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Livelihood Programme Manager

We are looking for a highly qualified Livelihoods Team Leadet to join our DRC office in Algeria.

Who are we?

DRC has been operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices in Libya/Tunisia, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey and a Regional Office in Amman. DRC has 17 offices and approximately one thousand staff members across the MENA region.

DRC has been working in the Maghreb region since 2011. DRC/DDG works with vulnerable people who are displaced / affected by conflict, instability. DRC/DDG has offices in Libya, Tunisia and is now opening an office in Tinduf/Camp Weather Haven, Algeria with a focus on livelihood support for the Sahrawi and support to youth in camps.

About the job

The Livelihood Programme Manager is responsible for the operational and programmatic planning, reporting, and implementation of Livelihoods activities in adherence with DRC and donor guidelines and standards. Is directly line managed by Head of Office for Algeria.

Duties and Responsibilities

 General Programming & operations

  • Responsible for start-up, implementation and ending of livelihoods programmes by ensuring that adequate resources are allocated to the project operating in the camps;
  • Contribute to the production of quality and timely reports to donors, and authorities on program activities as well as identified protection trends and humanitarian needs;

  • Development and implementation of livelihoods assessment tools and approaches;
  • Continual improvement of DRC’s livelihood activities by capturing and sharing key challenges, articulating obstacles and proposed solutions, and identifying success stories to highlight; 

  • Select and support training facilities responsible for delivering courses offered with key emphasis towards business trainings suited to the environment;
  • Coordinate with NGO, UN, EU, Saharawi authorities, and beneficiaries to plan, organize and implement the Livelihood programmes.
 Capacity Building
  • Train livelihood staff: livelihood concepts and practices;
  • Monitor, coach and mentor livelihood staff. Provide on the job training as much as required and adapt trainings/coaching to specific staff needs;
  • Develop monitoring plans and strategies for effective and efficient monitoring and reporting of the progress and results of the livelihood activities.
  • Conduct field spot checks on bi-monthly basis to monitor progress of projects and discuss challenges with field teams.
  • Ensure/facilitate the qualitative and quantitative monitoring of the project through team meetings, post-assistance visits, regular reporting and any other monitoring tools;

Finance, logistic and human resources

  • Support the effective financial management of the different projects and grants. To this end, contribute to the planning and authorization of expenditures as per existing budgets, to the review of cash books and BFUs, to the production of budget forecasts and budget revisions, etc. 
  • Contribute to the procurement and management of all goods and services required for the effective implementation of the livelihood projects, including items for program activities as well as operational support. 
  • Support the effective management of the project’s human resources by assisting in drafting/reviewing ToRs, coordinating staffing plan as well as administrative processes related to leave and recruitment. 


  • Ensure DRC Algeria program is compliant with DRC accountability principles;
  • Any other duties as agreed with the Head of Office for Algeria.


About you

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • 3-4 years’ experience in the livelihood functions, working for international humanitarian organizations, including 1-2 years’ experience in a managerial capacity;
  • Excellent knowledge of the project management cycle and experience managing large humanitarian projects in complex environments, including planning and delivery, internal and external coordination, monitoring and reporting;
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills. Proven capacity to develop program strategies, project proposals and programmatic resources;
  • Experience in managing large teams and working with local partners.


Moreover, we also expect the following:

Required qualifications  

  • Degree, with relevant experience in the field 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of French and Spanish an important asset

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 our vision and values. 


We offer

DRC will offer the successful applicant a 12 weeks contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work from 7th of January 2018 and be willing and able to work in Tindouf, Algeria.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level A,13.

Application process

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All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.


If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact

Applications close 17/12/2017. The interviews are expected to take place on the 18th and 19th of December 2017.  

Need further information?

For more details on this position please contact Laura HERNANDEZ PEREZ at

Please note that applications sent directly to Laura HERNANDEZ PEREZ will not be considered.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website  
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 35 countries throughout the world. We are the largest humanitarian NGO in Denmark and consistently ranked as one of the world’s best NGOs according to Global_Geneva.

We fulfil our mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people and host communities in the conflict areas of the world. We also advocate on behalf of conflict-affected populations globally on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration. Our work and long-term strategies are guided by our five core values: Humanitarian approach - Respect - Independence & neutrality - Inclusion - Honesty & transparency.

You can read more about our vision and work on

Application due:

Tindouf, Algeria

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