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Livelihoods Team Leader- Erbil & Ninawa

Erbil (Iraq)

   Livelihoods Team Leader 
Duty Station [Erbil and Ninawa] 
We are looking for qualified livelihoods team leader with at least 3 years of experience in livelihoods. The successful candidate will be working in Erbil and Ninawa governorates.  
Who are we?  
Danish Refugee Council is a leading protection agency pursuing our mandate to protect and promote durable solutions to displacement-affected populations on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), DRC apply a regional approach with operational presence in Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Iraq.  
Present in Iraq since 2003, DRC is today operational in the Kurdish governorates, in and around Baghdad and in several South-Central governorates. Focused both on the influx of Syrian refugees and the current IDP crisis, DRC is providing assistance in a range of sectors including Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Protection, Livelihoods, Emergency Response (including food security, cash, and NFIs), WASH, Shelter and Mine Action. The Iraq programme presently employs some 450 national staff and 45 international staff, and is growing to meet new, emerging needs associated with ongoing and recent conflict in multiple locations.  
About the job 
The Livelihoods Team Leader is based in Erbil and will be responsible for supervising the national staff under the Livelihoods Project and ensure the daily implementation of the project in Erbil and Ninawa. This position coordinates different activities to ensure coherence and alignment with the project proposal targets and work plan, receiving inputs and guidance from the Livelihoods Project Management, to whom the Team Leader provides timely assistance and support. 
Reporting lines 
  • Reports to: The position is reporting to the Livelihoods Deputy Program Manager.
  • Subordinates: Livelihoods Officers and Assistants 
Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Plan and schedule staff responsibilities and schedules by agreement with the Livelihoods Management
  • Prepare weekly and monthly work plans to deliver identified activities
  • Lead the Livelihoods Officers and Assistants and support beneficiary identification process planning and selection.
  • Lead, Oversee and coordinate implementation of field assessments and surveys including; needs assessment and baseline surveys.
  • Organize and coordinate all activities DRC is running at the Job Seeker Support Centre, such as Reactivation grants, Vocational Trainings and Business grants
  • Ensure equal participation by all segments of the KR-I community, taking into consideration issues regarding gender, age and diversity.
  • Provide timely reports to the deputy Program Manager and Program Manager itself.
  • Oversee implementation of livelihoods trainings activities.
  • Preparing and organizing the logistics requirements of the Livelihoods Project, in support and compliance with DRC Logistics procedures.
  • Travel to and project support in all areas of Erbil and Ninawa Governorate as well as other areas.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned 
  • Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Iraq Programme Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);  
  • Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Code of Conduct. 
About you 
Essential attributes:  
Essential qualifications:  
  • Relevant university degree or similar education/experience    
  • English language. 
Essential experience:  
  • Competence using information technology including experience with word-processing, spreadsheets and database software.  
  • Previous experience in leading teams and humanitarian project activities
  • Highly developed analytical and reporting skills.    
  • Excellent communication skills (reading, writing, speaking).  
  • High integrity and willingness to conduct her/himself transparently and open to scrutiny.  
  • Strong empathy skills and genuine care and respect for needs of others especially female refugees and people with special needs. Ability to write reports and communication pieces.
  • Spoken and written Kurdish and/or Arabic. Functional spoken English is essential.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail a must.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, sound judgment, planning and team building and facilitating skills. Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player.  
  • Willingness and capacity to work in the field and travel frequently to project sites when needed. 
Preferred attributes  
a) Preferred qualifications:  
  • Advanced university degree would be an advantage.  
b) Preferred experience:  
  • Experience of working with UN or Non-Governmental Organizations.  
  • Proven experience in development of Accountability systems and tools for an INGOs.  
  • Experience in training and capacity-building of staff.  
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.  
  • Understanding of gender, protection and human rights.  
  • Knowledge of the Syrian and IDPs refugee crisis.   
Competency profile:  
  • Leadership skills
  • Analytical Skills  
  • Planning Skills  
  • Communication and Teamwork Skills  
  • Initiative (proactive) and result-oriented and Accountability  
  • Professionalism 
  • Spoken and written Kurdish, Arabic and English. 
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:  
  1. Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  2. Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  3. Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  
  4. Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.  
  5. Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.  
We offer 
DRC will offer the successful applicant a contract until 28-February-2018, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work from 10-October-2017.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for national staff; please refer to under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level D1 
Application process 
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. 
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only will not be considered. 
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact  
Please note that applications sent directly to will not be considered. 
Applications close 3-October-2017. The interviews are expected to take place 5 October 2017.  
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website  
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.

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  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Erbil (Iraq)
  • Grade: Level not specified
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  • Closing Date: 2017-10-03

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