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Emergency Officer (Member of Emergency Roster)

Ghazni (Afghanistan)

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Ghazni (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: Multiple grades - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-17

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The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home. The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.


The Emergency Officer is part of the Emergency Field Team and he/she is responsible for implementing DRC Afghanistan’s emergency project activities in the field. A key member of the team, Emergency Officer participates in emergency assessments, with strong familiarity with emergency assessment methodologies including household survey enumeration; practices strong communication with communities to disseminate information about DRC’s emergency assessments and responses and obtain relevant information, including feedback; and implements safe and organized emergency distributions in accordance with DRC SOPs. Based in Kabul, the Emergency Officer will work in different field locations, including remote and hard-to-reach locations. The Emergency Officer must be able to perform to a high standard in challenging and insecure conditions, with the support of DRC management, safety, and access teams, and within DRC’s acceptable risk thresholds. The Emergency Officer works under the supervision of the Emergency Team Leader and will directly report to the Emergency Team Leader. This position is open to men and women; if a woman candidate is selected she will also speak privately and confidentially with women heads of households and other women and girls with whom DRC works with in the context of emergency assessments and responses, in a culturally appropriate and sensitive manner, and assists women and girls to participate in the distribution process, for example bringing them to the front of the line.


Programme Implementation

  • Participating in rapid needs assessments in the field using HEAT tools, including data collection, both through paper based and digital forms.
  • Establish good contact and linkages with other humanitarian actors in the field
  • Coordinating, conducting emergency field distributions
  • Conducting Rapid Market assessments
  • Data collection, both through paper based and digital forms
  • Contribute to basic reports on needs assessments and proposed responses
  • Travel within and out the region to support the emergency response all over the country; including when requested, joining a DRC flying team and be ready to be re-allocated for short period and with short notice, outside the normal area of operation (within the country).
  • Any other tasks assigned by supervisor


To be successful in this role you must have:

Experience and technical competencies: 

  • At least one years’ experience within humanitarian work, prior experience, IDP or natual disasters resonses is desirable. A least three years’ experience is preferred but not essential.
  • At least 1 years experience in engagement with community
  • Interested qualified female candidates with a minimum of 6 Months of relevant working experience will be considered for the next stage of the recruitment process.


  • High Scool Graduate (essintial)
  • Bachelor on social sciences or other relevant field (desired)


  • Excellent spoken and written Dari and Pashto
  • Good command of English (especially written)

We Offer:

  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with DRC salary scale

Application process:

Interested? Then apply for this position, all applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.

Applications close 17 June-2021.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Note: DRC accepts applications and C.Vs through the online application system, only female applicants who may have difficulties in submitting their applications through the online system can submit their applications, and C.Vs to through email.  


We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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