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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Livelihood and Gender Officer Job at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Livelihood and Gender Officer

Jobs at:
Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Deadline of this Job:
28th January 2018 by 5:00pm

Duty Station:

Job details:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordination/ Representation:
• Under the supervision of the Area/Program Manager, coordinate with stakeholders, all DRC livelihood/gender related linkages representing the organization within its internal guidelines/standards and those of donors/partners in the districts of jurisdiction.
• Attend and represent the interests of DRC in all Livelihood/Gender related meetings with the District Local Governments, lower local governments, and other stakeholders
• Actively coordinate within the jurisdiction of your responsibility
• Contribute and actively participate in internal and sector coordination meetings
Project development, implementation and reporting
• Contribute to concept and proposal development in the livelihood/gender thematic areas
• Contribute to the gap analysis in the areas of Livelihoods and contribute in the development of new thematic areas according to analysis
• Responsible for day to day activity implementation through efficient and effective ways
• Contribute to the design of capacity building syllabi and materials and effectively implement the trainings at all levels
• Manage the day-to-day livelihood activities, including activity finances while bearing in mind DRC’s/Donor financial regulations.
• Monitor and document DRC’s livelihood activities, ensuring all processes, results and lessons learnt are documented and shared within the sector and with Management
• Prepare/contribute to weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, donor and other reports in the area of livelihoods
Staff Management:
• Supervise and mentor Livelihood / Gender Assistants in the district of jurisdiction, providing hands-on and real time training to ensure growth and development in performance of the Assistants
• Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability. Provide technical and informed programmatic leadership for the livelihood staff members and community based mechanisms in Kiryandongo operational area as needed.
• Develop staff performance measurement and targets for staff under direct supervision and appraise them based on the set targets.
• Conduct daily field visits to support field staffs - mentoring - through technical back stopping and to train duty bearers
Logistics /Finance
• Keenly monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.
• Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different activity locations.
• Initiate procurements and ensure their timely execution
• Ensure the delivery of supplies in the right quantity and quality
• Actively contribute to grants management of all livelihood / Gender projects through management of day to day project expenditures with strict adherence to internal finance policies and donor guidelines
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Livelihood and Gender Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
• Four years of experience working with community development and livelihoods, preferably in a refugee setting
• Ability to speak local languages
• Proven experience managing community dialogues and working directly with beneficiaries
• Previous experience working with or implementing UNHCR projects
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including;
• A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria
• Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.
All applications should be sent to  clearly indicating position name in the subject line.