Economic Recovery Manager

Danish Refugee Council, Jordan

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsProject Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
22nd September, 2019

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

DRC Jordan is looking for a qualified Economic Recovery Manager will provide overall technical leadership to all aspects of DRC’s economic recovery programming in Jordan. This will include overall technical strategy development and coordination of relevant projects and proposals as well as oversight of program tool development, including SOPs, work plans, and trainings for direct program beneficiaries, the Economic Recovery Manager will represent DRC in relevant internal and external coordination forums ensuring high-visibility of DRC Jordan’s cash and livelihood portfolio and providing technical leadership among peer organisations.

About the job

Program Strategy & New Project Development:

  • Support the contextual revision and roll out of the DRC Jordan Country Action Plan, ensuring it is supported by a country livelihood strategy which provides strong rationale for programmatic priorities and reflects the evolving nature of the Syrian conflict, humanitarian space and changing labour law and regulations in Jordan, especially as they impact vulnerable individuals;
  • Proactively engage in bilateral coordination with local and international NGOs as well as with international public organizations to refine, expand and strengthen DRC’s referral and information assistance and partner networks;
  • Contribute and lead the technical design and review of concept notes, logical frameworks, budgets and full proposals in relevant technical sectors;
  • Support Program Quality Department in rolling out qualitative monitoring and evaluation approaches aiming to build contextually-grounded learning into program activities;
  • Visit program activities and provide support and feedback to staff and implementing partners on program approaches and methodological issues.
  • Maintain technical links with DRC Regional and HQ counterparts to ensure that DRC Jordan programmatic priorities align with and respond to global learning.

Team management Technical Support:

  • Manage DRC Jordan’s Economic Recovery Unit and provide team members with technical guidance and support through regular coordination meetings;
  • Mentor and support the Livelihood team through regular one-to-one supervision and performance appraisals;
  • Arrange fortnightly staff meetings;
  • Provide technical support to Project Managers and ensure the Livelihood Unit conducts regular field visits to support field teams.
  • Ensure all Livelihood tools, SoPs and guidelines are regularly updated.
  • Develop DRC Jordan cash programing tools, guidelines and SOPs in coordination with relevant technical units.
  • Ensure the Livelihood Unit provides regular training and awareness sessions to ensure quality project implementation.
  • Support members of the Livelihood Unit to conduct field or shadow visits and advise on quality concerns.

Coordination, Representation & Advocacy:

  • Represent DRC at technical coordination forums as agreed with the HoP.
  • Maintain close working relationships with technical leads within DRC Jordan, MENA, and HQ to ensure strategy and implementation coherence with overall objectives.
  • Develop DRC Jordan network of private sector partners.
  • Take part in monthly PM meetings as requested by HoP.
  • Take active role in pushing DRC’s livelihood advocacy messages in relevant coordination forums.

About you

Required / Desirable

  • Master degree in one of the following: International development, social sciences, international relations, human rights
  • At least five years proven and successful track record as technical advisor or project manager in the field of livelihoods;
  • Proven experience working in economic recovery programming in a middle-income country context, preferably refugee hosting;
  • Experience implementing market systems development and fostering strategic private sector engagement;
  • Leadership experience in livelihood/ economic recovery-related coordination mechanisms;
  • Experience in implementing the ‘graduation approach’.
  • Experience in cash programming
  • Experience with team management and technical support;
  • Experience with project cycle management and project management tools such as logical frameworks, work plans, and monitoring plans.
  • High integrity and willingness to conduct her/himself transparently and open to scrutiny
  • Previous experience working in MENA region
  • Previous experience in Home based grants implementation
  • Ability to communicate technical information in an easy to understand, informative and collaborative manner
  • Good knowledge of the Core Humanitarian Standards or other accountability measures/standards
  • English (fluent) and Arabic (asset)


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