Livelihoods Assistant

  • Contract
  • Nineveh

Save the children


Livelihood Assistant is a primary level field based position under the direct supervision of Food Security and Livelihoods FSL Business Trainer . She will be responsible for day to day implementation, reporting and documentation of microenterprise development training activities along with national partner team and and with technical support from FSL Coordinator / FSL Business Development Officer. The position holder will work closely with MEAL, WASH, Child Protection, Education, Finance and supply chain team in Sinjar.

Direct Reports to: Business Development Officer
Indirect/ Technical Report: None
Staff reporting to this post: None
Other Internal Contacts: MEAL, CP, WASH, Education, Finance and Supply Chain

•     Carries out the weekly planned activities for microenterprise development training, support the FSL Business Development Officer in deliverying of business grants and mentorship services to potential micro enterprise development beneficiaries in Sinjar.
•    Assist the FSL Business Development Officer to facilitate microenterprise development training participants for preparation of business plan.
•    Support in developing monthly visit plans on assessing and following up businesses development in coordination with FSL Business Development Officer.
•    Identify and assess the needs of various communities and suggest possible solutions in coordination with FSL Business Development Officer.
•    Support in carrying out of pre and post training assessment under supervison of the FSL Development Officer.
•    Communicate to community for oureach activities – act as focal point for livelihoods related activities inquiries.
•    Call potential business candidates for attending respective trainings and inductions.
•    Regular field visits following delivery of business start up grants to ensure grant is used for intended purposes.
•    Identify vulnerable beneficiaries during the field work who might need other service assistances and refer them according to the referrals procedures to the respective service providers.
•    Collect all required documents related to small business support program including beneficiary selection, microenterprise development training, business start up grants, coaching/ mentorship services and final evaluation.
•    Support in preparation of a PR related to trainings preparation to be submitted to the finane and supply chain departments on time.
•    Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
•    Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

•    Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
•    Sets ambitious and challenging goals for himself and team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
•    Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues and external partners and stake holders
•    Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
•    Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
•    Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
•    displays consistent excellent judgement


•    Bachelor degree in economics, management sciences or livelihoods related fields.
•    At least one years proven experience of youth livelihoods program implementation and six months as livelihoods assistant.
•    Strong understanding of preparing training sessions/agendas/ timelines and managing assessment.
•    Fluency in Arabic, Kurdish and local languages; Written and Spoken Enghlish a plus.
•    Experience and understanding of gender sensitive programing.
•    Good understanding of community engagement and social cohesion.
•    Good understanding of humanitarian principles and don no harm.
•    Understanding and commitment to Save the Children aims, values, and principles

•    Participated in ToT organized by ILO on SIYB curriculum.
•    Local from Sinjar
•    Works well in and promotes teamwork, strong community outreach skills, detail oriented, honest, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
•    Strong sense of integrity
•    Female candidate with required skills is highly preferred.

Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Equal Opportunities 
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
Child Safeguarding:
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Location: Mosul
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Closing Date: May 24, 2022

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