The Senior Advisor for Livelihoods will take a lead role in designing and implementing economic recovery activities to advance economic well-being of IDPs and communities in Marawi. Through ongoing interactions with stakeholders and capacity building of institutions, s/he will support the satisfaction of short-term employment needs of youth, IDPs and other community members, as well as addressing the longer-term impact and sustainability challenges. S/he will lead activities to build the asset base of IDPs, stimulate economic activities in host communities and design innovative mechanism to create employment opportunities. S/he will provide technical direction and implementation oversight to support increased market access, including value addition, and improved producer and agribusiness practices. S/he will particularly target supporting interventions for women and vulnerable youth, including males.
Reporting & Supervision:
The Senior Advisor for Livelihoods will report to the Chief of Party (COP).
- Concrete value chain and local market driven consortium opportunities developed.
- Create and implement strategies for the development of partnerships with the private sector, public sector entities, and other non-governmental entities as required to achieve planned project results.
- Working with the government advisor, ensure the creation and maintenance of strong alliances at the hyper-local and municipal level to enable employment opportunities.
- Public-private partnerships developed.
- Resources from private sector partners and others leveraged for this project.
- Develop an understanding of the primary actors who play a key role in the local economy, including public and private sector contacts and networks;
- Design and lead interventions to foster employment and livelihoods opportunities for IDPs and host communities, including women and vulnerable youth;
- Facilitate implementation of workforce development training programs (soft skills, core skills, vocational skills)
- Advise on employment for transient populations/IDPs;
- Develop partnerships with and among youth related to livelihoods;
- Advise and facilitate local enterprise development;
- Analyze requirements for and respond to economic recovery;
- Understand and convey market linkages;
- Enable access to finance for emerging employment and livelihood opportunities; and
- Build capacity of nascent and existing businesses through training and education.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in Business, Economics, Agriculture, Public Policy, or other relevant field;
- Excellent track record of achieving improved employment outcomes in similar livelihoods creation activities;
- Minimum three (3) years of experience in designing and delivering workforce development, enterprise development, and/or employment and life skills programming for youth; experience with IDPs preferred;
- Experience in designing and delivering entrepreneurial programs for youth and women;
- Proven understanding of needs to support youth active in the informal sector;
- Proven understanding of services required for employment and self-employment; and
- English fluency; and
- Fluency in Maranao required.
Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Position contingent upon donor funding.
Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
About the Organization
Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.