Livelihoods Assistant at DRC, Fallujah, Iraq

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Deadline: 27 September 2018

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Livelihoods Assistant in Fallujah, Iraq. The duration for this post is 6 months.

DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Livelihoods Assistant will perform the following functions:

  • Conduct field visits to assess, implement and monitor all the livelihoods activities, like business and financial management training and business grants using as much as possible an age, gender and diversity approach, in order to fully understand community needs and priorities.
  • Identify and assess the needs of various communities and suggest possible solutions in coordination with Project Officer.
  • Support the business advisor (officer) in the business and financial management training and organize the training in cooperation with the CRC team.
  • Help in the identification of potential areas of work, needs and beneficiary’s selection.
  • Support, in coordination with Finance and Logistic, the implementation of the business grants project and ensure DRC SOPs are followed.
  • Develop monthly visit plans on assessing and following up businesses development in coordination with Project Officer.
  • Ensure dissemination of clear and reliable information on livelihoods service provision and other pre-selected key topics.
  • Conduct monitoring of activities, record feedback (comments, suggestions) and report results back to Project Officer.
  • Maintain constructive relationships with municipalities, other local government institutions, local NGO partners and other international organizations in coordination with the other team members.
  • Contribute to capacity building of local organizations, community groups, and stakeholders upon Project officer’s directives.
  • Identify vulnerable beneficiaries during the field work who might need protection assistance and refer them according to the referrals procedures to the protection team.
  • Ensure Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach to livelihoods is consistently applied through community and rights based participatory methods.
  • Ensure the respect of DRC Code of Conduct, the confidentiality and humanitarian principles and contribute to the integration of protection and AGD mainstreaming into DRC livelihoods programming.
  • Ensure transparency and DRC’s positive regard and reputation within communities.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Relevant professional experience of not less than 2  years.
  • Experience or education in business management would be an asset.
  • Patient and good communication skills.
  • Familiarity/prior experience with NGO sector and its persons of concern would be a distinct advantage.
  • Familiarity with digital data collection and relevant computer skills.
  • Full respect for organization confidentiality.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team member and ability to work under pressure.
  • University degree in social sciences, humanitarian aid, business management and economics or other relevant field, or undergraduate degree with demonstrated strong experience.
  • Nationality of Iraq.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.