Economic Recovery Team Leader (Livelihood & Food Security) Job Vacancy at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

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Danish Refugee Council is a private Danish humanitarian nonprofit organization, founded in 1956.

Economic Recovery Team Leader (Livelihood & Food Security) Job Vacancy at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization which helps and promotes durable solutions for refugees and internally displaced people, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights.

Danish Refugee Council is a humanitarian actor in Tanzania. Since 2015, as part of the Burundian Refugee Response in Tanzania, DRC works in the sectors of Camp Management, Protection, Economic Recovery, Energy and Environment in Nduta & Nyarugusu Camps and host communities.  Economic Recovery livelihood and food security activities include, income generating activities, TVET – physical and online learning, home gardening, financial literacy and savings initiatives, life skills, business planning and development including community enterprises, green job opportunities.

Name of the Position: – Economic Recovery Team Leader

Reports to: – Economic Recovery Manager

Supervise: – Economic Recovery officers, Assistants, Incentive staffs and/or Village Agents.

Duty Station: – Nyarugusu Refugee Camps and Host Community.

Economic Recovery Team Leader, under the management and supervision of the Economic Recovery Manager and in close collaboration with UNHCR and the camp-based government coordination bodies will be responsible for overseeing implementation of Livelihoods activities in the Nyarugusu refugee camp and host community. The Economic Recovery Team Leader is therefore expected to be flexible to work in different locations over the course of the programme.


  • Develop, coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and report on DRC´s Livelihood and Food Security programming with special focus on; economic assessments (training needs, value chain, etc) training and vocational skills (TVET), business planning and development, community enterprises, financial and saving support including VSLA, home gardening and food security, capacity building with stakeholders.
  • Work with established community-based structures in the community and be solution-oriented in terms of challenges arising from individual activities and the programme as a whole.
  • Contribute to developing new Livelihood and food security initiatives /sustainable environment proposals and fundraising relating to emergency and longer-term response.
  • Closely work with the DRC Protection teams on referrals to livelihood programmes of PWS, support to womens empowerment initiatives, community messaging.
  • Jointly with others further improve the linkages between Energy and Environment and the creation of Income Generating Activities for Tanzanian nationals
  • Ensure implementation of Economic Recovery activities are in compliant with the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and the DRC Code of Conduct (CoC);

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Project Management

  • Ensure targets are met under DRC’s agreement with donors, in order to be accountable to the stated goals of the programme.
  • Develop, coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and report on DRC´s Economic Recovery  Programming for the operation.
  • Providing technical inputs to the programme throughout project cycle.
  • Oversee proper documentation of activities implemented and actors/beneficiaries involved.
  • Undertake regular field/onsite visits to ensure technical support to Economic Recovery staff and proper monitoring of the activities’ implementation in area of operation.
  • Work with established community-based structures in the community and be solution oriented in terms of challenges arising from individual activities and the programme as a whole.
  • Contribute in developing new sustainable livelihoods initiative/proposals and fundraising relating emergency and longer-term response.
  • Ensure lessons learned are documented, shared and reflected in program planning and decision making.
  • Work with Economic Recovery Manager and MEAL team to ensure M&E plan is being implemented, data is being collected from the field and regular reports are being produced.
  • Ensure that timely and quality project narrative reports are provided according to donors’ requirement.
  • Provide budget monitoring and expenses control including compliance with minimum DRC and donor requirements.

People Management

  • Foster and ensure Economic Recovery Officers and Assistants maintain productive, supportive and respectful relation to Incentive Workers and/or Village Agents employed in the programme.
  • Daily management of Economic Recovery Officers and Assistants including timely implementation of the project activities.
  • Provide support, direction and on-job coaching to Economic Recovery Officers, Assistants and Incentive Workers and/or Village Agents.
  • Ensure continuous capacity building among Economic Recovery staffs in handling the Economic Recovery programming.
  • Foster and maintain excellent working relationships with key humanitarian actors – local and international, including government authorities and non-state Actors, private sectors through regular attendance at technical meetings and bilateral meetings.
  • Liaise closely with other DRC’s sectors such as; Community Based Protection, GBV (womens empowerment) and camp management to ensure productive coordination and smooth implementation of the programme activities.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in humanitarian Economic Recovery/Food Security  programmes and/or a business background.
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing programmes in home gardening and agriculture, Vocational/technical skill development, financial inclusion and business and enterprise development.
  • Previous experience working with refugees or IDPs and Host communities’ members.
  • Experience in local governance, community development, community and social enterprise and participatory development programming highly advantageous.
  • High level of computer literacy (Microsoft Word and Excel);
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Experience with supervising diverse team in terms of sex, race, faith, age, etc.
  • Gender sensitive.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility;
  • Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well ability to engage with community members in an open manner, maintain confidentiality and respect;

Economic Recovery Team Leader (Livelihood & Food Security) Job Vacancy at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)


  • University Degree in Business Management/Administration, Agriculture, Project Planning and Management, Community Development and other related fields.


  • Fluency in English
  • Fluency in Kiswahili

Key stakeholders:

  • UN agencies/Donors  including UNHCR, WFP, Danida, Danish Embassy
  • Government Officials including MOHA, TVET /higher Education bodies, TFS, DC and officers
  • Financial service providers
  • Community leaders in camps and host communities
  • other INGOs operating in the camps
  • Other DRC technical teams including Economic Recovery (Energy and Environment) and Protection
Basic Advanced Expert
Striving for excellence
Taking the lead
Demonstrating integrity

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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:

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.

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!