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Economic Recovery Assistant


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Kyiv
  • Grade: Level not specified - 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: Closed

Danish Refugee Council,one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is present in Ukraine since 2014 and currently responding to the evolving humanitarian crisis - providing support in the various sectors including Protection, Economic Recovery, Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding, Shelter & Settlements and others.

DRC is looking for Economic Recovery Assistant to join our team in Kyiv.

Overall purpose of the role:

  • Under the supervision of and together with Economic Recovery Officer and Team Leader ensure the quality of the planning, implementation / coordination and follow up of all technical aspects of the activities being implemented by DRC under USAD project, namely when working with grant program component.
  • Under the supervision of Economic Recovery Officer work on building and maintaining good relations with the technical team that co-implements grant component, to support its adequate implementation and coordination within.

Sector responsibilities: participation in business grant implementation process.

Geographic scope: Base (Kyiv)

This role has a base focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines at base level. The role contributes to the implementation and adherence to base strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks.

Main responsibilities:

Programming & Operations

  • Under the supervision of and together with Economic Recovery Team Leader and Officer ensure efficient and effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan
  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/reports for donors
  • Carry out monitoring and evaluation exercises

Coordination and representation

  • Collaborate with relevant internal and external technical experts / colleagues on grant component implementation issues
  • Represent DRC during the events and working meetings
  • Ensure integration with other DRC sectors

Project development

  • Co-implement project plans and budgets for funding
  • Co-develop and use projects tools
  • Project implementation and reporting
  • Monitor and evaluate projects


  • Support the monitoring of financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-up
  • Provide assistance in planning and coordinating logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas
  • Provide assistance in procurements and ensure their execution

Required experience and competencies:

  • Minimum 2 years of practical experience in sector area working for an INGO
  • Field experience
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Advanced English proficiency
  • Fluency in Ukrainian and Russian languages

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Required education

Relevant university degree (e.g. political science, international development, or economics) or equivalent professional qualification

We offer:
Contract length: 3 months renewable depending on performance and funding. 
Designation of Duty Stations: Kyiv
Start date: 1 December.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for national staff.

Application process:
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: November 06, 2022

This vacancy is now closed.
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