Deadline: 5 March 2020
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Team Leader – Livelihoods in Kenya. The duration of this post is 1 year.
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 Team Leader – Livelihoods will perform the following functions:
- Program Management, Development, Monitoring and Evaluation
- Oversee the Programme / Project Management Cycle that includes design, planning, implementation, MEAL and transition stages for various interventions.
- Provide management and technical leadership to micro & small enterprise development, vocational skills, drylands agriculture, education scholarships & youth livelihoods / development components with a focus on relevance, cost-effectiveness, building a solid evidence-base and moving them to scale.
- Oversee the implementation of technical approaches in micro-enterprise development, value-chain development, financial inclusion (savings groups/financial literacy), integration of protection and social/life skills capacity development in livelihood interventions.
- Oversee participatory needs assessments and identify appropriate livelihood interventions to increase incomes for the host and refugee communities and reduce poverty/increase incomes in target locations.
- Training & Capacity development
- Provide continuous technical support and mentorship for Assistants/Officers to develop professional and technical competencies.
- Support field teams to participate in and provide leadership within Camp-level Livelihoods and Education Working Group meetings.
- Provide technical feedback on monthly, quarterly narrative reports received from the Livelihoods Team, ensuring that established project objectives and targets are met.
- Coordination & Partnership
- Promote collaboration and synergy between the DRC host community projects (HCS) and similar projects / groups in the Dadaab refugee camps.
- Promote a positive profile of the program and good understanding among other sectors, partners and communities about the program.
- Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders – Community support groups, community leaders, RAS, UNHCR, I/NGOs, to enhance multi-agency, multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination.
- Budget Management
- Manage livelihoods project budgets in order to maintain program expenditure within budget parameters, ensuring adherence to DRC financial procedures and donor requirements.
- Support team members to utilize financial planning tools, such as spending plans, procurement plans, and work-plans based on activities and budgets.
- Working closely with the Supply-chain Team to ensure all livelihood department procurements are sourced in a timely manner.
- Staff Management
- Ensure timely recruitment of highly competent Livelihoods sector staff.
- Hold regular meetings with staff to plan & address any concerns and share feedback.
- Monitor and provide objective feedback related to staff performance, including objective-setting, probation & performance evaluations to promote growth and development.
Applicants must have:
- Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Business Administration, Economics, Sociology, Agri-business, Agriculture.
- Certificates in Entrepreneurship, Value-chains, Savings Groups, MIS/Savix for Savings Groups, Agriculture, Management / Leadership Fluency in written and spoken English essential.
- Minimum 3 year’s proven middle management experience in managing complex, integrated livelihood projects / programmes within humanitarian and development organizations.
- Minimum 5 year’s demonstrable working experience at field implementation level.
- Experience working with diverse donors such as UNHCR, DANIDA, ECHO, EU, DFID, SDC and private grants.
- Fluency in report-writing and with good MEAL skills.
- Excellent in the use of MS Office Suite, email and internet.
- Demonstrable experience in training colleagues in livelihood technical themes.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local partners and other stakeholders.
- Knowledge and understanding of Somali society.
- Experience in refugee settings and knowledge of refugee issues very essential.
- Some private sector experience will be advantageous.
How to Apply
Applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English through online process.
For more information, visit DRC.