Livelihoods Officer at DRC, Tripoli, Lebanon

Deadline: 9 April 2019

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Livelihoods Officer in Tripoli, Lebanon.

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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 Officer will perform the following functions:

  • Actively support the Livelihood Team Leader in leading the implementation of the Livelihoods activities in Tripoli in a way that ensures coherence between planned activities and commitments outlined in project proposals.
  • Lead the outreach process to vulnerable communities through municipalities, partner organization, social media, and in collaboration with other DRC programs.
  • Ensure strong engagement with beneficiaries targeted in DRC Livelihoods program and make sure their enquiries are answered in a timely manner.
  • Organize and perform socio-economic profiling and career counseling of potential beneficiaries to determine their vulnerability level and career and vocational interests.
  • Map employers from private sector and conduct outreach to engage them in the possibility of hosting apprentices.
  • Follow up and monitor apprenticeship placements to ensure a successful fit, a positive learning experience, and monitor compliance to grant requirements.
  • Additionally, Map Training service providers and engage with them in the possibility of referring participants to their trainings.
  • Follow up and monitor referred participants to ensure participants successfully received the needed service.
  • Establish and maintain contact and productive working relationships with community representatives, local and international organizations, jobseekers/beneficiaries and employers.
  • Monitor the quality of sessions for courses, follow up on curriculum development and execution and manage monthly cash payments to apprentices while ensuring timeliness and accuracy.
  • Assist in conducting market assessment of the areas of intervention and determining program intervention priorities based on needs and existing resources.
  • Support the Livelihoods Team Leader in developing budget forecast, workplans and tools for the projects.
  • Keep track and produce reports on progress of activities and results and assist the Livelihoods Team Leader in drafting reports and providing inputs/analysis.
  • Frequently conduct field visits to ensure a quality work from Livelihoods Assistants, contractual staff, and partners.

Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must have:

  • Bachelor’s University degree; preferably related to international development, economics, business, or education or extensive field experience in the sector as an equivalent.
  • 2 year’s minimum experience with INGOs or local NGOs, preferably in Livelihoods, Food Security or related sectors, which would include experience in the following activities:
    • Implementation of skills development and employability trainings programs (vocational trainings, apprenticeships..).
    • Profile beneficiaries for vulnerability and providing career guidance.
    • Conduct market assessments and employer mapping.
    • Train and facilitate for staff and community groups.
  • Excellent facilitation, listening and communication skills.
  • Good understanding of key Livelihood-related issues in Lebanon within the context of both host and refugee community.
  • Ability to communicate and write clearly in English.
  • Nationality of Lebanon.

How to Apply

Applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.

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