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Economic Recovery Project Officer Livelihoods Full-time Job

10 months ago   Accounting & Finance   Nairobi   1K views Reference: 496
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Overall purpose of the role:
Reporting to the Urban Area Manager, the Economic Recovery Project Officer is to provide the overall technical and strategic direction, oversee and coordinate the implementation of the DANIDA funded Livelihoods project in line with the DRCs country and global strategy as well as in complementarity and close collaboration/synergies with other livelihoods projects in the DRC urban program and agencies working in the wider urban refugee and hosting communitys context. The role will also be responsible for the supervision of a project assistant and community mobilizer and will undertake other duties as assigned by the Urban Area Manager and conduct technical coordination with DRC Regional Technical Advisor to ensure the project and donor expectations are met.

Responsibilities:
R1. Project Management/Development, Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Plan, oversee and support the broad implementation of DANIDA funded livelihoods activities in DRC urban Program.
  • Remain abreast of topical developments related to economy recovery that would promote community participation in improving the livelihoods or well-being.
  • Promote sector learning and knowledge management in Livelihoods sector through: collating findings/ information collected from the field as well as routine monitoring to draw lessons.
  • Develop and or adopt sector guidelines and tools in support of livelihoods implementation.
  • Submit timely and high-quality activity and donor and internal progress reports.
  • Work closely with the protection, peacebuilding, meal and advocacy/or communication colleagues to enhance program integration through well thought out technical and strategic approaches.
  • Ensure livelihoods sector growth in scope through fundraising - identification of sector gaps and root causes analysis and take lead in developing quality concept notes and proposals with corresponding activity budgets.
  • Lead the project participation in project kick-off, review and project closure meetings including periodic program review and planning meetings and external meetings as often and as requested by the supervisor.
  • Ensure project staff adhere to CHS Principles in project implementation; participate in CHS audits and support M&E plan.

R2: Coordination & Partnership:

  • Develop strategic and maintain effective working relationships with all urban refugees and hosting communities stakeholders and other DRC team members to enhance multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination on response activities.
  • Promote collaboration and synergies between refugee focused interventions and the host communities.
  • Actively participate and maintain engagement in relevant coordination platforms of relevance/value add to DRCs urban agenda.

R3: Budget Management:

  • Support in ensuring sound budget expenditure, ensuring adherence to DRC financial procedures and donor requirements as related to the livelihoods sector.
  • Draft spending plans, procurement plans, and work plans based on livelihoods activities and budgets.

R4: Staff Supervision:

  • Mentor, provide technical supervision, capacity building and facilitate performance development to livelihoods project assistant and community workers.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum of 4 years field experience in leading and managing economic recovery/livelihoods programming in an International NGO or other relevant agency.
  • Technical experience in livelihoods programming including developing and leading capacity building of local agencies (CBOs self help groups etc), financial inclusion, micro enterprise, value-chains, product development or other related sectors in economic recovery is desirable.
  • Strong project management skills, with experience managing multiple location, sector project budget.
  • Experience working in urban displacement responses and in multi-sectoral interventions.
  • Strong planning, organization and problem-solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding working environment.
  • Good analytical and strategic planning skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, partners, local organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Good level communication and interpersonal skills.

Education:
A degree in relevant field (Business Management, Economics, Entrepreneurship or Community Development or its equivalent).
Fluency in written and spoken English essential

DRCs Core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: you focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: you take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: you act in line with our vision and values.

Conditions:
Contract duration: 9 months. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council terms of employment for National staff.

Due Date 01 April 2022
Availability: April 2022
Duty station: Nairobi
Key stakeholders:
Internal: Programme Management Unit, M&E staff, implementing field teams, senior management team and support service team.
External: Technical Working Group(s), urban refugee and host communities, local and national government authorities, relevant NGOs/CBOs and humanitarian agencies including DRC partners and donors as appropriate.

General
Commitments:
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)

Application Process:
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications, which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation, and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicants most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 1st April 2022.

Gender Equality:
DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, female candidates and those from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunities:
DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
DRCs capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDPs and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRCs values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport
Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Providing equal opportunities
We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Promoting high standards
DRCs capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDPs and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRCs values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

Company Description
DRC (Danish Refugee Council), founded in Denmark in 1956, is Denmarks largest and the worlds leading non-profit, independent, rights-based refugee organization.
Our vision is to assist refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities to a dignified life. We protect lives and human rights and empower beneficiaries throughout conflict displacement by providing shelter, food, and hope in terms of work, education and integration towards a sustainable future.

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