Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Livelihood Assistant (Site Supervisor)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Description

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 fulfilment 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 The Livelihood Assistant - Site Supervisor will be responsible for organizing and managing Cash for Work (CFW) sites in terms of worker attendance, deliverables according to project plan, tools and materials, drinking water & meals, and overall safety and security of the Cash for Worker, so that proper documentation of CfW activities, attendance and payment can be made. About the job The individual will report directly to Base Manager. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
  • Support the livelihood team in the outreach, screening, prepare the contracts, issue work permits for the workers and register them in the social security;

  • Provide technical input and supervision of Cash for Work activities in project works on program site/s;

  • Assist the base manager and Information Management with the:
    • Preparation of the workers’ attendance sheets and Data entry to DRC Data base and other databases as assigned.

    • Report any issue in the site to the base manager.


  • Assist in the distribution of ATM cards to beneficiaries, planning risk mitigation and reporting any issues regarding ATM cards and payments of workers;

  • Ensure that all necessary documentations related to the Cash for Work (CfW) activities are collected, scanned and uploaded in DRC data base in an accurate and timely manner;

  • Support in coordinating LLH trainings on sites or in different locations as needed.

  • Coordinate and prepare expense requisitions for the CfW tools if needed.

  • Support the Livelihood officer to conduct counselling sessions with beneficiaries

  • Assist in ensuring accountability, legal, protection, payment, safety and work cycle information provided to the beneficiaries, and follow up with reminders so that workers know their rights and duties;

  • Assure all COVID -19 safety measures are followed by the workers on site.

  • Ensure the respect and application of DRC Code of Conduct and DRC Policies and Procedures;

  • Assist in providing beneficiaries (Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians) with effective information and support on project Cash for Work activities at their work sites, including all protection, safety, financial and legal awareness sessions.

  • Drive to multiple sites with own vehicle. Mileage will be reimbursed per DRC policies.

  • Any other task as required by direct line manager.

About you Required / Desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area (e.g. International Relations, Development Studies) or a combination of a business related university degree and additional relevant experience.

  • At least 2 years of previous experience working with INGOs;

  • Previous experience working on cash for work project;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to foster communication stakeholders;

  • Strong organizational and time management skills;

  • Ability and willingness to maintain regular presence at project sites and to work during irregular working hours;

  • Arabic (fluent) &English (good)

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:  Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. Communicating: You listen and speak 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 Designation of Duty Station: Irbid Start date: ASAP Application process All applicants must upload 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: 5 July 2020 If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport. For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.
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