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Durable Solutions Project Officer
Danish Refugee Council
 Vacancy No: 122651
 Section/Unit: Peace Building
 Grade Level: H
 Supervisor: Durable Solutions Programme Manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Central Darfur Nertiti/Um Dukhun
 Duration: One year
 Closing Date: 19 March 2023

 
 Background:

Job title: Durable Solutions Project Officer

Employment category: Band H - Officer

Reporting to: Durable Solutions Programme Manager

Direct reports: N/A

Unit/department: Programs

Location: Nertiti/Um Dukhun, Central Darfur 

Authorization level: N/A

The Durable Solutions (DS) officer will lead and provide support to a DRC-led durable solutions initiative in Central Darfur to ensure program activities are in line with durable solutions standards. S/he will represent DRC and subgrantees at locality level in central Darfur, being a leading voice on issues related to returns, relocations and local integration. The role will promote a joint INGO voice that facilitates advocacy, discussions, development of guidelines, joint programming and tools in a coordinated manner across locality and various key stakeholders/organizations.


 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Geographic scope:          

The role is based in locality (Nertiti and Um Dukhun), overseeing program implementation of Durable solutions programming across the locality in central Darfur.                                                            

Technical Leadership for DRC Sudan

  • Provide support to a DRC-led durable solutions initiative to ensure program activities are in line with durable solutions guidelines and standards
  • Develop clear workplans for program teams in line with programme timelines 
  • Under the supervision of the Durable Solutions Programme, to provide overall direction from locality level for DRC Sudan's approach to durable solutions (returns, relocation and local integration) ensuring this is in line with DRC policies, principles and approaches
  • Ensure regular communication and collaboration with Durable solutions technical coordinators at federal level, as well as DRC staff in neighboring localities ensuring that work is closely coordinated with the state level Durable Solutions working group in central Darfur.
  • Provide updates and technical input to the DS programme Manager and Chief of party Head on durable solutions through briefings notes, presentations for donors and other senior stakeholders
  • Support all relevant DRC staff in the locality to ensure appropriate durable solutions measures and strategies are mainstreamed throughout the central Darfur programme, through field visits, increased information sharing, and the use of standardized tools, guidance and other support documents as needed
  • Provide regular capacity building support including workshops and trainings to DRC staff on durable solutions-related issues within the locality
  • Review and input to all relevant strategies, roadmaps, proposals and reports from a durable solutions perspective 
  • Contribute to providing a leading technical role in the development of new durable solutions-focused activities (e.g. Housing Land and Property issues, community cohesion)
  • Lead advocacy efforts on issues related to durable solutions such as population movements, forced returns etc. 
  • Provide cover and support for other DRC technical staff as necessary

2)           Coordination of locality-level Durable Solutions initiatives 

  • Coordination of INGOs or sub-grantees at locality -level to ensure active engagement in state-level Durable Solutions Working Groups
  • Strengthening of horizontal linkages at locality -level between durable solutions actors, and vertical linkages between locality -and state level DSWG.
  • Build the understanding and capacity of INGOs/subgrantees operating in locality and central Darfur on durable solutions (through trainings, workshops, briefing notes, and tailored guidance based on key themes)
  • Promote linkages to state level key stakeholders/INGOs initiatives and partners to collectively address durable solutions in Central Darfur; 
  • Promote the use of data and research to inform collective analysis and common understanding regarding the situation of displacement affected communities and their pathway towards durable solutions in different locations (through regular information sharing, coordinating with key information management agencies, researchers etc.) 
  • Conduct solutions feasibility assessments/other solutions focused assessments in coordination with other agencies, communities, and local authorities, in key identified locations.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Experience and technical competencies:                                                                                      

  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience within the field of durable solutions, ideally from a variety of contexts. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a project management position.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Knowledge of Arabic is an added advantage

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

  • Undergraduate degree in law, social sciences, international development, or another relevant fields. 
 

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Fluent in English
  • Arabic an asset 
 

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

  • DS Programme Manager 
  • Area Manager and Area Program Manager
  • Peace Building Community Engagement Specialist 
  • Sub grantees/Implementing partners 
  • Local authorities 
 
Last updated: Feb 26th, 2022

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