Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding Manager – South Sudan at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Safety Officer (Country) at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

This role: Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding Manager will lead both Mine Action and Peacebuilding programming [considered as single sector in DRC under Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding] in DRC South Sudan. DRC’s HDP portfolio in-country was initially established in 2006 with Area Clearance, Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Peacebuilding (PB). DRC currently conducts these activities, along with Non-Technical Survey, in Unity, Jonglei, Eastern Equatoria, Upper Nile and Western Bahr el Ghazal States. Reporting to the Head of Programmes, the role of the HDP Manager is to provide the overall management, oversight, and leadership to DRC’s Mine Action and Peacebuilding portfolio in South Sudan.

About the job


  • Responsiblity for overall DRC’s Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) and Peacebuilding (PB) portfolios in South Sudan, including planning, implementation, financial management, monitoring, reporting and programme development.
  • Lead key support functions inclusive of master budget, forecasting, gap analyses and procurement tracking
  • Management of DRC programme staff, including people planning, development, and performance appraisals
  • Capacity building of key programme staff in project management functions for HMA and PB projects, including budget follow up, procurement planning and tracking
  • Development of national capacity building and nationalization plans for key roles within the programme
  • Work with HoP, technical coordinators and other programme focal points on integrated programming modalities


  • Team guidance and oversight with respect to HMA programme quality e.g. ensuring socio-economic outcomes of clearance and information management systems supporting these considerations.
  • Management of a Community Liaison Coordinator, responsible for developing prioritization, referral and impact monitoring systems supporting agricultural productivity on land cleared by HMA teams
  • Team guidance and oversight with respect to PB programme development, including management of a PB Project Manager and Coordinator, and leading on roll out of programming focused on conflict sensitive programme adaptation across a multi-partner food production and income generation consortium
  • Supporting the mainstreaming of peacebuilding & conflict sensitivity across other DRC sectors and departments, in collaboration with Head of Programmes
  • Lead development of HMA and PB country-level sector strategies, and input into overall DRC South Sudan country strategy


  • Lead in the development of all HDP-related concept notes and project proposals
  • Focal point for all fundraising and donor engagement on HDP programming


  • In coordination with the DRC Head of Programme and Country Director, the HDP Manager will be responsible for donor liaison and for liaison/representation with local authorities and UN coordinating agencies in areas of implementation, as well as at national level
  • Engagement in policy forums, including the Cluster System, regarding HMA and PB good practice, includes representation of DRC on issues relating to conflict sensitivity across the humanitarian sector in South Sudan
  • Support to and coordination with National Mine Action Authority
  • Engagement with national partners on meaningful partnerships through capacity strengthening and technical assistance


  • Lead overall security oversight of all operational field teams
  • Programme lead for ensuring safety and compliance with standards across HDP programming in South Sudan.
  • Monitoring of outputs and guidance to Operations Manager regarding work planning and course correction.
  • In coordination with the Operations Manager and PB Manager, ensure that operational planning for survey, EOD, Battle Area Clearance (BAC), Community Liaison, EORE and PB activities are carried out and maintain a Quality Management (QM) structure that includes monitoring the impact of DRC programming as well as productivity (outputs) and adherence to operational Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the field. The role will ensure that quality reporting is delivered to the National Mine Action Authority, donors, and DRC’s Headquarters Office in a timely manner

About you


  • Bachelors or Master’s 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 Mine Action, Peacebuilding, conflict management or similar sectors)
  • A minimum of 5 years of working experience providing technical guidance and training within Mine Action, 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;
  • Minimum 2 years of project management experience at the programme implementation level
  • Demonstrated experience ensuring conflict-sensitive programming at the programme implementation level
  • Demonstrated experience training staff in critical analysis and / or project management skills
  • Experience designing and delivering training of trainers (ToT) sessions
  • Fluency in verbal and written English
  • The ability to develop realistic strategic plans that shape programming
  • Experience coordinating across departments and sectors at field and country office levels
  • 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
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player – able to demonstrate a constructive, cooperative and problem-solving approach
  • Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment


  • 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.

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: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer

Contract length: 12 months

Band: E

Designation of Duty Station: Unacccompanied Non-family Duty Station

Start date: 01 July 2022


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