Programme Manager(Resilience & Integration Manager/Lead) – Danish Refugee Council

Location:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Employment Category:  F1

Reporting To: Programme Director, Ethiopia Migration Programme (EMP)

Direct Reports: Mentorship Coordinator,  Resilience and Integration Coordinator (x2-3)

Start of Contract & Duration:  12 Months



The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is implementing the Ethiopia Migration Programme (EMP), a UK-funded programme to make migration safer and protect would-be migrants and refugees from unsafe irregular migration through and from Ethiopia.


The Component Lead (Resilience and Integration) will oversee the design, development and roll out of the resilience and integration component of the program. Under the supervision of the Programme Director, the Component Lead will be responsible for designing, contextualizing and managing the delivery of the activities under his/her portfolio. As a key member of the program delivery unit, the CL will coordinate with the members of the programme management and field team in the delivery of the program activities. Furthermore, the CL oversees the work of technical experts (mentorship coordinator, and resilience and integration coordinators) under his/her supervision.



  • Under the direction of the Programme Director and with other members of the PMU, oversee the development of workplan and associated activity-based budgets (ABB) under the Resilience and Integration component.
  • Contribute in the design and development of new program activities under the integration component in consultation with the PMU, other members of the program and short term technical advisors.
  • Implement and continually improve appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems; analyzing results to ensure and enhance program effectiveness and quality.
  • Ensure the quality, clarity and consistency of technical components of internal and external reports (e.g. programme reports, sit-reps, internal updates)
  • Provide technical assistance, policy analysis and/or strategic advice as required to achieve program objectives.
  • Provide leadership and direction to program implementation team to achieve the greatest impact toward programme goals and objectives
  • Manage a team of technical experts (mentorship coordinator and two-three resilience and integration coordinator(s), in the delivery of the program outputs.
  • Contribute to cross-cutting theme of Collaboration, Learning and Adapting (CLA), documenting learning and adjusting programming to reflect an evolving context.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly programmatic reports on all resilience and integration outputs of the program.
  • Maintain good working relationships with officials, government ministries, implementing partners and international and local NGO community, where necessary; and
  • Represent the programme at internal and external meetings and different fora as requested by the COP

Experience and Technical Competencies: (include years of experience)

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience working in international development and/or humanitarian programming particularly in the area of livelihoods, resilience building and integration of returnees and refugees with host communities
  • Excellent understanding of the migration sector in Ethiopia, particularly in the area of refugee and returnees integration/reintegration.
  • Experience in working with government counterparts and other partners at various levels – federal to district. This includes technical support, capacity-building and coordination.
  • Strong project management experience, including resource management, work planning, implementation oversight and periodic review, and compliance management
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring
  • Experience working on DFID and/or FCDO funded programs
  • Robust analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience of diverse team management
  • Highly diplomatic with excellent political awareness and understanding
  • High-level communications and interpersonal skills
  • A demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with governments, donors, partners, local organisations, and other stakeholder

Education (include certificates, licenses etc.):

  • Degree in development studies, sociology, international development, economics or other relevant field.

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Excellent verbal and written English.
  • Fluency in Amharic
  • Other local languages a plus

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Acting in line with DRC’s vision and values


Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies.

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than November 2, 2021.

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics

We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.


Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply!