Economic Recovery Assistant- Mosul

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Job Overview

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.

DRC is Denmark’s largest NGO. We are a leading international NGO – one of the few with specific expertise in forced displacement. In 40 countries across the world, our 7,500 employees work to protect, advocate and build sustainable futures for refugees and other displacement-affected people and communities.

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 Basra, Baqubah, Jalawla, Gatoon, Baghdad, Muqdadiya, Balad, Aziz Balad, Samarra, Mosul, Duhok, Telafar, Baa’j, Sinjar, and Erbil.


Find more about DRC operations in Iraq here: Iraq | DRC Danish Refugee Council


Overall purpose of the role:

Under the supervision of the Economic Recovery Team Leader, The Economic Recovery Assistant will provide administrative and technical support to facilitate the delivery of Economic Recovery activities in Mosul. They will assist the Economic Recovery Officer in ensuring quality of the planning, implementation and follow up of Economic Recovery activities.


• Plan, coordinate and deliver activities including beneficiary identification, registration and selection, business training and SME development, business grants, life-skills training, literacy and numeracy training, vocational training, micro-credit loans, savings groups, group enterprise development and facilitation, alongside the Economic Recovery Officers.
• Communicate and mobilize the target communities according to the DRC SOPs, project objectives and processes, ensuring high community awareness of DRC’s work in the area of operation.
• Follow workplans and guidelines.
Conduct data collection using Mobile Data Collection Tools.
• Participate in field assessments and surveys such as market assessments, price monitoring, labor market analysis and social cohesion mapping.
• Support Economic Recovery Officers in the community mobilization, documentation filing and data entry, ensuring beneficiary information Is accurately captured and securely filed.
• Conduct activities in a community- and rights-based, participatory manner, maintaining an Age, Gender, and Diversity (AGD), and conflict-sensitive approach to community engagement.
• Ensure that all activities are clearly implemented as per DRC’s procedures, requirements, and / or regulations.
• Conduct daily project and beneficiary site visits and write reports accordingly.
• Collaborate with MEAL, Information Management, Finance, Supply Chain, and other DRC departments as required.
• Initiate procurements and ensure their execution.


• Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Iraq Programme Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
• Ensure the respect of DRC Code of Conduct and DRC’s zero tolerance policy of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), humanitarian principles and contribute to the integration of Protection and Age, Gender, Diversity (AGD) mainstreaming into DRC programming.
• Undertake any other duties that may be assigned by the Line Manager.

Experience and technical competencies:

• At least 2 years of relevant work experience with humanitarian organizations at the same or higher position.
• At least 1 years of experience in Economic Recovery/Livelihoods sector.
• Experience in training delivery, business/SME development and cash-based programming.
• Demonstrated excellent attention to detail, organized and thorough approach.
• Experience of data collection and data entry.
• Demonstrated ability to handle data with confidentiality.
• Good interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in a complex multicultural environment with different stakeholders.
• Willingness and capacity to work in the field and travel frequently to project sites when needed.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate constructively and provide feedback.
• Ability to work sensitively with different community members, considering gender, age and diversity.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work as part of a team to achieve joint objectives.
• Demonstrated commitment to humanitarian principles and values is mandatory.
• Ability to act calmly in tense situations, handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion, and act with transparency and integrity.



• University degree or equivalent professional qualification.


• Arabic (fluent)
• Proficiency in English (highly desirable)

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

• DRC Staff in the area
• MEAL, Supply Chain, IM, Finance, Admin/HR, Protection, Shelter
• Community and governmental stakeholders

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s 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 uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment



  • Contract Length: Four Months
  • Salary Band: I.1
  • Start Date: 1st of  May 2024
  • Comprehensive health insurance for staff, spouse, and up to two children under 18.
  • Personal Accident insurance coverage in the event of work-related accidents during working hours.
  • Psychosocial support for staff and family members.
  • Learning & Development opportunities for professional growth.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff.

Diversity & Inclusion:  DRC Iraq is committed to promoting an inclusive work environment according to our Age, Gender, and Diversity approach (AGD). We aim to have a more diversified leadership structure creating opportunities for qualified women to take on managerial roles. We also continuously work to make our workplace more accessible for persons with specific needs. We offer benefits related to psychosocial support, health insurance, maternity and paternity leave, child sick leave, and lactation breaks. As part of our commitment to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion, we strongly encourage applications from female candidates, persons living with disabilities, as well as representatives of minorities.

Note: Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit Support for jobseekers | DRC Danish Refugee Council

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

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.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.

Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer and we consider all applicants regardless of race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital status. We have a strong ambition to further enhance the diversity of our workforce and our goal is to achieve 50% gender balance and at least 50% representation of national staff in management roles. We acknowledge the importance of fostering a diverse and inclusive team to successfully achieve our organizational goals and positively impact the communities we serve.

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