Danish Refugee Council Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Danish Refugee Council Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222744

Category: Development and Project Management

Location: Tigray

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Salary: xxxx

Job Description

Title: Program Officer

Location: Shire-Tigray

Reports to: Protection Team Leader


Start of Contract & Duration: December 31, 2019

Posting date: September 11, 2019


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997.

DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.

With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.

Overall Purpose of the Role:

The Officer will be responsible for the implementation of DRC’s program activities in the field location assigned.

The Officer will supervise Assistants and refugee incentive outreach workers and collaborate with other program staff to ensure DRC's activities are holistic and that protection concerns and considerations are effectively mainstreamed.

Furthermore, the Officer will provide support to project cycle management and program development with specific contributions related to activities implemented in the field office assigned.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Collaborate closely with the program team and contribute to design and implement relevant and responsive, rights-based activities that build the existing assets of the targeted refugee communities.
  • Activities will emphasize protection-related refugee outreach and engagement upon, with a particular emphasis on access to justice, education, information and services.
  • Assist the Program Manager in ensuring high quality day-to-day technical management of activities to ensure strict adherence with international best practice standards, including the identification of protection risks and vulnerabilities, with acute awareness of issues related to gender, age and diversity.
  • Assist in the supervision of Assistants and refugee incentive outreach workers, and support respectful and positive working relationships for the effective implementation of activities.
  • Support the Program Manager in overseeing project locations, including the management of staff and regular activity monitoring.
  • Identify training and capacity building opportunities for incentive workers and ensure they are well versed in key protection concepts relevant to the context, DRC's code of conduct, and accountability.
  • Under the direction of
    the Program Manager, assist in related reporting for both internal and donor purposes. This will include providing weekly and monthly reports supported by key monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Provide ongoing general monitoring of the operating context to ensure relevance and accountability to DRC's beneficiary populations.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive files of activities, outputs, materials, and other relevant documentation

    All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.

  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.

  • Demonstrating integrity: Acting in line with DRC's vision and values

    Job Requirements

    Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an entry to mid-level position, preferably with experience in the field of humanitarian response working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant ministry or local authority.
  • Experience working with migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and/or internally displaced persons, preferably on protection-related issues, using community mobilization and participatory approaches.
  • Strong planning, organization and problem solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding work environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies, social work and social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized institution


  • Excellent verbal and written proficiency in English and Tigrigna.

    How to Apply

    To Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

    We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.

    Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than September 24, 2019.

    For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.

    Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

    Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees.

    We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics

    We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.

    Danish Refugee Council Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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