We are looking for a colleague who has a comprehensive knowledge of value chains and inclusive business; experience with strengthening the links between the private commercial sector and the development/ humanitarian sector. It is important that you can include and motivate stakeholders and establish creative new relations and partnerships. It is key that you have international experience in this area and is capable of integrating this work into the DCA country programmes.
If you see yourself in the center of an emerging and prioritized discipline within an organization that has been first mover among peers – this might be the right job for you.
The Programme Advisor will be a part of the Programme Support Team in the Programme, Advocacy & Learning Unit at DCA’s Head Office in Copenhagen, and will play a key role in innovative concept- & project development with DCA’s Unit for Global Partnerships & Donor Relations (GPDR) as well as with the Private Sector Focal Point (PSFP). Moreover, the advisor will support DCA’s Country Programmes with implementation of Value Chain & Inclusive Business Projects – hereunder monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning across DCA.
Help define DCA’s work and set DCA’s strategic direction for implementation of Value Chain & Inclusive Business in DCA, including crosscutting themes, in line with DCA’s Organisational Theory of Change. In particular, the advisor will be responsible for providing guidance on inclusive business strategies, pro-poor market development approaches, and decent job creation for especially youth and women.
Innovative project development together with GPDR and PSFP, as well as support to project implementation of approved Global and Local Value Chain and Inclusive Value Chain projects.
Support implementation of DCA’s country programmes ensuring adherence to DCA’s policies and guidelines on Right to Food, Human Rights and Gender cross cutting standards, and guidelines for DCA’s private sector engagement.
Input to revision of DCA Program Policies and Guidelines that assist the operationalisation of our work globally.
Focused capacity building of staff in Value Chain & Inclusive Business in DCA together with Learning LAB and specific country offices.
Ensuring collection, documentation and learning on the effects of working with Value Chain & Inclusive Business, developing M&E systems for organisational learning and for future programming to contribute to the overall DCA M&E system.
Linking with relevant Danish and International Value Chain & Inclusive Business Development networks incl. Action by Churches Together (ACT) sister organisations, and coordinating with DCA’s Private Sector team.
Work with development specialists and advisors throughout the organization in identifying synergies in approaches and tools.
Qualifications and experience:
Relevant Master Degree (International Development, Development Economics or the like).
At least 5 years documented working experience within on value chain development, market access and inclusive pro-poor business.
General knowledge on sustainable agriculture production, rights-based approach and gender equality, as well as on project- and programme cycle management will be a major asset.
Documented experience within strategy- and reporting with a special focus on outcome harvesting and Theory of Change approach will be needed.
Solid experience with either external or internal advising; training and competence development (e-learning and F2F) is a must.
Experience with self-, co- and partner-based implementation of projects in development countries.
English (speaking, reading and writing) is a must. French an extra asset.
Pro-active, engaged, flexible, outcome oriented and willing to work with different teams in DCA’s Head Quarter and Country Offices.
Informal leadership abilities and inherent ability to influence and lead processes with stakeholders in Denmark and abroad.
- Contract starting as soon as possible.
- Posting in Copenhagen – but up to 2 months duty travelling per year.
- Excellent colleagues in a rewarding and empowering work place.
- Salary based on DCA’s collective agreement – incl. pension scheme.
- Work time is 37 hours per week including lunch break.
- An interesting and challenging opportunity to strengthen and further develop one of Denmark’s largest Humanitarian and Development NGOs.
When applying, you are kindly requested to attach a copy of relevant certificates, together with your CV and a 1 page (only) motivation letter that clearly demonstrates experience of competencies as required. Please note all qualifications will be verified.
The place of work will be at DanChurchAid’s headquarters, 15 Nørregade, 1165 Copenhagen, Denmark. DCA HQ will move to Mehldalsgade in May or June 2018.
Qualified and interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy.
Deadline for applications is 18th of February 2018. Interviews expected in week 9, 2018.
For further information about this position contact Steffen Erik Mey Rasmussen, Team Leader for the Programme Support Team on email: [email protected]
DCA was founded in 1922 as a response to the refugee crisis after World War I and is a major Danish development and humanitarian actor with an annual turnover of around $100 million. DanChurchAid's aim is to strengthen the world’s poorest people in their struggle for a life in dignity. Our work is based on a Christian view of humanity with respect for every individual’s rights and equal worth. DanChurchAid is rooted in the Danish National Evangelical Lutheran Church, but is active wherever we find the need is highest, regardless of religion, gender, political beliefs, race, national or ethnic origins, handicaps or sexual orientation. We operate in more than 20 countries of which 10 have significant long-term development and humanitarian interventions. Globally, DCA employs more than 700 staff. DCA has a high level of engagement and support in Denmark thanks to its more than 20.000 volunteers and supporters. DCA is member of the global ACT Alliance. Our three main goals are to save lives, build resilient communities and fight extreme inequality. To better respond to the global challenges and opportunities, we are working on strengthening the nexus between long-term development and humanitarian assistance. We insist on strong local engagement through local actors and welcome partnerships from all realms of society to improve the lives of people in need and to advocate for the right of every human being to have a life in dignity. We therefore work both through partners and self-implement in humanitarian situations, where the presence of local partners is scarce.
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