Livelihoods Base Technical Advisor

Livelihoods Base Technical Advisor

JOB Vacancy Announcement #: 6263

Job Title: Livelihoods Base Technical Advisor

Application deadline: 10.01.2022

Duty Station: Raqqa

Job Requirements:

Studies: University degree/Diploma in Livelihood field

Experience: Experience of 4-5 years in Livelihoods technical aspects

Languages: Very Good Command in English

IT: Comfortable with Excel and word

Qualification: Comfortable in capacity building , Rigorous and team spirit

Skills : Good communication and interpersonal skills

Job Description:


  • The Livelihoods Base Technical Advisor supports the Cash and Livelihoods Program Manager in developing and implementing the technical aspects of livelihoods activities related to the implementation of small business grants activities, as defined in the operation proposals
  • S/He is ensuring a high level of technical standards in these Livelihoods activities implemented and developed, in close coordination with the Program Manager and the Deputy PM.
  • S/He contributes to guaranteeing the quality of these Livelihoods activities implemented in Raqqa, focusing in particular to the ones dedicated to small business grants assistance, and suggests necessary technical adjustments or developments to the Cash and Livelihoods Program Manager to ensure relevance, feasibility and adequacy.
  • S/He actively participates in the development of SI programmatic strategy in the Livelihoods sector.


The Livelihoods Base Technical Advisor will be required to:

Relevance, quality and design of project activities

  • Support the PM in identifying and designing appropriate technical tools and methodologies for livelihoods activities – in particular methodologies for the implementation of small business grant program – and contribute in addressing sound technical solutions to local populations’ needs: analysis of job market demand, BoQs, beneficiaries’ selection criteria and methodologies, partnerships and collaborations, SOPs, content of training courses and toolkits, monitoring and evaluation tools, etc.
  • Support the Program Manager to identify technical, HR, logistical and financial resources needed at different stages of the activities/project, including proposal development and in cooperation with the Deputy PM;
  • Support the PM to ensure livelihoods activities reach the expected results and are sustainable, in collaboration with the Deputy PM;
  • Support the PM in preparing and developing technical aspects of needs assessment, new activities, and project proposals in the field of Livelihoods and specifically for the implementation of small business grant program.

Project implementation, monitoring and evaluation

  • With the support of the Livelihood Field Officer(s) and the livelihood team, review content of business development training courses and ensure quality of trainings, business development services and other livelihood activities.
  • Develop a database of small-scale entrepreneurs and assess their needs in terms of furniture equipment;
  • Participate in the design and implementation of labor market analysis with the support of the FS & Livelihood Coordinator;
  • Follow the technical aspects of activities when being implemented in the field, in accordance with the project(s) work plan(s), donors’ requirements, technical specificities and methodologies validated by the PM;
  • Regularly visit the activity sites to ensure technical standards and methodologies are adequately followed, and to identify potential opportunities and/or needs for adjustment;
  • Provide technical inputs to assessment methodology to ensure relevant and high-quality information gathering;
  • Anticipate technical problems, report any constraints met during activities implementation, and propose appropriate solutions to the PM, in collaboration with the Deputy PM;
  • Propose technical activities adjustments to the PM according to context and target population changing needs, in close cooperation with the Deputy PM;
  • With the support of the MEAL department, ensure monitoring, motivation and satisfaction of beneficiaries involved in the project;
  • Lead the evaluation of participants’ business projects through selection committees; review and advise their business plan and support the development of related evaluation tools.
  • Supervise the utilization of business grants provided to beneficiaries for the development of their nano-enterprise.
  • Evaluate project results and impacts from a technical perspective; contribute to lessons learnt exercises and to Institutional Knowledge Building efforts together with the Deputy PM and in collaboration with the PM, to capitalize on the activities and methodologies developed;
  • Assist the PM in preparing technical specifications for purchase requests, in accordance with the project needs and budget constraints.


  • Ensure the collection and compilation of information about the technical aspect of small business grants activities from the field teams, and regularly share with the PM and Deputy PM;
  • Support the PM in drafting reports to donors and local authorities through provision of relevant technical inputs as requested;
  • Provide technical inputs to a number of administrative documents (e.g. MoU’s) to be signed jointly with local authorities, communities and/or partners;
  • Ensure proper archiving of key technical documents and files and share them with the PM;
  • Immediately report any problem or information that could affect small business grants activities or the security of the teams to the PM;
  • Actively participate in weekly meetings with all team members and organize regular meetings with the field teams on technical aspects, in coordination with the Deputy PM;
  • Assist the PM in adequately communicating and collaborating with relevant SI departments at base level to foster harmonization, learning and information sharing on technical aspects.

Human Resources Management

  • Participate in the recruitment of Cash and Livelihoods national program staff under his/her field of activities (livelihoods team);
  • Participate in induction of new employees working in his/her field of activities;
  • Act as a technical support and focal point for all Livelihoods team;
  • Actively and directly contribute to build the technical capacity of Livelihoods teams, under the lead of the PM and in coordination with HR department and Deputy PM, including identification of technical training needs, development of adequate and relevant training contents and provision of trainings and/or identification of relevant trainers;
  • Provide inputs on the technical aspects of staff members performance evaluation, when relevant and in collaboration with the PM and de Deputy PM;
  • Share relevant HR information with the PM and the Deputy PM when appropriate;
  • Contribute to ensure all staff comply with SI Code of Conduct, security protocols and internal regulation while carrying out all activities;
  • Contribute to write incident reports when appropriate.

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