The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international humanitarian organization founded in Denmark in 1956. DRC implements relief and development activities in more than 30 countries throughout the world, assisting more than 1.5 million people of different ethnicities and religions. DRC is a non-governmental, non-political and non-religious organization – and in DRC, people’s right to a life with dignity takes precedence over politics and principles. DRC has been operating in Myanmar since May 2009 and in Rakhine State since 2010, responding to the humanitarian needs in the aftermath of the Cyclone Giri. DRC has recently expanded its programme providing shelter, WASH, NFIs, livelihood support and community assistance to the people affected by the June and October 2012 events in Rakhine State. DRC Myanmar in Rakhine State is funded by ECHO, SDC, DFAT, USAID and UN agencies, including UNHCR, UNICEF and UNFPA.
To strengthen DRC’s Programme in Rakhine State, DRC is looking for highly motivated and capable candidates to fill the position of
Duty Station : Maungdaw Office, Rakhine State
Report To : Team Leader-Livelihoods
Direct reports : No Direct Reports
The Livelihoods Officer (TVET) reports directly to the Livelihoods Team Leader under the supervision of the Livelihoods manager and Livelihood Coordinator and supports the professional and efficient implementation of DRC’s livelihood and community activities in Rakhine. Together with the livelihoods/community team, the Livelihoods Officer will work with the communities of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), both Rakhine and Muslim, to identify and monitor needs, provide targeted Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET), and mobilize and train community members on self-reliance, income generation, small-business development, and other related topics.
- Take primary responsibility for coordinating the work of the vocational training program in Maungdaw and Sittwe, working closely with the Livelihoods Team Leader, Program Manager, Livelihoods Coordinator and counterparts at NRC, Government, CSO, Consultants. This will include supporting communities to identify training modules, conducting assessments, and coordinating life skills and vocational trainings for trainers, and monitoring and supporting trainers in the field.
- Support the Program Manager in Sittwe and Maungdaw and the Team Leader in Sittwe in establishing and maintaining relationships with community representatives, community groups, government counterparts, and other humanitarian agencies, ensuring transparency and coordination.
- Coordinate monitoring and evaluation for the vocational training program according to GIZ guidelines, including collating data from Government, Vocational department, Other provide training center, and ensure visibility standards are met by both partners.
- Take primary responsibility for liaising with Admin, Finance, and Logistics staff for organizing and planning of the vocational training program; support other programs as needed.
- Taking leadership role for field trips, team meetings and giving clear instruction for vocational long- and short-term training, including technical support on facilitation, mobilization and communication skill for trainers and Livelihood Assistants.
- Prepare and submit monthly, weekly work plans and report timely to Livelihood Team Leader and Livelihood program Manager.
Other livelihoods tasks:
- Conduct field visits to IDP/host communities as well as isolated communities to identify livelihood needs, implement income-generating and community-building activities, and monitor results.
- Conducting engaging and participatory training/facilitation sessions for beneficiaries in topics including budgeting and bookkeeping, and development concepts for village development committees.
- Gather monitoring information and conduct data entry on collected project data in a timely manner and assist in maintaining the database of beneficiary information and activity profiles.
- Prepare capacity building training for local vocational trainers, incentive workers and Livelihood Assistants for both Sittwe and Maungdaw.
- Take lead for COVID 19 awareness session, COVID 19 PPE production and distribution.
- Perform any other related tasks as instructed by the Livelihoods Team Leader or the Livelihoods Program Manager.
- University degree (BA/BSc) in Economics, Business, Management or another relevant field.
- At least 2 years’ relevant work experience in the field of vocational training, income generation and community mobilization, preferably working with a humanitarian or development organization.
- Experience leading and motivating teams and coordinating activities independently
- Demonstrated ability to build trusting relationships with communities and experience of participatory needs assessments.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills as well as having a good knowledge of cultural sensitivity.
- Flexible and prepared to travel intensively in the region, including IDP camps and rural villages in Sittwe, Kyauk Taw, Mrauk Oo and Maungdaw
- Prepared to work with both Rakhine and Muslim communities.
- Experience leading for COVID 19 PPE production, distribution and COVID 19 protection activities.
- Good analytical and computer skills (especially Word and Excel);
- Fluent in Burmese and working knowledge of English. Additional local languages would be an asset.
- Understanding of operational context in Rakhine State.
- Understanding of humanitarian response principles
- Understanding of Livelihoods based programmes
- Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
- Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
- Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
- Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
- Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting 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. "
- Starting date of employment: As soon as possible.
- Salary: Competitive salary according to DRC Myanmar salary scale.
- Contract length: 7 months, including probation of 3 months, and a possible extension based on budget availability and performance.
This position is open for Myanmar National Only. DRC strongly advocates for equal opportunity and promotes a diversified and inspiring working environment. Therefore, qualified candidates of ethnic minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants who meet the above-mentioned requirements should apply by submitting their applications in English (consisting of Cover Letter and CV of no more than 4 pages, including contact details of 3 professional references) and CV only applications will not be considered. Apply button.
- Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for a written test in English and a face-to-face interview.
- After the closing date, applications are not to be considered. Please note that due to the urgency of this position, applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and DRC reserves the right to initiate the recruitment process before the deadline for applications.