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The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in more than 35 countries around the world. DRC has been operating in Somalia for more than twenty years, where we assist returnees, IDPs and displacement-affected communities in all three regions (Somaliland, Puntland, and Central and Southern Somalia) through protection, service delivery and livelihoods activities to enhance their self-reliance and expand opportunities for a dignified life. DRC provides both humanitarian assistance and longer-term development support to respond to the needs of communities affected by acute crisis as well as those in protracted displacement situations. In the past year, DRC’s strategic focus has shifted towards more durable solutions-oriented programming, linking displacement affected communities to longer-term initiatives to build resilience and recovery.

Overall purpose of the role:

Reporting to the Project Manager, the team leader will be responsible for providing leadership of DRC’s Somalia Crisis Recovery Project in close coordination with the project technical teams, Finance, M&E, Su-contractors as well as the project team in the field. S/he will ensure planning, delivery, and reporting of all components of the DRC Somalia Crisis Recovery Project at the area level facilitating a coherent approach to DRC Somalia’s overall response. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that a drive for quality and innovative practice is embedded. DRC is seeking the role holder to possess the thematic food security livelihood, agriculture, health, WASH and protection interventions; cash-based transfers, agricultural based livelihoods (crop/livestock), climate adaptation and disaster risk management, resilience programing and designs, GBV, Hygiene and sanitation among the expected area of strength. He/she should at the same time promote DRC's values through various entry points in the project and preserve staff moral and enthusiasm for the project work in the day-to-day implementation of the Somalia crisis recovery project, overseeing the staff matters on implementation.


  • Under the leadership of the Project Manager, the Team Leader is responsible for the implementation of the Somalia Crisis recovery Project at DRC Somalia at the area level ensuring that the project is being implemented in a timely and quality manner.
  • Coordinate planning and implementation of all Somalia Crisis Recovery project’s activities at the district level and monitor work plans and activity-based budgets
  • Lead Somalia Crisis recovery project activities, alongside the project officers, in order to meet the project objectives within budget and allotted time frame.
  • Leading Somalia Crisis Recovery project budget utilization plan preparations, reviews, and monitoring as per standards.
  • Developing and leading internal and donor-level SCRP Project reporting at rea level.
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to DRC program policies, tools, and handbooks
  • Ensure activities are carried out in accordance with agreed SomReP consortium standards and timelines, as well as the Sphere Minimum Standards, DRC specific standards, and Humanitarian Charter in disaster response.
  • Lead the development of program and project improvement plans, to ensure effective and timely implementation of the project.
  • Is responsible for overall project cycle including leading assessments, preparation of potential responses, oversight of the implementation of all projects/project components pertaining to the area.
  • Responsible for the development of a strategy that the team will use to reach its goal
  • Develop action plans and day-to-day tasks of the program team in three sectors with close cooperation with the Project of the Area Program Managers
  • Manage the team, provide any training that team members need, communicate clear instructions to team members and listen to team members' feedback
  • Ensure that DRC programs are following donor contractual obligations and that all reporting is of good quality and is done in a timely manner.
  • Lead the development and execution of reports and presentations on Somalia Crisis Recovery Project issues at the area level
  • Draft project work plan on a monthly and quarterly basis including reports on implementation.

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in implementing FSL/WASH Projects/Protection with demonstrated experience in drought resilience programming.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community mobilization/involvement techniques.
  • Experience with several of the following conventional FSL themes: Food security, livelihoods and agricultural recovery, cash programming, DRM/DRR, NRM
  • Experience in project implementation, report writing, coordination, designing, learning, and knowledge management.
  • Experience in activity-based budgeting and working knowledge of Excel sheets
  • Experience in working with ERP systems
  • Experience working in emergency response with NGOs, preferably in a humanitarian context.
  • Experience working in Somalia or a similar remote-management context.
  • Highly self-driven while striving for perfection under minimum supervision.
  • Good IT skills (especially MS Office).


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, Community Development, or related field from an accredited academic institution.


Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages.


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on Main focal point for IDP site regarding all information

Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take accuracy and completeness of information that is gathered.

Communicating: You listen to other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and persuasively.

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values


Availability: 28th April 2022

Duty station: Jowhar

Reporting to: Project Manager (SCRP)

Duration: 12 Months.


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, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.


DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards.

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework. ​

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Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies.

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on under Vacancies no later than 30th March 2022.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit support

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