Livelihoods Manager at DRC, Bentiu, South Sudan

Deadline: 28 October 2018

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Livelihoods Manager in Bentiu, South Sudan.

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 Manager will perform the following functions:

  • Coordination/Representation:
    • Actively participate and represent DRC in coordination meetings such as FSL clusters, and other meetings conducted by local and state authorities, UN agencies and stakeholders when relevant to FSL issues.
    • Identify gaps in service provision to IDPs, proactively referring those gaps to relevant forums or advocating with government authorities or humanitarian partners for additional support.
  • Programme Management
    • Under the direct supervision of the Area Manager and in coordination with the Livelihood Coordinator plan, manage and implement all FSL activities as defined by project documents/proposals. Uphold rigorous project cycle management standards at the field site level in compliance with DRC and donor regulations.
    • Supervise and guide Livelihood Technical Officers and other staff throughout the planning and implementation of FSL responses and project activities
  • Finance and Administration
    • Ensure full compliance with DRC and donor financial guidelines and policies while managing the project(s).
    • Monitor budgets to ensure the timely utilization of all resources, spending is in line with project timelines and implementation schedules and adjust budget forecasts when needed.
  • Human Resources
    • Ensure that adequate staffing is in place for the activities, including an appropriate gender balance within the teams. Performance management of FSL team including setting team and individual objectives, providing capacity building, feedback, coaching to the team to achieve targets.
    • Make sure that team is aware of humanitarian principles, standards and code of conduct and follow them accordingly.
  • Proposal Development/Reporting
    • Provide regular updates on progress to supervisors and other team members, including other departments and sectors as appropriate.
    • Responsible to provide input and/or prepare project progress reports, donor reports, Cluster reports as per given deadlines and as necessary
  • Logistics, Procurement, Safety and Security
    • Develop supply/procurement plans for protection program activities and coordinate with the Bentiu-based Supply Chain personnel for their delivery to the field as per project planning.
    • Ensure staff compliance with security management rules and procedures (for i.e. ensuring relevant documentation and procedures are understood and adhered to by staff).

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • At least 4 years experience in food security programming, agricultural and livelihood support in post conflict and volatile security environments.
  • Minimum 3 years’ solid experience in project cycle management, including project design, proposal writing, project implementation, budget management and donor reporting.
  • Proven experience of preparing project proposals and log frames for FSL projects for donors.
  • Experience with different donors i.e. EC, BPRM, UNHCR, ECHO, OFDA, FAO, CHF and DANIDA preferred.
  • Proven experience in conducting emergency market and food security & livelihoods assessments.
  • An understanding of Natural Resources Management, tree seedling establishment, Energy and other environmental protection related programmes.
  • Design and coordination of graduating Artisans resettlement programmes including apprenticeships, On Job Training, business skills development/training, financial management, records keeping, group formation and dynamics, business plan development, start-up kits (in kind and cash grants) and market linkages.
  • Application of computer and IT skills.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.