Job Description Livelihood Coordinator

Organisation : Solidar Suisse - Bangladesh
Location :   Cox`s Bazar
Position : Livelihood Coordinator
Duration :

12 months initially, starting February 2019, with possibility of extension

Role within the Organisation
Directly reports to
: Emergency Response Representative -Solidar Suisse Bangladesh
Also authorised by : Desk officer HQ Solidar;
Directly supervises : None
Close functional link : Finance Coordinator and Shelter Coordinator

Solidar Suisse is a Swiss International NGO founded in 1936 and member of the European Solidar Network. We support and implement projects in the fields of Decent Work, Governance, and Humanitarian Aid in 14 countries worldwide.

Since the start of the Rohingya refugee crisis in 2017, Solidar Suisse has supported Rohingya refugees through SOLIDAR network partner AWO International in the fields of emergency shelter and WASH.
Recently in 2018, Solidar established presence in Bangladesh and has selected two local organizations for implementation of Shelter and Livelihoods projects. The project operations are based in Cox Bazar. 

Purpose of the Position
The purpose of the position is to provide technical assistance to Solidar Suisse livelihood assistance provided to Rohingya refugees and host communities, implemented by local partners in Cox`s Bazar district. The focus of the livelihood project is to strengthen the resilience of both refugees and host communities, by supporting them to generate income, improve food security and provide dignity and (self) respect.  The livelihood Coordinator is expected to provide technical support to partners, monitor regularly implementation of the project, support development of new projects and participate regularly in inter agency cluster meetings.

Project- and Partnership Management

  • Demonstrate sound resource management and accountability to ensure that all Solidar projects funds/resources are utilized to achieve project goals, by respecting Solidar and donor policies and procedures.
  • To monitor implementation of partner’s monthly work plans and design and implement appropriate and effective project tools and methods including but not limited to surveys, constructions, training sessions.
  • Ensure effective design and functioning of needs assessments and beneficiary selection according to defined criteria and transparently share these with beneficiaries and community members considering the conflict sensitivity approach of Solidar Suisse.
  • Establish, and support monitoring and evaluation systems for project activities and train relevant partner staff.

Capacity Development and Reporting

  • Develop / review training curriculum for the skills development components, participate in selection of training providers for the skills development component
  • Participate in selection of and use of agricultural inputs and small livestock along with partner staff
  • Advise, provide guidance, coaching support and mentoring to partner staff on training methods and approaches for food security, resilience, skills development and livelihoods and conduct capacity building trainings for partner staff whenever necessary/required.
  • Provide detailed weekly/biweekly/monthly report to the Emergency Response Representative, and take an active part to develop project progress report according to donor requirements
  • Assess the human resource requirements and skills and participate in staff recruitment and induction with partner staff
  • Undertake any other tasks as requested by the Emergency Response Representative.

Educational Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in agriculture/ rural development/livelihoods or any related discipline

Experience Requirements

  • At least 5 year(s) experience in food security, resilience, economic development, rural development, etc. with international NGOs
  • Experience in emergency response, recovery or rehabilitation activities
  • Experience in agriculture, vegetable gardening, skills development, etc.
  • Knowledge of Rohingya response essential
  • Strong partnership management capacity in emergency context
  • Experience of working with inter/multi-national agencies, and in-depth knowledge of NGOs
  • Experience of training and facilitation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Power Point; Outlook)

Personal competencies

  • Well organized, excellent attention to detail and ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, take initiative and solve problems
  • Positive attitude and able to work in a team, motivate and train staff and respect opinions of others
  • Good interpersonal-  and communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to build & maintain excellent relationships with internal and external partners
  • Ability to improve, innovate and solve problems and act as coach and knowledge facilitator

Competitive as per I-NGO remuneration package in Bangladesh. This is a fulltime consultancy contract.
Application Procedure
Potential candidates that meet the above requirements are requested to send CV, along with motivation letter and contacts of (2) referees by mentioning present and expected remunerations per month to following email: by 21st January 2019. Applications must mention “Livelihood Coordinator – Rohingya Response” in the subject line of the mail”. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.