Fresher Livelihoods Assistant Non-profit Career Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:    Livelihoods Assistant
Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Team
Leader – 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 Livelihoods Assistant will support the
delivery of the livelihood components to target refugee and host communities in
Bidibidi refugee settlement according to DRC’s internal policies and operations
handbook and in accordance with donor procedures and program design. The main
objective of the position is to ensure that all livelihood activities
especially those related to food security and nutrition quality, training
beneficiaries through PAED methodology, income generation, innovative practices
and private sector linkages are implemented in a timely and efficient manner
according to the agreed Donor and DRC Guidelines, standards and budget. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop relationship with field level structures, authorities and
    community leaders as well as field level private and other stakeholders.
  • In coordination with the Livelihoods officer, attend and represent
    the interest of DRC in the areas of your responsibility.
  • Actively coordinate with the field staff of other DRC sectors and
    other organizations.
  • Actively participate in the regular sector meetings and in house
    coordination meetings.
development, implementation and reporting
  • Effectively implement the day to day activities according to plan
    and technical standards.
  • Contribute in the development of projects through field experience
    and information sharing.
  • Assist in meetings and training with stakeholders and target groups.
  • Actively take part in quality data collection and timely reporting.
  • Actively take part in training at field level.
  • Actively mobilize beneficiaries.
  • Monitor and document DRC’s livelihood activities.
  • Produce field records to contribute to the weekly, monthly and other
  • Ensure the delivery of items and other services to beneficiaries.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.
Logistics /Finance
  • Support the Livelihoods Officer to monitor financial commitments and
    expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow
  • Actively take part in the facilitation of purchase requests.
  • Ensure effective use of resources in the field.
  • Coordination: Maintain close and good relations with all relevant
    stakeholders including OPM, UNCHR, local authorities, other NGOs, CBOs and
    other DRC     partners.
  • Transparency: Ensure required reports and information is shared with
    the direct supervisor in a timely and adequate manner;
  • Reporting: Timely provide relevant data and progress updates to
    project stakeholders as guided by Livelihood Officer, Team Leader,
    Livelihood Coordinator and Base Manager.
  • Follow up all DRC Procedures for Security, Finance, Logistics, HR
    and Administration.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council Livelihoods
    Assistant job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture,
    Agricultural extension, Animal husbandry, Forestry, Agri-business
    Management, Rural Innovations or other related field.
  • A minimum of two years’ work experience in relevant field with INGO
    or other agencies.
  • Possession of diploma with experience of 4 years’ and above.
  • In-depth understanding of agricultural extension services and
    ERI/PAED methodology
  • Knowledge of rural innovations, value chain development, market
    system development and private sector linkages.
  • Knowledge of VSLA and micro finance concepts and practice.
  • Experience in Enterprise selection and development/ Business
  • High integrity, pro-active, stable, robust character and a good
  • Highly motivated, results-oriented, and with well-developed
    problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation, representation and presentation
  • Excellent knowledge in preparing comprehensive activity reports.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and other languages widely
    spoken in the area
  • Knowledge of computers: word processing, database management
  • Commitment to accountable practices.
  • Working knowledge and demonstrated experience working in challenging
  • Proven ability to manage varied workloads and deal constructively
    with stress
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with
    limited supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish
    effective working relations.
  • Possession of a valid riding permit, class A.
  • Languages: Fluent
    in both oral and written English and any one of the local languages spoken
    in West Nile. Arabic is added advantage.        
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the link below
Deadline: 20th September 2018
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