Livelihood Coordinator NGO Job Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:         Livelihood Coordinator
Organisation: Danish Refugee
Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Livelihoods
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
Coordinator will lead on the livelihood sector in the implementation of
operations and strategies for Kyaka The main objective of the position is to
ensure that all activities related to livelihood are implemented in a timely
and efficiently manner according to the agreed Donor Guidelines, especially
DRC/BPRM standards and budget, and provide leadership and coordination for all
aspects related to Livelihood activities in Kyaka II.
Key Duties and
Implementation and Planning:
Work in liaison with Program Manager, Livelihood
Officer and Kampala Program Unit to update and develop technical guidelines for
the implementation of the livelihood activities including cash based
In coordination with field staff, ensure that
vulnerable groups (especially women and youths) are actively involved during
group discussion and the making decision process;
Supervise the Livelihood officers and Field
assistants, including preparation of Monthly, Quarterly and yearly work plan
and related budget, and ensure timely implementation of activities
Provide capacity building to the livelihood
officers and assistants on relevant topics including social mobilization,
participatory planning and prioritization, cash based interventions, activities
budget monitoring vis-à-vis implementation, vulnerability assessment and
targeting, relevant approaches to IGA implementation, and sub-project
monitoring and reporting.
Coordinate with the Finance and Procurement
Officers to ensure proper management of livelihood sub-project fund
Support the Livelihood officers and field
assistants in the timely preparation of all Livelihood related reports (monthly
and quarterly); and summarize and compile these reports for submission to the
Program Manager.
Take lead in developing long-term partnership
with the private sectors or potential marketing company at both district, regional,
and national levels to ensure the markets of livelihood products from
successful farmers, bulk and block groups.
Serves as the main contact for Livelihood
activities in DRC Kyaka II operations, and work closely with District and
Sub-county production and livelihood departments in ensuring high quality
standards in DRC livelihood sector.
Ensure update-to-date records (disaggregated by
gender/age/diversity) are maintained for all beneficiaries of Livelihood
Ensure that livelihood officers implement
project activities within the budget limits and in line with good Budget
management and accountability procedures
Support Livelihood officers in ensuring
activities implementation is done in compliance with DRC/BPRM quality
Closely monitor the implementation of livelihood
activities to timely identify any problems that may affect the achievement of
intended outputs and results; by pragmatically and constructively dealing with
them early enough
Ensure that implementation of activities Do-No-Harm
to persons of concern/ beneficiaries at the point of delivery;
In coordination with the Logistics department
both in Kyaka II and Kampala support the timely procurement of project
materials, particulary in relation to managing cash based interventions
Represent the project during coordination
meetings with stakeholders such as local communities, local government
officials, and donors
Organize and manage workshops, trainings and
meetings that are hosted as part of the project with relevant partners—beneficiary
households, line ministries and CBOs
Lead community mobilization efforts:
Organize meetings for project information
Take lead in the preparation of relevant
manuals/tool kits and training curriculums that can be used in training beneficiaries
Lead weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting
processes of livelihood activities
Actively contribute to project planning,
development of proposals and lessons learned processes
Oversee the identification of beneficiaries needs
using both technical skills and local knowledge
Engage and build strong and better relations
with all community and settlement leaders (including Refugee Welfare
Committee), local government structures and line ministries including OPM staff
for the enhancement of DRC/BPRM overall program objectives
Monitoring and Evaluation:
Actively participate in monthly Budget Follow up
review meetings and ensure all livelihood activities status are updated and
submitted to Program Manager/designate
Manage all livelihood data collection exercises
including the conduction of assessment and surveys (e.g. baseline surveys,
yield assessment, do-no-harm surveys etc.) in close coordination with the
Country M&E unit to monitor and evaluate food security and livelihoods projects

Work in liaison with M&E unit to identify,
document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges and follow up on
implementation of project’s action points
Support the undertaking of detailed situational
analysis in collaboration with relevant stakeholders (especially the PoC) and
propose appropriate project implementation approaches
Oversee the implementation of all participatory
needs/vulnerability and capacity assessments of affected communities and PoCs
Participate in project evaluations and assist in
the analysis of results
Support/supervise subordinate staff in the
development and implementation of activity plans which will support the
achievement of sector/office plans;
Provide appropriate coaching and mentoring for
staff less performing
Provide supervision, guidance and monitoring for
project staff, ensuring clarity over project plans and priorities and
encouraging effective team work
Represent DRC/BPRM with good faith and by
demonstrating humanitarian code of conduct
Additional tasks: On request perform any other additional
duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization to
function optimally.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) Livelihood Coordinator job placement must hold an advanced degree
in Rural or Agricultural Development, Development Studies, Environment, or
related field 
Previous experience in managing teams
Proven experience in managing livelihoods and
community based projects
Excellent reporting and drafting skills
Proven experience in developing partnerships and
working with various stakeholders
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: 31st
October 2017 by 5:00pm
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