Livelihoods Officer

Danish Refugee Council, Tal Afer, Iraq

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st October, 2020

Job Description

Overall purpose of the role:

  • Under the supervision of the Economic Recovery Team Leader, and technical supervision of the Economic Recovery Specialist, the Economic Recovery Officer will support the delivery of market-based programming across DRC area of intervention in Tel Afar district and supporting new operations in Baaj when required. More specifically, the Economic Recovery Officer’s responsibilities include:
  • Ensure the quality of the planning, implementation and follow up of all technical aspects of the sector activities being implemented by DRC
  • Develop and maintain good relations with the persons of concern, relevant stakeholders and other humanitarian actors, to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC’s sector activities
  • Training delivery, technical inputs for market and construction sector intervention, donor compliance and accuracy of work plans and reporting


Programming & Operations

  • Ensure efficient and effective program implementation including autonomous identification of the work plan, team tasks, priorities, and work delegation
  • Ensure compliance standards, quality of the documentation and attention to detail including accuracy of the reporting.
  • Act as field-level focal point for community members, other stakeholders and centres when required.
  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/reports and proposals and budgets.
  • Ensure compliance to project procedures and accountability.
  • Develop and follow project tools, workplans and trackers as required
  • Act as a designated focal point and ensure strong accuracy of data reporting
  • Ensure compliance with COVID19 operational guidelines

Technical Capacity

  • Training delivery of the Business and Financial Management trainings with minimum Health and Safety Standards component, warehousing.
  • Strong numerical literacy.
  • Supervise vocational technical trainings, on job placements on the construction sites.
  • Lead field assessments and surveys such as market assessments, price monitoring, labor market analysis and social cohesion mapping.
  • Understanding of market demand for construction materials and services, construction labour market

Team Supervision

  • Supervise Assistants and Enumerators, including ensuring satisfactory completion of tasks and responsibilities, identifying performance issues, and assisting with the development if Performance Improvement Plans, under guidance of in Team Leader
  • Compile and submit written project updates, assist with the preparation of project reports, success stories and other narrative documents as required.

Coordination and representation

  • Collaborate with MEAL, IM, Protection, Finance, Supply Chain and other DRC sectors as required.
  • Represent DRC at meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings.
  • Ensure integration with other DRC sectors.

Supply Chain/Finance

  • Support the monitoring of financial commitments and expenditures against budgets, ensure quality and documentation preparation for payment processing/distributions.
  • Launch, follow and plan procurements.

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience with humanitarian organizations
  • Able to work autonomously and manage priorities, workplan and schedules
  • Experience in training delivery and cash-based response is an asset
  • Experience with vocational trainings, construction sector and specialized labour sector is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with Occupational Health and Safety Standards is an asset
  • Experience with conducting administrative tasks and with following standard procedures and guidelines
  • Strong IT skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in a complex multicultural environment with different stakeholders
  • Ability to work sensitively with different community members, considering gender, age and diversity
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work as part of a team to achieve joint objectives, in a multicultural context.
  • Demonstrated commitment to humanitarian principles and values is mandatory
  • Willingness and capacity to work in the field and travel frequently to project sites when needed is mandatory
  • Ability to act calmly in tense situations, handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion, and act with transparency and integrity.


  • Positions are subject to funding.
  • Applications can be reviewed prior to the application deadline.


  • (include certificates, licenses etc.)
  • Diploma or equivalent professional qualification


  • (indicate fluency level)
  • Fluency in Arabic
  • Proficiency in English and Turkmeni desirable
  • Proficiency in Kurdish is an asset)

Key stakeholders:

  • (internal and external)
  • DRC Staff in the area
  • MEAL, Supply Chain, IM, Finance, Admin/HR, Protection, Shelter
  • Community and governmental stakeholders

We offer:

  • Contract length: 6 months (with the possibility of extension)
  • Salary Band: H
  • Start date: 15th November 2020.
  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals; please refer to under Vacancies.


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