Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding Coordinator at Danish Refugee Council

Danish Refugee Council

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Danish Refugee Council Recruitment

Danish Refugee Council Recruitment is to fill the position below:

Job Title: Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding (HDP) Coordinator
Location: Abuja with frequent travel to area offices
Type of Contract: Expatriate contract
Duration: 12 months
Line Manager: Head of Programme (HoP)
Technical Line Manager: Global Peacebuilding Advisor
Area of Operation: Northeast regions Borno and Adamawa


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  • We are seeking a dynamic person to fill the role of Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding Coordinator for its Nigeria country programme.
  • This position will be responsible for developing relevant and effective programme strategy and ensuring effective representation and advocacy in the areas of social cohesion, peacebuilding, as well as contributing to the overall development and quality of the humanitarian disarmament portfolio and capacity building.


  • DRC has been operating in West Africa since 1998. The DRC West Africa, North Africa, and Latin America Regional Office is based in Dakar, Senegal, and covers twelve countries outside of Senegal.
  • DRC has been operational and delivering life-saving assistance to displaced and conflict-affected communities in Nigeria since 2015. DRC Nigeria maintains a strong presence across Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states in North-East Nigeria through a representative office in Abuja, a coordination office in Yola, main field bases in Mubi and Maiduguri, and five satellite/deep field bases in Michika in Adamawa state and in Ngala, Bama and Mafa in Borno state covering a total of 13 local government areas. DRC’s portfolio expansion into other areas is currently under consideration.
  •  DRC Nigeria implements several projects in its operational areas with ECREC components (with a focus on food security, livelihoods and financial inclusion) and other sectoral activities (protection WASH and shelter/NFIs) for which a protection mainstreaming approach is promoted.
  • DRC Nigeria also implements a number of Cash and Voucher Assistance across sectors, which are under the responsibility of the ECREC team. We are looking for an experienced humanitarian professional with excellent knowledge in the economic recovery (ECREC) sector and project implementation skills to lead our ECREC strategic approach in Nigeria.


  • We are seeking a dynamic person to fill the role of Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding Coordinator for its Nigeria country programme.
  • This position will be responsible for developing relevant and effective programme strategy and ensuring effective representation and advocacy in the areas of social cohesion, peacebuilding, as well as contributing to the overall development and quality of the humanitarian disarmament portfolio and capacity building.

Duties & Responsibilities
Staff Capacity Development:

  • Provide technical support to peacebuilding staff to enhance their relevant skills and capacities to deliver programmes and projects effectively and with quality.
  • In coordination with the DRC HoP and Operations Manager, provide capacity building support to humanitarian mine action staff in cross-cutting areas of project implementation such as reporting, quality assurance, conflict sensitivity and systematization of lessons learned and best practices.
  • Provide guidance to all HDP staff on approaches to capacity development and guidance for engaging and working with national partners.

Programme Quality and Development and Strategy Development:

  • Lead on the design, formulation, and articulation of the technical components of peacebuilding/HDP programming through high-quality proposal development, in coordination with the Head of Programme and Programme Development Manager.
  • Develop, in line with the 2025 Strategy and the overall HDP Sector Strategy and in close collaboration with HoP and other coordinators, a country sectoral strategy for HDP, and support with the integration of HDP within the broader country strategy process.
  • Support the identification of new and innovative methods for the development of DRC’s peacebuilding programming across Nigeria and disseminate and operationalise guidance on developed practices from DRC’s HDP sector and monitor trends and practices from the broader peacebuilding and community safety communities of practice.
  • Support quality programme assessments, baseline studies, reviews, and evaluations as well as impact assessments in close coordination with the regional HDP Coordinator, MEAL team, and HoP.
  • Undertake a mapping of national peacebuilding and/or humanitarian mine action organizations whose vision, mission, and values align with DRC and hold potential for partnerships.
  • Work closely with other sector leads to identify and develop areas for integration of HDP within DRC’s broader programmatic portfolio.

Fundraising, Liaison, and Communications:

  • Support the Head of Programme in resource mobilization efforts including technical liaison and engagement with donors, stakeholders, technical working groups, forums etc.
  • Coordinate with other actors and stakeholders both at the local and national level to ensure that DRC’s HDP programming in well-linked into other related initiatives.
  • Map donor priorities within given sector and identify new opportunities.
  • Disseminate results in varied ways to enhance use in reports and in decision making.
  • Ensure documentation and consolidation of success stories, in coordination with DRC’s communications specialist, which can be communicated externally and to ensure that DRC is able to articulate and document relevant best practice.


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  • Ensure adherence to DRC’s Age, Gender, and Diversity policy and AGD programmatic minimum standards.
  • Ensure compliance with zero-tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policy.
  • Ensure compliance with DRC guidelines and policies on HR, admin, finance, and supply.
  • Assist in developing job descriptions and in the recruitment of HDP staff (national and international)
  • Perform other relevant tasks as requested by and in discussion with the Head of Programme.


  • Master’s Degree in Political Science, International Development, Peace and Conflict Studies or other relevant field. Postgraduate degree may be accepted in lieu of masters.
  • Practical trainings or courses in peacebuilding, conflict management, mediation and dialogue facilitation.


  • Minimum of 5 years of practical experience in peacebuilding or social cohesion programming, including with an international NGO.
  • Experience and strong understanding of peacebuilding programmes is essential, with experience in and familiarity of humanitarian mine action desirable.
  • Experience in capacity building and training of staff in social cohesion and peacebuilding programming, and or conflict management, mediation, and dialogue facilitation.
  • Proven experience with representation in Clusters, Working groups and other relevant technical bodies.
  • Proven experience with impactfully engaging with stakeholders and advocacy initiatives.
  • Proven experience with strategy development, fundraising, and advocacy.
  • Demonstrable leadership and management skills and ability to work with diverse group of people from multiple nationalities
  • Demonstrated commitment to apply an age, gender and diversity (AGD) and Conflict Sensitive approach to programming.
  • Experience working with national partners in social cohesion initiatives desirable

Required Skills & Qiualities:
Core Competencies of DRC:

  • Striving for excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Taking the lead
  • Communication
  • Demonstrating Integrity
  • Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment
  • Excellent writing, proof-reading, and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong ability to adapt, take initiative and work in a multicultural environment
  • Interest for humanitarian sector and donor’s environment
  • Listening, analytical and synthesis skills
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness
  • Exemplary sense of ethics in the workplace.

Salary & Benefits
Non-Management G1


Application Closing Date
6th June, 2023 at 11:59pm (GMT-time)

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  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews may take place before closure of the advert.
  • All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.
  • DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
  • DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, DRC has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.

General Regulations:

  • The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework
  • Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization
  • Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period
  • Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization
  • Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request

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