The Danish Refugee Council / Danish Demining Group (DRC/DDG) has been
operational in West Africa since 1998. Our aim is to contribute to the
peace and stabilization, protection and promotion of durable solutions
to crisis affected populations in the region. The overall strategic
objective of the
programme is to support peace and stabilization,
protect and promote durable solutions to conflict affected populations
in Nigeria, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinée, and Mali on
the basis of humanitarian principles and fundamental human rights.
DRC/DDG has a representational office in Abuja and a larger coordination
and field based implementation office in Yola, Adamawa State. During
beginning of 2016, DRC/DDG expects to expand by building a strong
emergency response capacity and by developing resilience projects for
durable solution for the people affected by the crisis.
Danish Refugee Council is recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Livelihoods Manager
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria with frequent field visit to Mubi, Yola and Damaturu
About the Job
- The Livelihoods Manager will be responsible for designing,
coordination, implementation, monitoring and follow up of DRC Nigeria’s
livelihoods activities (focusing initially on emergency food security,
cash transfer and voucher activities/projects).
- The Livelihood Manager will manage a team of local livelihood staff.
- The overall strategic objective of the livelihoods programme is
to develop durable solutions for conflict-affected populations in the
North East of Nigeria (IDPs and host communities).
- He/she will furthermore play a significant role in sectoral
coordination with other stakeholders including local and state
authorities, food security cluster, other INGOs and other partners
involved in the project.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Take a leading role in the implementation of DRCs emergency food
security projects in close co-ordination with the Global Emergency
- Prepare and develop distribution and movement plans for teams
and work with Finance and Admin Manager to forecast cash requirements
- Contextualize cash transfer guidelines prepared by the
organization on distribution processes and make necessary recommendation
- Assist in developing new food security and cash transfer programme initiatives and fundraising relating emergency response;
- Conduct further assessments and assist in preparation of
proposals, develop national and local strategies in co-operation with
the Country Director
- Draft concept papers and assist in the preparation of creative, realistic and effective project proposals
- Based on initial assessments including a market assessment
conducted by DRC Nigeria end of 2015 the Livelihoods Manager will design
interventions, strategies and plans for the implementation of
Livelihoods and cash transfer programmes;
- Conduct assessment and analysis of needs; existing and potential
financial institutions or traditional mechanisms for cash transfer
programme and identify innovative/alternative payment modalities in
consideration with the security situation in target locations;
- Direct management of the livelihood projects and line manager
for team members. This includes coaching, ensuring co-ordination between
staff, in a number of locations , recruiting, and staff capacity
- Ensure donor and agency compliance is met at all levels of project/program management cycle
- Develop project progress reports according to agreed work plan.
This includes contribution of livelihood sector in preparing donor
report on time
- Ensure lessons learned are documented, shared and reflected in program planning and decision making
- Undertake regular field/onsite visits to ensure technical
support to livelihood and cash staff and proper monitoring of the
activities’ implementation in area of operation;
- Provide regular updates on progress to supervisors and other team members and senior management
Representation and Relations:
- Cultivate good relations with key humanitarian actors – local
and international, including government authorities and non-state
actors, through regular attendance at technical meetings and bilateral
- Undertake any other duties that may be assigned by the Country Director
- Ensure that the DRC foods security and cash transfer projects
are implemented in accordance with DRC standard regulations and
procedures (e.g. Code of Conduct, CHS and DRC Operational Handbook);
- Ensure that at all times contact with beneficiaries is conducted in a sensitive and respectful manner;
- Where relevant, liaise with donors and work closely with partners on project updates, site visits and other communication.
- Make sure that each member of the livelihood team is aware of security issues, policies, SOPs and they follow them accordingly
- In consultation and collaboration with Security Advisor, ensure
that all security incidents are reported within given time line and
- Ensure coordination with Head of Finance & Admin, Security
Advisor and Logistic & Procurement Manager to ensure security risks
are minimized at lowest level.
- Ensure that all team members of livelihoods sector are aware of
RDC code of conduct, humanitarian principles and code of conduct of Red
Cross/Crescent and NGOs working in humanitarian field
- The Livelihoods Manager will report to the Head of Programmes, Nigeria.
To be successful in this role you must have:
- Minimum 5 years of international experience with humanitarian organizations
- Minimum 2 years’ experience of working in conflict context
- Experience with managing diverse team in terms of sex, race, faith, age, etc.
- Gender sensitive
- Experience in working and living in shared accommodation
- Flexible and adaptable
- Willing to travel within and between States in Nigeria
- University education in Agriculture/Livelihoods and or equivalent to related field
- Minimum 2 years’ experience in humanitarian cash/voucher and food security projects
- Working experience with IDPs/Returnees/Refugees/Host communities
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
- DRC will offer the successful applicant a 12 months contract,
renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be
available to start work from 25 October 2016 and be willing and able to
work in Maiduguri, Nigeria .
- Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to: www.drc.dk under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level A14
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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- All applicants must send a Cover letter and an updated CV’s (no
longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this
vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.
- If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Due to the need for rapid deployment interviews are expected to
take place throughout the recruitment period. DRC reserves the right to
offer the position to a suitable candidate even before the closing
Application Deadline 30th November, 2016.