Team Leader – Danida Graduation Approach job at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Team Leader – Danida Graduation Approach job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 03 April 2022

Hiring Organization: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Details:

Job Title: Team Leader – Danida Graduation Approach
Reporting to: Project Manager
Location: IMVEPI
Project Background
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is leading a consortium with Trickle Up and Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD) to deliver a 28-month Danida-funded project entitled Building Self-Reliance and Resilience in West Nile. The project aims to achieve the objective of building the self-reliance and resilience of 800 extremely poor refugees residing in Imvepi settlements as well as host community households in Madi-Okollo and Terego districts of the West Nile region of northern Uganda. The consortium will use the Graduation Approach (GA), a sequenced and time-bound series of economic and social inclusion interventions that are demonstrated to effectively support the most vulnerable households to achieve sustainable livelihoods, resulting in sustained income, asset gains, increased financial inclusion, increased self-confidence, and a trajectory out of poverty.

Overall Purpose of the Role:
Reporting to the Arua-based Program Manager, the Imvepi-based Team Leader will be responsible for overseeing and implementing the project’s social protection and social capital components. Specifically, the position will oversee 5 Project Officers, who will collectively be supporting a team of 32 community-based mentors. A fundamental component of the GA, the mentors are trained in a holistic set of soft skills ranging from psychosocial support, crisis intervention, building healthy relationships, constructive coping mechanisms, how to build awareness of key social, protection and health issues, and basic knowledge of livelihoods and financial literacy skills. To successfully support the Project Officers and mentors, the Team Leader will be expected to have a generalist skill set, with demonstrated experience in social work, protection and community mobilization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
Management and Coordination:
• Overall responsibility for the recruitment and daily management of the West Nile-based Project Officers and mentors, including ensuring positive and collaborative working relationships in line with DRC's Code of Conduct and assessing staff capacity to provide or recommend relevant training or coaching as needed.
• Lead the implementation of DRC’s field-level activities associated with the project’s social protection and social capital components. This will entail overseeing implementation of activities related to mentoring, the establishment of social networks and linkages, social capital and core capacity building. Furthermore, the Team Leader will play a key role in ensuring such activities are implemented according to contractual objectives, ensuring the project meets or exceeds agreed targets.
• The Team Leader will also play an important role in supporting the Program Manager to ensure the daily management of the Danida project office, including ensuring compliant financial operations and budgeting, administration, human resources, logistics, procurement and security in line with DRC and donor regulations.
• The Team Leader may also support the Program Manager in representing DRC publicly at the settlement level, including in coordination fora with other agencies and stakeholders for matters pertaining to the Danida project.
Programming and Technical Support:
• Provide oversight of the Danida project’s social protection and social capital components in compliance with core graduation approach, economic recovery and protection principles and best practices.
• Design and support in conducting assessments to inform project design and adaptation, as well as identify risks and vulnerabilities, including those related to gender, age and diversity.
• Work closely with the Economic Recovery Specialist to support in the development of concrete initiatives to respond to protection, social and economic risks experienced by the targeted populations as well as specific strategies which build upon existing assets and contribute to enhancing household-level self-reliance.
• Contribute to the strategic direction of the project and consortium through active and ongoing participation in and contribution to strategic planning meetings and development of strategic documents.
• Ensure the timely and quality delivery of all organizational and project reports and staff contributions to organizational monitoring and evaluation requirements to ensure project quality, relevance and accountability.
• Conduct monthly/quarterly project review and reflection meetings for project staff to facilitate experience sharing, learning and best practice documentation
• Provide regular field support visits inform of field spot-checks and ensure that project activities (Training, Mentoring/Coaching etc..) are timely implemented as the implementation plan
Finance and Administration:
• Support the Program Manager in managing the project budget associated with the social protection and social capital components of the Danida project and contribute to revision and re-alignment activities.
• Support the Program Manager with regular updates to forecasting and budget monitoring for the Danida project.
Human Resources:
• Manage the West Nile-based Danida team of Project Officers and mentors and support respectful and positive working relationships which allow for the effective implementation of all activities. This is to be achieved through leadership, team building, day-to-day support, capacity-building and strong, generalist knowledge in all of DRC’s core sectors, including the graduation approach, economic recovery and protection.
• Lead site-level recruitment processes and ensure that relevant staffing structures are in place and are reflective of appropriate gender balance.
• Collaborate with the Arua and Kampala human resources department to ensure staff performance evaluations are conducted on a regular basis.

Experience and Technical Competencies:
• Degree in a related field, such as social work, social sciences or development studies.
• A minimum of 4 years’ experience working in international humanitarian and/or development aid, preferably with displaced populations, and with at least 2 years in mid-level program management.
• Technical expertise and experience in the social work, protection or the graduation approach.
• Robust analytical and planning skills
• Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, whilst maintaining technical quality
• Highly diplomatic with excellent political awareness and understanding
• High-level communications and interpersonal skills
• A demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, partners and local organization.
• Fluent in written and spoken English

• Degree in social work, social sciences or development studies, or other relevant field.
• Excellent verbal and written English.

Application procedure

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. Applications close on 3rd April, 2022.
Please click here to apply.

Date Posted: 2022-03-29




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