and supervisor, coordinate timely procurement of project materials
  • Represent the project coordination meetings with stakeholders such as local communities, local government officials, UN and donors
  • Organize and manage workshops, trainings and meetings that are hosted as part of the project with relevant partners—beneficiary households, line ministries and CBOs
  • Lead community mobilization efforts
  • Organize meetings for project information sharing.
  • Prepare relevant manuals/tool kits that can be used by the community


  • Contribute to the monthly report and quarterly reporting processes
  • Contribute to project planning, development of proposals and lessons learned processes
  • Using local knowledge and other relevant information, contribute to the identification of beneficiary needs
  • Liaise with all community leaders (including Project Management Committee) and government line ministries for better cooperation and smooth work relationship;

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Undertake such assessment as will be defined in the work plans in order to monitor and evaluate programme
  • Identify, document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action points
  • In collaboration with community representatives, undertake detailed situational analysis and propose appropriate project implementation approaches
  • Supervise and undertake participatory needs/vulnerability and capacity assessments of affected communities
  • Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of results


  • Support/supervise subordinate staff in the development and implementation of activity plans which will support the achievement of sector/office plans;

Coaching, planning,

  • Provide supervision, guidance and monitoring for project staff, ensuring clarity over project plans and priorities and encouraging effective team work
  • Represent DRC with good faith and by demonstrating humanitarian code of conduct


  • Have positive local working relationships with local communities, locality government officials, UN and where appropriate, donor representatives.
  • Work independently and with other agencies to build local community acceptance of DRC and other humanitarian agencies.

Additional tasks

  • On request perform any other additional duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization to function optimally.
  • This job description is not a definitive task list but has been done to clarify the responsibilities of the employee.

I have read and understood this job description and I agree to perform the duties stated herein to the best of my ability.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
  • Significant experience in planning, monitoring and provision of technical support and training
  • Very good English language skills, both written and spoken;
  • Excellent computer skills and competence with Microsoft Office environment;
  • Very good conceptual, presentation and communication skills
  • Experience working in Darfur or similar context
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Willingness to travel in the project areas as required;
  • Must be a Sudanese National
  • Immediate availability.
  • Preferably, at least 2 years specific Project management/implementation experience;
  • Commitment  to  and  understanding  of  Danish Refugee Council  vision, mission and values  including rights-based approaches

All employees are expected to demonstrate DRC’s 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.



Applications should include a cover letter, a copy of Sudanese work permission, a detailed CV giving three referees, copies of certificates and a daytime telephone contact. The information you provide in your application must be clear and concise as it will be the basis for the selection of applicants for further assessment/interview. Please submit your applications to HAC and also DRC Office in Um Dukhun. You can also send your application topm.garsilla@drc-sudan.org.


Note: The Job Title and location should be mentioned in the subject line of the email application, otherwise your will not be considered.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Closing date for applications: 17/03/2019


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