EU Trust Fund Livelihood and Gender Officer Job Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:       Livelihood and Gender Officer
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Funding Source: European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
Reports to: Livelihood / Gender Coordinator
About US:
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian
organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36
countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and
internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable
solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian
principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on
Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
About EU Project:
is presently leading a Consortium of four NGOs (DRC, ZOA, Save the Children,
and CEFORD) which has been selected to implement a program in Northern Uganda
to support the self-reliance, resilience and social stability of
displacement-affected communities, South Sudanese refugees and their host
communities. The Consortium  is
implementing a 3-year project implemented by a consortium of NGOs and funded
under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa to respond to refugee
settlements in West Nile of Uganda.
Job Summary: The Livelihood and Gender Officer assists the
Livelihood and Gender Coordinator and the EU Trust Fund project manager in the
field implementation of the livelihood component of the EU Trust Fund Project
in Adjumani settlement, Uganda. The Livelihood and Gender Officer will closely
monitor the quality of the activities and ensure a close coordination with the
authorities, other service providers and the community for the implementation
of the activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Coordination/ Representation:
  • Under the supervision of the Livelihood and
    Gender Coordinator and EU Trust Fund Project Manager, attend and represent
    the interests of DRC in all livelihood related meetings
  • Actively coordinate within the jurisdiction
    of your responsibility 
  • Represent DRC with the Local Authorities and
    other stakeholders in the districts of jurisdiction.
  • Attend and represent the interests of DRC in
    all Livelihood and Gender related meetings
  • Actively participate in internal coordination
    meeting to ensure internal coordination with livelihood team and other
  • Actively contribute and actively participate
    in a regular sector meeting
2. Project Development,
Implementation and Reporting:
  • The jobholder will contribute to concept and
    proposal development in the livelihood and Gender thematic areas
  • Contribute to the gap analysis in the areas
    of Livelihoods and contribute in the development of new thematic areas
    according to analysis  
  • Responsible for day to day activity
    implementation through efficient and Effective way
  • Actively contribute to the design of capacity
    building syllabus and materials and effectively implement the trainings at
    all level  
  • Manages the day-to-day livelihood activities,
    including activity finances while bearing in mind DRC’s/Donor financial
  • Prepare weekly work plans for the team,
    submit it to the Livelihood and Gender Coordinator and EU Trust Fund
    Projects Manager and circulate to the DRC Teams and ensure work plans are
    implemented as per the approved work plan.
  • Monitor and document DRC’s livelihood
  • Prepare/contribute to weekly, monthly,
    quarterly, annual, donor and other reports in the areas of livelihoods and
3. Staff Management:
  • Mentor and supervise Livelihood and Gender
    Assistants working for the EU Trust Fund project in districts of
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles
    of accountability 
  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership
    for the livelihood staff members and community based mechanisms in
    Adjumani operational area as needed. 
  • Develop staff performance measurement and
    targets and appraise them based on the set targets.
  • Conduct daily field visits to support field
    staffs – mentoring – through technical back stopping and to train duty
4. Logistics /Finance:
  • Assist the Livelihood and Gender Coordinator
    to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against EU Trust Fund
    budget and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and
    movements of staff from and to different clusters. 
  • Initiate procurements and ensure their
  • Ensure the delivery of supplies 
  • Contribute to grants management of all
    livelihood / Gender projects through management of day to day project
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee
    Council (DRC) Livelihood and Gender Officer job opportunity should hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Agro-business Management, Enterprise Management,
    business development or other related field with in depth understanding of
    rural poverty and vulnerability issues.
  • A minimum of three years of related work
    experience in similar positions.
  • Excellent knowledge in preparing major
    international donor reports.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with
    ECHO, EU donors.
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices.
  • Knowledge of working in challenging
  • Proven ability to manage large varied
    workloads and deal constructively with stress.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet
    deadlines and work with limited supervision
  • Proactive, stable and robust character and a
    good team player.
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a
    good sense of humour.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and
    demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain
    why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and
    qualifications criteria and please indicate your salary expectations
  • Updated and detailed (maximum 3 pages). The
    CV should include information about your qualifications, relevant training
    courses, work experience, and name and contact details of three relevant
complete application package should be uploaded online, Click Here
Deadline: 14th September 2016
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