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Team Leader-Livelihood

Team Leader-Livelihood

Closing date: 31 Dec 2018

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation

In Irbid DRC is implementing livelihood programs supporting ongoing cash for work (CfW) projects, protection monitoring, legal awareness, community dialogue platforms and engagement projects; as well as a project which aims to provide a livelihood referral pathway to enhance self-reliance of Syrian refugees and Jordanians.

The Team Leader-Livelihood will be responsible for coordinating, overseeing and directly implementing DRC’s livelihood activities under current GIZ and UNHCR funding in Irbid. This livelihood team leader will also support the livelihood technical unit in the field roll out of tools and standard operating procedures (SOPs) as well as quality assurance monitoring of technical programs. . The individual will report directly to the Livelihood team leader based in Irbid with managerial oversight by the project manager.

About the job

The individual will report directly to the Base Manager-Irbid. The main duties and responsibilities will be:

• Oversee and supervise all livelihood activities and teams in Irbid base.

• Work closely with the Project Manager, DRC program team and support departments to implement the project in line with the objectives laid out in the proposal and in collaboration with local implementing partner/s.

• Organize recurring financial literacy training sessions and the distribution of micro business grants to participants;

• Co-coordinate the launch of assessments, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions on livelihoods and market ecosystems in each base;

• Launch a private sector and labour market service mapping exercise within Irbid;

• Manage and distribute the daily tasks and create a weekly plan for the team.

• Field visits to multiple locations to follow up on the project activities.

• Follow up on the livelihood activities such as (job referral, labor formalization, self-employment and micro grants …etc).

• Supervise ATM and cash distribution.

• Support the project manager to modify the livelihood activities to fit with the context of the north.

• Work closely with the logistic and finance departments to implements the projects activities in Irbid.

• Support the project manager to manage the financial aspects of the project (forecast and spending tracking).

• Support the project manager in submitting monthly reports.

• Ensure livelihood activities are implemented in a way that meets or exceeds standards set by DRC;

• Support in data collection, monitoring, and evaluation efforts with DRC’s Monitoring and Evaluation assistants as needed;

• Support continual improvement of DRC’s livelihood activities by capturing and sharing key challenges, articulating obstacles and proposed solutions, and identifying success stories to highlight.

• Participate as part of the DRC Selection Committee, during the review process of business plans, and selection of business grant recipients

• Ensure regular, proper project documentation and contribute to reporting and internal information sharing with relevant program and support teams.

About you

Bachelor’s degree in relevant area (e.g. economics, development studies, Business) advantageous or a combination of a business related university degree and additional relevant experience.

Moreover, we also expect the following:

Required / Desirable

• A minimum of 4 years’ experience in business development, market mapping exercises, or economic development research.

• Good knowledge of project monitoring systems to track the effectiveness of programs and an ability to maintain cooperative, professional relationships with donors, partners and peer organizations.

• Experience in working on project implementation jointly with local organizations as implementing partners.

• Strong understanding of market and private sector dynamics in the project location;

• Good interpersonal skills and ability to foster communication and negotiation among local stakeholders;

• Strong organizational and time management skills;

• Ability to work effectively as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team and to work with a wide range of government and community counterparts, and other stakeholders;

• Understanding of the socio-economic conditions of Syrian refugee populations a must;

• Ability and willingness to maintain regular presence at project sites and to work during irregular working hours;

• Ability to write reports in a timely fashion;

• Computer skills (Excel, Microsoft, PowerPoint and Outlook).

• Demonstrated experience with business plans development and review.

• Demonstrated experience with marketing plans and review.

• Understanding and knowledge of economic development and recovery principles in an urban and rural context

• Understanding of the socio-economic conditions and labour market constraints of Syrian refugees highly desired;

• Ability to work effectively as an integral part of multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team and to work with a wide range of government and community counterparts, and other actors;

• Customer-service oriented, able to manage competing priorities, and resourceful in problem solving

• Proven ability to work independently as required.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

We offer

Contract length: 6 Month contract including three months as probation period, renewable based on both funding and performance.

Designation of Duty Station: Irbid

Start date: ASAP

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 31 Dec 2018

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.

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