About the program
Since 1997, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has worked with refugees and internally displaced persons in Uganda. From 2007 to 2012 Danish Demining Group (DDG) carried out land mine clearance in northern and western Uganda, based on which Uganda in 2012 was declared free of mines. In 2010, DRC-DDG launched operations in Karamoja, where complementary Livelihoods and Armed Violence Reduction programs are taking place. Currently, DRC-DDG is working in West-Nile, Northern Uganda, Western Uganda and Karamoja.
Overall purpose of the role:
The Secretariat for the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in Uganda, led by the Government of Uganda, promotes a multi-stakeholder refugee response. The Secretariat provides technical and analytical support to the planning, implementation and stocktaking of the Global Compact on Refugees and the CRRF in Uganda. As a contribution to the Secretariat, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are pooling resources to support the hiring/secondment of an individual to the Secretariat to primarily focus on providing analytical capacity in support of the implementation of a comprehensive refugee response.
The Advocacy Advisor will also support the coordination and policy and advocacy activities of the Uganda NGO Refugee Response Forum. He/she will attribute 80% of his/her time to the CRRF Secretariat and 20% to the NGO coordination. The Advocacy Advisor will be hosted by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). He/she will work closely with the Chair(s) of the NGO Refugee Response Forum and the CRRF Management Committee. He/she will report to the Head of the CRRF Secretariat.
The general objective of the position is to bring strong analytical capacity to the CRRF Secretariat, in particular to support the Secretariat’s analytical tasks (as outlined in its terms of reference), proposing other necessary analytical work, and supporting the CRRF Secretariat in achieving its overall goals and tasks, while bringing an NGO perspective into the Secretariat’s daily work.
To be successful in this role we expect the following experience and technical competencies:
Moreover, in this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Duration: 1 Year renewable subject to Performance and Funding.
Contract: Salary and conditions in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates available https://drc.ngo/about-drc/vacancies/expatriate-terms-of-employment ; Position Band Non-Manager G1.
Start Date: 1st December 2020
Duty Station: Kampala – Uganda ; Family Duty Station , Non-Accompanied Position .
Reporting: This position reports to Country Director
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.
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.
Apply online on our page Current Vacancies at https://drc.ngo/about-drc/vacancies. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 25th September 2020.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
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DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.