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Economic Recovery Officer

Danish Refugee Council

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Overall purpose of the role: The Economic Recovery Officer, in conjunction with the Team Leader, will ensure effective project component activity implementation oversight, monitoring and evaluation in Dagahaley Camp and the neighboring communities. This position works closely with other livelihoods team colleagues to ensure an integrated approach in beneficiary targeting, activity execution, assessments and feedback. The role also liaises closely with stakeholders located in international and national NGOs, county/national governments and community leadership structures to ensure effective service-delivery, participation and added value. This position provides technical support for Vocational Skills Development and Drylands Agriculture across all the camps and host community locations.Responsibilities: R1. Project Management and Development: Participate in project planning & implementation including activity, budgeting and procurement/logistics planning Develop and maintain detailed implementation plans to deliver program to agreed timeline and milestonesEnsure all project activities are implemented on time and in line with the set-out work-plansPromote collaboration and synergy between refugee focused interventions and the host communitiesPrepare and conduct community sensitization forums/meetings with community leaders and beneficiaries in the refugee and host community set upDocument lessons learned from training activities, community meeting and assist in preparing training reportsPromoting business/farm group development through support, coaching, mentoring, regular feedback and identification of investment needs and opportunities.Supervise core components namely education scholarships, drylands agriculture & vocational skills as well as the supportive sectors namely, micro-enterprise development, savings groups, financial literacy and value-chain/market-development in conjunction with colleague technical officers.Organize and coordinate livelihood related stakeholders’ meetings/workshops/forums to enable the active, free and meaningful participation of project beneficiaries in the design and implementation of project activities within refugee and host communitiesAssist in developing livelihoods concept notes and proposalsOffer technical support in vocational skills and drylands agriculture to colleagues in other locations. R2. Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation: Keep accurate records of events and activities including meeting/class/training attendance. Collect and analyze livelihoods data on a monthly basisParticipate in periodic field level programme review and planning meetingsSupport with weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual donor/internal reporting Develop case studies, human interest stories, et cetera, for use in communications and monitoring reportsEnsure project staff supervised adhere to CHS Principles in the day-to-day project implementation and participate in CHS auditsSupport in implementing M&E plansParticipate in/facilitate baseline surveys, needs assessments and conduct consultative meetings with the project stakeholdersOrganize and conduct education scholarships monitoring sessions and collect data. R3. Coordination & Partnerships: Serve as the liaison with stakeholders and relevant Government of Kenya departments from the location to divisional levelsPromote collaboration and synergy between the DRC host community projects and the similar projects/groups in the Dadaab refugee campsEnsure and maintain mutual linkages with the County and Sub-county offices especially with any related line ministries to enhance their understanding of program needs in the assigned area of operation.In the absence of the Team Leader – Livelihoods, represent DRC in livelihood and education inter-agency coordination meetings R4. Budget Management: Monitor the related budget-lines in order to maintain programme expenditure within budget parameters, ensuring adherence to DRC financial procedures and donor requirements with the support of the Team LeaderTake parts in periodic budget review meetings to ensure effective budget implementation R5. Staff Supervision: Line supervision of national and incentive livelihoods staffStaff performance monitoring Experience and technical competencies: 4 or more years’ experience working with I/NGOs within humanitarian/development contexts Demonstrable experience in livelihoods/food security programming within refugee/host community settingsDemonstrates a good understanding of Project Cycle Management Has excellent communication (spoken and written) skills Working knowledge of MS Office, Excel and other relevant computer applications Good planning and organizational skills coupled with problem-solving abilityPossess good level of conflict management skills Possess a sense of cultural awareness, sensitivity and respect for diversityStrong organizational, team spirit and team work skillsKnowledge of the key issues and trends in livelihood/food security interventions Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Business Administration, Commerce, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Sociology, International Development/Relations or EconomicsFurther short trainings in drylands agriculture, entrepreneurship, technical education, value-chain development, making markets work for the poor (M4P), community-managed microfinance/savings groups, MIS for savings groups or agricultural production highly desirable for this role. Languages: English – Advanced Kiswahili – IntermediateSomali (added advantage) DRC’s Core competencies: All DRC roles require the post-holder to master the below DRC’s 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 Uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. Conditions: Contract duration: 7-months contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council terms of employment for National staff.Employment Category: Band H2 Reporting to: Team Leader- Economic RecoveryDirect reports: Community Engagement FacilitatorsAvailability: June 2024Location: DadaabKey stakeholders:Internal & External: DRC Livelihoods Team and Support Services departments, County and national government line ministries, Coordinate with UNHCR on education/livelihood matters, education/livelihood partners, beneficiaries GeneralCommitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)Application Process:Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications, which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation, and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 17th May 2024.Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, female candidates and those from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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