Livelihood Team Leader (Host)
|Job Type||Full Time|
|Job Location||Cox's Bazar|
|Deadline||11 March, 2021|
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), one of the world's leading NGOs, with a focus on responding to displacement, have been registered in Bangladesh since 2013. In 2017, in response to the Rohingya influx, DRC launched an integrated program of support to the government in site management, shelter/NFI and protection. In 2018, DRC started implementing aid projects in support of the host communities most affected by the influx of refugees. As a key part of this, DRC opened a main office in Cox's Bazar, and a support/liaison office in Dhaka.
The Livelihood Team Leader's function is to ensure quality implementation of Livelihoods activities and day to day field operations management, in synergy with the overall DRC Livelihood programme in Bangladesh under the direct supervision of Livelihood Manager. He/She is responsible to supervise a team of livelihoods Officers and community volunteers to carry out Livelihoods activity management at field across project targeted locations. Together with the Livelihood Manager, the selected candidate will also provide technical guidance and training for field staffs.
The Livelihood Team Leader –is responsible to develop/strengthen relationships with agencies, governance structures, and across DRC's programme, at the field level, in close collaboration with the Livelihood Manager and Livelihood Officers. The Livelihood Team Leader is responsible for ensuring that the work of the team is compliant with donors and internal DRC reporting and accountability policy and procedures.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Project development, Implementation and Reporting
- Assist in implementation of the Livelihood projects.
- Initiate, design and execute to capacity development for Livelihood field staff, livelihood volunteer, CBOs and community groups
- Design and lead to perform skill development (vocational and life skill) , Cash for Work (CFW) and income generation related training for stakeholders.
- Train and support livelihoods officer and Livelihood volunteer to identify community needs through community participatory approach.
- Asist to planning to address the needs with appropriate solutions guided by DRC's Livelihoods strategies
- Contribute to the PDQ with generating innovative ideas
- Develop interventions specific implementation guidelines /SoPs
- Implement, supervise, monitor and capacity build the Livelihood field team in partnership with the line manager.
- Make field arrangements for planned visits to project locations.
- Set up (or assist to set up) a clear beneficiary follow -up mechanisms and ensures that appropriate follow-ups are a Follows-up are made to support beneficiary.
- Compile and submit regular project updates, monthly reports/any other reports needed for adhoc basis
- Strong adherence to safety and security protocols at all times, and along with COC– dedication to reporting suspected contraventions.;
- Ensure DRC Code of Conduct is understood, acknowledged in writing, and followed by the project staff and all volunteer labor, and infractions are reported in an appropriate and timely manner.
- Ensure proper documentation and secure storage of any Livelihood data collected (hard and soft copies) and capitalize best practices.
- Ensure targets are met under the approved work plans and all trackers are regularly updated.
- Prepare all necessary financial and logistical documentation for the team's work, in line with DRC procedures.
- Coordinate activities with relevant stakeholders at field level.
- Liaise closely with Livelihood actors in the field and other humanitarian partners to ensure an understanding of the overall issues and effective collaboration amongst partners; an understanding that shall be used to guide weekly work plans;
- Partake FSS ad livelihood Working Groups meeting at regular basis and prepare and submit the 5Ws reporting at timely basis.
- Any other tasks as may be required from programmatic support directed by the line manager or designate.
Coordination and Representation
- Coordinate and follow up with Livelihood actors and service providers in the field;
- Coordinate with site management and other service providers to facilitate referrals in accordance with the referral pathway;
- Represent DRC in any relevant field based thematic meetings with stakeholders and otherwise as needed;
Support Management Team
- Follow up all DRC / DDG Procedures for Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
- Uphold DRC's international code of conduct
- Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES
- Previous experience working with vulnerable communities or refugees in a similar context; at least 3 years' experience in Food security and Livelihood project Management.
- At least one year of experience in facilitate /design Training of Trainers training for Service providers/Community facilitators for developing leadership skill, decision making capacity and operating the community groups individually with financial inclusion facilities.
- Experience of working with non-governmental organization, UN, or local organization, preferably in a leadership role;
- Good communication skills in Chittagonian and Rohingya;
- Ability to communicate in verbal and written English, including drafting reports in English;
- Willingness and ability to work in field environment, including in all weather conditions/emergency context;
- Good organizational skills and capacity to work independently and as part of a dynamic team
- Preferably a university degree in food security and livelihood, any branch of agricultural sciences, agricultural economics, sociology, or related fields
LANGUAGES (indicate fluency level)
- Chittagonian and Bangla (Intermediate to advanced)
- English (Intermediate)
ALL EMPLOYEES ARE EXPECTED TO DEMONSTRATE DRC FIVE CORE COMPETENCIES
- Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
- Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback
- Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation
- Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly
- Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC's vision and values
- Type of contract: National contract
- Employment Band: G
- Start date: As soon as possible
- Duty station: Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
- Closing Date for Application: 11th March 2021
What we offer
- Two bonuses per year
- Relocation allowance
- Mobile Allowance
- Leave Encashment
- Group life Insurance including Family
- Dental and Optical benefits
- Excellent Working Environment and opportunity to Growth
- Various learning and development platforms
- Applications must be submitted through the mentioned link on the page by clicking on Apply Button.
- All applicants must send a cover letter along with an updated CV (we encourage CV no longer than four pages) in English.
- Mentioning three referees' details of your present supervisor and HR along with past employment's supervisor with CV.
Note: Applications sent by email will not be considered. In addition, DRC doesn't charge any fee for any of its recruitment process & believes in equal opportunity in employment regardless.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact [email protected].
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website: www.drc.ngo.
It has been brought to the attention of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) that there have been instances of fraudulent job offers, purporting to be from DRC in Bangladesh. These offers reportedly concern fraudulent employment opportunities to applicants asking for money. DRC would like to stipulate that the organisation never charges or accepts any money from job seekers during the recruitment process. DRC recommends that you do not respond to unsolicited offers of employment.
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
- Professionalism, impact & expertise
- Humanitarian approach & the work we do
- Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
- Culture, values & strong leadership
- Fair compensation & continuous development
DRC's capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP's and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC's values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers