Economic Recovery Officer

at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 29, 2022
Category NGO
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



Main Responsibilities:

  • Plan, supervise, and facilitate DRC’s Cash and Economic Recovery-related interventions in the refugee Setting and host community areas.
  • Ensure the high quality and timeliness of DRC’s Cash, Economic Recovery, and income-generating activities.
  • Empower refugees and host communities to be able to manage their issues by themselves and have the ability to sustain Cash and Economic Recovery projects
  • Facilitate relations between DRC, the target communities, and local authorities, taking particular care to consider youth, women’s, and girls’ specific needs in Cash and Economic Recovery.

Programming & Operations

  • Contributes to the daily operation with comprehensive knowledge in a specific area
  • Support the implementation of Cash and economic recovery assessments, gathering quality data, and support the development of market-led activities
  • Deliver market-led economic recovery activities with components of agriculture, business development, cash transfers, private sector engagement, financial inclusion, group enterprise development
  • Assist and empower the communities to enable them to manage self-reliance issues by themselves and be able to sustain Cash and Economic recovery projects.
  • Ensure equal participation by all segments of the community, taking into consideration issues regarding gender, age, disability, and clan affiliation.
  • Regularly monitor and evaluate the performance of the project, provide timely inputs, feedback, and impact of the DRC Cash and Economic Recovery interventions in Gambella
  • Develop and implement surveys and needs assessments in refugee and host community areas in collaboration with the field team and other stakeholders.
  • Support the coordination of micro-loan services to refugees in the camps, with a focus on vulnerable refugees.
  • Support market-led interventions and the development of private-sector partnerships
  • Deliver training on income-generating activities, vocational skills training other economic recovery-related fields.
  • Support agricultural and related activities in the Gambella region
  • Ensure that DRC’s objectives are disseminated and that policies and procedures are properly followed.

Coordination and representation

  • Collaborate with relevant internal and external technical experts on issues related to relevant sector
  • Ensure integration of sector activities with other DRC sectors
  • Coordinate with sector counterparts in other locations in the implementation of common funded projects
  • Ensure good representation and reputation of the sector at all levels.
  • Actively participate in the internal coordination meeting
  • Ensure and actively participate in regular sector meetings

Reporting arrangements

  • Monthly and yearly work plans;
  • Weekly, Monthly, quarterly and annual reports to DRC and partners.

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.


Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • First Degree or equivalent in Economics, agricultural economics, business management, or another relevant field;
  • Minimum two years of experience delivering Cash and Economic recovery solutions (income-generating activities, vocational training, non-formal training, employment opportunity creation, micro-financing, or similar) preferably in refugee and host community areas;
  • Minimum two years experience working in community development, refugee assistance, and/or community mobilization;
  • Experience in working with Non-Governmental organizations;
  • Good command of spoken and written English;
  • Prior experience implementing Cash and Economic recovery in refugee, IDP, and host community settings is an advantage;
  • Experience working with local government organizations, and planning and implementing capacity-building activities, is an advantage.
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and meetings;
  • Understanding of gender, protection, and human rights;
  • Well-developed computer skills;

EDUCATION: (include certificates, licenses, etc.)

  • First Degree or equivalent in Economics, agricultural economics, business management, or another relevant field;

LANGUAGE: (indicate fluency level)

  • Full professional proficiency in English.
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