Danish Refugee Council
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Last Date: June 29, 2008
Regional Representative - re-announcement
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been present in South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia) since 1996 in response to the mass displacements in the 1990s. Today the region is still suffering from the many conflicts that have resulted in complicated displacement and migration patterns and a difficult socio-economic situation.
The overall objective of DRC’s work in the region is to contribute to the promotion of durable solutions. We do so mainly through interventions that enhance the (re)integration of displacement and conflict-affected populations in social, political and economic processes. Our activities mainly lie within the following types of programmes: Social rehabilitation and community protection (Georgia); Micro-enterprise development (Georgia and Azerbaijan); institutional development (Georgia); shelter/emergency rehabilitation (West Georgia/Abkhazia); civil society/good governance (the whole region).
DRC presently has operational field offices at various locations in Georgia (incl. Abkhazia) and Azerbaijan. The regional management of the programme is carried out at DRC’s regional office that is located in Tbilisi (Georgia).
The Regional Representative has the overall responsibility for the management, programming, implementation, fundraising and continued development of DRC’s programme in South Caucasus. The Regional Representative is responsible for seeking relevant synergies with other DRC programmes, especially in the North Caucasus. The Regional Representative reports to DRC’s HQ in Copenhagen.
The qualified candidate is a strong and visible manager. Qualified applicants have experience with operating in a volatile security environment, have extensive management experience, are very familiar with humanitarian principles and practises, are used to represent an international organisation to external partners and authorities and match the requirements listed.
• Minimum 8 years of NGO or UN experience (including 3 year at senior management level) in international emergency and/or post-conflict settings
• Preferably work experience with refugees and/or IDP and/or working in the Caucasus region
• University degree in management, public administration, international development, social science or the equivalent
• The ability to relate to donors and authorities in a professional manner and to negotiate and advocate for solutions that serve the needs of our beneficiaries
• Experiences of strategic programming and planning, organisational development, field implementation, monitoring and evaluation
• Experience in donor contact, fundraising and networking
• Excellent negotiation, communication and drafting skills
• Excellent written and spoken English
Commencement: App. 1 September 2008
Duty Station: Tbilisi, Georgia with frequent travels, both in the region and if necessary to other relevant locations.
Family duty station.
Contract: App. 12 months with possibility of extension.
Salary and other regular conditions in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates (see www.drc.dk under Vacancies). The position is placed at level A2. Family duty station terms to be set.
You are welcome to contact Programme Coordinator Anders Tharsgaard, phone +45 3373 5010 for further information about the position.
APPLICATION AND CV
Only motivated applications with a CV and letter of application that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.
CV-only applications will not be considered.
We do not operate with standard formats for applications or CVs for this position.
It is very important for us to know where you first saw this vacancy posted, so we kindly ask you to supply us with that information in your application. Thank you.
Please forward application, in English and marked “SC Regional Representative“, by email no later than Sunday 29. June 2008 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, humanitarian organisation covering all aspects of the refugee cause. Our aim is protection and promotion of durable solutions to refugee and displacement problems, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. We work on the basis of the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief, and the UN Conventions on Refugees.
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