No Experience Life Skills Assistant Non-profit Careers - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:        Life Skills Assistant
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Life Skills 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 Life Skills Assistant will be providing support for the implementation of DRC program. The life Skill Assistant will be primarily responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting on the adolescent girls and livelihoods project within DRC Arua operations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Project Management:
  • Responsible for design, coordination, implementation and contribution to the effective implementation of the adolescent girls project by working closely with the beneficiaries, local authorities and partners working in the area.
  • Responsible for building self esteem and confidence among adolescent girls
  • Facilitate development of self management skills among adolescent girls
  • Building the capacity of adolescent girls to communicate effectively
  • Facilitate adolescent girls and boys to Identify and pursue opportunities for economic empowerment.
  • Facilitate and empower adolescent girls and boys to attain finance literacy skills
  • Sensitizing adolescent girls and boys on self-reliance, ownership and sustainable development.
  • Facilitate adolescent girls and boys to know their human rights and responsibilities
  • Tasked with promoting sexual reproductive health among adolescent girls.
  • Prepare a detailed monthly action plan and share with the Life Skills Officer for final review and approval. Identify clearly the specific problems to be addressed by the action and the perceived needs and constraints of the target groups and particularly how the action will provide the desired solutions.
  • Ensure timely field assessment/monitoring visits are conducted on project activities to ascertain the progress, challenges and propose solutions to the same.
  • Monitor the impact of life skills activities against the indicators set in the logical frame work of the project.
Project development, implementation and reporting:
  • Work in close collaboration with the Arua protection team, she/he will proactively contribute to quality and timely writing of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Prepare strategies for participatory development of activities to meet the needs of the refugee and host community adolescent girls and boys.
  • Assist the protection team in organizing and delivering trainings and promoting the refugee law on the rights of refugees and other thematic areas.
  • Contribute to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of adolescents' project and interventions in Arua.
Support management team to:
  • Follow up all DRC / DDG Procedures for Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability.
Logistics /Finance:
  • Support the protection team 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 zones.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Life Skills Assistant job placement must hold relevant qualifications, skills and experience to perform the aforementioned tasks

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 title in the subject line.

Deadline: 18th July 2017

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