Conflict Management Assistant - Graduate position

  • Danish Refugee Council
  • Kiryandongo, Uganda
  • 04/15/2019
Full time Management

Job Description

Overall purpose of the role: Directly responsible for the operational implementation of all conflict management activities in the assigned target areas


Coordination / Representation

  • Develop relationship with field level structures, authorities and community leaders as well as field level private and other stakeholders
  • In coordination with the Livelihoods/Gender officer attend and represent the interest of DRC in the areas of your responsibility
  • Actively coordinate with the field staff of other DRC sectors and other organizations
  • Actively participate in the regular sector meetings and in house coordination meetings
  • Act as primary link between the assigned target communities

Project implementation and reporting

  • Effectively implement the day to day activities according to plan and technical standards
  • Contribute in the development of projects through field experience and information sharing
  • Assist in meetings and trainings with stakeholders and target groups
  • Facilitate the development of awareness raising campaign led by communities in assigned target communities for the EU Trust Fund projects
  • Monitor the implementation of the awareness raising campaign plan by the assigned target communities and support the communities to improve implementation.
  • Actively take part in quality data collection and timely reporting
  • Actively mobilize beneficiaries
  • Monitor and document DRC’s conflict management activities
  • Produce reports to contribute to the weekly, monthly and other reports
  • Ensure the delivery of items and others services to beneficiaries
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

Staff development and management

  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the community based structure in Kiryandongo operational area as needed.
  • Conduct daily field visits to support community structures - mentoring - to train duty bearers on their roles and responsibilities.
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability

Logistics /Finance

  • Support the Team Leader- Conflict Management to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different clusters.
  • Follow up all DRC Procedures on Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
  • Actively take part in the facilitation of order requests
  • Ensure effective use of resources in the field

Experience and technical competencies:

  • 1-year budgeting and proposal development
  • 2 years’ experience working with vulnerable communities preferably in a refugee context
  • 1 years’ experience in managing and supervising teams
  • Demonstrated understand of gender and protection programing


  • BA degree in political science, Development Studies, Social Sciences, human Rights, Law and related field
  • Certificate in Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution
  • Certificate in Project Planning and Management


Fluent English

Knowledge of the local languages an asset


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. Applications close on 19th April 2019.

Equal Opportunity

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 Opportunity: 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, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics

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. Visit to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.