Economic Recovery Assistant

Date Posted: Oct. 13, 2022, 7:55 a.m.

Danish Refugee Council

Job Description

Overall purpose of the role: 

The Economic Recovery Assistant will ensure effective project activity implementation, monitoring and accountability in the refugee camps and host communities surrounding the Dadaab refugee complex. This position works closely with the Economic Recovery Officer and other team colleagues to ensure an integrated approach in beneficiary targeting, assessments and feedback. The role also assists in relationship management with stakeholders located in international and national NGOs, county/national governments and community leadership structures to ensure effective service-delivery, participation and added value. This position will be assigned to support different Economic Recovery and self-reliance sub-sectors including Micro-enterprise Development, Savings Groups, Drylands Agriculture, Vocational Skills Development and Education Scholarships.

Responsibilities: 

  • Implement microenterprise development activities within the camp and host community with emphasis on promoting group development through training, coaching, mentorship, identification of investment needs, opportunities and regular feedback.
  • Recruit and train project beneficiaries on business management, entrepreneurship, market linkages and financial literacy.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly narratives, quarterly, mid-year and annual progress reports.
  • Conduct Training Needs Assessments for groups and individuals, to identify areas of training in business development and savings groups/VSLAs.
  • Document human interest stories/case studies on regular basis.
  • Recruit, train and mentor beneficiaries on Savings Group/VSL methodology and financial literacy with emphasis on promoting self-reliance through investments in IGAs using loans and savings from VSLAs  
  • Identification, recruitment, supervision and mentorship of community incentive workers
  • Participate in periodic camp and host community leaders review, planning meetings and any external meetings as delegated by the supervisor from time to time.
  • Ensure incentive workers adhere to HAP/CHS principles in day to day project implementation, participate in HAP/CHS audits and support MEAL plan implementation.
  • Assist in development of Economic Recovery concept notes
  • Serve as liaison with stakeholders and relevant line ministries at camp and sub-county levels
  • Promote effective collaboration between refugees and host community participating in DRC project activities
  • In the absence of the Economic Recovery Officer, represent DRC in inter-agency coordination meetings
  • Monitor and provide objective feedback related to camp-based incentive staff performance, including completing midyear and annual performance evaluations
  • Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor

Experience and technical competencies:  

  • 2 or more years’ experience working with I/NGOs within humanitarian/development contexts 
  • Experience in engaging communities and other relevant stakeholders in the implementation of humanitarian or development program activities is key
  • Some experience and training in enterprise development, financial inclusion (savings groups/financial literacy) and/or agriculture is highly desirable
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Good organizational and work-planning skills 
  • Good decision making through use of previous learnings, listening to others, weighing options, identification of outcomes and considering success chances.
  • Team-player, team-builder and motivator
  • Good understanding of DRC Core Values and Core Humanitarian Standards

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Business Administration, Development Studies, Sociology, Community Development, Agriculture or Agribusiness Management.

Deadline 19 October 2022

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should make their job applications to Danish Refugee Council via the link https://drc.ngo/about-us/careers/vacancies/

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