Livelihood Officer-( Somali National) 69 views0 applications


Background:

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in more than 35 countries around the world. DRC has been operating in Somalia for more than twenty years, where we assist returnees, IDPs and displacement-affected communities in all three regions (Somaliland, Puntland, and Central and Southern Somalia) through protection, service delivery and livelihoods activities to enhance their self-reliance and expand opportunities for a dignified life. DRC provides both humanitarian assistance and longer-term development support to respond to the needs of communities affected by acute crisis as well as those in protracted displacement situations. In the past year, DRC’s strategic focus has shifted towards more durable solutions-oriented programming, linking displacement affected communities to longer-term initiatives to build resilience and recovery.

Overall Purpose of the role

The livelihood officer under the overall supervision of Restore Project Team Leader (Livelihoods Team Leader) and Area Program Managers is responsible for facilitating the planning and implementation of SomReP-RESTORE at the community level and will ensure that all proposed objectives and targets are achieved and reported. S/he will mobilize community and provide guidance on good practices related to Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA), community managed Microfinance Institution, facilitate establishment of saving groups, delivers trainings on business management skills and life skills.

Responsibilities:

· Facilitate the conduction of community entry activities including gender climate vulnerability capacity analysis (GCVCA) in target villages to define community gaps, existing capacity and provide basis for planning.

· Customize SomReP-RESTORE implementation strategies and work plans (annual/quarterly/monthly) to ensure effective implementation of VSLA & BDS activities in target locations as outlined in detailed implementation plan. This includes, PSP model, Push-Pull market system, PMERL.

· Facilitate the identification, formation and capacity building of local structures (VSLA, IGA groups, livestock marketing groups/cooperatives, financial institutions and marketing groups) in the target villages to smoothly deliver program interventions.

· Facilitate beneficiary identification in consultation with communities & local leaders

· Identify technical capacity gaps and problems faced by the beneficiaries and Village Agents and train them on good practices and innovations related to Village Savings and Loans, BDS, marketing cooperatives/ organization.

· Coach and mentor the Village Agents for effective facilitation/support of VSLA, IGAs and BDS activities

· Strengthen the capacity of partners – local government, associations and cooperatives in implementation and managing of VSLA, IGAs, VST and BDS activities

· Facilitate organization of exposure/exchange visits and any other events for the beneficiaries to foster learning and experience sharing.

· Prepare periodic project reports (monthly, quarterly, annual) and other reports requested.

· Assist that the knowledge, experience and lessons learned on the projects implementations are documented, validated and disseminated to the donors and communities through communication, workshops and meetings.

· Monitor and evaluate DRC SomReP-RESTORE activities through regular field visits by conducting regular community meetings to maintain progress.

· Ensure all the livelihood activities adhere to CHS guidelines and Comply child protection principles

· Perform any other tasks assigned to him/her by supervisor

Experience, Educational qualifications & technical competencies

· Minimum of 3-5 years’ relevant experience on resilience and livelihood activities in post conflict areas

· Have hands-on experience on community Micro-finance, business facilitation skills, VST and SME

· University degree, preferably in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Rural development or similar social science discipline from a recognized institution of higher learning

· Adequate skill on Market and value chain development skills

· Experience in working with local communities, community mobilization and coordination with local authorities.

· Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills-Good facilitation skills

· Solid experience (minimum of 3 years) from working in pastoral, agro-pastoral and peri-urban livelihood zones in Somalia or Somaliland context

Languages:

• Fluency in written and spoken Somali & English

ABOUT YOU

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

· Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process

· *Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.*

· *Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership*

· *Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures*

· *Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.*

Conditions:

Availability: July 2019

Duty station: Dolow

Reporting to: Livelihood Team Leader

Duration: 6 Month contract with possible extension

The position is open to Nationals ONLY

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

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.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at www.drc.dk. Please submit applications online using this link by 19th June, 2019.

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The Danish Refugee Council is currently implementing a broad range of activities relevant to conflict affected communities and persons. The activities are categorized in ten sectors:

Shelter and Non-food Items, Food Security, Protection, Income Generation, Coordination & Operational Services, Community Infrastructure & Services, Humanitarian Mine Action, Armed Violence Reduction (AVR), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), and Education.

Here you can read some short exemplifications of what types of activities the respective sectors include:

Shelter and Non-food Items: Provision of emergency shelter, emergency cash grants, rehabilitation of housing, distribution of non-food items (NFIs) and provision of return and repatriation kits.

Food Security: Emergency food provision or food voucher programmes. Training and capacity development in agriculture, agricultural inputs (e.g. tools and seeds), agricultural grants.

Protection: Advocacy for the rights of displaced people in their context of displacement, child protection initiatives, individual protection assistance based on vulnerability, legal aid, land & property rights, sexual and gender-based violence prevention, registration services for the internally displaced and refugees, monitoring of rights and rights awareness-raising, facilitation of return and repatriation processes.

Income Generation: Business training and SME development, business grants, life-skills training, literacy and numeracy training, vocational training, micro-credit loans, savings groups, group enterprise development and facilitation.

Coordination & Operational Services: Coordination and management of refugee and IDP camps, active participation in UN cluster coordination, humanitarian surveys and studies, facilitation of NGO Networks focused on displacement solutions, capacity development, training and support to local NGOs, secondment of experts to UN emergency operations worldwide

Community Infrastructure & Services: Provision of physical infrastructure like roads, bridges, community centres, irrigation systems or other community structures, facilitation and training of infrastructure management groups at community level, facilitation and funding of community development plans, initiatives for disaster risk reduction at community level.

Humanitarian Mine Action: Manual or mechanical mine clearance, clearance of former battle areas, education for affected communities – with special focus on children on how to avoid harm from mines and UXO, surveys of expected and confirmed mined or UXO areas, explosive ordnance disposal and stockpile destruction, capacity building of national demining institutions.

Armed Violence Reduction (AVR): Education in procedures for safe storage and safe handling of small arms and light weapons (SALW), capacity building of institutions for safety, local and community level conflict management and mitigation.

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH): Emergency water supply, hygiene item distribution, hygiene information and education, construction of latrines, installation water points, wells and water storage. Water purification.

Education: Education grants and fee support, school feeding programmes, teacher training and support, school materials provision and construction or rehabilitation of school structures.

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0 USD Dolow CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Background:

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in more than 35 countries around the world. DRC has been operating in Somalia for more than twenty years, where we assist returnees, IDPs and displacement-affected communities in all three regions (Somaliland, Puntland, and Central and Southern Somalia) through protection, service delivery and livelihoods activities to enhance their self-reliance and expand opportunities for a dignified life. DRC provides both humanitarian assistance and longer-term development support to respond to the needs of communities affected by acute crisis as well as those in protracted displacement situations. In the past year, DRC’s strategic focus has shifted towards more durable solutions-oriented programming, linking displacement affected communities to longer-term initiatives to build resilience and recovery.

Overall Purpose of the role

The livelihood officer under the overall supervision of Restore Project Team Leader (Livelihoods Team Leader) and Area Program Managers is responsible for facilitating the planning and implementation of SomReP-RESTORE at the community level and will ensure that all proposed objectives and targets are achieved and reported. S/he will mobilize community and provide guidance on good practices related to Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA), community managed Microfinance Institution, facilitate establishment of saving groups, delivers trainings on business management skills and life skills.

Responsibilities:

· Facilitate the conduction of community entry activities including gender climate vulnerability capacity analysis (GCVCA) in target villages to define community gaps, existing capacity and provide basis for planning.

· Customize SomReP-RESTORE implementation strategies and work plans (annual/quarterly/monthly) to ensure effective implementation of VSLA & BDS activities in target locations as outlined in detailed implementation plan. This includes, PSP model, Push-Pull market system, PMERL.

· Facilitate the identification, formation and capacity building of local structures (VSLA, IGA groups, livestock marketing groups/cooperatives, financial institutions and marketing groups) in the target villages to smoothly deliver program interventions.

· Facilitate beneficiary identification in consultation with communities & local leaders

· Identify technical capacity gaps and problems faced by the beneficiaries and Village Agents and train them on good practices and innovations related to Village Savings and Loans, BDS, marketing cooperatives/ organization.

· Coach and mentor the Village Agents for effective facilitation/support of VSLA, IGAs and BDS activities

· Strengthen the capacity of partners – local government, associations and cooperatives in implementation and managing of VSLA, IGAs, VST and BDS activities

· Facilitate organization of exposure/exchange visits and any other events for the beneficiaries to foster learning and experience sharing.

· Prepare periodic project reports (monthly, quarterly, annual) and other reports requested.

· Assist that the knowledge, experience and lessons learned on the projects implementations are documented, validated and disseminated to the donors and communities through communication, workshops and meetings.

· Monitor and evaluate DRC SomReP-RESTORE activities through regular field visits by conducting regular community meetings to maintain progress.

· Ensure all the livelihood activities adhere to CHS guidelines and Comply child protection principles

· Perform any other tasks assigned to him/her by supervisor

Experience, Educational qualifications & technical competencies

· Minimum of 3-5 years’ relevant experience on resilience and livelihood activities in post conflict areas

· Have hands-on experience on community Micro-finance, business facilitation skills, VST and SME

· University degree, preferably in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Rural development or similar social science discipline from a recognized institution of higher learning

· Adequate skill on Market and value chain development skills

· Experience in working with local communities, community mobilization and coordination with local authorities.

· Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills-Good facilitation skills

· Solid experience (minimum of 3 years) from working in pastoral, agro-pastoral and peri-urban livelihood zones in Somalia or Somaliland context

Languages:

• Fluency in written and spoken Somali & English

ABOUT YOU

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

· Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process

· *Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.*

· *Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership*

· *Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures*

· *Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.*

Conditions:

Availability: July 2019

Duty station: Dolow

Reporting to: Livelihood Team Leader

Duration: 6 Month contract with possible extension

The position is open to Nationals ONLY

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

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.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at www.drc.dk. Please submit applications online using this link by 19th June, 2019.

2019-06-20

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