Livelihoods Officer NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:    Livelihoods Officer
Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Area
About US:
The 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.
Job Summary:   The Livelihood Officer will be providing
support to the implementation of DRC Program. The job is field based with
frequent movement within the project Area.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Under the supervision of the Area Manager, coordinate with
    stakeholders, all DRC livelihood related linkages representing the
    organization within its internal guidelines/standards and those of
    donors/partners in the districts of jurisdiction.
  • Attend and represent the interests of DRC in all Livelihood related
    meetings with the District Local Governments, lower local governments, and
    other stakeholders
  • Actively coordinate within the jurisdiction of your responsibility
  • Contribute and actively participate in internal and sector
    coordination meetings
development, implementation and reporting
  • Actively contribute to concept and proposal development in the
    livelihood 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 ways
  • Contribute to the design of capacity building syllabi and materials
    and effectively implement the trainings at all levels
  • Manage the day-to-day livelihood activities, including activity
    finances while bearing in mind DRC’s/Donor financial regulations.
  • Monitor and document DRC’s livelihood activities, ensuring all
    processes, results and lessons learnt are documented and shared within the
    sector and with Management
  • Prepare/contribute to weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, donor and
    other reports in the area of livelihoods
Staff management
  • Supervise and mentor Livelihood Assistants in the district of
    jurisdiction, providing hands-on and real time training to ensure growth
    and development in performance of the Assistants
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability.
    Provide technical and informed programmatic leadership for the livelihood
    staff members and community based mechanisms in Kiryandongo operational
    area as needed.
  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets for staff under
    direct supervision 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 bearers
Logistics /Finance
  • Monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and
    provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff
    from and to different activity locations.
  • Initiate procurements and ensure their timely execution
  • Ensure the delivery of supplies in the right quantity and quality
  • Contribute to grants management of all livelihood projects through
    management of day to day project expenditures with strict adherence to
    internal finance policies and donor guidelines

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council Livelihoods
    Officer job placement should have four years’ experience working with
    community development and livelihoods, preferably in a refugee setting
  • Previous experience in activity and budget management
  • Proven experience managing community dialogues and working directly
    with beneficiaries
  • Desirable: experience working with or implementing UNHCR projects
How to Apply:
Applications should
be in English and include the following:
  • 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 salary expectations.
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include
    information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work
    experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.
Please send your
Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email
to Please clearly indicating position name in
the subject line.
Deadline: 18th July 2018 by 5:00 pm
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