Livelihoods Manager


DRC is looking for highly qualified, self-motivated Livelihoods Manager for its program in Tanzania, able to work with diverse teams of both national and international staff as well as local government authorities, UN agencies, I/NGOs and other partners.  
Who are we? 
Danish Refugee Council has been operating in Tanzania from October 2015 since the establishment of Nduta refugee camp. DRC are working in Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps, with a current combined population of 75,000 refugees, and expected population of 100,000. DRC are working in the sectors of Camp Management and Community Services, Protection and Shelter/Construction. Following the initial emergency response in 2015, DRC deployed emergency responders to open the program and are now, in 2016, stabilising the program to continue to address the needs of the growing refugee population in the two existing camps and a planned third camp. DRC are based in Kibondo, Kigoma region. DRC hope to soon secure funding to expand into the sector of livelihoods support and to support a local partner in camp management in a third camp, Nyarugusu, currently one of the largest refugee camps in the world, and home to 120,000 Congolese and Burundian refugees. A market and baseline assessment is ongoing in July, in partnership with 4 other INGOs. 
Main Responsibilities 
  • Lead, supervise and facilitate the set up and smooth running of the livelihood activities namely market management support in camps, strengthening of small scale businesses and agricultural support for self-reliance for refugees and vulnerable members of host community, including beneficiary identification and selection, and adaptation of the program strategy according to assessed needs 
  • Support the development of DRC’s and the Tanzania refugee operation in general’s food security and livelihoods strategy, engaging with external stakeholders for longer term planning 
  • Search for new livelihood opportunities for refugees and vulnerable host communities, design and coordinate market assessments, conduct feasibility studies and input to project design and proposals 
  • Accurate and timely monitoring and reporting of activities against planned objectives. 
Specific Responsibilities 
  • Provide strategic leadership for the livelihoods team, setting up and implementing agreed activities and considering ways to meet identified needs of the beneficiary population 
  • Ensure that activities reach the target population, taking corrective measures when needed and proposing new ways to reach the more vulnerable; 
  • Propose objectives, elaborate work plans and formulate Monitoring and Evaluation plans for the activities; 
  • Coordinate and lead market assessments and feasibility studies for projects on demand or on own initiative; 
  • Ensure that guidelines informing livelihood activities are strictly adhered to, advising on needed correction and developing, when and if required, new guidelines; 
  • Ensure that proper records are kept of all cash and in-kind donations; 
  • Input to proposals and participate as the technical lead in donor discussions for livelihood projects; 
  • Lead and/or facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of Livelihoods activities, including impact assessment; 
  • Participate in relevant meetings, workshops, seminars and trainings; 
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual work and monitoring plans and reports as per agreed format; 
  • Co-ordinate the activities division and staffing set up of the livelihood teams in order to assure efficient use of resources; 
  • Follow up on the work plans, taking the necessary steps to ensure they are strictly adhered to by the departmental teams. 
  • Recruit, train, manage and develop TORs for national staff in livelihoods team 
  • Other relevant duties as directed by Head of Office 
The Livelihoods Manager will report to the Head of Office. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Community Development, Rural development or related field; 
  • Minimum 5 years working experience with INGOs in the field of Livelihoods 
  • Proven experience conducting market assessments, feasibility studies 
  • Experience in cash transfer programming 
  • Excellent command of the most common methodologies to identify, asses and monitor IG activities, with proven record of achievements; 
  • Well-developed people management skills. 
  • Committed to upholding dignity and diversity 
  • Proven diplomacy with all types of stakeholders 
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices 
  • Knowledgeable of quality assurance systems 
  • Hands on Experience of managing staff in insecure locations 
  • Proven financial and HR management skills. 
  • Experience of managing multiple donor contracts 
  • Fluent and articulate in spoken and written English. 
  • Experienced with conflict related displacement issues 
Contract:     8 months contract, with possibility of extension contingent on funding. 
Other employment conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates recruited by the Horn of Africa and Yemen Regional Office. This position is rated as A15 on the DRC salary scale available at 
Availability:     1st August 
Duty Station:     Kibondo, Tanzania with some travel across Tanzania, especially to Nyarugusu/Kasulu base. Note that this is a non-family duty station 
General Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework. 
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult 
Application and CV 
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.  
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies.   
Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on under vacancies no later than 15 July, 2016.  
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact  
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult 
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Kibondo
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-07-15

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