Livelihoods Assistant (8 positions)

VA releasing Date: 25-April-2018

Vacancy Announcement


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/DDG is a non-governmental, non-political and non-religious organization and for DRC/DDG, people’s right to a life with dignity is central to all that we do. 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.

To strengthen DRC’s Programme in Rakhine State, DRC is looking for highly motivated and capable candidates to fill the position of

Livelihoods Assistant (8 positions)


Duty Station:                     Sittwe, Rakhine State

Report to:                           Livelihood Officer (TVET), Livelihood Team Leader

The Livelihoods Assistant reports directly to the Livelihoods Officer ( Technical  Vocational Education training (TVET) and (including livelihood Team Leader) under the supervision of the Livelihoods Coordinator and supports the professional and efficient implementation of DRC’s livelihood and community activities in Rakhine. Together with the livelihoods/community team, the Livelihoods Assistant will work with the communities of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), both Rakhine and Muslim, to identify and monitor needs, provide TVET and mobilize and train youth (16-25)  on self-reliance, income generation, small-business development, and other related topics.


Specific duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • In teams, conduct field visits to IDP/host communities (both Rakhine and Muslim) to identify livelihood needs, implement income-generating and community-building activities, and monitor results;
  • Support in establishing and maintaining relationships with community representatives, community groups, government counterparts, Ministry of labour immigration Population MOLIP) and other humanitarian agencies, ensuring transparency and coordination;
  • In coordination with other field staff, and under the supervision of the Livelihoods Officer (Team Leader), liaise with Admin, Finance, and Logistics staff for organizing and planning of livelihood assistance delivery;
  • Perform any other tasks as instructed by the Livelihoods Officer or the Livelihoods Project team Leader.
  • Assist in keeping database of targeted beneficiaries.
  • Data entry on collected project data in timely manner.
  • Other additional tasks as required.



Qualifications and minimum requirements:

  • University degree (BA/BSc) in Economics, Business, Technical vocational education training Management or other relevant field;
  • 1-3 years’ relevant work experience in the field of income generation and community mobilization, preferably working with a humanitarian or development organization;
  • Demonstrated ability to build trusting relationships with communities, and experience of participatory needs assessments;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as cultural sensitivity,
  • Flexible and prepared to travel intensively in the region;
  • 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.
  • Experience delivering trainings and workshops on self-reliance, income generation and small and medium-sized (SME) business development;
  • Understanding of operational context in Rakhine State.
  • Basic understanding of IDP rights.
  • Understanding of humanitarian response principles;
  • Experience working directly with children and youth.



  • Starting date of employment: As soon as possible.
  • Contract: 6 months
  • Salary: Competitive salary according to DRC Myanmar salary scale.

This position is open for Myanmar Nationals only. DRC strongly advocates for equal opportunity and promotes a diversified and inspiring working environment. Therefore, qualified candidates of ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


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:


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No later than 15th May, 2018 (COB/5pm)


Applications can also be sent or hand delivered to: DRC Yangon Office, U Aung Kain Street No. 99-F-3, Thanlwin Road, Bahan Township–Yangon or DRC Office in Sittwe, No.42, Land No.43B/45B, North San Pya Ward, Myin Si Pyin Road, Pyi Taw Thar Qut, Sittwe Tsp. Rakhine State, complying with the above deadline. Should you experience difficulties with delivering the application, DRC Yangon Office can be contacted on telephone no. 01 501598 (Ext: 118) and 09-798407279 (Sittwe –Office).


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. Please note that due to the urgency of this position, applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and DRC reserves the right to initiate the recruitment process before the deadline for applications.

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