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Livelihoods Officer (LAP)

Представництво Датської Ради у справах біженців в Україні шукає Livelihoods Officer (LAP) (Слов'янськ). Дедлайн - 30 червня 2019 року.

Більше можливостей для працевлаштування у розділі «Вакансії»

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. Livelihoods Assistant reports to Team Leader - Livelihoods. 

Overall purpose of the role

•Under supervision of Livelihoods Assistance Programme for Eastern Ukraine (LAP) Team Leader, contribute to implementation of LAP via working on economic development of conflict-affected communities in Eastern Ukraine.

•Development of the new technological solutions for Livelihoods programme beneficiaries – government institutions, local NGOs, etc.

•Ensure the quality of the planning, implementation and follow up of all technical aspects of the sector activities being implemented by DRC

•Develop and maintain good relations with the persons of concern, relevant stakeholders and other humanitarian actors, to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC’s sector activities

Sector responsibilities: Business training and SME development, business grants, life-skills training, literacy and numeracy training, vocational training, micro-credit loans, savings groups, group enterprise development and facilitation. Support and capacity building of government institutions, value chains development, advocacy activities. Geographic scope: Base (Slovyansk)

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

Programming & Operations

•Lead selection of the targeted communities for comprehensive economic support

•Lead economic assessments in the selected communities: describing the current economic situation, forming communities’ economic profiles, researching investment opportunities, finding potential market entry points and niches for support, etc.

•Actively search for and communicate with potential investors for the targeted communities in order to attract new investments for their economic revival

•Constantly look for new opportunities of support for the targeted communities

•Communicate with other DRC Livelihoods programmes to ensure programmatic synergies

•Coordinate with DRC Protection Unit on joint support activities within the targeted communities

•Keep all the related programme documentation in order

•Ensure efficient and effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan

•Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/reports and proposals and budgets for donors

•Lead the team in carrying out monitoring and evaluation exercises

Coordination and representation

• Collaborate with relevant internal and external technical experts on sector relevant issues

• Represent DRC at meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings

• Ensure integration with other DRC sectors

Project development

• Develop project plans and budgets for funding

• Develop projects tools

• Project implementation and reporting

• Monitor and evaluate projects


• Support the monitoring of financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-up 

• Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas

• Initiate procurements and ensure their execution

• Ensure distribution plans are prepared and shared with logistics in a timely manner

 About you

 To be successful in this role we expect you to have experience in grant making programmes in the field of technical assistance; passion for helping people and communities to improve their lives, impeccable integrity and honesty and great people skills. All employees should master DRC’s core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity.


•Understanding of local communities economic profiling and value chains analysis

•Knowledge of market assessment tools and methodologies

•Understanding of the investment climate in Ukraine and knowledge of main trends/actors in this field

•Experience of working in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and knowledge of up-to-date economic profile of Donbas

•Good report writing skills

•Minimum 2 years of practical experience in sector area working for an INGO – highly desirable

•Field experience

•Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

•Advanced English proficiency – highly desirable

•Fluency in local language: Ukrainian, Russian

  • All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

    • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.

    • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

    • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

    • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.

    • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values

    and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer

Contract length: 1 year with the possibility to extend

Level: H

Start date: middle Jule

The application is open for Ukraine citizens only. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff; 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.

ATTENTION: Though external and internal candidates are equally encouraged to apply for this position, in case of equal level of qualifications and interview performance the preference will be given to an internal candidate. Closing date for applications: 30 June 2019.

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. 

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