Livelihoods Assistant NGO Job Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:    Livelihoods
Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Team
Leader Livelihoods
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 Officer supports Team
Leader-Livelihoods in the field implementation of the livelihoods component in
Adjumani settlement, Uganda. The Livelihoods 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.
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Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Under the supervision of Team Leader- Livelihoods attend and
    represent the interests of DRC specific livelihoods related meetings
  • Attend and represent the interests of DRC in specific Livelihoods
    related meetings as directed by the Team Leader-Livelihoods.
  • Actively coordinate within the jurisdiction of your responsibility
  • Represent DRC with the Local Authorities and other stakeholders in
    the districts of jurisdiction.
  • Actively participate in internal coordination meeting to ensure
    internal coordination with livelihoods team and other sectors
  • Contribute and actively participate in a regular sector meeting
development, implementation and reporting
  • Contribute to concept and proposal development in the livelihoods
    annd protection thematic areas
  • Contribute to the gap analysis in the areas of Livelihoods,
    Protection and contribute in the development of new thematic areas
    according to analysis
  • Responsible for day to day activity implementation through efficient
    and Effective way.
  • 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 regulations.
  • Prepare weekly work plans for the team, submit it to the Livelihood
    and Gender Coordinator to circulate to the DRC Teams and ensure work plans
    are implemented as per the approved work plan.
  • Monitor and document DRC’s livelihood activities.
  • Prepare/contribute to weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, donor and
    other reports in the areas of livelihoods and environment
Staff management
  • With support and guidance from the Team Leader, provide technical support
    to Livelihoods assistants where there is necessary.
  • 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.
  • Conduct daily field visits to support field staffs – mentoring –
    through technical back stopping and to train duty bearers
Logistics /Finance
  • Support Livelihoods Team Leader to monitor financial commitments and
    expenditures against the 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 execution
  • Ensure the delivery of supplies
  • Contribute to grants management of all livelihood / Gender projects
    through management of day to day project expenditures
  • Support in raising Purchase Request as directed by Livelihoods Team

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Livelihoods
    Assistant job placement must hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in General
  • Thematic trainings relevant to the position for instance; FFS, Value
    chain development, Nutrition, project management, farmer’s Institutional
    development, Life skills, Climate Smart Agriculture and among others.
  • At least three years of working experience in the implementation of
    both development and Humanitarian projects including; – Livelihoods,
    Agriculture development, Emergency Food Aid, Nutrition, Food security and
    Micro-finance (VSLA) being integrated in all projects.
  • Languages: English
    Other local languages (optional)
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their online applications at the link below.
Deadline: 3rd August 2019
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