Livelihood Assistant – Training Assistant and Capacity Building

DRC, Jordan

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationIT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th July, 2020

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

In Irbid and Mafraq governorates, DRC is implementing a project contributing to the implementation of the “Resilience & Social Cohesion Programme”. This Programme aims at improving the living conditions and promoting the resilience of the most vulnerable populations in Jordan, as well as those in Lebanon and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. The project aims at building the capacities of local and national actors, including national institutions and civil society (NGOs and CSOs) by providing effective instruments to enable the development of medium-long term sustainable delivery solutions.

The Livelihood Assistant - Training and Capacity building will be responsible for coordinating and directly implementing employability trainings in DRC’s community centres based in Irbid and Mafraq.

About the job

The individual will report directly to Base Manager. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • In coordination with the Economic Recovery Unit, co-develop training curriculums and provide training at DRC community centres based in Irbid and Mafraq;
  • Support the project manager in providing capacity building trainings to representatives of local authorities, contractors and/or relevant stakeholders to design labour policies, employment programs community activities and to manage the workforce efficiently.
  • Provide support in conducting pre and post evaluations to assess knowledge and skill improvement, activity satisfaction surveys, and Key Informant Interviews.
  • Record attendance, test scores, and other training-oriented information in order to provide informed feedback on beneficiary performance ;
  • Contribute to revising and auditing existing and new curriculums in line with beneficiary feedback as well as changes in context;
  • Conduct Capacity Needs Assessment to help identify organisational gaps and needs within the scope of the project activities.
  • Ensure the application of DRC Code of Conduct and DRC Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintain constructive relationships with municipalities, other local government institutions, local NGO partners and other international organizations in coordination with team members.
  • Support regular data collection, conduct analysis of data and prepare reports to management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

About you

Required / Desirable

  • Bachelor degree in relevant area (e.g. economics, development studies, Business, IT,)
  • Ability to work effectively as an integral part of multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team and to work with a wide range of government and community counterparts, and other actors;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to foster communication and negotiation among local stakeholders;
  • Strong organisational and time management skills;
  • High integrity and willingness to conduct her/himself transparently;
  • Excellent communication and teaching skills;
  • Computer skills (Excel, Microsoft, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Relevant background experience working with local authorities, contractors and NGOs; experience in providing and developing training content, and/or holding ToT certificate are highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with team members of varied work styles, follow procedures, and meet deadlines.
  • Arabic (fluent) with excellent verbal communication skills.
  • English (very good) in written and spoken

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.


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