DRC NGO Energy Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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.

DRC has started new program in Tigray regional state, where the organization is implementing a variety of youth protection activities in Hitsats, Mai-Aini and Adhi-Harush refugee camps, which are currently hosting a combined population of over 30,000 Eritrean refugees.


About the position

  • The Energy Officer will oversee the planning and implementation of high quality and timely delivery of energy provision activities, under the line management of the protection Manager. He will receive technical support from DRC’s Livelihoods Advisor and work in close collaboration with DRC’s protection and migration staff.


  • Plan, supervise and facilitate DRC’s sustainable energy related interventions in the refugee camps and host community areas.
    Ensure the high quality and timeliness of all DRC’s energy-related activities.
  • Empower local authorities, communities and other stakeholders to manage energy-related issues and provide sustainable resource management and environmentally friendly energy
    Facilitate relations between DRC, the target communities, and local authorities, taking particular care to consider girls and women’s specific needs within energy provision.


    Technical responsibilities

  • Primary focal person for all energy interventions in DRC Fafan Zone;
  • Provide technical advice to the mapping and identification of appropriate energy saving stove solutions, such as bio mass stoves, ensuring their production, installation, training and follow-up on their proper use;
  • Provide technical advice for the manufacturing/ repair, proper installation and smooth operation of streetlights, technical efficiency of solar kiosks and other related fields;
  • Empower local authorities, communities and other stakeholders to manage energy-related issues and provide sustainable resource management and environmentally friendly energy.
  • Facilitate the identification of local energy organizations and establish/strengthen linkages between local authorities and structures and such organizations;
  • Support the establishment and functioning of Natural Resource Management Committees, in collaboration with protection team and;
  • Develop and implement surveys and needs assessment in refugee and host community areas in collaboration with field team and other stakeholders;
  • Organize and implement training for communities as per identified needs.

    Program management responsibilities

  • Prepare, regularly review, and implement the activity plan for energy provision, as per requirements under the RDPP projects;
  • In collaboration with DRC’s area management and procurement team, prepare and implement procurement plans for the timely delivery of activities;
  • Regularly monitor and evaluate the projects performance, provide timely inputs, feedback and impact of the DRC Energy interventions in Jijiga refugee camps and its hosts;
  • Support the Area Manager
    in preparing and implementing of annual and quarterly work plans;
  • Ensure the application of humanitarian principles and DRC’s Code of Conduct and commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard in all actions and activities;
  • Ensure equal participation by all segments of the community, taking into consideration issues regarding gender, age, disability and clan affiliation;
  • Provide monthly, quarterly and annual reporting to DRC and partners as per agreed formats.

    Supervisory Responsibility

  • Supervise 1-2 field assistants and monitor team performance and activity;
  • Collate monthly reports from team members and submit the reports to the Protection Manager;
  • Facilitate ongoing evaluation of the team’s effectiveness;
  • Ensure that all recruitment, staff performance management, and leave management and are as per DRC’s HR Manual.

    Personal Specifications


  • First Degree or equivalent in electrical engineering, urban planning, or other relevant field;
  • Minimum two years’ experience delivering sustainable energy solutions (bio energy, solar energy, natural resource management, and similar) preferably in rural/refugee hosting areas;
  • Minimum two years’ experience working in community development, refugee assistance and/or community mobilization;
  • Experience of working with Non-Governmental organisations
  • Good spoken and written English; Somali language skills is an advantage;
  • Prior experience implementing energy saving activities, livelihoods or resource management related programs in refugee settings is an advantage;
  • Experience working with local government organizations, planning and implementing capacity building activities, is an advantage.
  • Good communication skills( English and Somali languages) and ability to conduct trainings and meetings;
  • Understanding of gender, protection and human rights;
  • Well-developed computer skills;
  • Good organizational and people management skills:
  • Ability to represent the organization and influence people.


  • 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 July 15, 2018

  • If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.

  • For more information and job application details, see; DRC NGO Energy Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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