Durable Solutions Coordinator
Danish Refugee Council
 Section/Unit: Programmes
 Grade Level: G
 Supervisor: Head of Programmes
 Duty Station: Khartoum, Sudan, with frequent travel across country offices in Sudan
 Duration: 1 YEAR
 Closing Date: 18 May 2021


Overall purpose of the role:

The Durable Solutions (DS) Coordinator fulfills a dual mandate role in Sudan: 1) S/he will provide support to the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in Sudan providing overall direction for DRC’s approach towards durable solutions ensuring that durable solutions are considered wherever possible across the humanitarian development peacebuilding nexus. 2) S/he will represent the INGOs in Sudan as co-chair in the Durable Solutions Working Group being a leading voice on issues related to returns, relocations and local integration. The role will facilitate a joint INGO voice through an INGO forum working group that facilitates advocacy, discussions, development of guidelines, joint programming and tools in a coordinated manner across locations and organizations.

 Duties and responsibilities:


1) Technical Leadership for DRC Sudan:

  • Provide overall direction for DRC Sudan's approach to durable solutions (returns, relocation and local integration) ensuring this is in line with DRC policies, principles and approaches
  • Lead on the development of DRC’sDurable Solutions strategy, including input into country results framework
  • Ensure regular communication and collaboration with DRC Regional Office and HQ focal points, as well as DRC staff in neighboring countries ensuring that work ic closely coordinated with the (Regional) Durable Solutions Secretariat in Kenya and Ethiopia.
  • Provide updates and technical guidance tothe Country Director, and Head of Programme on durable solutions through briefings, advocacy documents, presentations for donors and other senior stakeholders
  • Support all relevant DRC staff to ensure appropriate durable solutions are mainstreamed throughout the Sudan programme, through field visits, increased information sharing, and the development of standardized tools, guidance and other support documents as needed
  • Provide regular capacity building including workshops and trainings to DRC staff on durable solutions-related issues
  • Review and input to all relevant strategies, roadmaps, proposals and reports from a durable solutions perspective
  • Provide a leading technical role in the development of new programmes with durable solutions-focused activities (e.g. Housing Land and Property issues, community cohesion)
  • Leadadvocacy 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) Promotion of Durable Solutions for INGO forum

  • Lead the INGO forum Durable Solutions Taskforce and represent INGOs as co-chair in the Durable Solutions Working Group co lead by UNHCR and UNDP
  • Build the understanding and capacity of INGOs operating in Sudan on durable solutions (through trainings, workshops, and tailored guidance based on key themes)
  • Promote linkages to national NGOs initiatives and partners to collectively address durable solutions in Sudan;
  • 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.)
  • Provide a link between INGOs inSudan and regional durable solutions networks e.g. ReDSS (through regular information sharing, joint initiatives as feasible, attendance at key events)
  • Ensure active engagement and sharing of information across and between working groups such as the Housing, Land and Property Technical Working Group and state level durable solution working groups
  • Map and establish collaboration with key external stakeholders such as research institutions, advocacy agencies, data collection agencies, and others
  • 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: (include years of experience)

  • Atleast 5 years of progressive experience in the humanitarian-development sector, atleast 2 of which should be overseas in an emergency / conflict setting.
  • Experience in using the IASC Framework and other key global and regional guidelines on durable solutions
  • Strong experience in negotiation, coordination, and diplomacy across a range of external stakeholders including Governments, UN, NGOs, donors
  • Experience in humanitarian programming, coordination, assessment, and research
  • Strong understanding of protection and conflict sensitivity principles and programming approaches
  • Experience in capacity building including training and mentoring of staff and teams
  • Experience engaging in topics surrounding returns, relocation and local integration (e.g Housing, Land and Property, community cohesion)
  • Strong understanding of the Sudan historical, political, cultural and humanitarian context
  • Ability to work autonomously and proactively whilst managing a range of competing priorities
  • Commitment to DRC vision, mission, and core values
  • Ability and willingness to travel to field locations as possible and on a needs basis


Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

  • First degree or Masters degree in migration, international law, international relations, international development, or other relevant area


Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • English (fluency in spoken and writing)
  • Arabic is an advantage


Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

  • DRC Country Director, Head of Programmes, grants, MEAL, and other technical coordinator (CCCM, FSL, protection)
  • DRC field teams (area managers, programme managers, and officers)
  • DRC regional and HQ staff
  • Sudan INGO Forum, and other key INGOs and NNGOs
  • UN agencies specifically UNHCR, UNDP
  • Government authorities

All DRC staff should master the 5 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 our vision and values


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