DRC NGO Livelihoods Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

DRC NGO Livelihoods Specialist 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.


  • Support the Livelihoods Team Leader and Project Manager to identify and build partnerships with private sector actors to link refugee produced outputs to broader markets and facilitate employment opportunities for refugee youth out of camp.
  • In collaboration with the Team Leader and Project Manager and technical experts, lead in the creation of relevant assessment tools that contribute to the design of relevant pilot activities.
  • Research trends in livelihood programming and methodologies and provide technical inputs towards implementation of pilot activities under DFID to ensure relevance with contemporary best practice on livelihoods with acute awareness of issues related to gender, age and diversity.
  • Work with manager and project staff to develop relevant guidelines, modules, IEC materials that support the implementation of pilot activities and enhance outreach to the target population.
  • Create technical tools that improve monitoring and evaluation of pilot activities at the field level, working with relevant MEAL staff to support monitoring, documentation and reporting of activities against relevant indicators.
  • Support regular reporting for both internal and donor purposes is completed to a high standard and in a
    timely manner. This will include providing internal reports supported by key evidence.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with key stakeholders, including community members and representatives, local government authorities, ARRA, UN agencies, and other stakeholders.


  • 5 years of experience working on market based livelihoods with experience working for an international organization or relevant authority.
  • Experience in implementing innovative and youth focused livelihoods/job creation activities, or pilot initiatives. Strong analytical and practical skills in conducting needs assessments, baseline surveys, progress monitoring and project evaluation.
  • Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.
  • Advanced degree in Business Administration, Economics, Development Studies, or relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Advanced English proficiency required.
  • Fluency in Amharic required.
  • Somali Language a strong asset.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 26th June, 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; DRC NGO Livelihoods Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

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