Cash & Livelihoods Team Leader Benghazi Libya - Tenders Global

Cash & Livelihoods Team Leader Benghazi Libya


Position:                                        Cash & Livelihoods Team Leader Benghazi Libya

Reports to:                                    Cash and Livelihoods PC

Supervision of:                              Cash and Livelihoods Project Officers, Technical Assistants and Volunteers  of Benghazi and Derna

Travel:                                            50% travel within Libya, as instructed by the line manager

Project number:                             N/A

Duty station:                                  Benghazi,

Duration and type of contract:   12 Months (with possibility of extension)

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity, and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

  1. Role and responsibilities

The Cash & Livelihoods Team Leader will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the Cash & Early recovery livelihoods activities. He/she will be directly supervising the Project officers and technical assistants. Under the supervision of cash and livelihoods project coordinator, s/he will ensure that the Cash and Livelihoods outreach, assessment, venue arrangements, distribution, monitoring, and troubleshooting is implemented in an efficient and smooth manner.

Generic responsibilities

  • Setting up the cash and livelihood activities in the area offices including systems for control and supervision of the project intervention
  • Ensure the project teams are utilising the Cash, Food and Livelihood tools, SoPs and guidelines provided and contribute to the design of new relevant tools as needed.
  • Contribute to the design of Area office and cash and livelihoods response plan and in consultation with CC PM contribute to new project budgets, Logframe and Target settings.
  • Coordinate and manage cash and livelihoods projects implementation (activities, budget, and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies, organization SOPs and donor requirements.
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff through on the job mentoring.
  • Provide regular progress reports to the Cash and Livelihoods Project Manager and the Core competency Specialist.
  • Ensure that Cash and Livelihoods projects target beneficiaries most in need.
  • Develop and manage project budget in cooperation with the CC Project Manager and project coordinator.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local and national stakeholders and represent NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working groups within Libya.
  • Promote the rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs)/returnees/refugees in line with the advocacy strategy.
  • Provide high quality periodic progress reports for internal and external use including donor reporting.
  • Plan the weekly activities for his/her team and have them approved by his/her line manager and technical supervisor:
  • Ensure all the relevant tools and SOPs for cash and livelihoods are being utilised by the project team.
  • Prepare procurement plans and initiate timely procurement requests for all the project activities.
  • Ensure that standards and instructions given by his/her line manager, as well as NRC procedures, are followed.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards & principles within NRC and amongst beneficiaries served by NRC.

Specific responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in set up of Community Committee to mobilise and support all cash, food, and livelihoods activities.
  • Guide Community committee in the process of beneficiaries’ identification, verification and support in the field
  • Lead in conduct vulnerability assessments and assessments of Households and Individuals in need of cash assistance and Early recovery livelihoods support.
  • Lead in set up of cash, food assistance and Livelihoods inputs distribution plans, including the preparation of the distribution site, the cash entitlements, and any necessary documents.
  • Lead Conduct data collection exercises and post distribution monitoring surveys for Cash and Livelihoods interventions.
  • Ensure all cash and livelihoods activities are well documented by collecting and archiving proof of receipt and proof of beneficiaries’ identities.
  • Ensure the management of the beneficiary data record/list, Food baskets and livelihoods assets/inputs inventory is done on regular basis and in an accurate manner.
  • Lead the preparation of viable business plans for business grants to individuals and market actors/employers targeted with early recovery livelihoods.
  • Conduct household level M&E activities such as field monitoring of Food/cash distribution, Post Distribution Monitoring, Documentation of success/case stories etc
  • Perform any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager.

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

  • Project Planning and Implementation: Cash & Livelihoods Project Manager and project coordinator.
  • Logistics and Procurement: Logistics, Fleet, Finance
  • M&E and Data Management:     Information Management Officer and M&E staff

 Scale and scope of position

  • Staff: Project officers, Technical Assistant and Volunteers
  • Stakeholders: Liaise with Community stakeholders (Mukhtars, Sheiks, Displaced Community representatives), Local government representatives – (District/Sub-District Level), beneficiaries, Community level coordination bodies as directed by the line manager
  • Budgets: Yes
  • Information: Project Database, Project beneficiary data, Referral Information
  • Legal or compliance: Terms of Employment, Donor Rules, NRC Logistics, Finance and HR Rules, Code of Conduct
  1. Competencies

Competencies are important for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

1. Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

  • Bachelor level minimum
  • Prior NGO/INGO experience 2 year minimum in food security & Livelihoods
  • Experience in cash activities (ECA and MPCA)
  • Knowledge of the local humanitarian context
  • Good understanding of the security context
  • Proactive, motivated, and organized
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic, knowledge of English is required.
  • Good analytical and writing/editing skills.
  • Good communication and diplomatic skills.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Experience working in cash based and Livelihoods interventions.
  • Experience in working closely with beneficiaries.
  • Staff Management
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Effective planning and problem solving
  • Proficiency in Excel including pivot tables and conducting basic analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills, excellency in representation and liaison with external partners.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills

2. Behavioural competencies

  • Build meaningful relations
  • Empower people
  • Act with integrity
  • Deliver results

3.   Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for and evaluated on the responsibilities and the competencies, based on NRC’s Performance Management Framework. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The Goals and Performance Plan
  • The NRC Competency Framework

 Application Procedure:

  • Application is online for Libya National only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • NRC does not at any stage of recruitment request candidate to make payments of any kind.
  • NRC has not retained any agent to conduct recruitments on behalf of the organisation.
  • NRC is committed to a diverse workforce through diversity, equity and inclusion 
  • Qualified females candidates and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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