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Economic Recovery Team Leader


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Dnipro
  • Grade: Junior level - Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Economics
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a leading protection agency with a mandate to protect, advocate and promote durable solutions for displacement affected populations. 

DRC has been operating in Ukraine since 2014, currently DRC employs over 400 staff in Ukraine and will continue significant scale-up in 2023 to implement emergency response in the Protection, Livelihoods, Shelter/NFIs and Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding (humanitarian mine action) sectors, using direct interventions, support to duty bearers and civil society organizations (CSOs), and partnerships with CSOs. DRC will continue and adapt its durable solutions portfolio to the evolving context.

DRC is currently looking for an Economic Recovery Team Leader for its agricultural and non-agricultural livelihoods activities in Dnipropetrovska

This position will report to the Economic Recovery Programme Manager.


Overall purpose of the role:

Under the management of the Economic Recovery Programme Manager, the Livelihoods Team Leader will oversee the implementation of agricultural and non-agricultural livelihoods activities, including but not limited to provision of support, including sectoral cash, to farmers. He/She will be responsible for managing and supervising the Livelihoods team, will provide technical support and guidance to the teams. He/she will be responsible for the planning and follow up of the Livelihoods activities, including coordinating with other departments in DRC. He/she will participate in coordination meetings and represent DRC in relevant forums. He/she will be based in Dnipro DRC office, with field activities in Dnipropetrovska and Zaporizka oblasts.


Main responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Economic Recovery Programme Manager, the Economic Recovery Team Leader will:

  • Manage and oversee the livelihoods activities including support assistance for rural communities and rural livelihoods.
  • Manage and supervise the Livelihoods team, providing guidance and support, facilitating team meetings, completing performance reviews and recruiting/onboarding new livelihoods staff.
  • Engagement with stakeholders and representatives from key institutions and organizations such as coordination units, regional employment centres, vocational training organizations, agricultural farmers associations.
  • Ensure contracted organizations deliver requested services in a timely and high-quality manner, for example the delivery of vocational training to identified beneficiaries.
  • Develop work plans for the project activities and track the progress of implementation against project targets and indicators.
  • Support the monitoring of project expenditure against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-up.
  • Plan and coordinate project logistics and team movement plans, and initiate procurements for project supplies.
  • Coordinate with other organizations and stakeholders working in the same area to ensure that economic recovery is integrated and effective.
  • Participate in coordination meetings and represent DRC in relevant forums; develop and maintain effective working relationship with relevant partner agencies, community focal points and service providers.
  • Ensure that accurate and timely reports are submitted to donors and DRC stakeholders, and that program documentation is maintained and up-to-date.
  • Contribute to and provide field-related inputs for proposals for funding for new projects.
  • Provide regular reports to the Economic Recovery Programme Manager.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Economic Recovery Programme Manager, relevant to the achievement of economic recovery objectives.


Required experience and competencies:

  • Familiarity with agriculture and rural livelihoods, including but not limited to agronomy, rural development, livestock management, off-farm livelihoods.
  • Understanding of vulnerable groups, including persons with disabilities or elderly persons, and inclusive engagement in economic recovery. 
  • Previous experience in managing a team or supervising team members.
  • Experience working for civil society organisations, NGOs or in social work is desirable but not required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with vulnerable groups, staff members, and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Strong sense of personal integrity and understanding of confidentiality and ethics.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems.
  • Good English language skills.
  • Ukrainian language skills required.


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: Degree in Business, Economics, Agriculture, Social Science, Humanities or other related field.


We offer:
Contract length: Open-ended after an initial 3-month probation period 
Level: Band H Managerial 
Designation of Duty Station: Dnipro full time 
Start date: As soon as possible.
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: 8th October 2023 

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise.
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do.
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution.
  • Culture, values & strong leadership.
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

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Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply!





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