Team Leader- Project Support

Danish Refugee Council, Madaba, Jordan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
24th February, 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

The Team Leader - Project Support will be responsible for co-coordinating the set-up, kick off and continued implementation of a large GIZ funded cash for work project in the south of Jordan, centered on Madaba. Under the supervision of the GIZ Project Manager, the TL will provide project technical support, and facilitate coordination between national and local institutions, community stakeholders, and project partners in order to meet the overall GIZ project goals. Primary responsibilities will be leading site supervisors in their roles and responsibilities of organizing and managing sites for beneficiaries, insuring worker attendance, safety, tools and materials, drinking water, and overall safety and security of the Cash for Worker, so that proper reporting of attendance and payment can be made for finance and to the donor for timely payroll.

About the job

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

  • Provide technical input and supervision of project works on program site/s.
  • Facilitate continuous dialogue and communication between the technical partners, national partners, and project staff.
  • Assist the project manager with preparation of the GIZ project start up meeting, monthly follow up and exit meeting.
  • Engage with local communities and governments in the work site areas to ensure project buy-in and local ownership of project activities.
  • Provide beneficiaries (Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians) with effective information and support on project Cash for Work activities.
  • Liaise closely with the DRC Livelihood Technical Unit at the coordination office and other DRC Jordan departments when necessary.
  • Assist in the regular data and info collection of information to feed in project assessments and reports.
  • Assist in attendance checks and payroll completion, including proper distribution and maintenance of ATM payment cards
  • Adhere to all work plans created by the Project Manager, ensuring deadlines are met and deliverables are achieved on time.
  • Assist in ensuring Accountability, legal, protection, payment, safety information provided to the beneficiaries, and follow up with reminders so that workers know their rights
  • Ensure the respect and application of DRC Code of Conduct and DRC Policies and Procedures.
  • Any other task as required by GIZ project manager

About you

Required / Desirable

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, water management, forestry, irrigation, natural resource management, or other relevant degree;
  • Experience working with rural communities in Jordan;
  • Experience working with local and national government entities in Jordan, specifically the Jordan Valley Authority (JVA), the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), and/or the Department of Forestry (FD);
  • Experience working with vulnerable communities and associated stakeholders;
  • Experience working in a team environment, both as a leader and collaborator, required;
  • Ability to think creatively and to be solution oriented;
  • Ability and willingness to maintain regular presence at project sites and to work during irregular working hours;
  • Ability to write reports in a timely fashion;
  • Computer skills (Excel, Microsoft, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Understanding of the socio-economic conditions and needs of Syrian refugee populations desirable;
  • Ability to work effectively as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team and to work with a wide range of government and community counterparts, and other actors;
  • Arabic (Native) and English (excellent)

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: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values


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