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Livelihoods Officer
Danish Refugee Council
 Section/Unit: Programme
 Supervisor: Livelihoods Team Leader
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: Duration of contract up to 30th September 2021
 Closing Date: 12 April 2021


Overall purpose of the role

The Danish refugee Council (DRC) has been operational in Sudan since 2004 focussing primarily on Protection, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) as well as Community-driven Recovery and Safety Programmes (CDRS) with a geographical focus on Khartoum and Darfur. In order to support our growing programme, DRC is looking for aLivelihoods officerfor a new livelihoods programme in Khartoum.


About the job

The Livelihoods officer is responsible for supporting the Livelihoods team with technical input and the implementation of livelihoods programming in Khartoum. To this end the livelihoods officer will provide insight into the markets needs including employability skills, markets assessment and training needs to support the implementation of the livelihoods programming. Additionally the officer will support the livelihoods team leader in all assessments and trainings conducted.

 Duties and responsibilities:

Project Implementation

  • Coordinate directly with the LivelihoodsTeam Leader and field team for the effective implementation of all livelihood related activities;
  • Contribute to the design and lead the implementation of livelihoods activities
  • Co-design employability trainings in coordination with the Livelihoods Team Leader;
  • Contribute to the development of tools and processes used for livelihood activities;
  • Facilitate the distribution of conditional livelihood support grants to eligible applicants;
  • Co-coordinate the launch of assessments, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions on livelihoods;
  • Conduct regular / ongoing market research to contribute to the design and implementation of market-based livelihoods programming
  • Support the identification of suitable service providers (private companies and institutes, vocational training centers, schools, etc.) for livelihoods activities
  • Advise on relevance of trainings based on an analysis of marketable skills
  • Review training curricula to ensure they enable the development of marketable skills
  • Produce accurate and detailed reports on livelihoods activities on weekly and monthly basis


Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

  • Support MEAL team to manage all livelihood data collection exercises including the conducting of assessments and surveys (e.g. baseline surveys, yield assessment, do-no-harm surveys etc.) in close coordination with the Country MEAL unit to monitor and evaluate livelihoods project activities;
  • Work closely with MEAL unit to identify, document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action points
  • Support the undertaking of detailed situational analysis in collaboration with relevant stakeholder and propose appropriate project implementation approaches
  • Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of results

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • At least 1-2 years of relevant professional livelihood experience, preferably with a humanitarian aid organization
  • Experience in engaging with training providers and employers
  • Understanding of Livelihood programming issues in Sudan
  • Good computer skills (especially Ms. Office)



  • Understanding of rights and protection issues of migrants, refugees, IDPs, women and youth



  • University degree or higher education inagriculture, economics, business management, sociology, psychology, or other relevant field


Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • English (essential)
  • Arabic (essential)


Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

  • Programme manager
  • Livelihoods Team Leader
  • Livelihoods Assistants
  • Protection programme team
  • MEAL team
  • HAC
  • Coordination technical working groups
  • Local government authorities







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