DRCis currently implementing a project on Livelihood possibilities for refugees within the Turkey context. This project is focusing on enhancing social self-reliance through counseling and provision to transferrable skills, economic-self-reliance through the provision of vocational skills training and job placement. The project is also supporting livelihood opportunities through the provision of small business grant. Senior Livelihood Officer’s main responsibility is to ensure a transparent and clear management of Livelihood Officer and Assistants.
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 Senior Livelihood Officer for its program in Turkey. In close cooperation with the Project Coordinator and Livelihood Manager, the Senior Livelihood Officer is responsible for;
General Programming & Operations
Overall management of Livelihood Officer and Livelihood assistants working in the Livelihood centre
Overall management of all activities taking place inside the Livelihood centre
Develop the Strategy for Social-self-reliance (counselling and provision of high range of transferrable and soft skills)
Analyse at all times the changing needs amongst Syrians and refugee groups to ensure that DRC provides relevant activities
Analyse and identify with the team new approaches for transferrable skill trainings to ensure an always flexible and relevant implementation based on the needs of beneficiaries
Identify the need for relevant assessments and support the team in undertaking them as well as focus group discussions amongst beneficiaries Identified by the project
Follow up expenses related to activities taking place inside the Livelihood centre and related to the courses provided by service providers
Promote and ensure a strengthened operational link between DRC LH beneficiaries, community centres and service providers
Ensure referral of beneficiaries to VT, job placement and small business grants activities
Provide regular reporting on indicators, achievements and challenges related to the project
Participate in facilitating and coordinating activities within the team and with other DRC’s departments
Ensure a transparent and clear management of Livelihood officer and Assistants
Analyze team members’ capacity building needs and propose relevant plans
Promote an open and supportive environment for team members
Oversee that relevant work plans for projects are produced and that division of responsibilities amongst team members is always clear
Ensure that team members produce relevant weekly reports
Ensure and plan with the team relevant project monitoring visits
Support, guide and coach team members on technical and operational issues
Ensure that cross-cutting protection concerns are considered for all planned interventions.
Facilitate the continuous assessment process and provide support to staff conducting activities
Be proactively seeking for new partnerships for transferrable skills
Promote and ensure at all times a pragmatic and efficient dialogue as well as networking with Local Institution, Private Institutes, workshops, National and international NGOs, local Authorities…
Coordinate with the rest of DRC Turkey team whenever needed
Monitoring & Evaluation
Work closely with the monitoring team on monitoring and evaluation tools
Facilitate the qualitative and quantitative monitoring of the project through team meetings, focus group, post-assistance visits, regular reporting and any other monitoring tools.
Participate in the internal evaluation of the programme.
If requested by the Livelihood Manager represent DRC in livelihood working groups and interagency planning workshops.
Any other duties as agreed with the Livelihood Manager and Head of Program.
To be successful in this role, you must have the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or higher in international human rights, law, sociology, social work, or other relevant field
At least 1-2 years of relevant professional livelihood experience with a humanitarian aid
Minimum 1 year in a similar position
Willingness to relocate to south/south-eastern Turkey, and to travel within and between provinces
Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principles
Flexible, enthusiastic and willingness to learn from others
Ability to multi-task and cope with competing demands under tight deadlines
Ability to cope with high workload and stress
An understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in Turkey and the region
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
Other Essential Competencies:
Experience working in the field (preferably experience from Southern Turkey)
Experience with managing teams
Understands rights and protection issues of refugees, children and women – experience working with Syrian refugees is an advantage
Fluency in Arabic and English, both written and verbal. Turkish is an asset.
Proven analytical and writing skills
Proven communication, interpersonal, representation, negotiation, promotion and diplomacy skills
High-level of knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. required.
What we offer:
DRC Turkey offers an employment contract of 5 monts with the possibility of extension (depending on funding). The position will be based in Antakya 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: 04.07.2016
Need further information?
You are welcome to contact the HR team, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the position.
Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button or Apply HERE. Please note that application are not to be sent to HR team; we only accept applications sent online via www.drc.ngo.
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.ngo.
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 24.06.2016
The interviews are expected to take place within 1 week to 10 days after the application closing.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff members are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.ngo/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies).