Shelter Programme Manager

JOB from Danish Refugee Council

Closing date: 03 Nov 2016

Job ID:#1736286

Career categories: Program/Project Management

Country: Ukraine

City: Kyiv

Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Theme: Coordination

Safety and Security

Job years of experience:

5-10 years

Job type: Job


DRC is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) which provides protection and promotes durable solutions for refugees and displaced people worldwide suffering from the effects of war and humanitarian crises. We operate in more than 35 countries servicing over 1.5 million people. DRC is rated as the 3rd best NGO in the world by The Global Journal. The award was given based on our reputation for operating in some of the most challenging operational environments as well as on the significant increase in activity and institutional donor funding experienced in recent years.
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The Danish Refugee Council/Danish Demining Group (DRC/DDG) operated in Ukraine in 1998-2000 in the return and reintegration of Crimean Tatars, and from 2007-2013 for the protection of asylum seekers and refugees, as well as the capacity building of government and civil society.

​Today, DRC/DDG implements activities in eastern Ukraine to assist internally displaced and conflict-affected persons. DRC/DDG field offices are located in Mariupol, Slovyansk/Severodonetsk, and the head office is located in Kyiv. Activities include child protection and psychosocial support, legal assistance, shelter repairs, livelihoods support, capacity building of duty bearers and mine action.

​Donors include OFDA, GIZ, UNHCR, EU and UNICEF. As the conflict scaled down significantly, DRC/DDG Ukraine is currently transitioning from emergency activities to activities of a recovery/development nature aiming for durable solutions. For shelter, these include a mix of heavy repairs, new construction and repairs to multi-story buildings in villages along the contact line under UNHCR and GIZ funding. Currently, DRC is piloting shelter implementation through a cash modality. Besides DRC/DDG is further investigating the possibility to tackle the issue of social housing for the most vulnerable IDPs in places of relocation.

​The Shelter Programme Manager will take primary managerial responsibility for all activities providing shelter assistance to the most vulnerable people in government controlled territory affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine (Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts). The Shelter Programme Manager will be responsible for all shelter activities in Ukraine and in particular in Slovyansk/Severodonetsk and Mariupol. He/she will be based in Mariupol with frequent travel to Slovyansk/Severodonetsk and along the buffer zone, and surrounding districts.


Planning and Operation

  • Advising DRC Ukraine on shelter strategies and directions for future program development
  • Direct management of DRC shelter activities in government controlled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts (Mariupol and Slovyansk/Severodonetsk)
  • Supervision of national DRC staff working with shelter in both offices
  • Ensuring DRC construction activities meet donor’s as well as international standards in design and construction
  • Ensuring SOPs and beneficiary information brochures are developed and maintained for each project
  • Attending and supporting shelter -related coordination bodies and ensuring tangible contributions by DRC
  • Supervising the drafting of relevant technical reports and assessments for internal and external use

​Organisation, administration and personnel management

  • Having overall responsibility for the management of project staff
  • Ensuring observance of the DRC Code of Conduct throughout activity implementation
  • Capacity building of national project staff with the objective of moving to national project management


  • Responsibility for ensuring that all project processes and procedures are conducted in accordance with the DRC Operations Handbook and the respective donor’s requirements and rules, where applicable
  • Responsibility for the timely completion of all project reports to a high standard
  • Responsibility for good management of project budgets
  • In collaboration with the Programme Quality and Grants Manager, responsibility for supporting the set up and roll out a comprehensive M&E framework to measure impacts of projects on beneficiaries


To be considered for this role, you must have:


  • An advanced degree in architecture, engineering, or a relevant field
  • High level of computer literacy with proficiency in MSWord, Excel, PDF, and Internet
  • International experience in humanitarian and development work
  • At least 5 years of experience in leading and managing an NGO project, including in the field of shelter/ assistance, and with technical and supervisory responsibilities
  • Contract management skills and experience
  • Experience in procurement of shelter
  • Experience in developing the capacity of shelter/ staff through training, mentoring support, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups and nationalities
  • Experience in capacity building and mentoring of partner organizations


  • Experience in emergency and housing repair construction in conflict-afflicted settings a plus
  • Experience with UNHCR, GIZ funded projects a plus
  • Some experience in cash transfer programming a plus
  • Previous DRC experience a strong advantage


Duty Station: Mariupol and surrounding districts with frequent travel to Slovyansk/Severodonetsk

Level: A13

Contract length:1 December 2016 - 30 November 2017

Closing date: 3 November 2016



Please visit to apply. Applications sent by email will not be considered. For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult WWW.DRC.NGO. Please contact if you have questions to the application process or experience problems with your online application.

Salary and conditions is in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English.Applications sent by email will not be considered.**

Closing date for applications: 03 November 2016

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Deadline/closing date: 
Thursday, November 3, 2016