Deadline:  10 April, 2022

Location: Adamawa, Nigeria

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the role of Area Manager.

DRC provides direct assistance to conflict-affected populations including refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).


  • Line-manage area support and programme staff, ensuring inter-department coordination
  • Closely coordinate with the senior management team, ensuring regular information flows
  • Ensure people management of direct reports (including development, people planning and performance)
  • With team leaders, manage the programme activities budget lines, ensuring effective and efficient use of resources
  • Ensure overall provision of and adherence to DRC policies, procedures, guidelines, systems and standard practices
  • Provide leadership in overseeing logistical/procurement, human resources/administration and office services activities, ensuring timely/efficient delivery
  • Ensure overall provision of and adherence to DRC policies, procedures, guidelines, donor regulations, systems and standard practices
  • Lead on recruitment of senior staff in coordination with SMT, as appropriate
  • Maintain oversight of narrative and budget development of proposals and concept notes
  • Ensure quality implementation of core competency programmes, ensuring optimal use of financial resources, regular project follow-up, reporting, among other tasks
  • Ensure area office compliance with internal procedures and donor regulations
  • Foster relationships with government authorities and other relevant stakeholders in the area of operations
  • Maintain close working relationships with donors, national and international organisations and local counterparts
  • Comply with internal reporting requirements, contribute to, and provide quality assurance of external reports from area of operation
  • Strengthen efforts to document the impact of DRC activities in the area
  • Lead the process of adapting DRC national strategy to the local context and circumstances
  • Provide regular analysis on the context and humanitarian situation in the area for the development of project proposals and safety assessments in cooperation with the head of programme and programme development and quality manager
  • Participate in DRC internal coordination mechanisms


  • Master’s degree in Political Science, International Development, Economics or a related field
  • Bachelor’s degree and several years of relevant experience will be accpeted in lieu of the master’s degree requirement
  • Five years, minimum, of experience managing a large team
  • Five years, minimum, of experience in project implementation
  • Experience working in fragile context and insecure environments
  • Experience developing and implementing organisational strategy
  • Experience in northeast Nigeria an asset
  • Experience working in multicultural work settings
  • Experience with critical incident management
  • Experience working in hostile or hazardous environments
  • Full professional proficiency in English
  • Proficiency in Hausa or other Nigerian languages an asset

To apply and for more information, click here.

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