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12 Aug 2020

DDG Conflict Management Coordinator

Job Description

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We are looking for a highly qualified, self-motivated DDG Conflict Management Coordinator who is able to coordinate conflict management activities, work with diverse teams of both national and international staff, and equipped with technical skills to develop and strengthen emergency response capacity in a highly complex crisis.

DRC is operational in South Sudan since 2005, working with the overall aim of achieving durable solutions for displaced populations. The Danish Demining Group (DDG) started Humanitarian Mine Action in 2006.

Danish Refugee Council main program objectives (2018-2020) in South Sudan are:

  1. To save lives and alleviate suffering among displaced people and their hosts
  2. To reduce displacement related risks and support and facilitate solutions
  3. To promote peaceful, inclusive and resilient societies and address root causes to displacement

DRC primarily operates across Upper Nile and Unity states, both of which are heavily affected by conflict and experience high numbers of internally displaced populations as well as refugees in need of humanitarian assistance. DRC has operational bases in Maban, Malakal, Kodok and Aburoc in Upper Nile and in Bentiu, Mayom, and Ajuong Thok in Unity state, supported by a country-office in Juba.

Overall purpose of the role:

The DDG Coordinator – Conflict Management (CM) will be responsible for technical standards, guidelines, and training supporting the CM programme in South Sudan, which delivers activities focused on conflict prevention and conflict sensitivity outcomes (with a particular focus on youth). The CM Coordinator will be responsible in drafting quality input to CM project reports, and supporting the design of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) processes to ensure an impact-driven response across the CM programme. The CM Coordinator will also act as the thematic lead for all CM activities under the 3-year Food for Peace (FFP) funded project ‘Complimentary Action to Resilience Building’ in South Sudan (CARB), which is a consortium led by NRC and including DRC, Acted, REACH, and IRC. Particularly, the CM Coordinator will liaise with DRC’s overall FFP Programme Coordinator, Area Managers, Technical Coordinators, and consortium partner leads to ensure consistent standards are applied across partners to CM activities, with a particular focus on ensuring conflict sensitivity is mainstreamed across the CARB programme. The CM Coordinator will also prepare funding proposals in order to secure complementary funding to existing CM grants, and represent DRC/DDG South Sudan’s CM programming to donors and other external stakeholders.


  • Develop DRC/DDG’s internal programme and fundraising strategies for CM programming in South Sudan
  • Work with DRC Technical Coordinators to identify and develop technical approaches for integrated programming, particularly in the areas of Protection and Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL).


  • Technical support and guidance to the Conflict Management PM, who is responsible for supervision and work planning across all CM field teams and quality control of activities implemented by CM teams;
  • Development of guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) steering the work of roving CM and Conflict Analysis (CA) Technical Field Managers (TFMs), who are responsible for field-level training and quality assurance of implementing teams (including CARB partner teams)
  • In collaboration with the DRC MEAL Manager, responsible for designing all MEAL processes relating to CM across the DRC/DDG programme, including coordination across departments and sector to ensure that learning is used to adapt future programming
  • Development and monitoring of a programme-wide CM MEAL Plan, including for all CM activities conducted under the CARB consortium
  • Responsible for coordination with CARB partner field leads on context-specific conflict management approaches, including conflict-sensitivity across multi-sector programming
  • Work closely with DRC Protection and Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Technical Coordinators to identify opportunities for complementary or integrated programming, including identification of specific funding opportunities to support cross-sector approaches
  • Act as the focal point for all CM programme liaison with DRC/DDG sectors and external partners, with the aim of facilitating multi-sectoral support to DRC/DDG’s beneficiaries.
  • Design and deliver training of trainers (ToT) sessions on new programme concepts and methodologies to the programme’s PM and TFMs
  • Provide quality assurance and regular input to training packages and approaches, as delivered by the TFMs
  • Provide DRC/DDG programme-wide guidelines on conflict sensitivity, and provide trainings where required to DRC Technical Coordinators and PMs
  • Work with the CM programme’s PM to ensure that capacity building plans for national staff remain relevant and geared towards overall improvement of quality and sustainable localisation of the CM programme.


  • In collaboration with the DDG Head of Programme, contribute to the sustainable management of programme growth and development, ensuring that existing capacities are considered for future strategic growth.
  • Together with the DDG Head of Programme and DRC Technical Coordinators, identify opportunities for new projects and funding;
  • Develop, or contribute to development of funding proposals
  • Support the DDG Head of programmes / SMT to identify and track CM-related fundraising priorities and create proactive engagement strategies
  • Review and provide input to all relevant DRC/DDG project design and proposals, to ensure conflict sensitive approaches are well-developed and clearly communicated.


  • Strengthen DRC’s contacts and coordination with relevant government departments, UN agencies, NGOs, CSOs at the national on issues relating to conflict management
  • Share DRC/DDG learning with respect to CM and conflict sensitivity, including through presentations to the UN Cluster system
  • Engage in relevant discussions and represent DRC/DDG positions on CM across the UN Cluster system, including the Protection Cluster and HLP Technical Working Group
  • Provide input to donor narrative reports.

About You

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in conflict management, conflict prevention, development studies, and social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized institution, or relevant working experience (minimum 5 years working in peacebuilding, conflict management or similar sectors)
  • A minimum of 5 years of working experience providing technical guidance and training within the peacebuilding, conflict management or similar sectors
  • Extensive understanding of working on issues related to conflict management, conflict sensitivity, community-based approaches, awareness raising, and development of policy recommendations;
  • Demonstrated experience ensuring conflict-sensitive programming at the field-level
  • Fluency in verbal and written English;
  • The ability to translate develop realistic strategic plans that shape programming;
  • Experience coordinating across departments and sectors at field and country office levels.
  • Experience designing and delivering training of trainers (ToT) session
  • Experience designing and / or managing the delivery of MEAL plans;
  • Successful experience with fundraising;
  • Experience with the liaison with donors and Government authorities;
  • Experience in working in complex and politically-sensitive contexts;
  • A team player – able to demonstrate a constructive, cooperative and problem-solving approach;
  • Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment;

Desirable qualifications

  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply;
  • Experience working as a field-level project manager is highly desirable;
  • Working experience in South Sudan;
  • Experience in data analysis and Information Management
  • Experience designing and drafting conflict analysis reports
  • Experience working in challenging and insecure security environments.

Moreover, in this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ 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: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Key stakeholders:

  • DRC Protection Technical Coordinator
  • DRC Livelihoods Technical Coordinator
  • DRC Durable Solutions Coordinator
  • CARB Consortium members
  • INGOs, UN agencies and other humanitarian actors.
  • Local government – National technical working groups

We offer

Duration: 12 months renewable contract subject to Performance and Funding.

Contract: Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates available at www.drc.dk under Vacancies graded as Band M.F level 2.

Start Date: 12th October 2020

Duty Station: Juba – South Sudan

Reporting: This position reports to DDG Head of Programme

Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html). All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

How to apply

All applicants must send a cover letter (max 1 page) and an updated CV (max 3 pages) in English. The cover letter should outline your personal motivation for applying and your key qualifications for the position.

Please click on this link to apply. https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1036&ProjectId…

Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 24th August 2020 and note that due to urgency to fill this position, recruitment can be finalized before closing date of applications.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport

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