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.
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.
Overall purpose of the role: The Economic Recovery Team Leader‘s role is to supervise the Economic Recovery team in Mosul and provide technical support and guidance to the team. The Team Leader ensures the quality of the planning, implementation and follow up of all technical aspects of the economic recovery and sustainable livelihoods activities being implemented by DRC. The Team Leader will also develop and maintain good relations with the persons of concern, relevant stakeholders and other humanitarian actors, to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC’s Economic Recovery activities in Mosul. The Team Leader is responsible for overseeing and monitoring project activities, including business training and SME development, business grants, life-skills training, vocational training, micro-credit loans, savings groups, group enterprise development and facilitation.
- Responsible for in the planning and quality implementation of programme activities and project outcomes, including beneficiary registration, assessment and selection, coordination of centre-based economic recovery activities, including business and financial management trainings, apprenticeships, disbursement of business grants, cash for work, community grants and vocational training.
- Ensure efficient and effective programme implementation and provide technical support and guidance to the Economic Recovery team in Mosul.
- Prepare weekly and monthly workplans and financial and narrative reports, monitor expenditure and outputs against targets.
- Identify challenges to programme implementation and develop and implement solutions, with approval from Project Manager.
- Assist in the coordination and analysis of monitoring and evaluation activities, including needs and market assessments and surveys such as market assessments, labour market assessments, price monitoring, social cohesion mapping and stakeholder mapping.
- Manage the workload of the team, including planning of weekly and monthly activities, delegating and ensuring team members’ satisfactory completion of tasks and responsibilities, and management of office resources and assets.
- Manage the performance of Project staff, including identifying training needs, in coordination with the Project Manager, conducting performance appraisals and participating in disciplinary procedures where necessary.
- Ensure implementation of programming in compliance with donor guidelines, regulations and rules, and with DRC Operation Handbook and relevant guidelines / SOP.
- Assist the Project Manager in tracking and monitoring procurement of goods and services (such as assets, program supplies, hawala contracts) required for programme activities.
- Ensure that all procurement documentation prepared by the programme team is compliant with DRC requirements and delivered in a timely manner.
- Maintain good relations with external stakeholders in Mosul, including local authorities, community leaders, other humanitarian actors and persons of concern.
- Ensure equal participation through all stages of the project from all members of the community, taking into consideration gender, age, ethnic identities and clan and tribal affiliations.
- Any other duties as may be assigned
- Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Iraq Programme Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
- Ensure the respect of DRC Code of Conduct and DRC’s zero tolerance policy of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), humanitarian principles and contribute to the integration of Protection and Age, Gender, Diversity (AGD) mainstreaming into DRC programming.
- Undertake any other duties that may be assigned by the Line Manager.
Contract length: 1 Year (with the possibility of extension)
Salary Band: MG
Start date: 1st of Sep, 2022.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies. .
DRC Iraq is committed to promoting inclusive work environment according to our Age, Gender and Diversity approach (AGD). We aim to have more diversified leadership structure creating opportunities for qualified women to take on managerial roles. We also continuously work to make our workplace more accessible for persons with specific needs. We offer benefits related to psychosocial support, health insurance, maternity, paternity leave, child sick leave and lactation break. As part of our commitment to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion, we strongly encourage applications from female candidates, persons living with disability, as well as representatives of minorities.
Experience and technical competencies:
- Minimum 3-year experience of working with UN or Non-Governmental Organizations in a senior position e.g. Senior Officer, Team Leader, Manager, Specialist.
- Experience in training and capacity-building of staff on economic recovery program development and implementation.
- Minimum 3 years of practical experience in economic recovery working for an INGO.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to engage with communities, authorities and other stakeholders, and to act calmly and take the lead in tense situations.
- Demonstrated ability to lead a team to achieve joint objectives, and to plan, identify team member’s strengths and workload to delegate appropriately, and ensure deadlines are met.
- Excellent understanding of gender- and protection- mainstreaming, ability to work sensitively with vulnerable people, taking into account gender, age and diversity, and ability to clearly articulate and explain a comprehensive understanding of the local context, key humanitarian issues and displacement trends.
- Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.
- Ability to act with utmost transparency and integrity
- Demonstrated ability to analyse and identify challenges, strong problem-solving skills, and ability to develop, adapt and implement strategies.
- Sound understanding of humanitarian principles and protection mainstreaming and of economic recovery and cash-based programming, experience implementing similar programming preferred.
- Excellent skills in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint (experience using data collection tools e.g. KOBO or Survey CTO is desirable).
- Willingness and capacity to work in the field and travel frequently to project sites when needed.
University degree or similar education – University or
Technical College degree – in Business, Economics or another relevant subject.
- English (Fluent)
- Arabic (Fluent)
- Economic Recovery PM, Specialist, Officers, Assistants
- Support Services team
- Economic Recovery Coordinator
- People of Concern
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 on the apply button.
Closing date for applications: 23-August-2022
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo