Economic Recovery Assistant

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Economic Recovery Assistant


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: The economic recovery assistant is responsible for supporting DRC Diyala Economic Recovery team by conducting a range of livelihoods activities, including Economic Recovery assessment and implementing Economic Recovery activities such as distribution of the business grants, follow-up on the job placement activities, Cash consumption assistance and ROSCA activity also will be responsible on conducting the livelihoods training like business and financial management training, employability training and literacy training.

Direct interfere with project beneficiaries including beneficiaries’ registration, follow up and monitoring, day to day monitoring and supervise of the delivery of business grants in Diyala. The position will support in facilitating relations between DRC and local communities in the realization of project activities.

Responsibilities: (in bullet points)

    • Actively participate in communicating DRC economic recovery activities to the stakeholders and the community.
    • Identification, and registration of the economic recovery activities targets groups.
    • Conducting profiling and counseling sessions for identified candidates according to the project selection process.
    • Ensure equal participation by all segments of the community, taking into consideration issues regarding gender, age, and people with disabilities.
    • Participate in conducting various field assessments and surveys including needs assessment, market, and labor market assessments and baseline surveys.
    • Collaborate closely with MoLSA vocational training department.
    • Strengthen the links between DRC and stakeholders including MoLSA, VT center, Chamber of commerce and other relevant stakeholders.
    • Maintain a clear database of all possible participants in the program (selected and not selected)
    • and provide regular updates (at least monthly) to the DRC economic recovery database officer in the trackers through economic recovery team leader.
    • Identify gaps in the business market and encourage the development of new relevant business to fill the gap.
    • Participate in implementing business grant programming according to DRC process and SOPs.
    • Monitoring and supporting project implementation at the field level.
    • Held business support training with candidates for Business grants, as well as other candidates identified
    • for such training by the DRC’s database.
    • Organize meetings for the senior management team and provide other administrative support as needed.
    • Monitoring staff ID and ensuring that all employees receive their ID on time.
    • Staff’s monthly credit card (Asia Cell) recharges on time]
    • Provide regular advice and technical support to business development support beneficiaries.
    • Regularly supervise and monitor project activities (business grant, job-placement, RoSCA) and provide timely inputs, feedback, updates and weekly reports to the project team leader and economic recovery project manager.
    • Compile monthly report on the business grant and job-placement to the project team leader and the economic recovery project manager.
    • Actively contribute to the teamwork of the Economic recovery’s activities.
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by the line manager.

Experience and technical competencies:

Essential qualifications:

    • Relevant experience in similar contexts – at least 1 years
    • Experience with DRC people of concern (Refugees, Returnees, IDPs and Host Community).
    • Experience in similar economic recovery assignments.
    • Strong communication and team work skills.
    • Knowledge of local laws and regulations.
    • Able to work energetically.
    • Excellent computer skills (Web, Microsoft office –excel, word and ppt overall).
    • Knowledge of the current context of displacement (returnees and IDPs) and ongoing economic crisis (host community) in Diyala Governorate.

Preferred qualifications:

    • Advanced university degree would be an advantage.
    • Proven experience in development of accountability systems and tools for INGOs.
    • Experience of working with UN or Non-Governmental Organizations.
    • Experience in training and capacity-building of staff.
    • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.
    • Understanding of gender, protection and human rights


Relevant university degree or similar education (Economics, Business and Finance).

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: 6 Months
  • Salary Band: I
  • Start Date: 15-April-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.

Closing date for applications: [7-April-2024]

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.

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

Diyala, Iraq
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