Economic Recovery Assistant at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization that provides assistance and promotes durable solutions for refugees and internally displaced people, based on humanitarian principles and human rights.

Danish Refugee Council is a humanitarian actor in Tanzania. Since 2015, as part of the Burundian Refugee Response in Tanzania, DRC works in the sectors of camp management, Community-Based Protection, livelihoods, protection, WASH, General Food Distributions, and shelter/ small infrastructure in Nduta camps. DRC has been implementing Camp management, Community Based Protection, and Livelihood projects in Nyarugusu refugee camp since January 2020.

Name of the Position: – Economic Recovery Assistant
Reports to: – Economic Recovery Officer
Supervise: – Incentive staff and/or Village Agents.
Duty Station: – Nduta, Nyarugusu Refugee Camps & Host Community.

An Economic Recovery Assistant, under the management and supervision of the Economic Recovery Officer and in close collaboration with UNHCR and the camp-based government coordination bodies, will be responsible for supporting the implementation of livelihoods activities in the refugee camp and host community. The Economic Recovery Assistant is therefore expected to be flexible to work in different locations throughout the program.

Tasks and responsibilities of the position
 Participate in ensuring targets are met under DRC’s agreement with donors, to be accountable to the stated goals of the program.
 Support in the provision of training and technical support to program participants with a specific focus on Vegetable production, Technical and Vocational skills development, Entrepreneurship, and Business development in the following areas.
 Support in ensuring comprehensive documentation and provide inputs for reporting on implementation progress.
 Provide inputs for program Development (Proposals writing and budgeting).
 Support in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Arrangements.
 Work with established community-based structures in the community and be solution-oriented in terms of challenges arising from individual activities and the program as a whole.
 Provide inputs for new sustainable livelihood initiatives/proposals and fundraising relating to emergency and longer-term responses.
 Contribute to documentation of lessons learned and ensure that is reflected in program planning and decision making.
 Ensure implementation of livelihoods activities are compliant with the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and the DRC’s Code of Conduct (CoC);
 Provide timely and quality inputs for project narrative reports following donors’ requirements.
 Foster and maintain excellent working relationships with key humanitarian actors – local and international, including government authorities and non-state Actors, private sectors.
 Liaise closely with other DRC sectors such as; Community Based Protection, protection, and camp management to ensure productive coordination and smooth implementation of the program activities.

 University Degree in Horticulture, Agronomy, Agriculture general, Environment, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, Project planning and management, Community development, and other related fields.
 1-2 years of relevant work experience.
 Knowledge and experience in implementing programs in Vegetable production, Technical and Vocational skills Education, Entrepreneurship, and small business development among others.
 Previous experience working with refugees and host community members.
 Computer literacy (Microsoft Word and Excel).
 Ability to communicate in English and Swahili. The ability to communicate in Kiha and/or Kirundi is a plus.
 Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity, and flexibility.
 Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well able to engage with community members openly, and maintain confidentiality and respect.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply irrespective of origin, gender, or age.

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit

Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply!

The deadline for submitting the application is 22 May 2022.


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