iş Fırsatı,DRC is looking for Livelihood Assistant
Livelihood Assistant Kilis National Staff Only
DRC is currently implementing a pilot project on livelihood possibilities for refugees and host community members in Turkey. This project involves several activities. The first focuses on enhancing livelihoods through the provision of information, counselling, and skills training to beneficiaries.
DRC is also developing the opportunity to increase collaboration with the private sector by providing small business grants (SBG) and job placements.
Another component of this project focuses on enhancing social cohesion between the host community and refugees by organizing inter-communal dialogue activities in the communities.
The final component of this project involves the provision of cash assistance to the most vulnerable families in order to improve their livelihoods
Who are we?
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 Turkey since early 2013, working with by and large with non-camp Syrian refugees and affected host communities. DRC is committed to basic humanitarian principles; including impartiality and neutrality, and offers the highest standards of accountability to the people it serves. The overall objective for DRC in Turkey is the protection and promotion of durable solutions to displacement affected populations on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights with more immediate objectives focusing both on the immediate subsistence needs, protection and self-reliance support as well as a more long term focus on capacity building. In Turkey, DRC works partially through partners, also providing intensive capacity building support, while also conducting direct implementation.
About the Job
DRC is looking for a Livelihood Assistant for its programme in Turkey. In close cooperation with the Livelihood Officer, the Livelihood Assistant is responsible for
Duties and Responsibilities:
Counseling and Course Selection (80%)
Provide livelihood guidance, on an individual or group basis, to increase beneficiaries’ awareness of vocational pathways and help them focus on specific vocations and values to choose a skills training based on their needs and interests.
Organize and provide information to beneficiaries about livelihood and vocational opportunities.
Help and reinforce beneficiaries in developing a positive self-concept to facilitate the process of decision-making.
Provide information to beneficiaries on skills trainings, market opportunities, and small enterprise creation.
Collect information regarding available skills and available training possibilities.
Support the organization of trainings and other events related to the project.
Establish linkages to adult learning institutions and refer beneficiaries to selected courses.
Establish linkages to employers in South Turkey and collect information on their HR needs.
Provide administrative support if required.
Social Cohesion Programming (10%)
Assess the relevance of potential intercommunal dialogue activities linked to livelihoods to improve the dialogue and cooperation between these fields (e.g. joint workshops, peer-to-peer activities, language exchanges, etc.).
Select beneficiaries who will participate in the activities.
Plan, organize, and monitor intercommunal dialogue activities in coordination with Livelihood/Social Cohesion Assistants and Protection/Livelihood Officer.
Maintain Excel tracking sheet to ensure that data are collected on a timely basis.
Contribute to regular reporting on achievements and challenges related to the project as requested by the Project Officer and Livelihood Coordinator.
Coordinate activities within the team.
Monitoring & Evaluation (10%)
Work closely with the monitoring team and the Livelihood Coordinator, Protection/Livelihood Officer on the timely monitoring and evaluation of all components – information, beneficiary selection, beneficiary feedback about activities, etc.
Facilitate the qualitative and quantitative monitoring of the project through team meetings, visits to selected beneficiaries, regular reporting and any other monitoring tools.
Participate in the internal evaluation of the program.
Refer protection cases to DRC protection unit
Support any activities organized by the Livelihood centre
To be successful in this role, you must have the following qualifications:
University degree or advanced training/ course in sociology, social work, international affairs, humanitarian or related field
At least 1 year of relevant professional experience with a Humanitarian Aid organization
Experience with case management protocols desirable
An understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in Turkey and the region
Experience working with Syrian refugees
Fluency in Arabic and excellent skills in English (written and spoken). Turkish is a strong plus
You have to hold a Turkish citizenship or residency or valid passport with valid visa (the residency application will be required at the moment of the recruitment)
Other Essential Competencies:
You should have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups, partners and nationalities. You should also have strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principles.
You should be flexible, enthusiastic and willingness to learn from others. You should have the ability to multitask and cope with competing demands under tight deadlines. You should have the ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required. You should have the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of nationality, race, gender or age.
What we offer:
DRC Turkey offers an employment contract of 9 months with the possibility of extension (depending on funding). The position will be based in Kilis with regular travel to other DRC Turkey offices in the country as directed. We offer a fair compensation package depending on your qualification and experiences as well as additional allowances such as relocation allowance and living allowances, if applicable. DRC Turkey is income tax exempted. Furthermore, DRC Turkey provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.
Start date: 1st April 2016
Need further information?
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All applicants should send a cover letter and an updated CV no longer than four pages, both in the same language as the job vacancy. Your CV should also include contact details of three professional referees as well as your salary expectations.
Applications close 23rd March 2016.
The interviews are expected to take place within 1 week to 10 days after the application closing. Due to the urgency of the position DRC Turkey reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff members are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (https://www.drc.ngo/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies).
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than twenty-five 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.
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