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Livelihoods Assistant (Economic Recovery) - Ba'aj.


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Ba'aj
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Economics
    • Administrative support
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-31

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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 the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) in Algeria, Libya/Tunisia, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey with a Regional Office (RO) in Amman. DRC has 17 offices and approximately one thousand staff members across the MENA region. Following an internal HQ restructuring, from 1st January 2018 the region is focusing on the Middle East, hence Algeria, Tunisia and Libya will transition to a new region during the course of 2018, while Yemen will join the Middle East region

Overall purpose of the role:

The Livelihood Assistant supports the implementation and monitoring of new Economic Recovery projects. S/he is able to work independently and be responsible for community outreach, data collection and entry, assessments and field monitoring. S/he will support with the provision of delivery of trainings, distributions and field monitoring while  ensuring accuracy of reporting, donor and technical compliance.


Under the Supervision of the LH Officer and LH Team Leader:

  • Assist with community outreach and engagement to raise community awareness of activities
  • Support with the delivery of technical Business and Financial Management trainings, Life Skills trainings, field verification of business proposals follow up
  • Supervise community mobilization and community outreach
  • Support identification of outreach strategies and community liaison using Baaj contextual awareness
  • Conduct data collection for assessments and surveys such as market assessments, price monitoring, labour market studies, feasibility studies with the guidance of the Livelihoods Officer / Team Leader.
  • Oversee the work of temporary enumerators and daily workers during outreach, data collection, assessments and distributions.
  • Assist in maintaining up-to-date, accurate records, community meetings and other relevant programme documentation, including through data entry and verification. 
  • Assist with the preparation of attendance and distribution lists, and with cash distributions. Support in scanning and filing
  • Conduct activities in a community- and rights-based, participatory manner, maintaining an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD), and conflict-sensitive approach to community engagement.
  • Any other assignment by the line manager

Experience and technical competencies

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to engage with communities respectfully and openly, and to work sensitively with vulnerable people.
  • Demonstrated commitment to humanitarian values and principles
  • Strong contextual knowledge and awareness of the market gaps
  • Teaching experience is an asset
  • Ability to work quickly and flexibly, collaborate and work as part of a team to achieve joint objectives.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information, and act with transparency and integrity. 
  • Competence in basic Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook etc). Experience using tablets, Survey CTO, Kobo Collect/ODK preferred.
  • Understanding of the local context, key humanitarian issues and displacement trends.
  • Experience working with UN or Non-Governmental Organizations, particularly in livelihoods, or in a relevant field such as social work, urban planning or business development, or business management.
  • Willingness and capacity to work majority of the time in the field and travel frequently to project sites as required


  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Positions are subject to funding.
  • Applications can be reviewed prior to the application deadline.


  • Relevant university degree or similar education preferred.


  • English (an asset)
  • Arabic (Fluent)

Key stakeholders:

  • Livelihoods Team Leader, officers, Specialist, Officers and PM
  • Support Services teams
  • MEAL, IM

We offer:

  • Contract length: 6 months (with the possibility of extension)
  • Salary Band: I
  • Start date: 15th November 2020.
  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals; please refer to under Vacancies.

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.

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 or on the apply button.

Closing date for applications:  31st October. 2020.  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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