15 May 2017

Livelihood & Gender Officer EU Project Careers - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:       Livelihood & Gender Officer
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: EU TF Project Manager

About DRC:
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 Livelihood and Gender officer will be tasked with field implementation of the EUTF livelihood activity component in Yumbe settlement, Uganda. The Livelihood and Gender Officer will closely monitor the quality of the activities and will relate closely for technical support with the Livelihood and Gender Coordinator and ensure a close coordination with the authorities, other service providers and the community for the implementation of the activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Coordination/ Representation:
  • Under the supervision of the EUTF Project Manager and technical supervision and support by the Livelihood and Gender Coordinator the LGO will attend and represent the interests of DRC in all livelihood related meetings.
  • Attend and represent the interests of DRC in all Livelihood and Gender related meetings in Yumbe district and as directed by the project Manager.
  • 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 livelihood team and other sectors
  • Actively contribute and actively participate in a regular sector meetings within the consortium, at district level and within DRC
  • The LGO will coordinate EUTF project implementation with other Officers within the EUTF program i.e. Conflict Management Officer, ALP Officers and MEAL staff.
Project Development, Implementation and Reporting:
  • Formulate innovative implementation strategies to enhance effectiveness, efficiency and delivery. 
  • Actively contribute to concept and proposal development in the livelihood and Gender thematic areas of the EUTF and broader DRC programs.
  • Contribute to the gap analysis in the areas of Livelihoods 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 as per DRC’s/Donor financial regulations.
  • Prepare and submit weekly work plans for the team, submit it to the Project Manager and copy 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 EUTF livelihood activities and other livelihood activities as directed by the project Manager.
  • Initiate collection, entry and processing of livelihoods information database.
  • Prepare/contribute to weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, donor and other reports in the areas of livelihoods and environment
Staff Management:
  • Supervise Livelihood and Gender Assistants 
  • 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 Yumbe operational area as needed. 
  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets and appraise them based on the set targets.
  • Conduct daily field visits to support field staffs - mentoring - through technical back stopping, to train duty bearers, check quantum of progress and verify quality of work.
Logistics /Finance:
  • Assist the EUTF Project Manager in monitoring 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, coordinate with the EUTF Project Manager and ensure their execution.
  • Ensure the delivery of materials and supplies. 
  • Contribute to grants management of all livelihood / Gender projects through strategic management of day to day project expenditures

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Livelihood & Gender Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Agro-business Management, Enterprise Management, business development or other related field.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in similar position.
  • Previous experience and deep understanding of rural poverty and vulnerability issues, livelihoods activities (including VSLAs) and resilience strategies.
  • Excellent knowledge in preparing major international donor reports.
  • Broad knowledge and experience of working with multiple Donors
  • Possess strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Must be computer Literate with good skills in Microsoft Word and Excel data base.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Highly conversant with at least one of the local (Yumbe) languages.
  • The applicant must be in possession of a valid motorcycle riding permit with at least one year rough road riding experience.
  • Exhibit commitment to accountable practices.
  • Broad knowledge of working in challenging environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large varied workloads and deal constructively with stress and periods with long hours.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision
  • Proactive, stable and robust character and a good team player.
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humour.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels.      

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in the aforementioned capacity should send the following documents online at the link below.
  • 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
  • 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.

Deadline: 23rd May 2017

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