Head of Humanitarian Disarmament (Mine Action) and Peacebuilding (HoHDP)

Danish Refugee Council

Band: E, Manager

Reporting to: Head of Programme

Technical line manager: Regional Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding Coordinator

Direct reports: HMA Operations Manager, Peacebuilding Coordinator

Unit/department: HDP

Location: Khartoum

Overall purpose of the role:

The Head of Humanitarian Disarmament (Mine Action) and Peacebuilding (HoHDP) will be responsible for developing and supporting implementation of the Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding (HDP) programmatic sector strategy in the country programme. The HoHDP will be responsible for providing technical guidance and supervision to HDP implementing teams to ensure that required quality standards are met and projects implemented in line with DRC processes and principles. The HoHDP will support the country Head of Programme (HoP) in fundraising efforts and representation when related to HDP programming and ensure HDP programmes are fully integrated into the country program strategy.


Strategic Direction & Programme Management:

  • Lead on the development and implementation of the HDP sector strategy in country.
  • Ensure the country HDP strategy is in line with DRC’s global HDP strategy and its programmatic coherence with DRC’s country program strategy.
  • Have overall accountability for the HDP portfolio in country, including planning, implementation, financial management and monitoring.
  • 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 materials delivered to donors.
  • Manage senior HDP technical programme staff, including people planning, development, capacity building and performance appraisal.

Internal & External Relations:

  • In support of the HoP and Country Director, act as DRC’s representative for the HDP sector and take an active role in establishing and maintaining stakeholder relationships including donors, authorities, the UN and other mine action operators.
  • Actively support the HoP in seeking opportunities for fundraising and future development of the HDP portfolio in line with country program strategy.
  • Manage HDP partner relations in line with DRC partnership guidelines.
  • Ensure that quality reporting is delivered to the Mine Action Centre in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate regularly with regional and global HDP focal persons within DRC on matters of programme development, implementation, and quality.
  • Provide regular operational and strategic updates on HDP programming to the senior management team in country.
  • Support the integration of programming across all sectors with specific emphasis on HDP programming and provide internal capacity building on HDP as required.

Operational Oversight:

  • Ensure that authorizations for and operational planning of HDP activities is carried out.
  • Maintain a Quality Management structure that includes monitoring the impact of HDP programming as well as productivity (outputs) and adherence to operational Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the field.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • An MA/MSc or equivalent level in a relevant discipline
  • At least 7 years’ experience in relevant field (HMA, peacebuilding, programme management)
  • 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
  • Experience developing and/or managing peacebuilding/ armed violence reduction-type programmes
  • Experience with proposal development, budget development, programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience with effectively coordinating with national partners, local/government authorities, NGO partners, mine action donors and other relevant stakeholders


  • Master’s degree in relevant field


  • English (fluent)

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

  • Head of Programme
  • Area Managers
  • Support Services
  • MEAL Coordinators/Managers, country level
  • Regional HDP Coordinator
  • Mine Action Centre
  • UN Mine Action Service
  • Other HPD stakeholders in country

How to apply

Head of Humanitarian Disarmament (Mine Action) and Peacebuilding (hr-manager.net)