Danish Refugee Council Project Support Specialist- Event Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

Danish Refugee Council Project Support Specialist- Event Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222720

Category: Development and Project Management

Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

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

Employment Type: Seasonal

Salary: xxxx

Job Description

Position Description

Title: Project Support Specialist- Event Specialist

Location: Addis Ababa

Contract duration: One Month

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.

Position’s Overall Objectives

Under the supervision of the Legal Protection Coordinator, the casual worker will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the DRC’s current and future protection activity events hosted by the organization.

The casual worker will oversee activities including Planning, organizing and facilitating conferences, trainings and workshops which are hosted by Danish Refugee council protection team

Responsibilities and Tasks

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Plan and organize events hosted by DRC protection team
  • Organize, facilitate and manage all events details such as décor, catering, transportation, location, invitee list, special guests, equipment’s, promotional materials etc.
  • Support legal protection coordinator on plan layout for event, schedule and agenda of the program including arranging invitation for delegates
  • Coordinate event participant requirement and briefing

    Project Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Monitor even to oversee activities and ensure details are handled as planned
  • Propose ideas to improve provided service and event quality

    Report Writing and Documentation

  • Support in preparing post-event report
  • Ensure proper documentation of all event activities

    Job Requirements


  • Minimum of 1 years of experience in business management, hotel management, marketing and related fields
  • Impressive portfolio of previous managed events
  • Ability to multi-task, remain calm and work under pressure
  • Attention to details and good problem solving skills.
  • Strong planning, organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to work both independently and within a team.
  • Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.

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

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

    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 Project Support Specialist- Event Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

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