Economic Recovery

Danish Refugee Council

Aleppo, Syria

The Economic Recovery (EcRec) Casual Worker expected to assist economic recovery team in implementing Livelihoods activities (Business development skills (BDS) courses, Micro-Grant (MG), Vocational Training(VT) ) under the supervision of Economic Recovery Team Leader. The Casual Worker will involve in direct implementation of day-to-day project activities as member of the DRC EcRec team in areas of operation in Aleppo for vulnerable communities
Responsibilities:
Technical:
  • Overall responsible to conduct Economic Recovery beneficiaries’ vulnerability registration and suitability assessment by using DRC tools.
  • Coordination with the beneficiaries before starting activity.
  • Archiving related documents (hard copy and electronics) used during implementation.
  • Conducting Satisfaction questionnaire with beneficiaries after each course.
Business Development Skills Training:
  • Follow up business development skills courses including (trainers and trainees’ attendance, ensuring required logistics support is in place, conducting pre and post-tests).
  • Monitor Trainers’ performance and ensure they are delivering within Scope of Work.
  • Follow up on beneficiary motivation and engagement including dropouts.
  • Ensure Receiving accurate Business plan from BNFs at the end of the course.
  • Organize beneficiaries’ transportation allowance.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports after training closure and finalize all relevant activities including success stories, recommendations and lessons learnt.
Income generation:
  • Responsible for selection of potential micro-grants and ensure effective coordination with supply chain team to timely procure the items.
  • Updated purchase list description for Microgrants in cooperation with the beneficiaries.
  • Delivery of MG's equipment to beneficiaries in coordination with the procurement team in field.
  • Post distribution monitoring (PDMs) to Microgrants distributed.
  • Provide coaching to each Microgrant beneficiary (startup business, asset replacement, scaleup business) on regular basis (once a month for 3 months) using DRC tools by field visit to businesses, where feasible. Or on phone.
  • Provide coaching to each start up business and asset replacement beneficiary on regular basis (twice a month for 3 months) using DRC tools, visit businesses, where feasible.
  • Identify other technical support required and how to meet it as part of the coaching plan.
  • Create mini-Communities of Practice between similar MG/AR recipients.
  • Support the establishment of approval mechanisms and tools for MGs/ARs
  • Prepare comprehensive reports after training closure and finalize all relevant activities including success stories, recommendations and lessons learnt
  • Attend field level meetings when required and providing detailed reports to the Line Manager.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Education:
  • University or technical institute degree in any of the Economics, Administration, Business Management, Finance, International Relations, Development studies, computer science or other degree with years of relevant experience.
Languages:
  • Fluent in Arabic- written and spoken is essential.
  • Good written English skills.
  • Fluent spoken English is preferred but not essential.