Fresher Livelihood & Gender Assistant NGO Jobs - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:         Livelihood & Gender Assistant
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Livelihood & Gender Officer

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 Livelihood and gender Assistant is responsible for the day to day operations of the EU Trust Fund project in the beneficiary communities as outlined by the Livelihood / Gender Officer.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Coordination / Representation:
  • Build and strengthen relationships with field-level structures, authorities and community leaders as well as field level private and other stakeholders
  • Work in close coordination with the Livelihoods/Gender officer attend and represent the interest of DRC in the areas of your responsibility
  • Actively coordinate with the field staff of other DRC sectors and other organizations
  • Actively participate in the regular sector meetings and in house coordination meetings
Project Implementation and Reporting:
  • Effectively implement the day to day activities according to plan and technical standards
  • Significantly contribute in the development of projects through field experience and information sharing
  • Assist in meetings and trainings with stakeholders and target groups
  • Actively take part in quality data collection and timely reporting
  • Actively take part in trainings at field level
  • Actively mobilize beneficiaries
  • Keenly monitor and document DRC’s livelihood activities
  • Prepare and submit reports to contribute to the weekly, monthly and other reports
  • Ensure the delivery of items and others services to beneficiaries
Staff development and management
  • Manage field based staff, volunteers, and community participants.
  • Offer technical and programmatic leadership for the livelihoods outreach workers and community based mechanisms in Adjumani 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 and to train duty bearers.
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability
Logistics /Finance:
  • Support the Livelihoods Officer to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different clusters.
  • Follow up all DRC Procedures on Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
  • Actively take part in the facilitation of order requests
  • Ensure effective use of resources in the field
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Livelihood & Gender Assistant career placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Agro-business Management, Enterprise Management, business development or other related field with in depth understanding of rural poverty and vulnerability issues
  • One year of experience in similar position.
  • Excellent knowledge in preparing major international donor reports.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Echo, EU donors.
  • Possess strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Show commitment to accountable practices
  • Knowledge of working in challenging environments.
  • Proven 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 humor.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including;
  • 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.
  • All applications should be sent to clearly indicating position name in the subject line.

Deadline: 10th July 2017

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