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
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
  • 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
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned
    from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • 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
  • Excellent knowledge in preparing major
    international donor reports.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with
    Echo, EU donors.
  • Possess strong analytical and conceptual
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Show commitment to accountable practices
  • Knowledge of working in challenging
  • 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
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
  • All applications should be sent to clearly indicating position name in the
    subject line.
Deadline: 10th July 2017
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