Who are we?
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 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. 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 (ME) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey with a Regional Office (RO) in Amman.
About the job
Overall purpose of the role:
DRC Middle East is looking for a skilled and experienced technical coordinator who will provide targeted and high-quality guidance, support, capacity strengthening and trouble-shooting to DRC’s livelihoods support and cash and voucher assistance programming (emergency/basic needs, and sector-specific) across the Middle East (ME) region.
Alongside the fundamental support to and strengthening of economic recovery outcomes for DRC operations in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, core priorities include: operationalising DRC’s regional livelihoods strategy; steering and supporting year 3 of DRC’s Middle East Livelihoods Learning Journey; further developing impactful strategic public and private partnerships at international, regional and local levels; and coordinating and spearheading cross-country learning and building the evidence base for quality and more integrated programming.
This is a unique opportunity to take up a key technical role – in one of DRC’s most significant regions in terms of scale of economic recovery portfolio; strategic engagement; and evolving programmatic implementation and learning around how best to respond to critical emergency needs while supporting transition to self-reliant and sustainable livelihoods in situations of protracted conflict and displacement.
Duties and Responsibilities
Strategic support: Assist DRC country operations in implementing – and reviewing/updating as required – their strategies for livelihoods, and cash and voucher-based programming, based upon relevant assessments and key stakeholder analysis and consultations
Proposal design: Support DRC country operations in developing new project proposals, ensuring that proposed design is in line with country-level and regional strategies, and draws on established sectoral and inter-agency good practice, methodology and guidance
Technical support: provide technical guidance, advice and support to DRC country operations on economic recovery (livelihoods support, and cash and voucher assistance) programming:
o On assessment, design, set-up, implementation, monitoring, learning and reporting of higher quality, timelier and more accountable needs, preferences and market-based economic recovery programming on behalf of IDPs or refugees, and their host communities
o Via remote support, field support missions, facilitating exchanges, etc.
o Acting as reference/focal point answering specific technical questions, providing trouble-shooting, and addressing country-specific challenges
o Including providing or reviewing methodology, guidance and tools essential to ensuring predictable, accountable and high-quality programming
o Ensuring programme strategy and design is evolved in line with context and needs, and integrated with other DRC sectors/areas of intervention to the extent possible
Set-up: Upon request, support the set-up of livelihood support and/or cash and voucher assistance activities at country level – including conducting/coordinating feasibility, needs, preferences and market assessment; modality due diligence/selection and response design; recruitment and training of DRC and partner staff; etc.
o Adapt and provide training materials relating to economic recovery programming in line with global interagency and internal DRC resources; provide training, mentoring and capacity building as required, including specifically for DRC country technical focal points;
o Assist countries of operations in designing, organising and facilitating strategic and technical workshops and trainings targeting DRC and partners’ staff;
o Support recruitment of technical staff involved in supporting DRC’s Economic Recove
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