Duties and Responsibilities
SMS Team Leader responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following :
Oversee the daily management of the site, including project cycle management and budget monitoring.
Lead SMS and other DRC staff to identify gaps and needs in service provision in the site and develop proactive solutions and strategies in agreement with the responsible Greek authorities.
Work closely with the SMS Manager to ensure that all SMS activities are relevant, responsive, and are being appropriately monitored and evaluated.
Establish and maintain good collaboration with other actors and DRC department
Participation in the general coordination meetings
Lead SMS field staff to identify gaps and needs in service provision in the assigned sites and advocating for developing proactive solutions and strategies in agreement with the responsible Greek authorities.
Report to the SMS Manager on regular basis
Collaborate with the SMS Manager on the development of site-specific activities that ensure regular and meaningful participation of the communities
Ensure all the community mobilization activities at the assigned tasks by identifying the respective needs, planning the interventions, implementing the events / activities and evaluating the whole process.
Collaborate with the SMS Manager and SMS Advisor / Roving SMS Coordinator to identify, design and implement standardized tools and support staff to ensure consistency and quality of reporting.
Collaborate with the SMS Manager in the development of site-specific strategies and plans, including strategies for the regular and participatory engagement with the communities.
Contribute to the development of technical SMS components of proposals, donor reports, site reports, and other SMS reports as required.
Monitoring and Reporting
Ensure that projects and associated activities are implemented in accordance with agreed strategies, principles, implementation plans, and donor requirements.
This will include all DRC funded activities in the site.
In collaboration with the M&E team, ensure project compliance with quality standards and monitoring in accordance with pre-defined objectives and indicators.
Ensure the completion of accurate and timely reports.
Finance and Administration
Assume responsibility for budget’s monitoring of the SMS team’s projects in the site.
Collaborate regularly with the SMS Manager and Larissa-based finance team to monitor spending and ensure the timely utilization of all grants.
Ensure full compliance with DRC and donor financial guidelines and policies.
Human Resources and Personnel Management
Assume management responsibilities for DRC’s teams, under close supervision of the SMS Manager and DRC Area Manager, and support respectful and positive working relationships, which allow for the effective implementation of all activities.
This is to be achieved through leadership, team building, day-to-day support, capacity-building and both strong CCCM and generalist knowledge.
Lead site-level recruitment processes and ensure that relevant staffing structures are in place.
Promote professional development by identifying training and capacity building opportunities and ensure staff are well versed in core humanitarian concepts, DRC’s code of conduct, accountability, respectful dialogue with the refugee population, and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse.
Collaborate with the Larissa human resources department to ensure staff evaluations are conducted on a regular basis.
Logistics and Procurement
Collaborate with field staff and the Larissa-based logistics and procurement team to develop and maintain comprehensive procurement plans.
Collaborate with the Larissa-based logistics and procurement team to ensure field-based records are well managed, fulfill DRC and donor requirements, and are always up-to-date for use in donor reports.
Regularly review procurement plans with the procurement and logistics and finance teams to adjust spending as required in advance of project closure.
Comply with DRC safety and security procedures including Chapters 19 and 20 of the organization’s Operations Handbook.
Ensure that security incidents at the site-level are reported to the Safety Advisor and Area Manager in a timely manner according to organizational procedures.
3 years of experience in designing and implementing humanitarian, development or socially focused projects with an international or national NGO, with progressive management or supervisory responsibilities.
University degree in social, social sciences, law, refugee and migration studies, human rights, international relations, social work or any other relevant field is required.
Fluency in written and spoken English with strong analytical and writing skills.
Knowledge of Greek and / or French and / or Arabic and / or Farsi will be considered as an asset.
Proven capacity to adapt to a dynamic and changing operational environment.
High professional ethics.
Flexibility in working hours when needed.
Required Skills & Qualities
Core Competencies of DRC : Striving for excellence Collaboration Taking the leadCommunication Demonstrating Integrity
Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork and with a spirit of genuine collaboration
Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to humanitarian principle and high sense of ethics
Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness, are needed
Ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required
Multi-tasking and organizational skills are must, and a good sense of humor
Strong initiative with a strong commitment to humanitarian principle
Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others
Ability to cope with competing demands under tight deadlines
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
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.
T erms and Conditions
The contract will be under the Greek Labor Law (this is a national position)
All allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus)
DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.
The position will be based in Larisa (camps in Central Greece) and national terms and conditions apply
Are you interested? Then apply for this position on line : www.drc.dk / about-drc / vacancies / current-vacancies. 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. However, applicants must be aware that DRC cannot systemically sponsor non-EU citizen or non-Greek resident for all the steps of legal process to get a work permit and / or a residency permit in Greece.
Applications close on the 3rd of August 2020. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
Due to the urgency of the position DRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline .