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Livelihoods Team Leader(Lagdera)

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Project, program management
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The role of the Team Leader – Livelihood and Self Reliance and scholarship is to ensure development and implementation of the livelihoods programming in Dadaab/NEP, which is efficient, accountable and measurable. There will be some degree of travel within the camp complex and probably within the region and working with partner institutions. Key responsibilities include: Ensuring overall coordination of DRC’s livelihood portfolio, which includes business development/enterprise development training, operations of 3 community training centers, revolving fund operations, group savings & loans, microfinance linkages, micro value-chain development; Other roles include livelihood program coordination, overall coordination of DRC’s scholarship portfolio, which includes professional, technical and vocational training; and staff supervision/training/mentoring, and executing DRC’s NEP livelihoods strategy and contributing to tactical planning, livelihoods mainstreaming in the DRC Kenya program and development of new livelihoods projects in Dadaab. S/He is expected to be familiar with the international development agenda and to be aware of the operational issues related to general livelihoods, governance, and policy issues in the region.
This position will also require regular travel to project sites located in Lagdera, and Fafi Districts of North Eastern Province.


  1. Supervise participatory needs assessments and identify appropriate livelihood interventions to increase incomes for the local and refugee communities and reduce poverty in the target areas. 
  2. Oversee business development skills and numeracy/literacy skills trainings among selected target groups in the region. 
  3. Oversee the field implementation of Group Savings and Loaning (GS&L) activities in local and refugee communities with emphasis on promoting group development through support, coaching, mentoring, regular feedback and identification of investment needs and opportunities.
  4. Participate in the development and oversee the implementation of selected micro value-chains within the Dadaab program.
  5. Participate in periodic program review and planning meetings; and external meetings as often as requested by the supervisor.
  6. Play a key role in implementing the DRC scholarship policy to increase skills and knowledge in livelihoods security of displaced and host population households. 
  7. Support the development of the skills development component and ensure that lessons learnt are fed into the design of livelihood programs, donor responses and technical forums. 
  8. Provide technical leadership to ongoing skills development components with a focus on cost-effectiveness, building a solid evidence base and moving them to scale.
  9. Through direct technical assistance provision, build the capacity of program and partner staff to identify, design and implement quality post-secondary education interventions. 
  10. Integrate multi-sectoral considerations into skills development programming, with a particular focus on linkages with health, education, and legal protection concerns.
  11. Supervise management of Transit Centres to ensure adequate supply of water, maintain high standards of hygiene and ensure provision of meals to returnees.
  12. Manage the flow of information in relation to preparation and issuance of cash assistance to returnees.
  13. Promote collaboration and synergy between the DRC host community project (HCS) and the similar projects/groups in the Dadaab refugee camps.
  14. Ensure the effective Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning processes for the livelihoods program.
  15. Ensure project staff adhere to HAP Principles in day to day project implementation; participate in HAP audits.
  16. Serve as the liaison with stakeholders and relevant Government of Kenya departments – from the location to divisional levels.
  17. Assist in developing concepts and proposals for the Dadaab program. Take the lead on Livelihoods development and Scholarship/training activities.
  18. Supervise and coordinate internal and external reports as requested by your supervisor.
  19. Other duties assigned by the supervisor.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Daadab
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Reporting; Technical support; Lobbying, advocacy; Programme management; Training delivery; Project implementation; Team leadership
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Danish Refugee Council

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DRC has been operating in Kenya since 2005, where we assist refugees and displacement-affected communities by implementing protection and livelihoods activities that increase their self-reliance and expand opportunities for a dignified life. DRC works in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, as well as in Nairobi and Mombasa to assist urban-based refugees.

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