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Economic Recovery Assistant

Erbil (Iraq)

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Erbil (Iraq)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Economics
    • Administrative support
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2021-11-18

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Economic Recovery Assistant

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 fulfilment 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. 
In 2003, following the start of foreign military operations in Iraq, DRC became one of the first organisations to provide humanitarian assistance in the country, and now operates in 11 governorates, including Anbar, Baghdad, Babel, Diyala, Duhok, Erbil, Karbala, Kirkuk, Najaf, Ninewa and Salah-al-Din. 

About the job 
responsible for implementing economic recovery (ER) projects in the field on daily base activities, liaising with relevant stakeholders, beneficiary’s registration and selection, and monitoring beneficiaries. 

•    Awareness raising and community mobilization.
•    Monitoring and supporting project implementation at field level


•    Assisting the ER team in networking with the stakeholders such as local authorities, vocational and professional training centers, NGOs and INGOs and other relevant project partners.
•    Economic recovery project assistant is responsible in communicating and mobilizing for the livelihoods projects with the target communities according to the DRC SOPs, project objectives and processes.
•    Beneficiary identification, registration, and selection for the livelihood projects.
•    In cooperation with the ER officer and with the support from ER team leader collecting beneficiary’s data according to DRC selection criteria per each activity, including assisting and conducting the livelihoods counseling process.
•    Implementing livelihoods projects in the field following DRC procedures.
•    Assisting and leading the relevant livelihoods training courses to the beneficiaries such as: life skills, business management skills, employability, language skills trainings…etc.
•    Working on multiple relevant livelihoods activities such as business grant, vocational trainings, cash for work, multi-purpose cash assistance (MPCA), job placement and community awareness activities as well as capacity building for the stakeholders. 
•    Conduct daily project site visits and write reports accordingly
•    Ensuring that beneficiary documentation is correctly captured and filed for all the livelihoods activities.
•    Monitoring of project sites, beneficiaries, distributions and following up daily on any issues that arise.
•    Ensure that the project engages local stakeholders and develops local capacity for longer term sustainability
•    Any other assignment by the line manager, including preparation of logistic, procurement and finance requirements

Reporting lines 

Reporting to:Economic Recovery Team Leader

About you:
Experience and technical competencies:
•             Understanding of DRC’s work and ability to follow up on project sites.
•             A suitable qualification or  experience in Development work
•             Knowledge of local laws and regulations
•             Punctual reliable and efficient
•             Knowledge of Livelihood activities
•             Good communication skills.
•             Skill of problem solving.
•             Ability of making decisions.

Preferred attributes 

•          Prior experience working with NGOs or INGOs
•          Experience with Economic recovery/ Livelihoods programs

•     Relevant education background

Spoken and written Kurdish and/or Arabic and English is appreciated. 

Key stakeholders: 

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five 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 DRC’s vision and values.  

We offer 
Contract length: 29-September-2022
Designation of Duty Station:Erbi
Start date: 1-November-2021

Application process 
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. 

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered. 

Closing date for applications: 18-October-2021

Note: “Recruitment will be done on a rolling basis and DRC reserves the right to offer the position to the suitable candidate before the deadline.”

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For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

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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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