Sunday, July 3, 2011

American Refugee Committee Camp Manager Job Vacancy in Kibiza, Rwanda

Description
American Refugee Committee
POSITION TITLE: Camp Manager
COUNTRY PROGRAM: Rwanda
RESPONSIBLE TO: Country Director
STATUS: Full Time
SUPERVISORY CAPACITY: Construction, Water/Sanitation and Health Teams
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DEPARTMENT/COUNTRY PROGRAM DESCRIPTION/MISSION
The overall goal of ARC’s program in Rwanda is to ensure the prevention, early detection and resolution of public health problems and the provision of adequate health care, water, sanitation, shelter and other infrastructures for the displaced refugee population from eastern DRC living in refugee camps located in Byumba (Gihembe camp), Kibuye (Kiziba camp), and Gituza (Nyabiheke camp), Rwanda.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Camp Manager ensures smooth program functioning in the camp. He/she is responsible for the management of program activities and operations in the camp, and logistics related to the management of the camp. He/she coordinates finance, administration, program implementation, and logistics with country office. Responsible for oversight and management of all sector Program Managers and national staff sector Coordinators.

MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

PRIMARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Management 40%
• Supervise and manage program staff and all ARC activities in the camp.
• Responsible for development and management of the human resources.
• Ensure timely production and collection of work plans and reports of different sectors.
• Liaise with the Country Director, Program and Operations Manager, Logistics Manager, and Admin/Finance Officer for efficient utilisation of all resources, as well as facilitating fieldwork.
• Represent ARC International in coordination and planning meetings as necessary.
• Prepare timely narrative reports for donors, government and others as required.

Camp Operations 40%
• Monitor the implementation of operations and sector activities according to the budget of the camp’s programs (Water, Sanitation and Shelter/Infrastructure).
• Participate in the development of new programs or expansion of existing programs.
• Maintain inventory and provide stock management of all ARC equipment, property, vehicles and furnishings.
• Set up indicators and ensure adequate monitoring and evaluation of camp activities.
• As requested by the Country Director, be the security focal point for ARC, liaise with UNHCR, MINALOC, and WFP security officers.

Procurement and Distribution 20%
• Ensure purchase and distribution of supplies and accounting of physical assets.
• Plan and maintain logistical support for ARC field operations, including delivery of all supplies to and from all project sites.
• Identify and supervise the purchase and procurement of all project-related materials.

EDUCATION, TECHNICAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
• Minimum BA/BS in Engineering, Development, International Relations, Management, or Social Sciences. Advanced degree preferred.
• Previous work with development or relief organisation in complex emergency situations, including refugee, displaced and/or war affected populations.
• Minimum 3 years experience managing development/relief programs, preferably in Africa.
• Experience in logistics, planning, procurement and management of field operations.
• General knowledge of construction, water/sanitation programs a plus.
• Familiarity with private, US government and multilateral donors.
• Fluency in French, Swahili, or Kinyarwanda
• Ability to read, write, and speak English well
• Proficiency in use of computers and standard applications: Word and Excel.

KEY BEHAVIORS & ABILITIES
• Demonstrated organization and planning skills.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Team player with strong leadership skills
• Computer literate, strong French preferred, or Kinyarwanda as a second language.
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Application Notes:
If you have a non-US or Canadian address and you do not have a State and/or Zip Code in your address, please fill in N/A (Not Applicable) for the State/Province, and 00000 for the Zip Code.

How to apply
To Apply, visit our Careers page at http://www.arcrelief.org

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