Solutions Coordinator


Research and knowledge management: promoting a culture of learning and reflection that leads to improvements in durable solutions programming and policies

Maintain an established coordination platform of ReDSS GL and makes sure it continues to serve as a credible actor in displacement with governments, development and humanitarian actors, and, donors by identifying key areas where ReDSS GL can add value.
Oversee the implementation of ReDSS GL research and knowledge management agenda including a review of what has been done, and what is useful, and then initiating studies and developing processes to monitor and uptake to improve Solution programming and policies
Analysis of regional durable solutions data, strategies, policies, and legislation, and production and dissemination of quality reports.
cross-learning and coherence between the different countries and at the regional level
Facilitate and organize regular consultation/technical workshops and learning events/meetings on key issues of interest to ReDSS GL
Manage and supervise solutions analyses and online database
Responsible for quality control of ReDSS GL publications
Strengthening the capacity of practitioners and policy-makers in the field of durable solutions

Support the roll-out of the technical and policy training package
Support development of learning tools and online tutorials
Translate evidence and research into programing and policies guidance
Direct support to country-level ReDSS GL partners
Promote active engagement with displacement affected communities to ensure their ownership and support in order to make solutions lasting, locally relevant, and feasible
With ICGLR, organize regional learning events for practitioners (including local stakeholders such as refugee associations, the private sector, the social partners etc.,) and policymakers on key themes identified in the research agenda and support dissemination and uptake
Contribute and support policy actions based on evidence

Initiate and support policy actions and engagement in collaboration with ReDSS GL members, based on evidence from ReDSS GL and external studies and analyses to improve solutions-oriented policies at the national and regional level
Continue to implement and monitor ReDSS commitments to the Agenda for Humanity and SDGs
Support existing forums and members to engage with governmental and inter-governmental actors on durable Solutions
Proactive engagement and coordination with relevant stakeholders (governments, development and humanitarian actors, donors) and facilitate members’ participation
Proactive engagement in policy development processes such as CRRF and support and facilitate GL members’ engagement
Work closely with ICGLR to ensure coherence between national and regional policy processes and other relevant bodies and forums
Development and publication of key briefing papers and policy briefs based on evidence

External representation and coordination

Ensure continued engagement with key players on displacement and Solutions in the region including regional and national authorities, UN agencies, humanitarian and development donors, relevant working groups
Keep close coordination with development actors, and in particular with ICGLR on the local integration agenda to ensure that displacement is addressed as a development issue with humanitarian components
Promote exchanges between representatives of local stakeholders in the region, including refugee associations, the private sector, the social partners etc, to share knowledge and experience
Organize learning events/ think space – in coordination with key stakeholders
Represent ReDSS GL in working groups and meetings and support ReDSS members’ participation in representing ReDSS

Management of ReDSS Secretariat

Project management
Manage Secretariat staff and consultants
Engage in active fundraising
Create/Monitor work plan and budget and identify new funding opportunities
Provide overall implementation and strategic direction of the unit activities
Organise Core Group and Steering committee meetings
Monitoring, reporting, and evaluating progress and challenges
Ensure internal information sharing and coordination among ReDSS members at the country and regional level
Provide timely, digestible, and relevant information and analysis through user-friendly channels and systems to increase information uptake and application.


Reporting Arrangements

Strategic and Technical supervision and reporting: The overall strategy and outline for the work of the Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat will be laid and approved by the Steering Committee (DRC, NRC, IRC). The Coordinator will report to the Steering Committee and work according to annual work plans approved by the SC and annual regional directors’ meeting.
Administrative supervision: The Coordinator of the Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat will be supervised by the DRC Executive Director for East Africa and the Great Lakes Region. The ReDSS Coordinator line manages and supervises ReDSS secretariat staff and any consultants

About you

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 act in line with our vision and values.


Qualifications and Experience

Advanced University degree in social studies, political science, international relations, or relevant field
Minimum 6 years of experience in similar positions involving knowledge management, research, evidence building, analysis, and coordination of a consortium of partners
Strong knowledge of the region and the socio-economic and political dynamics affecting it, more specifically on displacement trends with a demonstrated ability to manage politically sensitive contexts
Strong experience in high-level policy coordination
Strong experience in working with government officials
Solid experience in capacity development of a wide range of actors including adult learning, mentoring and coaching, training of trainers, and impact monitoring of capacity development activities
Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization
Strong analytical and writing skills with proven experience in producing high-quality research and policy briefs with the ability to present complex information in a simple and accessible manner
Strong experience in translating evidence and research into programming and policy guidance
Excellent coordination and networking skills
Inter-personal facilitation and communication skills to build trusted relationships with a wide array of humanitarian and development partners, donors, government agencies, etc.
Flexibility, proactive engagement, ability to work under pressure and to demonstrate high tolerance for change, complexity and unpredictability


Fluent in both French and English (Speaking, writing, and reading)


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The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world.