Livelihoods Coordinator NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:    Livelihoods Coordinator
Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to: Head
of Programs
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
Livelihoods Coordinator is responsible for designing, coordination,
implementation, monitoring and follow up of DRC Uganda’s livelihoods and cash
programming. The overall strategic objective of the livelihoods and cash
programme is to develop durable solutions for conflict-affected populations in refugee
settlements and in Karamoja region (refugees and host communities). He/she will
furthermore play a significant role in sectoral coordination with other
stakeholders including local and state authorities, livelihood and cash working
groups, other INGOs, private sectors and other partners involved in the
project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Strategic and
program planning
·        
Develop,
coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and report on DRC´s Livelihood and Cash
Programme for all the field operations.
·        
Based on
existing assessments, he/she will design interventions, national and local
strategies and plans for the implementation of Livelihoods and cash transfer
programmes;
·        
Conduct
assessment and analysis of needs; existing and potential financial institutions
or traditional mechanisms for cash transfer programme and identify
innovative/alternative payment modalities in consideration with the security
situation in target locations;
·        
Contextualize
cash transfer guidelines, tools and training materials prepared by the
organization on cash transfer processes and make necessary recommendation where
appropriate;
·        
Lead in
developing new sustainable livelihood and cash transfer programme
initiatives/proposals and fundraising relating emergency and longer term
response;
·        
Conduct
further assessments and assist in preparation of proposals
Coordination
·        
Participate
in the Livelihoods, Cash and Environment inter-agency working groups, joining
technical task forces as needed
·        
Engage
the CCD (Collaborative Cash Delivery) platform, and lead on coordination of the
technical meetings of the CCD
Program
Implementation, monitoring and reporting
·        
Ensure
continuous capacity building among staff in handling the Livelihood and cash
programming.
·        
Undertake
regular field/onsite visits to ensure technical support to livelihood and cash
staff and proper monitoring of the activities’ implementation in area of
operation;
·        
Provide
regular updates on progress to HoP and other team members and senior management
·        
Ensure
donor and agency compliance is met at all levels of project/program management
cycle
·        
Review
and endorse relevant financial and narrative reporting on all livelihood and
cash related interventions.
·        
Enhance
the quality of Livelihood and Cash programming throughout the project cycle.
·        
Provide
overall budget monitoring, financial management and expenses control including
compliance with minimum DRC and donor requirements.
·        
Ensure
lessons learned are documented, shared and reflected in program planning and
decision making
·        
Ensure
that the DRC foods security and cash transfer projects are implemented in
accordance with DRC standard regulations and procedures (e.g. Code of Conduct,
CHS and DRC Operational Handbook);
·        
Ensure
transparency and accountability tools, processes and mechanisms to affected communities
are in place
·        
Ensure
equal participation by all segments of the community, taking into consideration
issues regarding gender, age, clan and tribal and religious affiliations.
·        
Regularly
monitor project activities and provide timely inputs and feedback to the Area
Managers (AM) and Head of Programmes (HoP)
·        
Quality
control and site monitoring to ensure that services provided are according to
SPHERE and national standards
·        
Work
with HoP and M&E team to ensure M&E plan is being implemented, data is
being collected from the field and regular reports are being produced.
Innovation,
knowledge management and capacity building
·        
Promote
knowledge management by exchange of knowledge, information, situation analysis,
experience or lessons learned; promote knowledge sharing and technical input or
recommendations on major programme directions and on introduction of new
initiatives in the country.
·        
Manage
the implementation, monitoring and documentation of resilience action research
and innovation (technical or systems), ensuring rigorous monitoring and wide
sharing of results.
·        
Prepare
learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and good practices,
to support overall livelihood sector development.
·        
Support
the professional development of livelihood/cash staff as relevant, to ensure
our sector capacity remains up-to-date with latest developments.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Livelihoods Coordinator
job opportunity should hold a University degree in Environment, Agriculture,
Agri-Business or Economics. Master’s Degree strongly preferred.
·        
At least
5 years of work experience in similar positions
·        
Relevant
experience in business or market/economic development
·        
Relevant
experience in agricultural production, market assessments, rural market
linkages, and capacity building in value chains
·        
Experience
in training field team
·        
Experience
in cash programming
·        
Experience
in implementing livelihood intervention in emergency settings
·        
Fluent
in English
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the link below
Deadline:  19th
February 2019
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