AIRD Livelihoods Manager - Liberia

Reports to: The Country Program Director or the officer in charge during in his/her absence

Start date: Immediate

The Livelihood Manager will be responsible for:

S/He will be responsible for the implementation and quality assurance of the livelihoods projects throughout the Country Program. This will also include reporting, cross departmental coordination, financial accountability and external stakeholder engagement.

General Duties

  • Provide supervision and guidance to the Livelihoods team ensuring adhere to all regulations, instructions and observe guidelines, orientations, systems, procedures forms & formats of the AIRD Standard Operating Procedures

  • Ensure all UNHCR policies as stipulated in the sub agreement are adhered to at all times by all staff his/her supervision.

  • Abide by all government regulations /policies as per the sub agreement

  • Ensure that management is made aware of any issues that UNHCR may have communicated with regard to the project operations & reporting, so that timely action may be taken

  • Supervise the implementation, monitor and report on livelihood projects and ensuring they all run in accordance with project guidelines, through the livelihood officer, livelihood community facilitators and livelihood monitors.

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the execution of projects

  • Conduct training, coaching and mentoring where appropriate with communities, local staff and other relevant groups

  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget

  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all partners and ensuring technical feasibility

  • Ensure resource availability and allocation

  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress and impact of the livelihoods programming on refugees and the Host community beneficiaries

  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques

  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques

  • Report and escalate to management as needed

  • Successfully manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders

  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks

  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors and national institutions in supporting the inclusion of refugees in vocational training, access to finance, labour market, etc.

  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation at all levels.

  • Mainstream into livelihoods activities, the use of relevant innovative approaches and the” graduation models enable graduate vulnerable refugees out of poverty while targeting achievement of self-reliance.

  • Any other duties as may be assigned by management

With regard to interpersonal skill and team building, the Livelihoods Manager shall be responsible to:

  • Take all necessary measures to motivate staffs and build strong team spirit at all levels.

  • Develop and maintain good relationships with all partners and potential donors in the area of operation in relation to livelihoods activities.

  • Participate in preparation of Country Operations Plans

  • Assist the Country Program Director build a strong and functional participatory management team

Required Languages

  • Must be conversant with English and French (written and spoken)

Personal characteristics

The Livelihood Manager should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and practices, and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization

  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization

  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques

  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities

  • Focus on Donor Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external donors to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters

  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness

  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization

  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization as authorized

  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities

  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem

  • Ensuring value for money i.e. program/project monitoring

  • Ability to work under hardship environment and with minimum supervision

  • Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at different locations as required

Mode of application – via email

Please send your application letter stating your qualification and experience, and why you’re suitable for the position, together with latest updated C.V. In the email subject line please note: Livelihoods Manager – Liberia. The email address is hr@airdinternational.org.

Deadline is September 14th, 2018.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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