Livelihoods Coordinator at DRC, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 19 February 2019

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Livelihoods Coordinator in Kampala, Uganda.

The Livelihoods Coordinator is responsible for designing, coordination, implementation, monitoring and follow up of DRC Uganda’s livelihoods and cash programming.

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 Coordinator will perform the following functions:

  • Develop, coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and report on DRC´s Livelihood and Cash Programme for all the field operations.
  • Based on existing assessments, he/she will design interventions, national and local strategies and plans for the implementation of Livelihoods and cash transfer programmes.
  • Conduct assessment and analysis of needs; existing and potential financial institutions or traditional mechanisms for cash transfer programme and identify innovative/alternative payment modalities in consideration with the security situation in target locations.
  • Ensure continuous capacity building among staff in handling the Livelihood and cash programming.
  • Undertake regular field/onsite visits to ensure technical support to livelihood and cash staff and proper monitoring of the activities’ implementation in area of operation.
  • Provide regular updates on progress to HoP and other team members and senior management.
  • Ensure donor and agency compliance is met at all levels of project/program management cycle.
  • Review and endorse relevant financial and narrative reporting on all livelihood and cash related interventions.
  • Enhance the quality of Livelihood and Cash programming throughout the project cycle.
  • Provide overall budget monitoring, financial management and expenses control including compliance with minimum DRC and donor requirements.
  • Ensure lessons learned are documented, shared and reflected in program planning and decision making.
  • Promote knowledge management by exchange of knowledge, information, situation analysis, experience or lessons learned; promote knowledge sharing and technical input or recommendations on major programme directions and on introduction of new initiatives in the country.
  • Manage the implementation, monitoring and documentation of resilience action research and innovation (technical or systems), ensuring rigorous monitoring and wide sharing of results.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • University degree in Environment, Agriculture, Agri-Business or Economics.
  • Master’s Degree strongly preferred.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in similar positions.
  • Relevant experience in business or market/economic development
  • Relevant experience in agricultural production, market assessments, rural market linkages, and capacity building in value chains.
  • Experience in training field team.
  • Experience in cash programming.
  • Experience in implementing livelihood intervention in emergency settings.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Nationality of Uganda.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post with their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.