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Livelihoods Assistant (LAP)

Представництво Датської Ради у справах біженців в Україні шукає Livelihoods Assistant (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, implements the micro-business grants, vocational education grants and job creation (SME) grants components of the project in Luhansk Oblast and the northern parts of Donetsk Oblast. 

•Provides administrative or technical support within sector area

•Assist the sector officer in ensuring quality of the planning, implementation and follow up of 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.

This role has a base focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines at base level. The role contributes to the development of base strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. Geographic scope: Base (Slovyansk)

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

•Participate in identification process of the programme beneficiaries

•Support information dissemination and outreach activities to ensure active participation of the beneficiaries in the programme

•Participate in the selection process of the business ideas and provide feasibility assessments as required

•Identify the training needs of the beneficiaries and engages in capacity building interventions to enhance technical skills of the programme beneficiaries;

•Undertake regular monitoring of the funded business ideas and VET activities, provide ongoing support to the programme beneficiaries

•Prepare Grant Agreements between DRC and Livelihoods Programme beneficiaries

•Organize process of signing of the Grant Agreements, to ensure they are properly signed and stamped

•Prepare payment documents under the signed Grant Agreements for the following procedure by DRC AFO

•Follow-up and monitoring of the target use of the funds disbursed under the signed Grant Agreements

•Organization of the Grant Agreements’ and supporting documents’ storage and filing system

•Communicate with programme beneficiaries on the supporting documentation related issues

•Back-up other LAP Assistants when necessary

•Cooperate with UN agencies, INGO’s and national NGO’s as needed

•Liaise with local authorities as necessary

•Maintain good working relations within 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.

Administrative and technical support

• Carry out basic tasks within sector area (e.g. data collection)

• Carry out administrative tasks

• Follow given work plans and guidelines 

 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.


•Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience. Previous experience in finance sector, working with contracts, agreements, etc. is highly desirable

•Experience in administrative tasks

•Excellent IT skills: confident PC user, MS Office pack

•Experience with following standard procedures and guidelines

•Advanced English proficiency

•Fluency in local language: Ukrainian, Russian (equally important)

•Good knowledge of document management standards and regulations

•Attention to details, orderliness

•Good inter-personal and communication skills

•Ability to organize prioritization and planning

•Capacity to manage stress and flexibility for long working hours

  • 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: I

Start date: middle July 2019

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. 

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

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