Senior Policy & Analytical Advisor to the CRRF Secretariat

  • Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 04/09/2020
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Job Description

Senior Policy & Analytical Advisor to the CRRF Secretariat

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.


  • Support the development and periodic review of Uganda’s National Plan of Action on the Implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees and its CRRF; 
  • Support the functioning of national arrangements for burden - and responsibility-sharing (CRRF Steering Group and institutional structures overseeing the implementation of sector response plans);
  • Support sectoral planning including the development and implementation of integrated sector response plans; 
  • Support the review of the technical and capacity-building support needs of ministries and district local governments, and support efforts to strengthening coordination at central and district level; 
  • Analyze reports/studies and impact of interventions undertaken by partners including cross-cutting issues and provide advice to the CRRF Steering Group on issues which require guidance/decisions,
  • Conduct regular policy reviews and undertake policy research as guided by the CRRF Steering Group, prepare policy briefs and proposals for the CRRF Steering Group, and support the organization of policy dialogues; 
  • Support resource mobilization efforts for Uganda’s refugee response including enabling engagement of development actors and proposing areas where earlier engagement could improve responses to refugees and their host communities; 
  • Submit quarterly performance reports to the Head of CRRF Secretariat and build/maintain functional linkages between the CRRF Secretariat and INGOs;
  • Other tasks as may be required to support the CRRF Secretariat

About you
To be successful in this role we expect the following experience and technical competencies: 

  • At least 10 years of experience within international humanitarian, development or displacement issues.
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Law, Political Science, Economics, Development Studies, other social sciences or a related area
  • Proven analytical capacity.
  • Proven understanding of refugee response, policy, and advocacy, particularly in the Uganda context.
  • Strong understanding of the Global Compact on Refugees and the CRRF.
  • Previous experience of working in Uganda and understanding of the refugee response in Uganda is a strong asset.
  • Strong networks upon which to draw to contribute to the CRRF implementation.
  • Experience of working with NGOs and NGO forums.
  • Experience of working with refugee hosting governments, UNHCR and bilateral and multilateral development partners.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, as well as be a strong team player.
  • Ability to coordinate in a sensitive manner with different stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal and relation-building skills.
  • Excellent communications and writing skills.
  • Full professional proficiency in English.

Moreover, 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: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Key stakeholders:

  •  Internal: CRRF Secretariat, Office of the Prime Minister, INGO CRRF Management Committee
  • External: Government of Uganda Ministries, Departments and Agencies, District Local Governments, UN entities (in particular UNHCR, UNICEF, UNDP, among others), National and International NGOs, bilateral and multilateral donors, PoC

We offer

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 ; 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 (  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.

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Closing date for applications: 25th September 2020.

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By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

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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 to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.

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