Jesper Frovin Jensen
Hi, I'm Jesper Frovin Jensen. I'm a humanitarian working in complex emergencies.
Jesper Frovin Jensen's Bio:
Jesper Frovin Jensen enjoys working with teams and organizations to help them overcome societal barriers, engaging them and bringing them together.
· His strong skills are coordination, relationship management and problem solving – organizationally and management wise.
· He is well experienced in managing as well complex emergency response as development programs and could become an asset for the hiring organization.
· Jesper Frovin Jensen has an understanding of how to implement programming in different settings and cultures, how to achieve results using diplomacy, tact and knowledge/respect for national and local customs and values.
· He has a long experience with implementation of rights-based programs.
· Particularly Change Management - in relation to revitalization, reorganization or even closure of offices/organizations - Capacity Building; Organizational Development and Civil-Military Coordination are areas, where Jesper Frovin Jensen is a strong driving force.
· Jesper Frovin Jensen brings valuable experience within civil society development; post-war/post-disaster recovery; refugees/IDPs and rights-based approach with him, which provides the hiring organization with a knowledgeable senior manager, who will become an asset from ‘Day 1’.
Jesper Frovin Jensen's Experience:
Emergency Specialist/Expert on Mission at UNICEFNovember 2016 - Present | Juba, South Sudan
Emergency Field Coordinator at UNICEFDecember 2015 - June 2016 | Gevgelija/Skopje, Macedonia
Ensuring close coordination with implementing partners and UNICEF , both in the field and in the capital. Coordination with Government institutions and humanitarian partners. In charge of the overall management of UNICEF Emergency Program in general and for Gevgelija in particular (on the Greek border). Collecting information, identifying problems and constraints in order to ensure effective program delivery. Representing UNICEF in Coordination Working Groups at national as well as local level. Developed/wrote the Contingency Plan for the UNICEF Country Office. Anchorperson for reviewing and updating the Macedonia input for two regional response plans, one in collaboration with UNHCR together with the internal UNICEF Regional Response Plan, covering from (Turkey/) Greece to Germany.
Networker at Danish Red Cross Asylum Centers at C W Mandska (C W Staffing)November 2015 - December 2015 | Sandholm, Birkerød, Denmark
Worked at Centre Sandholm, the reception and registration centre for all newly arrived refugees in Denmark (operated by Danish Red Cross). Receiving refugees and ensuring their temporary registration being done properly as well as handling immediate protection needs and dealing with the accommodation procedures.
Project writer at Tandsundhed Uden GraenserJanuary 2014 - February 2014
For a 4-week period, preparing a 3-yr. innovative project extension of current dental health project in Rwanda. Furthermore, elaborating a manual for future project applications and Organizational Development material.
Country Representative, Congo at DanChurchAidMarch 2011 - June 2012
Main areas: * Mine Action * Food Security * Gender Based Violence * Coordination * Programme Development
Humanitarian Affairs Officer at United Nations OCHAMarch 2010 - September 2010
Based in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka, primarily occupied with return/resettlement of Tamil Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from camps to their areas of origin. Linked to this, extensive coordination of related tasks within Mine Action; Shelter; WASH, and Education.
Owner/Consultant at @frovin[dot]comAugust 2007 - September 2009
April 2009: 'Civic Education. Public Awareness through Media'. Evaluation of 3-yr. civil society project in Afghanistan. Project implemented and report commissioned by Afghan Civil Society Forum. September 2007-April 2008: Wrote the report: 'The closure of the Danish Steering Unit in Basrah, Iraq' (commissioned by the Royal Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs). Teaching NATO officers at NORDCAPS CIMIC training course: 'Using military forces in post-war rebuilding. Experiences from Iraq' Organizational Development; Civil-Military cooperation/relations; Strategy Development and Management
Head of Danish Office, Basrah/Iraq at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.June 2006 - August 2007
Management of Danish Government reconstruction aid to Southern Iraq. Intense civil-military cooperation. Capacity building of Iraqi counterparts.
Country Director at Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA)October 2003 - December 2005
Overall responsibility for the implementation of SCA's programmes in Afghanistan within the fields of Education; Health; Disability; NSP - National Solidarity Programme and Agriculture
Organizational Development Delegate at American Red CrossJuly 2000 - October 2002
Management of Organizational Development programme of Albanian Red Cross in following areas: Quality development of PR/Info office; Development of Marketing Plan/ Fundraising; Development of Branch Profiles; Governance/leadership training; Public Image Survey; Media Training. Development of Strategies and Policies. Supervision of national/international program staff. Liaison with Local Branches as well as relevant authorities. Security assessment. Coordination of activities with other Red Cross Societies, NGOs and UN agencies.
Senior Programme Manager at Save the Children UKJune 1999 - May 2000
Overall management of all program activity. Development of program strategy and policy. Line manager of project managers (= Heads of Sub Offices). Supervision of all program staff. Liaison with civilian and military authorities. Security assessment. Coordination of activities with NGOs and UN agencies. Management of Education and Shelter programs.
Detention Relief Administrator at ICRC1995 - 1996
Ensured delivery/logistics of food and non-food to half of Rwanda's prisons the year after the genocide, where prisons were filled to the breaking point and International Red Cross (ICRC) had to go in and guarantee the prisoners a sheer minimum of calorie intake per day
Jesper Frovin Jensen's Education:
RM Academy2012 – 2012PRINCE2® Certification
CMCFinland, Kuopio2011 – 2011
OCHA Training course, Karlstad2009 – 2009
Københavns Universitet1974 – 1986Master
Kolding Gymnasium1970 – 1973High School degreeConcentration: Music - Languages
Jesper Frovin Jensen's Interests & Activities:
I am fond of cooking and being creative in a kitchen. I own a food website: http://bit.ly/jfjFood Am a skilled DIY-person. Also, I am the father of three adult daughters. Spending as much time with my three grandchildren as possible.