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Project Manager Job Vacancy

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a protection of human rights framework, DRC has mainly focused on those who are displaced by conflict.

Programs including protection, livelihoods, food and NFI distribution, water and sanitation, and advocacy amongst others, as well as non-operational region-wide initiatives, focusing on advocacy and capacity building.

Project Manager – Humanitarian Reform Project

The overall responsibility of the Project Manager is to implement the NGOs and Humanitarian Reform Project Phase 2 in Somalia, with the ultimate goal of enhancing NGO (national and international) representation, participation and leadership in humanitarian reform and other coordination forums.

DRC is the focal point for the second phase of the project in Somalia.

The Project Manager will be based within the Somalia NGO consortium and will work closely with the NGO coordination structures as well as the humanitarian country team.

  • Advanced degree in Sciences, law, public policy or a relevant field with at least 4 years practical experience in humanitarian response.
  • Familiarity with the humanitarian reform process with proven understanding and experience of advocacy and policy change work within a complex humanitarian context.
  • Strong analytical and information gathering skills.
  • Proven skills in networking and relationship building.
  • Strong communication, representational and administrative skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Understanding of and commitment to humanitarian principles and action.
  • Willingness to travel extensively.
Application process

For a complete job description with full description of requirements and application procedure, please visit under Vacancies/Current vacancies. 

Please note that we will only receive applications sent via the online application system at

The closing date for receiving applications is December 2, 2011.

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