Apply: DRC Livelihoods Assistant

Deadline: 09 June, 2020

Location: Michika, Adamawa, Nigeria

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Livelihoods Assistant in Michika, Adamawa, Nigeria.

DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.


  • Support SME Development and CTP
  • Ensure beneficiaries are screened, selected and verified through the use of developed targeting criteria in operational areas
  • Provide livelihood guidance, on an individual or group basis, to increase beneficiaries’ awareness of different business options based on market assessment and beneficiary interests
  • Provide information to beneficiaries about livelihood and business development opportunities
  • Organise small business training and business planning activities with beneficiaries
  • Provide information to beneficiaries on skills training, market opportunities, and small enterprise creation
  • Facilitate the implementation of Cash Transfer programmes and ward-level Unconditional/Conditional Cash Grants and Cash for Work
  • Coordination of ward-level stakeholders in consultation with line manager
  • Ensure that protocol is followed through stakeholder consultation at all stages of project implementation
  • Social Cohesion Programming
  • Assess the relevance of potential inter-communal dialogue activities linked to livelihoods to improve the dialogue and cooperation between these fields (eg joint workshops, peer-to-peer activities, language exchanges, etc)
  • Select beneficiaries who will participate in the activities through youth empowerment and community safety planning


  • University degree or advanced training/course in Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Sociology, Social Work, International Affairs, Humanitarian  Affairs or related fields
  • Experience in livelihood programming and training
  • Understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in the country and the region
  • One year, minimum, of working experience in the field is required
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and writing)
  • Professional fluency in English and Hausa
  • Ability and willingness to maintain a regular presence at project sites (remote/field sites) and to work during irregular working hours and in insecure environments
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills – self-motivated individuals, able to take initiative and propose solutions, resilient, positive, and able to work independently
  • Previous working experience with humanitarian agencies
  • Experience working with displaced populations
  • Good understanding of the context in Michika and Madagali LGAs
  • National of Nigeria

To apply and for more information, click here.

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