Job Opportunities at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

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Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income generating activities, and wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries. 

DRC has been operating in the West Africa region for over 15 years, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and a Regional Office (RO) in Abidjan. DRC has 17 offices and more than 500 staff members across the WA region.

DRC started operating in Nigeria in 2015 where plans to run a combination of emergency, livelihood, WASH, protection and advocacy programmes has been set. DRC currently has offices in Abuja, Yola, Mubi, Maiduguri and planning to run an office in Yobe, besides 50 staff members subject to increase in near future.

LIVELIHOODS OFFICER

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

Facilitating the implementation of livelihood programming through coordination with stakeholders in operational areas. Support in enhancing the livelihoods of beneficiaries through the provision of information, business skills training, business support, CTP and agricultural interventions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
General Programming & Operations
Provide field supervision to Livelihoods Assistants
Lead community engagement through community mobilization, beneficiary identification and selection processes
Analyze at all times the changing needs among community groups to ensure that DRC provides relevant activities 
To participate in the design and implementation of Livelihoods related surveys and assessments in the project area
Lead assistants in facilitating the implementation of cash transfer programmes in project operational areas. Set up, manage and supervise the Conditional/Unconditional Cash Grants and Cash for Work activities (beneficiary registration, verification and manage distributions); and cash distributions
Liaise with M&E to conduct post-distribution monitoring to ensure that beneficiary entitlements have been adequately accounted for and reconcile the results with those issued by the warehouse manager/cash distribution agent and line manager for the supply of goods, cash and vouchers.
Oversee warehousing through coordinating with Logistics in sub office, at distribution sites ensuring that all commodities/cash/inputs/goods arriving at any given point are properly accounted for with systems in place
Conduct small business management trainings and support beneficiaries in business plan development through working with Livelihoods Assistants
Facilitate the set up and implementation of agricultural activities on the livelihoods programme through liaising with relevant stakeholders
Contribute to programme design, planning and implementation through working with line manager 
Contribute to regular reporting on achievements and challenges related to the project 
Participate in facilitating and coordinating activities within the team and with other DRC’s departments
Submit high quality analytical project monthly and quarterly progress reports against the work plan to the line manager with explanations of deviations from the work plan
Capacity building

Support the Livelihoods manager to enhance capacity to team members
Ensure that cross-cutting protection concerns are considered for all planned interventions.
Facilitate the continuous assessment process and provide support to staff conducting activities
Coordination 

Be proactively seeking for new partnerships for SME, VST, Internship, and LH activities
Promote and ensure at all times a pragmatic and efficient dialogue as well as networking with Local Institution, Private Institutes, workshops, National and international NGOs and local authorities
Coordinate with the rest of the country team whenever needed
Liaise with relevant line ministries during project implementation i.e. Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Animal resources and Fisheries, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade etc.
Monitoring & Evaluation

Work closely with the monitoring team on monitoring and evaluation tools for livelihoods activities in coordination with the M & E team and line manager.
Facilitate the qualitative and quantitative monitoring of projects through team meetings, post-assistance visits, regular reporting and any other monitoring tools.
Participate in internal evaluations of programmes.
Representation

If requested by the Livelihoods Program Manager represent DRC in livelihood working groups and interagency planning workshops.

Represent, and where necessary, advocate on behalf of DRC with local authorities and line ministries

The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
Essential:
At least 1-2 years of relevant professional livelihood experience with a humanitarian aid organization
Understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in the country and the region.
Good IT skills (especially Ms. Office)

Desirable:
Understanding of rights and protection issues of refugees, children and women
Experience working with displaced populations. 
Experiencing of managing teams

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)
Bachelor’s degree or higher in agriculture, economics, international human rights, law, sociology, social work, or other relevant field 

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages. 

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

Internal

Other programme staff

External

Relevant stakeholders
Other NGOs

Essential:
Experience in Livelihood Programming and trainings.
An understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in the country and the region.
1-2 years working experience, in the field of business is required

DESIRABLE:

Previous working experience with humanitarian agencies 
Experience working with displaced populations. 
Experience with case management protocols desirable
Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

University degree or advanced training/ course in Business Administration, agriculture, economics, sociology, social work, international affairs, humanitarian or related field 

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages. 

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

Internal

Other programme staff

External

Relevant stakeholders
Other NGOs

LIVELIHOODS ASSISTANT

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

The Livelihoods Assistant will assist in enhancing the livelihoods of beneficiaries through the provision of business training, business grants support, beneficiary information and skills training while developing the social cohesion between host community and IDPs.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Supporting SME Development, CTP and Agricultural Inputs Distributions
Ensure beneficiaries are screened, selected and verified through use of developed targeting criteria in operational areas.
Provide livelihood guidance, on an individual or group basis, to increase beneficiaries’ awareness of different business options based on market assessment and beneficiary interests.
Provide information to beneficiaries about livelihood and business development opportunities.
Organize small business training and business planning activities with beneficiaries
Provide information to beneficiaries on skills trainings, market opportunities, and small enterprise creation.
Assist beneficiaries in the establishment of home gardens/poultry production and continued support throughout the project timeframe.
Facilitate the implementation of Cash Transfer programmes and ward level; Unconditional/Conditional Cash Grants and Cash for Work
Work with line manager to plan for agricultural inputs distributions and ensuring inputs distributed accountably. 
Work closely with Ministry of Agriculture Extension workers in facilitating vegetable farming/poultry production trainings for beneficiaries.
Support the organization of trainings and other events related to the project.
Establish linkages to adult learning institutions and refer beneficiaries to selected courses. 
Provide administrative support if required.
Submit weekly reports and contribute to compilation of the monthly report and submit to line manager.
Stakeholder Coordination

Coordination of Ward level stakeholders in consultation with line manager.
Ensure that protocol is followed through stakeholder consultation at all stages of project implementation.
Social Cohesion Programming

Assess the relevance of potential intercommunal dialogue activities linked to livelihoods to improve the dialogue and cooperation between these fields (e.g. joint workshops, peer-to-peer activities, language exchanges, etc.).
Select beneficiaries who will participate in the activities through youth empowerment and community safety planning in coordination with AVR teams.
Maintain Excel tracking sheet to ensure that data are collected on a timely basis.
Contribute to regular reporting on achievements and challenges related to the project as requested by the Livelihoods Officer.
Monitoring & Evaluation

Work closely with the monitoring team and the Livelihood Officer on the timely monitoring and evaluation of all components – information, beneficiary selection, beneficiary feedback about activities, etc.
Facilitate the qualitative and quantitative monitoring of the project through team meetings, visits to selected beneficiaries, regular reporting and any other monitoring tools.
Participate in the internal evaluation of the program.
The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.

EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: (INCLUDE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE)
Essential:
Experience in Livelihood Programming and training.
An understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in the country and the region.
1-2 years working experience, in the field of business is required

Desirable:
Previous working experience with humanitarian agencies 
Experience working with displaced populations. 
Experience with case management protocols desirable

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)
University degree or advanced training/ course in Business Administration, agriculture, economics, sociology, social work, international affairs, humanitarian or related field 
Languages: (indicate fluency level)
Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages. 
Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

Internal
Other programme staff

External
Relevant stakeholders
Other NGOs

TO APPLY
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LIVELIHOODS OFFICER
LIVELIHOODS ASSISTANT

CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied.

Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations.

Applications should be addressed to: “Recruitment Manager”. 

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered.

Applications sent/received after the deadline will not be considered.

Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.

DUE DATE: 28 July, 2017

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