Deadline: 26 November 2018
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Livelihoods Manager in Damascus, Syria. The duration of this post is 12 months.
The Livelihoods Manager is responsible for the development of a livelihoods strategy, operational and programmatic leadership, planning, and implementation and reporting of DRC Syria’s Livelihood portfolio including: livelihood counselling, vocational training, internships, productive workshops, asset replacements and micro-grants.
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.
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Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Livelihoods Manager will perform the following functions:
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- Develop the livelihoods strategy for DRC Syria based on the 2018 lessons learned, research findings and an analysis of the evolving context.
- Lead the implementation of the livelihoods strategy, including through the development and management of partnerships with key stakeholders including public and private sector actors.
- Ensure compliance with donor and DRC rules and regulations.
- Create, refine and execute work plans, spending plans and related systems to ensure that project deadlines are met and targets achieved.
- Oversee annual, monthly and weekly implementation plan development with team members.
- Oversee the development of organizational and technical standard operating procedures, training materials for DRC Livelihood staff.
- Coordinate with programmatic colleagues to ensure joint use of facilities, approach to HR/field staff, and joint programme improvement initiatives are aligned.
- Coordinate with and ensure support from operational functions including Finance, Logistics, HR, Safety, IT, Communications, and Administration.
- Maintain and develop a Livelihoods team which is ‘fit for purpose’, and ensures duty of care to field staff.
- Provide leadership, guidance, and support to the DRC’s livelihoods staff through regular supervision and feedback on performance.
Applicants must have:
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- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area (social sciences, economics, or similar).
- Over 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience with an international NGO in strategy development, programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and donor liaison.
- Minimum 3 years of Livelihood programming experience.
- Solid experience in staff management in a cross-cultural environment.
- Proficiency of the English language.
- A capacity building and systematic approach, to ensure sustainability of the team and programme in the longer term.
- Demonstrated training and facilitation experience.
- Experience in complex emergencies and the ability to live and work in a restricted environment, in at times stressful working conditions.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
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For more information, please visit DRC.