Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Economic Recovery Officer (Cash for Work)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Description

  The Economic Recovery Officer will be in charge of coordinating and implementing overall all the Cash-for-Work activities strategy, Design, support and implementation in the governorate of Bekaa The Economic Recovery Officer will be under the direct supervision of the Economic Recovery Team Leader. S/he will work to ensure the Cash-for-Work intervention is ongoing with highest technical quality, activities and reporting are completed on time, that Coordination with relevant local stakeholders is and that problems and challenges are identified proactively and solution provided in a feasible manner. Your main duties and responsibilities will be: Program Implementation:

  • Act as the main liaison between communities, municipalities and the DRC office in all program-related issues; maintain good relationships with participants and professional relationships with local stakeholders and authorities. And Support in the liaison with municipalities and other stakeholders for the identification of spaces and requirements.
  • Organize and participate in focus group discussions with the community to validate the CFW projects suggested by the municipalities and make sure that the vision and interest of the communities are respected in the final selection of the CFW projects.
  • Design the Cash-for-Work activities, including the procurement, workload for each worker, timeline for the project itself and report accordingly to the EcRec team leader on a regular basis.
  • Ensure strong engagement and communication with participants targeted in DRC EcRec program and make sure their work place is safe and dignified, and make sure that enquiries are answered in a timely manner, in coordination with the MEAL hotline.
  • Follow up and track the budget related to the CfW projects and report to the EcRec team leader, and coordinate with finance when relevant regarding the budget for this activity.
  • Act as internal focal point for the distribution and monitoring of project materials, equipment and refreshments and ensure that the purchased supplies are tracked and used properly by the beneficiaries, workers and municipalities on field.
  • Assist in the development of standardized messages to be provided to program participants and stakeholders about the project itself, it processes, roles and responsibilities of each and everyone, and ensure their awareness of the hotline phone number of the feedback mechanism.
  • Plan payments of beneficiaries, cross-check the payments request and number of hours worked as per the EcRec assistant work, prepare the payment request to the Finance Department and liaise with them throughout the process.
  • Plan, monitor, and report on all projects activities and submit monthly donor reporting dues including participants lists, payments outcome and narrative reports.
  • Support the economic recovery Team Leader in developing budget forecast, work plans and tools related to CFW activities
About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to have A minimum of a Bachelor University degree preferably in engineering. Moreover, we also expect the following: Required 2 years’ minimum experience with NGOs in Livelihoods, Cash, Shelter or related sectors, or in the engineering construction sector, which would include experience with the following activities:
  • Implementation of Cash-for-Work projects, rehabilitation and shelter related projects
  • Implementation of Cash for Work Projects integrated in Community Support Projects
  • Cash delivery mechanism and modalities
  • Community Mobilization
  • Experience managing teams
  • Experience in external coordination with various stakeholders
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

Contract length: 6 months Until end of August 2021 renewable based on performance and availability of funds Band/Level: H2 equal to 1750 USD Duty Station: Bekaa Start date: March 2021 Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact karim.mikati@drc.ngo 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: 24 February 2021 For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.

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