Head of Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding – Libya

Danish Refugee Council

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Head of Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding to oversee the Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Mine Action programmes for DRC in Libya. The role will be responsible for developing and leading the HDP programmatic sector strategy in Libya, and providing technical guidance and supervision to all HDP design and implementing teams to ensure that required quality standards are met and projects implemented in line with DRC processes as well as donor contractual agreements.

About the job

The HoHDP will support the country HoP in fundraising efforts and representation when related to HDP programming, support on the delivery of HDP programme design, implementation, integration and MEAL. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Lead on the development and implementation of HDP sector strategy in country
  • Ensure Libya’s HDP strategy is in line with DRC’s global HDP strategy and its programmatic coherence with DRC Libya’s country program strategy.
  • Overall responsibility for the HDP portfolio in Libya, including planning, implementation, financial management and monitoring and reporting and management of HDP technical programme staff.
  • Ensure a high level of quality throughout the entire HDP portfolio ranging from implementation of activities, adherence to organizational procedures as well as quality.
  • In support of the HoP and CD, act as DRC’s representative for the HDP sector and take an active role in establishing and maintaining stakeholder relationships including donors, authorities, UN agencies, other mine action operators and other relevant stakeholders for advocacy and fundraising purposes.
  • Manage HDP partner relations in line with DRC partnership guidelines.
  • Support the integration of programming across all sectors with specific emphasis on HDP programming including external stakeholder engagement and coordination and providing internal capacity building as required.
  • Ensure that authorizations for and operational planning of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams, Battle Area Clearance (BAC) Teams, Community Liaison, Risk Education and peacebuilding activities is carried out and that technical standards are met.

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to have experience in a coordination or leadership role and extensive experience within the humanitarian mine action and ideally peacebuilding sectors. You will be able to connect the work of HDP to that of other sectors within DRC and contribute to multi-sector initiatives and advocacy to achieve the DRC strategic goals. You will be able to manage large teams of international and national colleagues and oversee and coordinate complex operations in a complex environment whilst maintaining quality, accountability and humanitarian principles.


  • An MA/MSc or equivalent level in a relevant discipline
  • At least 7 years’ experience in relevant field.
  • At least 4 years’ experience with people management
  • Experience in managing programme operations, including at country senior management level
  • Proven leadership skills and a competence in people management
  • Familiarity with relevant evolving HMA concepts and operations including discussions on humanitarian IED responses, etc.
  • Experience developing and/or managing peacebuilding type programmes.
  • Experience with proposal development, budget development, program implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience with effectively coordinating with national partners, local/government authorities, NGO partners, mine action donors and other relevant stakeholders.
  • English language skills


  • Experience with the peacebuilding sector
  • Experience working for a multi-sector NGO
  • Experience in conducting advocacy
  • Arabic language skills

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ 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: 12 months

Band: E

Designation of Duty Station: Unaccompanied

Start date: 7th August 2022

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact Aya Elshakshuki.

How to apply

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered. To apply please click here

Closing date for applications: 26th June 2022

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.