Team leader – Livelihoods Non-profit Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
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 Team leader –Livelihoods will ensure that
all activities related to livelihood are implemented in a timely and
efficiently manner according to the agreed Donor Guidelines, especially
DRC/donor standards and budget, and provide leadership and coordination for all
aspects related to Livelihood activities in Adjumani.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Implementation and
  • Work closely with Area Manager, Livelihood Officers and Kampala
    Program Unit to update and develop technical guidelines for the
    implementation of the livelihood activities including cash based
  • In coordination with field staff, ensure that vulnerable groups
    (especially women and youths) are actively involved during group
    discussion and the decision making process;
  • Supervise the Livelihood Officers and Field assistants, including
    preparation of Monthly, Quarterly and yearly work plan and related budget,
    and ensure timely implementation of activities
  • Provide capacity building to the Livelihood Officers and Assistants
    on relevant topics including social mobilization, participatory planning
    and prioritization, cash based interventions, activities budget monitoring
    vis-à-vis implementation, vulnerability assessment and targeting, relevant
    approaches to IGA implementation, and sub-project monitoring and
  • Coordinate with the Finance, Procurement Officers and other sectors
    of DRC to ensure proper management of livelihood sub-project fund
  • Support the Livelihood Officers and field assistants in the timely
    preparation of all Livelihood related reports (monthly and quarterly); and
    summarize and compile these reports for submission to the Program Manager.
  • Take lead in developing long-term partnership with the private
    sectors or potential marketing company at both district, regional, and
    national levels to ensure the markets of livelihood products from successful
    farmers, bulk and block groups.
  • Serves as the main contact for Livelihood activities in DRC Adjumani
    operations, and work closely with District and Sub-county production and
    livelihood departments in ensuring high quality standards in DRC livelihood
  • Ensure update-to-date records (disaggregated by
    gender/age/diversity) are maintained for all beneficiaries of Livelihood
  • Ensure that Livelihood Officers implement project activities within
    the budget limits and in line with good Budget management and
    accountability procedures
  • Support Livelihood Officers in ensuring activities implementation is
    done in compliance with DRC/donor quality procedures
  • Closely monitor the implementation of livelihood activities to
    timely identify any problems that may affect the achievement of intended
    outputs and results; by pragmatically and constructively dealing with them
    early enough
  • Ensure that implementation of activities Do-No-Harm to persons of
    concern/ beneficiaries at the point of delivery;
  • In coordination with the Logistics department both in Adjumani and
    Kampala support the timely procurement of project materials, particulary
    in relation to managing cash based interventions
  • Represent the project during coordination meetings with stakeholders
    such as local communities, local government officials, and donors
  • Organize and manage workshops, trainings and meetings that are
    hosted as part of the project with relevant partners—beneficiary
    households, line ministries and CBOs
  • Lead community mobilization efforts
  • Organize meetings for project information sharing.
  • Take lead in the preparation of relevant manuals/tool kits and
    training curriculums that can be used in training beneficiaries
  • Lead weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting processes of livelihood
  • Actively contribute to project planning, development of proposals
    and lessons learned processes
  • Lead the identification of beneficiaries needs using both technical
    skills and local knowledge
  • Engage and build strong and better relations with all community and
    settlement leaders (including Refugee Welfare Committee), local government
    structures and line ministries including OPM staff for the enhancement of
    overall program objectives
Monitoring and
  • Actively participate in monthly Budget Follow up review meetings and
    ensure all livelihood activities status are updated and submitted to
    Program Manager/designate
  • Manage all livelihood data collection exercises including the
    conduction of assessment and surveys (e.g. baseline surveys, yield
    assessment, do-no-harm surveys etc.) in close coordination with the
    Country M&E unit to monitor and evaluate food security and livelihoods
    projects activities;
  • Work closely with M&E unit to identify, document and disseminate
    relevant project success, challenges and follow up on implementation of
    project’s action points
  • Support the undertaking of detailed situational analysis in
    collaboration with relevant stakeholders (especially the PoC) and propose
    appropriate project implementation approaches
  • Supervise the implementation of all participatory
    needs/vulnerability and capacity assessments of affected communities and
  • Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of
  • Support/supervise subordinate staff in the development and
    implementation of activity plans which will support the achievement of
    sector/office plans;
  • Provide appropriate coaching and mentoring for staff less performing
  • Provide supervision, guidance and monitoring for project staff,
    ensuring clarity over project plans and priorities and encouraging
    effective team work
  • Represent DRC in good faith and by demonstrating humanitarian code
    of conduct
Additional tasks: On request perform any other additional
duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization to
function optimally.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council Team leader
    –Livelihoods job placement should hold an advanced degree in Rural or
    Agricultural Development, Development Studies, Environment, or related.
  • Proven experience managing teams
  • Proven experience in managing livelihoods and community based
  • Excellent reporting and drafting skills
  • Proven experience in developing partnerships and working with
    various stakeholders
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: 7th August 2018 by 5:00 pm
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