Team Leader – Livelihoods NGO Job Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Programme
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
quality implementation of the overall Cash, Livelihood and environment
component and synergize with other sectors, which constitute the overall DRC
program. S/He is responsible to manage a team of livelihoods, cash and
environment staff (Officers and Assistants).
He/she is also
tasked with providing technical assistance and guidance to Cash, Livelihoods and
environment management across programs in all sectors. The Livelihoods Team
leader is also responsible for developing/strengthening relationships with
donors – at the field level – in close cooperation with the programme manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Coordination and
  • Build relationship with a range of Key stakeholders: OPM, UN
    Agencies, Local Governments, Private Sector in order to facilitate the
    development of economic opportunities and increased incomes for the
    targeted beneficiaries.
  • Representation of DRC and active participation in the local Cash,
    Livelihoods and Environment Sector and relevant sub-sectors/working
  • Maintain/establish rapport with government authorities, UN agencies,
    international and local NGOs as required.
  • Ensure coordination and close working environment with other sectors
    of DRC.
  • Ensure regular Cash, Livelihoods and Environment sector meetings.
  • Actively participate in internal coordination meetings.
development, implementation and reporting
  • Responsible for the development of concept note, project plans,
    budgets and funding proposals at the field level in thematic areas of
    Cash, livelihoods and Environment with Gender sensitivity in coordination
    with the Program Manager.
  • Undertake gap analysis in the areas of Livelihoods and Environment
    and contribute in the development of new thematic areas according to
  • Responsible for the efficient and effective program implementation
    of all Cash, livelihoods and environment projects within timeframe, budget
    and quality standards.
  • Contribute to the development of DRC strategy in areas of Cash,
    livelihoods and Environment.
  • Participate and ensure the quality and technical standards of the
    capacity building trainings activities at all levels.
  • Develop a monitoring system, which includes performance and impact
    indicators for all Cash, livelihood and Environment components and related
  • Develop data base system and data collection tools and ensure
    quality data collection, data entry and undertake analysis and generate
    quality reports.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, donor and other reports
    in the areas of Cash, livelihoods and environment.
  • Work in active coordination with other sectors.
  • Proactively contribute to quality and timely monthly, quarterly and
    annual reports.
Staff development
and management
  • Provision of Technical and Programmatic Leadership for the
    Livelihoods and Environment team of DRC.
  • Develop staff performance objectives and targets and upraise them
    based on the targets set.
  • Conduct training needs assessment of all the Cash, livelihood and
    Environment staff and make recommendations.
  • Conduct periodic field visits to support field staff through
    technical backstopping.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct.
Budget Monitoring
  • Responsible for grants management of all Livelihoods and Environment
  • Monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and
    provide timely feedback on budget follow ups
  • Liaise with DRC Administration, Logistics, and Finance Departments
    to ensure smooth operation of the field offices.
  • In collaboration with the Support Services Manager, review financial
  • Ensure timely procurements of the sector according to plan
  • Ensure that procurements of the sector are done within acceptable
    standards and that high quality project items are obtained

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Team Leader
    – Livelihoods job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural
    Economics, Environmental Sciences, Development Studies or related field.
  • A Master’s Degree Development studies, Management, Social sciences
    or related field is an added advantage
  • A minimum of four years of professional work experience in similar
    area and capacity.
  • Proven record of Livelihoods, Cash, Gender and Environment
  • Proven record of working with multiple donors like UNHCR, ECHO
  • Competence using information technology including experience with
    word-processing, spreadsheets and database software.
  • Ability to write reports and communication pieces.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and
    attention to detail a must.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, sound judgment, planning and team
    building and facilitating skills.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and
    respectful team player.
  • Excellent analytical, strategic and communication skills.
  • Strong Computer literacy, proposal writing and Report writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish
    effective working relations with the other team members and other
  • Ability to work under pressure, culturally sensitive, and ability to
    work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience of working with UN or Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Knowledge of refugee crisis.
  • Languages:
    Professional fluency in written and spoken English.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their online applications at the link below.
Deadline: 19th September 2019
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