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Economic Recovery Assistant


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Daraa
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Economics
    • Administrative support
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2022-05-24

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Who are we?

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunities 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.

DRC Syria

DRC has been actively operating in Syria since 2008 mainly supporting refugees. In June 2012, DRC was authorized by the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to expand its humanitarian efforts and provide assistance to IDPs and the vulnerable resident population countrywide. Since then, DRC activities have been focused on NFI distributions, Shelter, WASH, Protection, Education, Livelihoods, and Mine Risk Education in six Governorates (Damascus, Rural Damascus, Dara'a, Aleppo, Hama, and Homs). While Protection/community service activities are provided to beneficiaries throughout our six Community Centers.

About the job

  • The Economic Recovery Assistant is responsible for conducting a range of livelihoods activities, including conducting livelihoods assessment and implementing livelihoods activities through daily field visits. The Livelihoods Assistant reports to the Economic Recovery Team Leader.
  • Direct interfere with project beneficiaries including beneficiary’s registration, follow up and monitoring

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct field visits to assess, implement and monitor all livelihoods activities in coordination with the Line Manager.
  • Identify and assess the needs of various communities and suggest possible solutions in coordination with Project Officer.
  • Support the Project Officer in office and field tasks.
  • Help in the identification of potential areas of work, needs, and beneficiary selection.
  • Support, in coordination with Finance and Supply chain, the implementation activities and ensure DRC SOPs are followed.
  • Coordination with the beneficiaries before starting the activity.
  • Participate in delivering Beneficiary Induction/ complaints mechanism sessions.
  • Archiving program-related documents (hard copy and electronics) used during implementation.
  • Conducting a Satisfaction questionnaire with beneficiaries after each course.
  • Develop monthly visit plans on assessing and following up business development in coordination with Project Officer.
  • Ensure dissemination of clear and reliable information on livelihoods service provision and other pre-selected key topics.
  • Conduct monitoring of activities, record feedback, and report results back to the Project Officer.
  • Responsible to arrange the Business Development Skills Training. Following business development skills training phase and daily activities including attendance and ensuring required logistics support is in place.
  • Responsible for selection of potential micro-grants and ensuring effective coordination with supply chain team to timely procure the items.
  • Ensure the respect of DRC Code of Conduct, confidentiality, and humanitarian principles and contribute to the integration of protection and AGD mainstreaming into DRC livelihoods programming.
  • Ensure transparency and DRC’s positive regard and reputation within communities.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager.


  • University or technical institute graduates with preferably one year of relevant experience in the field that is relevant to livelihoods aspects such as vocational training, micro-grants, internships and livelihoods paradigm, counseling and interviewing, follow-up, documentation, and reporting.
  • Very good communication skills oral and written.
  • Good English skills in writing
  • MS Office package literacy.
  • Well organized, patient, and familiar with humanitarian work.
  • Precedence is given to applicants with volunteering experience in similar fields.
  • We encourage the application of People with disabilities.


  • University or technical institute degree in any of the Economics, Business Management, computer science or engineering sciences or another degree with years of relevant experience.
  • Training courses in fields relevant to humanitarian response and aid.


  • Fluent in Arabic- written and spoken is essential.
  • Good written English skills.
  • Fluent spoken English is preferred but not essential

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 our vision and values.

We offer

Contract length: Until the end of June 30th, 2022 (Extension based on funding and performance)

Level: I Non - Management

Location: Daraa- Syria

Expected Start date: 1st March 2022


Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button or the below link:

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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 close10th of February 2022.

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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