Livelihoods Officer (Business) 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 Officer in Fallujah, Iraq. The duration for this post is 6 months.

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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:

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  • Lead with the rest of the livelihoods team the counselling of potential beneficiaries.
  • With the support of the Livelihoods Specialist and Project Manager, the Livelihoods officer reviews each case for inclusion in the program and make recommendations as needed.
  • Maintain a clear database of all possible participants in the program (selected and not selected) and provide regular updates (at least monthly) to the DRC livelihoods database officer.
  • Organize, contribute to the development and improvement of Business material trainings, as well as employability trainings material.
  • Held business and financial management trainings with candidates for Business grants.
  • Follow and reinforce the criteria for selection for participants in Business grants.
  • Organize and conduct review committees to select business proposals in line with the project and with DRC SOPs.
  • Distribute and monitor the business grants.
  • Conduct regular field visits to businesses of beneficiaries from the business grant to provide them with mentorship.
  • Participate and enhance, thanks to innovative ideas, the implementation of livelihoods activities in the CRC.
  • 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.
  • Document and archive logistic and finance documentations (such as PR, advance requests, etc.).
  • Develop work plan in order to achieve project targets and deadlines in coordination with the livelihoods specialist and the livelihoods project manager.
  • Prepare and submit weekly report to supervisor and any regular qualitative reports within given timeframes.
  • Ensure beneficiaries are respected and cared for during trainings and activities.
  • Conduct bilateral interviews and/or focus group discussions when requested with vulnerable households in order to identify specific and refer cases with specific needs and refer protection cases when identified to the protection team.
  • Contribute to refining of data collection, business proposals, reports, photos.
  • Ensure that project activities develop and are implemented in line with DRC’s mandate, policies, procedures and country strategy, as well as with donors requirements and international protection guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Livelihoods Manager.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Proven experience of at least 4 years in business management.
  • Technical competencies in business and financial trainings.
  • Experience with supervising teams and providing technical guidance and training.
    Familiarity/prior experience with NGO sector and its persons of concern would be a distinct advantage.
  • Cultural and gender sensitivity.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail a must.
  • Patient and good communication skills.
  • Familiarity with digital data collection and relevant computer skills.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team member and ability to work under pressure.
  • University degree or higher education relevant to humanitarian work: preferably in business management and economics, law, social sciences or humanitarian aid.
  • Nationality of Iraq.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.