Livelihood and Gender Officer Non-profit Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:         Livelihood and Gender Officer
Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordination/ Representation:
  • Under the supervision of the Area/Program
    Manager, coordinate with stakeholders, all DRC livelihood/gender related
    linkages representing the organization within its internal
    guidelines/standards and those of donors/partners in the districts of
  • Attend and represent the interests of DRC
    in all Livelihood/Gender related meetings with the District Local
    Governments, lower local governments, and other stakeholders
  • Actively coordinate within the
    jurisdiction of your responsibility
  • Contribute and actively participate in
    internal and sector coordination meetings
Project development, implementation and reporting
  • Contribute to concept and proposal
    development in the livelihood/gender thematic areas
  • 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 ways
  • Contribute to the design of capacity
    building syllabi and materials and effectively implement the trainings at
    all levels
  • Manage the day-to-day livelihood
    activities, including activity finances while bearing in mind DRC’s/Donor
    financial regulations.
  • Monitor and document DRC’s livelihood
    activities, ensuring all processes, results and lessons learnt are
    documented and shared within the sector and with Management
  • Prepare/contribute to weekly, monthly,
    quarterly, annual, donor and other reports in the area of livelihoods
Staff Management:
  • Supervise and mentor Livelihood / Gender
    Assistants in the district of jurisdiction, providing hands-on and real
    time training to ensure growth and development in performance of the
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and
    principles of accountability. Provide technical and informed programmatic
    leadership for the livelihood staff members and community based mechanisms
    in Kiryandongo operational area as needed.
  • Develop staff performance measurement and
    targets for staff under direct supervision 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
Logistics /Finance
  • Keenly monitor financial commitments and
    expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics
    and movements of staff from and to different activity locations.
  • Initiate procurements and ensure their
    timely execution
  • Ensure the delivery of supplies in the
    right quantity and quality
  • Actively contribute to grants management
    of all livelihood / Gender projects through management of day to day
    project expenditures with strict adherence to internal finance policies
    and donor guidelines

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Livelihood and
    Gender Officer job placement must
    hold a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Four
    years of experience working with community development and
    livelihoods, preferably in a refugee setting
  • Ability to speak local languages
  • Proven experience managing community
    dialogues and working directly with beneficiaries
  • Previous experience working with or
    implementing UNHCR projects
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
Deadline: 28th January 2018 by 5:00pm

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