Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) Manager

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October 08, 2018
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Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is recruiting for contract Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) Manager.

Job Details

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income generating activities, and wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) Manager

Mubi, Adamawa state. Non-family Duty station 
Contract length: Six-month contract 
Level: A14 
Start date: As soon as possible 

Job Summary

  • Danish Refugee Council, one of the world&'s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Armed Violence Reduction Manager (AVR) for our AVR projects in North East Nigeria.

About the Job 
The Danish Refugee Council has been present in Nigeria since 2015, delivering emergency assistance to IDPs and host communities in the three North Eastern states of Yobe, Adamawa and Borno.

In 2016, DRC/DDG started a EU-funded programme that seeks to promote stability and socio-economic recovery in Borno and Adamawa states. The programme focuses on four key programmatic axes: 

  • Promoting socio-economic recovery and sustainable livelihoods
  • Addressing the needs of youth at affected by displacement and at risk of criminality and radicalisation
  • Enhancing community protection and conflict mediation capacities 
  • Reducing the risks associated with mines/explosive remnants of war (ERW)

The Position 
Overall Objective:

  • Supervise operational implementation of AVR activities in the DRC/DDG areas of operation (community safety planning, conflict management education, dialogue facilitation, youth engagement).
  • The AVR manager must manage all AVR staff and provide coaching, mentoring and support to AVR Supervisors and Facilitators.
  • He/She is also in charge of supporting the coordination and development of the programme through collaboration with other DRC/DDG staff. He/She reports to the DDG Head of Programs.

About You

  • To be successful in this role, we expect you to have strong leadership skills and capacity to work independently, be pragmatical but also innovative, with creative thinking backed by strong analytical and reporting skills.
  • You need to have political and cultural sensitivity, as well as diplomatic, tactful and flexible interpersonal style.


    Job Requirements

    Min Required Experience:

    3 year(s)

    Min Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree/HND

    Desired Courses:

    Not Specified

    Other Requirements:

    Key Requirements 
    Moreover, we also expect the following:


    • University degree in Social Science or Tertiary education in a relevant field
    • At least five year previous experience working with an INGO, and three years experience of AVR.
    • Good command of English
    • Must be able to remain neutral when working with communities
    • Good computer skills


    • Proven communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills
    • Experience in conflict management and prevention an asset
    • Previous work with youth an asset
    • Open and willing to learn new things
    • Enthusiastic, creative and hard-working

    Core Competencies
    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: You act in line with DRC's vision and values.

    We Offer

    • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates;

    Application Closing Date
    Monday, 22nd October, 2018; 18:00 (GMT +01:00) DRC/DDG Nigeria

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply online

    Application Process

    • All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

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    About Danish Refugee Council (drc)

    • Type: Nonprofit
    • Headquarters: Borgergade 10, 3rd floor 1300 Copenhagen K.

    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries.Formed after the Second World War, and in response to...Know More about Danish Refugee Council (drc)

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