DRC – Regional Program Quality and Development Coordinator

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Position title : Regional Program Quality and Development Coordinator

Supervised by : Regional Head of Program

Reporting to : Regional Head of Program

Duty station : Dakar with travels

Area of operation : Region of West Africa

Employment period : 12 months (potentially renewable)

Type of contract : Expatriate contract

Salary & Benefits Band : Non Management F, accompanied position


The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.

Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.


DRC has been operating in West Africa since 1998. The DRC West Africa Regional Office (hereafter: WARO) is based in Dakar, Senegal, and covers six countries outside of Senegal. Led by the Regional Director, the DRC WARO oversees, supports and provides strategic directions for DRC’s Country Offices within the region, which currently includes Mali, Burkina Faso, the Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and the Central African Republic.


DRC West Africa Regional Office is looking for an experienced Program Development & Quality coordinator to drive high quality program development in support of countries and multi- country strategic initiatives in the WANALAC region. The role is expected to maintain high-quality proposal development across variable country contexts; and will actively seek to support DRC in developing quality and innovative interventions, multi-country funding opportunities and consortium partnerships.

The WA Program development& Quality regional coordinator reports to the Regional Head of Program and works in close collaboration with the Regional SMT, countries SMTs, the Regional Technical Coordinators, Country Technical teams and other members of the regional and country program teams.


Program Opportunities :

Supports the design and implementation of national and regional resource mobilization strategies intended to strengthen funding and partnerships to deliver the regional strategic development plan and results contract.

Supports the adequate resourcing of programmes within the West Africa region.

Monitors the funding pipeline and leads on new strategic business development and forecasting

Actively identifies, qualifies and tracks funding and partnership opportunities in a systematic manner in pursuit of supporting DRC programming in the West Africa region.

Actively tracks multi-country funding opportunities and looks for new consortium partnerships with stakeholders at regional level for multi-country programming.

Bid development:

Prepares all necessary groundwork for national, multi-country or multi-regional proposal development and bid management ;

Helps assemble bid development teams.

Ensures quality of proposals of country, multi-country or multi-regional strategic bids in strong collaboration with regional and country program teams to ensure high quality competitive proposals in order to successfully secure institutional donor funds at scale

When manageable, he/she may be asked to carry out other duties requested by the Regional Head of Programme or the Regional Director.

Required Qualifications


University degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Economics, or International Development or other relevant experience. An Advanced degree is preferred.

At least 3 years’ experience and success in leading proposals development for bilateral and multilateral donors for an international agency;

Demonstrable experience working in engaging with bilateral and multilateral donors for an international agency;

Demonstrated ability to devise and implement resource mobilisation strategies;

Proven ability to secure new business opportunities and partnerships;

Strong networking, representation, and negotiation skills;

Superior computer skills;

Required Skills & Qualities

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: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment

Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment

Proven analytical and critical thinking skills

Team-oriented & good sense of humor

Excellent writing skills (English)

French writing and speaking desirable

General Regulations

The employee shall follow :

DRC regulations on safety, health, COVID-19 norms and hygiene

The Code of Conduct and all ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework

Rules for the use of the DRC guesthouse, which is a working accommodation

In addition :

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

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

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.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.

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!

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Dakar with travels


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DRC (Danish Refugee Council), founded in Denmark in 1956, is Denmark’s largest and the world’s leading non-profit, independent, rights-based refugee organization.

Our vision is to assist refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities to a dignified life. We protect lives and human rights and empower beneficiaries throughout conflict displacement by providing shelter, food, and hope in terms of work, education and integration towards a sustainabl

How to apply

Application Process

Are you interested? Then apply for this position online: 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 encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process. 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.

Closing date for applications: 26 May 2022. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

Due to the urgency of the position, DRC has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.

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