Livelihood and Gender Coordinator NGO Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:         Livelihood and Gender
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.
Job Summary: The
Livelihood and Gender Coordinator will lead on the livelihood sector in the
implementation of operations and strategies for Kyaka II. 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/donor standards and budget, and provide leadership
and coordination for all aspects related to Livelihood activities in Kyaka II.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
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 interventions.
  • In
    coordination with field staff, ensure that vulnerable groups (especially
    women and youths) are actively involved during group discussion and the
    decision making 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
  • Coordinate
    with the Finance, Procurement Officers and other sectors of DRC 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 assistance.
  • Ensure
    that Livelihood Officers implement project activities within the budget
    limits and in line with good Budget management and accountability
  • Support
    Livelihood Officers in ensuring activities implementation is done in compliance
    with DRC/donor quality procedures
  • 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 sharing.
  • 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
  • Lead
    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 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
  • 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
    closely 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
  • Supervise
    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 in good faith and by demonstrating humanitarian code of conduct

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Livelihood and Gender
    Coordinator job placement must hold an advanced degree in Rural or
    Agricultural Development, Development Studies, Environment, or related.
  • 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
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: 12th February 2018 by 5:00pm

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