Regional Livelihoods Coordinator Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Danish Refugee Council


Lead in the development and launch of a new regional resilience and livelihood strategy and programme guidance, including developing training materials and guidance documents.
Ensure high quality, innovatiive and timely resilience, market, food security, and livelihood assessments and provide prioritized recommendations for program interventions to the Regional team and Country programmes
Design effective, systems-based programs in resilience, food security, agriculture and livelihoods, with an emphasis on inter-sectoral program responses and strategy, in collaboration with country teams, with a focus on innovations that respond to climate shocks and ecological degradation.
Engage proactively with donors and regional institutions to promote and align DRC strategies towards political and funding environment,
Campaigning DRC’s livelihood and resilience findings, best practice and evidence around displaced communities.
Draft technical proposals and budgets for international donors and partners, work in close collaboration with DRC grants and finance staff to finalize proposals and respond to any requests for additional information
Select and implement appropriate monitoring, learning and research systems; ensure consistent reporting and analysis of results to enhance program effectiveness and quality in collaboration with the dedicated regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) personnel
Provide technical support on cash or voucher programming design and implementation, market systems development and financial inclusion, and internal collaboration among operational and programmatic stakeholders involved in cash/voucher programming to existing country programs remotely and through in-country visits or short-term deployments, in close collaboration with regional cash expert
Facilitate and/or participate in relevant meetings, workshops, seminars and trainings; support technical coordinators from other sectors to apply a resilience, livelihoods and market-sensitive lens to inter-sectoral assessments and program design
Build DRC staff capacity in the utilization of economic recovery methodologies and resources,
Provide technical support as needed to existing country programs remotely and through in-country visits and short-term deployments

About you

To be successful in this role, we expect you to be a positive, mature leader with a proven track record of developing effective initiatives, programmes, and impact. You thrive in managing a wide range of responsibilities, and can effectively communicate and lead the country team. You enjoy working with teams of committed staff to build collaboration and capacity within the regional programmes and building strong relationships with the regional team.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of 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 our vision and values

Moreover, we also expect the following:

At least ten (10) years’ experience in developing resilience and/or livelihood strategies
Master’s degree, in resilience/international development, food security, agriculture, nutrition or related field
At least ten (10) years’ managing technical projects including at least two years in complex humanitarian and development settings
Preferably ten (10) years’ experience in East Africa and/or in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions and/or conflict zones
Excellent understanding of context appropriate resilience design methodologies such as permaculture, agro ecology for food security, water security and livelihoods, technical concepts and experience conducting detailed market, food security and livelihood needs assessments.
Demonstrated experience in the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach to market systems development


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