HDP Coordinator

at Danish Refugee Council
Published May 15, 2022
Location Amman, Jordan
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  



About the job


The Regional HDP Coordinator (RC) works with the delegated authority of the RHoP to provide oversight of, and guidance and support to all HDP activities within the Middle East Region. The RC monitors HDP projects implementation, engages with regional donors and relevant authorities, and ensures that HDP perspectives are considered in regional programmatic and strategic discussions. The RC provides technical support to programme teams and contributes to standardisation, quality assurance and the development of new tools, training and activity guidance development. The RC role is furthermore to ensure that the programme is implemented within the framework of HDP’s global objectives, strategies and donor requirements, and is compliant with the guidelines, policies, procedures, and values of DRC HDP sector. The RC will support country operations on HDP related programme development aspects, including proposal development, donor engagement and fundraising, as well as explore and engage with opportunities for partnerships and innovation.




Duties and Responsibilities




Programme support and development


Assist Heads of Programme (HoP) and Project Managers through oversight and guidance in the implementation of HDP activities, including Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) and Peacebuilding

Monitor and oversee that the programme continuously remains compliant with the guidelines, policies, procedures and values of DRC HDP

Develop and review tools, training and activity guidance for country offices when and where needed and relevant

Provide support to country programmes in the recruitment of HDP technical staff

Support the HoPs, Project Managers, Operations Managers and Technical Field Managers with operational matters when writing proposals and reports

Support DRC country and regional offices in the process of development of HDP related concept papers and proposals

Support regional and country business development (fundraising and donor liaison) on HDP

When needed, temporarily covers HDP staff gaps in country offices for agreed durations and in line with ToRs agreed with country

Strategic Development


Lead the development and update of the Regional HDP Strategy, in line with DRC regional and global priorities and the organisational strategy

Support HDP programme development processes contributing to DRC’s regional strategy, with particular focus on integration with Economic Recovery and Protection sectors

Guide and support the strategic development of DRCs programmes in the region, to incorporate conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding perspectives, and contribute to DRC’s understanding and programmatic practice of root causes of displacement (including on climate-linked issues) in the region

Liaise and represent HDP Middle East in relevant fora with UNMAS, Mine Action sub-clusters, Protection Clusters and with relevant government authorities, donors, partners, UN agencies and international and national NGOs and various coordination fora which are not country office driven.

In coordination with other Sector Coordinators, identify and explore opportunities for partnerships and innovation for the HDP sector



About you


To be successful in this role we expect you to have


Experience and technical competencies:


At least five years of comprehensive familiarity with the humanitarian mine action, peacebuilding and conflict sensitivity sectors and programmes - preferably with some experience in the Middle East

A strong understanding and familiarity with peacebuilding and conflict analysis and of designing theories of change and programes

Substantial documented professional technical experience in Mine Action

Strong administration and organisational ability

Excellent personnel skills

Proven record of staff capacity building

Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact, diplomacy and persistence

Willingness to embrace and further develop overall objectives such as gender equity, impact monitoring, and cross-sector cooperation

Willingness to travel with the Middle East region, including Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey & Yemen



Relevant degree from an internationally recognized university, or sufficient proven professional experience related to the sector.



Excellent written and spoken English required

Arabic (preferred)


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