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Livelihood Coordinator– (National Contract)


DRC is currently implementing a project on livelihood possibilities for refugees within the Turkey context. This project is focused on enhancing social self-reliance through counseling and provision of transferrable skills, and economic-self-reliance through the provision of vocational skills training and job placements. The project is also supporting livelihood opportunities through the provision of home-based and small business grants. 
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: 
The position will be based in Adana- Turkey and will have day-to-day responsibility for: the successful implementation of the livelihood activities, the overall team management and oversight of livelihood programme staff; analysis of data (quantitative and qualitative); and coordination with other DRC departments. The position will be line-managed by the Head of Office, with technical reporting line to the Livelihood PM/Manager, Livelihood Coordinator is responsible for; 
Programme development 
  • Support and provide inputs on Livelihood programme development initiatives in coordination with Livelihood PM/Manager. Propose ideas to program team for review and proactively identify opportunities based on needs assessment and gap analysis. 
  • Analyse the consequences of new regulations related to the access to education and job market for Syrians and follow up the implementation of those regulations in the assigned location, in order to design adequate programming. 
  • Ensure that a risk analysis is in place and constantly updated in the area of responsibility 
Project Management and Implementation 
  • Oversee daily activities and budget expenditure of livelihood activities in accordance with agreed workplans.  
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to DRC, donor and other applicable timeframes and formats . 
  • Ensure confidentiality and data security controls processes are in place and complied with by Livelihood staff.  
  • Track the progress of activities, ensure the collecting of program indicators and provide on-time internal status reports and external donor reports.  
  • Identify and advocate opportunities to mainstream livelihood activities.  
  • Regularly travel to field sites and centres to ensure activities are on-track and provide technical support to field staff in line with existing protocols and guidelines.  
Finance, Procurement and Administration 
  • Follow up and monitor livelihood budgets; 
  • Review and authorise programme financial documents, including reviewing vouchers and supporting documentation in line with IDRA; 
  • Ensure familiarity with DRC’s Operational Handbook; 
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning 
  • Monitor protection risks and needs in projects sites on a regular basis in alignment with project requirements. 
  • Collaborate with M&E team to ensure monitoring activities are in place and relevent to measure the impact of Livelihood programme and the quality of activities. 
  • Develop monitoring systems for internal learning and appropriate program adjustments due to new opportunities/challenges; 
Team Management & Capacity Building 
  • Provide supervision, guidance and monitoring for programme staff, ensuring clarity over programme plans and priorities and encouraging effective team work.  
  • Facilitate regular staff meetings to ensure awareness of programme objectives, and opportunity for feedback  
  • Build staff and partners capacity on good livelihood practice  
Coordination & Representation 
  • Support Livelihood PM/Manager and HoO in identifying partnership opportunities and liaising with Turkish institutions and local authorities, local NGO partners and CBOs concerning livelihood activities and project implementation;  
  • Promote relations and coordinate activities with other humanitarian actors, donors, UN, and civil authorities; 
  • As instructed by Livelihood PM and HoO, maintain relationships with other NGOs, international organizations, government offices; 
  • Coordinate with other DRC offices regarding livelihood to harmonize approaches and reports. 
About you 
To be successful in this role, you must have the following qualifications: 
  • University degree or higher education relevant to business management, economic, law, political sciences, social sciences, or development field; 
  • At least 3 years of proven experience in field-based humanitarian settings or in the private sector, including at least 1 year in Livelihood sector; 
  • Excellent analysis and report writing skills;  
  • Strong organisation skills;  
  • Proven experience in leading teams 
  • Ability to quickly develop good insight and understanding of the conflict, the human rights situation and the political environment of the program country; 
  • Fluency in the English language, both written and verbal and knowledge of Turkish or Arabic.  
  • Above average computer literacy. 
  • Experience working with employability promotion programs, labour market studies and business development is an asset 
In this position, you 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 our vision and values.  
What we offer:
DRC Turkey offers an employment contract of 8 months with the possibility of extension (depending on funding). The position will be based in Adana 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:  15.04.2017 
Need further information
You are welcome to contact the HR team, at 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
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult
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 10.03.2017 
The interviews are expected to take place within 1 week to 10 days after the application closing.  
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Turkey
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-10

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