Livelihoods Manager at DRC, Damascus, Syria


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.

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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.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Livelihoods Manager will perform the following functions:

  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

For more information, please visit DRC.

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