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Livelihoods Assistant (Community Outreach)

Ayadhiya District

Livelihoods Assistant (Community Outreach) x3

Ayadhiya District, Northern Nineveh

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

DRC has been operating in Iraq since 2003 and in Northern Iraq since 2010. It is currently implementing a broad range of activities relevant to conflict affected communities and persons. The activities are categorized in ten sectors: Shelter and Non-food Items, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Livelihoods, Protection, Mine Risk Education, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM). 



About the job

The Livelihoods Assistant is tasked to assist the implementation of all livelihoods activities at the Job Centers, under the guidance and support of the Livelihoods Team Leaders and Officers.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

 • Assisting the Livelihoods team in networking with the stakeholders such as local authorities, vocational and professional training centers, NGOs and INGOs and other relevant project partners. 
• Livelihood project assistant is responsible in communicating and mobilizing for the livelihoods projects with the target communities according to the DRC SOPs. 
• Beneficiary registration, identification and selection for the livelihood projects at the DRC Job Seeker Support Center in Ayadhiya. 
• In cooperation with the livelihood officers and with the support from livelihood team leader collecting beneficiaries data according to DRC selection criteria per each activity. 
• Implementing livelihoods projects in the field following DRC procedures. 
• Assisting the delivering relevant livelihoods training courses to the beneficiaries such as: business management skills, employability, language skills trainings…etc. 
• Conduct daily project site visits. 
• Ensuring that beneficiary documentation is correctly captured and filed for all the livelihoods activities. 
• Monitoring of project sites, beneficiaries, distributions and following up daily on any issues that arise. 
• Ensure that the project engages local stakeholders and develops local capacity for longer term sustainability 
• Any other assignment by the line manager 

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to have the following:


  • Understanding of DRC’s work and ability to follow up on project sites. 
  • A suitable qualification or experience in Development work 
  • Knowledge of local laws and regulations 
  • Spoken and written Arabic and English is appreciated.
  • Punctual reliable and efficient 
  • Knowledge of Livelihoods activities 
  • Good communication skills. 
  • Skill of problem solving. 
  • Ability of making decisions. 


  • Relevant education background (Bachelor degree is an asset)
  • Experience of working with UN or Non-Governmental Organizations. 
  • Experience in training and capacity-building of staff. 
  • Knowledge of the Refugee and IDP crisis. 


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 DRC’s vision and values. 


We offer

Contract length: 4 months (renewable based on both funding and performance).

Level: B2 1

Start date: September 2018.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals; please refer to under Vacancies. .



Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking here or on the apply button.

Closing date for applications: 25 Aug, 2018.  Due to the urgency of the position DRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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: Ayadhiya District
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-25

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