Fresher Livelihoods Officer (Market Development) Non-profit Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Livelihoods Coordinator
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
Officer (Market development) will be providing support to the implementation of
DRC Program. The job is field based with frequent movement within the project
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Coordination/ Representation:
  • Under the supervision of the Livelihoods
    Coordinator, coordinate with stakeholders, DRC livelihood related linkages
    representing the organization within its internal guidelines/standards and
    those of donors/partners in the districts of jurisdiction.
  • Attend and represent the interests of DRC
    in all Livelihood 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 thematic areas, with key focus on market development
    and cash based interventions
  • Contribute to the gap analysis in the
    areas of Livelihoods and contribute in the development of new thematic
    areas according to analysis
  • Develop market-based interventions and
    tools to guide market development
  • Provide key accountability, documentation
    and assessments to guide cash based interventions
  • Responsible for day to day activity
    implementation (with cash based interventions being a core activity)
    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 and
    cash 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 Assistants
    in the district of jurisdiction, providing hands-on and real time training
    to ensure growth and development in performance of the Assistants
  • 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 Kyaka II 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
  • Contribute to grants management of all
    livelihood 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) Livelihoods Officer (Market Development) job placement
    should have four years of experience working with market and community
    development and livelihoods, preferably in a refugee setting
  • Proven experience in developing and
    implementing cash based interventions
  • Ability to speak local languages
    (Kiswahili a key asset)
  • Proven experience managing community
    dialogues and working directly with beneficiaries
  • Desirable: experience working with or
    implementing ECHO projects
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in the aforementioned capacity should apply online
at the link below.
Deadline: 2nd April 2018
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