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Livelihoods Officer (Слов’янськ)

Представництво Данської Ради в Україні шукає Livelihoods Officer у м.Слов’янськ. Дедлайн - 17 червня 2019 року.

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Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Livelihoods Officer for a 5-year USAID funded comprehensive livelihoods project that aims to improve the overall economic resilience of eastern Ukraine. The position is based in Slovyansk.

About the job

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. In Ukraine DRC operates since 2007. From 2015 on, DRC has successfully implemented livelihoods programmes aimed to provide IDPs and conflict-affected populations with income-earning opportunities, thus strengthening their resilience and reducing their dependence on traditional humanitarian aid.

The role of Livelihoods Officer is central to few activities of USAID funded project. Namely, LLH Officer will serve as a development representative between the project and external parties such as local NGOs, that that serve vulnerable population communities of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, and public educational institutions, e.g. technical schools, colleges, etc. The LLH Officer will be responsible for co-designing, together with LLH Team Leader and LLH Programme Manager, and coordinating activities with partner local NGOs, as well controlling their performance on a regular basis. The LLH Officer will be working closely with technical schools and other educational institutions which apply for grants and support them alongside the selection process. Additionally, you will be directly involved in grant implementation process as to overseeing its successful implementation.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Under the leadership of Livelihoods Team Leader based in Slovyansk, ensure smooth implementation of the project activities;
  • Support information dissemination and outreach activities to ensure active participation of the beneficiaries in the programme;
  • Participate in the selection process of the project beneficiaries and participate in the assessment if required;
  • Make ongoing SWOT assessments on the community level, determining opportunities for project interventions among a variety of stakeholders;
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with key stakeholders, local NGOs and institutions involved into the programme;
  • Work with local stakeholders to conceptualize solutions and prepare grant application packages;
  • Assist grantees with implementation, collection of monitoring and evaluation data and grant close out;
  • Support the organization of project events and public relation activities on the local level when requested;
  • Work with project’s community visioning and economic development teams to identify opportunities;
  • Coordinate the implementation of the project activities with other implementing partners and stakeholders in Donetsk and Luhansk regions;
  • Liaise with local authorities as necessary;
  • Maintain good working relations with DRC and other organizations in the area of responsibility;
  • Understand and ensure the observance of the DRC Code of Conduct;
  • Perform other tasks as requested by DRC management.

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to have experience in grant making programmes in the field of technical assistance, especially focusing on collaborating with NGO sector and assisting educational institutions through various programmes. The candidate shall be passionate about helping people and communities to improve their lives. You should also be endowed with virtues of honesty and responsibility. Great communication skills are essential. All employees should master DRC’s core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity.

Moreover, we also expect the following: 


  • University degree in economics, public/business administration, or another related field;
  • Knowledge of livelihoods interventions in Ukrainian context, good understanding of possible durable solutions for conflict-affected population;
  • At least 6 years of overall working experience, at least 3 year of work experience within an international humanitarian/development organization;
  • Experience in development and management of grant-making programs;
  • Experience in collaboration with non-governmental organizations;
  • Experience in designing, coordinating and supervising project activities;
  • Experience in managing teams on a daily basis;
  • Knowledge of the project cycle management;
  • Experience in collaboration with government entities;
  • Experience in working with IDPs and conflict-affected population;
  • Experience in training/coaching and research/analysis;
  • Good communication, presentation and reporting skills;
  • Full working proficiency in both oral and written English, Ukrainian and Russian (equally important);
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.


  • Practical understanding of the needs and concerns of the private sector;
  • Good understanding of power relations dynamics and governance processes in Ukraine;
  • Budget management skills will be an advantage;
  • Extensive networks in public and private sectors is a significant advantage;

We offer

Contract length: 1 year with possibility of extension

Level: H

Start date: ASAP

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies

Application process

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: June 17


If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

DRC as an employer 
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms. 

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit


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