Job opportunity – Chief of Party at Danish Refugee Council in Maiduguri, Borno

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Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Position: Chief of Party

Industry: Company Non-Profit/Humanitarian

Employment Type: Full-Time

Placement: Maiduguri, Borno State

Job Description

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is seeking candidates for a position in Chief of Party based in Maiduguri, Borno State. If you are interested in this opportunity, please review the details below.

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international humanitarian organization, is seeking a Chief of Party (CoP) for its operations in Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria. DRC has been actively involved in Nigeria since 2015, delivering critical assistance to internally displaced persons and vulnerable populations across the Northeast region. The CoP will oversee the implementation of a multi-year humanitarian intervention aimed at providing life-saving assistance and protection to displacement-affected communities in partnership with international and national NGOs. Reporting to the Country Director, the CoP will be responsible for ensuring project compliance, managing consortium partners, coordinating with stakeholders, and representing the consortium at national and local levels. This role requires a seasoned professional with extensive experience in partner coordination, humanitarian project management, and donor compliance within complex settings.

Job Detail


  • Lead the implementation and coordination of a multi-year humanitarian intervention.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for donors and stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with project contracts and donor requirements.
  • Manage consortium partners and foster effective collaboration.
  • Oversee financial management and budget tracking.
  • Develop and implement project work plans and strategies for sustainability.
  • Ensure adherence to DRC program quality standards and policies.

Job Requirements

Before applying, please take the time to thoroughly review and comprehend the job requirements outlined below. Ensuring that you meet all the specified criteria will significantly enhance your candidacy for the Chief of Party position at Danish Refugee Council (DRC):


  • Master's degree in political science, international development, economics, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of international experience in humanitarian project management and partner coordination.
  • Experience in managing multi-stakeholder consortiums and strengthening local capacities.
  • Strong financial management skills and familiarity with donor compliance processes.
  • Proficiency in program cycle management and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEAL).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with INGOs, government representatives, and donors.
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of local languages is desirable.

Education Requirements

  • Master's degree in political science, international development, economics, or relevant field.

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of international experience in partner coordination and humanitarian project management.


  • Program cycle management
  • Financial management
  • Partner coordination
  • Donor compliance
  • Stakeholder engagement

Salary, Benefits and incentive

Provided below are the offerings in terms of salary, benefits, and incentives awaiting you in the role of Chief of Party at Danish Refugee Council (DRC):


USD 5,000 - 7,000 per-Month.

Job Benefits

  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Annual leave and R&R benefits
  • Professional development opportunities

Incentive Compensation

  • Performance-based bonuses
  • Hardship allowance

Date posted: June 19, 2024

Posted on: Maiduguri


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Candidates must submit a cover letter and an updated CV (maximum four pages) in English.

DRC is committed to equal opportunity employment and does not discriminate based on race, sex, religion, or disability.