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Coordinator, Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat Job Vacancy - Danish Refugee Council, Regional Office Nairobi

The Danish Refugee Council, Regional Office Nairobi is looking for a Coordinator to lead the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat.

The overall objective of the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) is to support agencies, institutions and forums in the Horn of Africa and Yemen sub-region to improve the management of protection and assistance response to people in mixed migration flows in the Horn of Africa and across the Gulf of Aden or Red Sea in Yemen.

Key responsibilities:

Under the direction of a Steering Committee, the Coordinator will be responsible for:
  • Setting up and management of the Secretariat.
  • Develop work plans to be submitted to the Steering Committee.
  • Analysis of regional mixed migration data, strategies, policies and legislation, and production and dissemination of quality reports.
  • Gather and disseminate information. Coordinate and lead research initiatives.
  • Assist in development of a regional advocacy strategy.
  • Support and build the capacity of existing forums in the region to gain a better understanding of regional aspects of mixed migration.
  • Advanced degree in International Law, International Relations or Political Sciences.
  • At least four years’ experience from relevant international position.
  • Excellent human rights/protection knowledge and solid knowledge of international law.
  • Possess clear understanding of the regional mixed migration dynamic in the Horn of Africa & Yemen region, field protection experience in one of the concerned countries is an advantage.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of one of the following languages is an asset: Somali, Amharic, Arabic or French.
For a complete job description with full description of requirements and application procedure, please visit under vacancies or

We will only receive applications sent via the online application form at
Deadline for receiving applications is May 15, 2011.

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