Position Title Economic Recovery (EcRec) Assistant x (1) Supervised by Economic Recovery Team Leader Reporting to Economic Recovery Team Leader Duty Station Mubi Area of Operation Nigeria Employment Period 9 Months with possibility of extension. Type of Contract (Expat/National/Trainee) National Salary & Benefits IntroductionThe Danish Refugee Council assistsÂ refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future.Â We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle.Â In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions.Â We work toward successful integration and â whenever possible â for the fulfillment 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. Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.BackgroundDanish Refugee Council (DRC) has had an operational presence in Nigeria since 2015. DRC Nigeria is the largest DRC country mission in the West Africa region and one of the largest DRC country missions globally. Currently, DRC delivers life-saving assistance and protection to vulnerable, conflict-affected populations including internally displaced persons, returnees and host communities in the areas of armed violence reduction, humanitarian mine action, livelihoods, nutrition and food security, protection, shelter and non-food items (NFI) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in 30+ Local Government Areas (LGAs) across northeast Nigeria.PurposeDRC Nigeria is looking to recruit a proactive individual as Economy Recovery Assistant with to support livelihoods programming through the provision of business trainings, business grants distribution, cash for work monitoring, and VSLA group formation. An understanding of cash distributions processes and procedures is required for this position.The Economic Recovery Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day monitoring of EcRec activities across DRCâs areas of responsibility (AORs), communicating programmatic needs in targeted locations, supporting the Officers in communicating DRC programme designs to community stakeholders.Duties and Responsibilities:Under the supervision of the Economic Recovery Team Leader, the holder of this position shall perform the following duties: Ensure beneficiaries are screened, selected, and verified through use of developed targeting criteria in operational areas. Sensitize communities on project objectives, beneficiary selection approaches and timelines to avoid miscommunication on project objectivesProvide livelihood guidance, on an individual or group basis, to increase beneficiariesâ awareness of different business options based on market assessment and beneficiary interests.Coordination of Ward level stakeholders in consultation with line manager.Provide information to beneficiaries about livelihood and business development opportunities.Organize/form VSLA groups and monitor the progress of the group.Support in the training of beneficiaries on small business development training, planning, and proposals development.Facilitate the implementation of Cash Transfer programs at ward level; Unconditional/Conditional Cash Grants and Cash for WorkSupport the organization in trainings and other events related to the project.Establish linkages to adult learning institutions and refer beneficiaries to selected courses.Provide administrative support within the team as required.Submit weekly reports and contribute to compilation of the monthly donor reports.Keep informed of all ward level stakeholders and NGOs working in DRC operational locations.Ensure that protocol is followed through stakeholder consultation at all stages of project implementation.Work closely with the monitoring team and the Economic Recovery Officer on the timely monitoring and evaluation of all components â information, beneficiary selection, beneficiary feedback about activities, etc. Robust monitoring of beneficiaries who have received the 1st and 2nd tranches of business grants to ensure effective and efficient use of the grant.Facilitate the qualitative and quantitative monitoring of the project through team meetings, visits to selected beneficiaries, regular reporting and any other monitoring tools. Qualifications University degree in relevant social sciences or business management (sociology, political science, urban planning Development Studies, Business development, or other relevant equivalent disciplines.Experience in Livelihood Programming and training.An understanding of humanitarian context in the Northeast of Nigeria.At least 2 yearsâ work experience in the field of Cash and Voucher Assistance.Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and deliver under deadlines and timelines.Ability to communicate programme design to community stakeholders.Fluency in spoken HausaWritten and spoken English. Desirable: Previous working experience with humanitarian agenciesExperience working with displaced populations.Experience with case management protocols desirable.Experience in Microsoft word/excel. General Regulations The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework.Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization.Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period.Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization.Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request. Application Process Are you interested? Then apply for this position on line: www.drc.dk/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies. All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.However, all applicants shall take into consideration that DRC cannot offer an international work contract to a citizen of the country of assignment (in this specific case, Nigeria)25/September/2023. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
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