Economic Recovery Officer- Mosul

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Job Overview

In 2003, , DRC became one of the first organisations to provide humanitarian assistance in the country. Today, DRC continues to provide humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable displacement-affected families, including IDPs, returnees, and host communities in Basra, Baqubah, Jalawla, Gatoon, Baghdad, Muqdadiya, Balad, Aziz Balad, Samarra, Mosul, Duhok, Tel Afar, Baa’j, Sinjar, and Erbil.

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

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified [catcher/appetizer: use active ‘we/you’ language to reduce the distance between us as an organisation and the candidate]

About the job

Overall purpose of the role:

Under the supervision of the Economic Recovery Team Leader, the Economic Recovery Officer will support the delivery of livelihoods and market-based programming across DRC’s area of intervention and support new operations in Nineveh Governorate when required. More specifically, the Economic Recovery Officer’s responsibilities include:

  • Ensure the quality of the planning, implementation and follow up of all technical aspects of the Economic Recovery activities being implemented by DRC.
  • Develop and maintain good relations with the persons of concern, relevant stakeholders and other humanitarian actors, to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC’s sector activities.
  • Deliver Economic Recovery activities including 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.

Programming & Operations

  • Ensure efficient and effective program implementation including identification of the work plan, team tasks, priorities, and work delegation.
  • Ensure compliance standards, quality of the documentation and attention to detail including accuracy of the reporting.
  • Act as field-level focal point for community members, other stakeholders and organisations when required.
  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/reports and proposals and budgets.
  • Develop and follow project tools, workplans and trackers as required
  • Act as a designated focal point for monitoring and evaluation activities, and ensure strong accuracy of data reporting.
  • Compile and submit written project updates, assist with the preparation of project reports, success stories and other narrative documents as required.

Technical Capacity

  • Supervise, coordinate and deliver activities including 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.
  • Supervise beneficiary follow up for business grants, vocational training, job placements and other relevant activities.
  • Supervise cash for work activities at the field level.
  • Lead field assessments and surveys such as market assessments, price monitoring, labor market analysis and social cohesion mapping.

Team Supervision

  • Supervise Assistants, Outreach Workers and Enumerators, including ensuring satisfactory completion of tasks and responsibilities, identifying performance issues, and assisting with the development of capacity building plans, under the guidance of Team Leader.
  • Does not have direct line management responsibility for staff, but may contribute to recruitment and/or performance appraisal of members of the team.
  • Implements the manager’s decisions through the work of subordinate employees, often playing a role in deciding how to do it; and how to achieve the objective set by the manager.

Coordination and representation

  • Collaborate with MEAL, Information Management, Finance, Supply Chain and other DRC departments as required.
  • Represent DRC at meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings.
  • Ensure integration with other DRC sectors.

Supply Chain/Finance

  • Support the monitoring of financial commitments and expenditures against budgets, ensure quality and documentation preparation for payment processing/distributions.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas.
  • Initiate procurements and ensure their execution
  • Ensure distribution plans are prepared and shared with logistics in a timely manner.


  • 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:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience with humanitarian organizations at the same or higher position.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Economic Recovery/Livelihoods sector.
  • Experience in training delivery, business/SME development and cash-based programming.
  • Experience with vocational training and/or agricultural sector is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle data with confidentiality.
  • Able to work autonomously and manage priorities, workplan and schedules.
  • Familiarity with procurement processes is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Occupational Health and Safety Standards is desirable.
  • Experience with conducting administrative tasks and with following standard procedures and guidelines.
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience using digital data collection tools is desirable.
  • Excellent skills in data management and quality reports writing in English.
  • Good interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in a complex multicultural environment with different stakeholders.
  • 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.
  • Willingness and capacity to work in the field and travel frequently to project sites when needed is mandatory
  • Ability to act calmly in tense situations, handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion, and act with transparency and integrity.

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

  • University degree or equivalent professional qualification.

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Arabic (fluent)
  • Proficiency in English (advanced)

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’ 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: 4 months with possibility of extension
  • Salary Band: H.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.

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

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff. Please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact email address of HR FP working on the recruitment.

Closing date for applications: [6-April-2024 ]


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

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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