Livelihoods Officer- Technical Vocational Education Training

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Udlandet (øvrige)

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international humanitarian organization founded in Denmark in 1956. DRC implements relief and development activities in more than 30 countries throughout the world, assisting more than 1.5 million people of different ethnicities and religions. DRC is a non-governmental, non-political and non-religious organization – and in DRC, people’s right to a life with dignity takes precedence over politics and principles. DRC has been operating in Myanmar since May 2009 and in Rakhine State since 2010, responding to the humanitarian needs in the aftermath of the Cyclone Giri. DRC has recently expanded its programme providing shelter, WASH, NFIs, livelihood support and community assistance to the people affected by the June and October 2012 events in Rakhine State. DRC Myanmar in Rakhine State is funded by ECHO, SDC, DFAT, USAID and UN agencies, including UNHCR, UNICEF and UNFPA.

Duty Station : Maruk Oo Office, Rakhine State

Report to : Livelihood Team Leader

Technical Supervision : Livelihood Manager

Overall purpose of the role

The Project Officer- Technical Vocational Education Training

TVET) reports directly to the Livelihoods Team Leader and under technical supervision of the Livelihoods Manager, works in close cooperation and provides support to all Livelihood Assistant for the planning, implementation and monitoring for all TVET, life skills and related activities. Together with the Livelihood Assistant, the Livelihoods Officer will work with the communities, both Rakhine and Muslim, to identify and monitor needs and provide targeted TVET, and other complementary support.

Geographic scope: Area (Rakhine)

This role has an area focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the area. The role contributes to the development of area strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to base operations.


  • Take primary responsibility for coordinating the work of the technical vocational training, life skills and related programs, in Mrauk U and Kyauk Taw, working closely with the Livelihoods Team Leader, Livelihoods Manager and counterparts at ACF, Government and CSO. This will include supporting communities to identify training modules, conducting assessments, and coordinating vocational trainings, life skills and related trainings for trainers, and monitoring and supporting trainers in the field.
  • Coordinate monitoring and evaluation for the vocational training, life skills and related program according to project guidelines, including collating data from Government, Vocational department, other training centers, and ensure visibility standards are met by both partners;
  • Support the Livelihood Manager and the Team Leader in Mrauk U in establishing and maintaining relationships with community representatives, community groups, government counterparts, and other humanitarian agencies, ensuring transparency and coordination;
  • Take primary responsibility for liaising with Admin, Finance, and Logistics staff for organizing and planning of the vocational training program; support other programs as needed;
  • With support from the M & E gather monitoring information and conduct data entry on collected project data in a timely manner and assist in maintaining the database of beneficiary information and activity profiles, and prepare internal reports updating on activities (in English);
  • Experience and technical competencies:

  • University degree (BA/BSc) in Economics, Business, Management or other relevant field;
  • At least 3 years’ relevant work experience in the field of vocational training, life skills, income generation and community mobilization, preferably working with a humanitarian or development organization;
  • Experience leading and motivating teams and coordinating activities independently
  • Demonstrated ability to build trusting relationships with communities and experience of participatory needs assessments;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills as well as having a good knowledge of cultural sensitivity;
  • Prepared to work with both Rakhine and Muslim communities;
  • Good analytical and computer skills (especially Word and Excel); Fluent in Burmese and working knowledge of English. Additional local languages would be an asset.
  • Education
    : (include certificates, licenses etc.)

  • University degree (BA/BSc) in Economics, Business, Management or other relevant field;
  • Proficient in MS Office programs
  • Languages:
    (indicate fluency level)

  • English (Proficient speaking and writing)
  • Myanmar(Fluent)
  • Local Language (Rakhine) is an advantage
  • All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. "
  • Desirable:

  • Understanding of operational context in Rakhine State.
  • Basic understanding of humanitarian response principles.
  • Offer:

  • Starting date of employment: November-2019
  • Salary: Competitive salary according to DRC Myanmar salary scale.
  • Ensure that activities conducted by livelihood/community Team follow DRC standards and guidelines;
  • Promote a safe and secure work environment; foster a culture of safety and security awareness and consistently follow DRC code of conducts, safety and security policies, and directives; and
  • Perform any other tasks as instructed by the Livelihoods Team Leader and Livelihood Manager.

This position is open for Myanmar Nationals only. DRC strongly advocates for equal opportunity and promotes a diversified and inspiring working environment.

Application process:

Applicants who meet the above-mentioned requirements should apply by submitting their applications

in English
(consisting of Cover Letter and CV of no more than 4 pages, including contact details of 3 professional references) by e-mail:

  • Only shortlisted applicant will be contacted for a written test in English and a face to face interview and a written test in English.
  • After closing date, applications are not to be considered.

Deadline for submission of applications: 23-Oct-2019

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