Base Manager – Anbar

Job Overview

Overall purpose of the role:

  • Responsible for the overall operational and programmatic planning, reporting, and implementation to enable DRC to achieve its objectives.
  • Supervising the base and ensure that DRC procedures are streamlined in the project implementation
  • Building relationships with key humanitarian partners and donors and securing funding to expand DRC’s programmes

Geographic scope: Base (Anbar)

This role has a base focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines at base level. The role contributes to the development of base strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks.




  • People management of direct reports (incl. development, performance & recruitment)
  • Support and mentor staff members by identifying clear deliverables and providing training
  • Support and monitor Programme staff planning of activities
  • Supervise finance, admin, Human Resources, procurement and logistics ensuring that expenditure is compliant with DRC procedures, donors’ regulation and national legislation



  • Development, coordination, planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting to donors and other relevant humanitarian actors
  • Supervision and coordination of programme and support staff
  • Monitoring of project(s) expenditures
  • Conduct assessments and fact-finding missions to set up new or follow-up projects
  • Assisting in the preparation of project proposals for external donors and negotiate/defend them, conceptualizing and developing sectoral and local strategies in close co-operation with the Country Director
  • Assisting in developing new programme initiatives and fundraising
  • Ensure that the programmes are implemented in accordance with DRC standard regulations and operational procedures
  • Ensure that at all times contact with beneficiaries, target groups and representatives of authorities is conducted in a sensitive and respectful manner
  • Supervise implementation of the projects via monitoring and evaluation
  • Ensure adherence to DRC Security procedures according to the DRC Operations Handbook and local security rules


Representation and coordination

  • Cultivate good relations with key humanitarian actors, including UNHCR, INGOs and donors, through regular attendance at technical meetings/clusters and bilateral meetings
  • Liaison and close coordination with UN agencies, NGOs, government authorities and non-state actors
  • Ensure that timely and quality project narrative reports are provided to the donors on time according to donors requirement
  • Represent DRC as required


As Manager the post-holder is responsible for the following:

  • Accountable for achieving DRC’s strategic goals and objectives within the area of responsibility
  • Accountable for making significant decisions on what the unit does: its purpose, functions and role, and for making commitments and decisions that require the expenditure of significant unit resources.
  • Accountable for people management of direct reports, generally at least 3 employees. This includes hiring & firing, objective setting, probation, performance appraisal, development of staff, managing performance, including poor performance, etc.
  • Accountable for making sound decisions based on DRC policies, MOPs, standards, and the advice of technical experts in DRC


Risks Management

  • Ensure that budgets are drawn up for all activities, and that costs are kept within budgets, providing a monthly financial summary to the area office to identify and address any financial risks.
  • Provide regular, consistently high-quality reports on programme and projects by ensuring that proper monitoring is included in all work.
  • Manage and monitor the internal systems effectively.
  • In coordinating with area manager, ensure effective staff safety procedures and draw up special safety guidelines in the event of serious security risk.
  • Actively implement DRC Gender Age and Diversity policies in the recruitment and employment of staff, in also the programme delivering.
  • Maintain contact with authorities and other agencies and ensure that DRC complies with relevant legislation and that its activity is understood and publicized.


Experience and technical competencies:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in relevant field in an INGO
  • At least 3 years’ experience with people management
  • Substantial work experience in the areas of emergency, camp management, development sector, especially with displaced/refugees communities can substitute education qualification.
  • Experience managing field offices
  • Experience in project management and proven organizational skills
  • Good knowledge of relevant donors
  • Experience dealing with national partners and local/government authorities
  • Professional background in working with internally displaced persons and/or refugees
  • Good experience in training and liaising with national NGOs
  • Experience working in multicultural work settings
  • Full professional proficiency in English


Master’s degree in political science, international development, economics or other relevant field


  • English (Full proficiency)
  • Arabic (Native)

Key stakeholders:

  • Support Service Unit at area level.
  • Local authorities
  • INGOs in Anbar


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s 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 uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment


We offer

  • Contract Length: 10 months (extendable)
  • Salary Band: F (Management)
  • Start Date: As soon as possible

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff.

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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