Team Leader- Project Support at DRC, Madaba, Jordan

Deadline: 24 February 2019

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Team Leader- Project Support in Madaba, Jordan.

The Team Leader- Project Support will be responsible for co-coordinating the set-up, kick off and continued implementation of a large GIZ funded cash for work project in the south of Jordan, centered on Madaba.

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- Project will perform the following functions:

  • Provide technical input and supervision of project works on program site/s.
  • Facilitate continuous dialogue and communication between the technical partners, national partners, and project staff.
  • Assist the project manager with preparation of the GIZ project start up meeting, monthly follow up and exit meeting.
  • Engage with local communities and governments in the work site areas to ensure project buy-in and local ownership of project activities.
  • Provide beneficiaries (Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians) with effective information and support on project Cash for Work activities.
  • Liaise closely with the DRC Livelihood Technical Unit at the coordination office and other DRC Jordan departments when necessary.
  • Assist in the regular data and info collection of information to feed in project assessments and reports.
  • Assist in attendance checks and payroll completion, including proper distribution and maintenance of ATM payment cards.
  • Adhere to all work plans created by the Project Manager, ensuring deadlines are met and deliverables are achieved on time.
  • Assist in ensuring Accountability, legal, protection, payment, safety information provided to the beneficiaries, and follow up with reminders so that workers know their rights.
  • Ensure the respect and application of DRC Code of Conduct and DRC Policies and Procedures.
  • Any other task as required by GIZ project manager.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, water management, forestry, irrigation, natural resource management, or other relevant degree.
  • Experience working with rural communities in Jordan.
  • Experience working with local and national government entities in Jordan, specifically the Jordan Valley Authority (JVA), the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), and/or the Department of Forestry (FD).
  • Experience working with vulnerable communities and associated stakeholders.
  • Experience working in a team environment, both as a leader and collaborator, required.
  • Ability to think creatively and to be solution oriented.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain regular presence at project sites and to work during irregular working hours.
  • Ability to write reports in a timely fashion.
  • Computer skills (Excel, Microsoft, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Understanding of the socio-economic conditions and needs of Syrian refugee populations desirable.
  • Ability to work effectively as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team and to work with a wide range of government and community counterparts, and other actors.
  • Arabic (Native) and English (excellent).

How to Apply

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

For more information, please visit DRC.