Program Assistant (Emergency Response) – DRC



DRC (Danish Refugee Council), founded in Denmark in 1956, is Denmark’s largest and the world’s leading non-profit, independent, rights-based refugee organization.

Our vision is to assist refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities to a dignified life. We protect lives and human rights and empower beneficiaries throughout conflict displacement by providing shelter, food, and hope in terms of work, education and integration towards a sustainable future.

Job Description

OrganizationDanish Refugee Council (DRC)
Workplace:Nertiti with frequent travels and permanence in various localities of Central Darfur State
Contract type:National contract
Application due:2/9/2022

Overall purpose of the role:

Under the direct supervision of the ER  Officer, the ER  Assistant will contribute to the implementation of DRC Sudan activities for Emergency Response, in the assigned area of responsibility: assessment and support to targeted communities in various locations of Central Darfur State; in accordance with approved methodologies and tools and in line with DRC and donor policies and guidelines. The ERs TL shall be based in Nertiti but will share his/her time among DRC other bases in Central Darfur: Um Dukhun and Golo, as well as other key locations (such as Garsila, Wadi Salih, Zalingei) as required by the situation. Interventions in neighboring States may be considered as well.

Responsibilities and Tasks

To achieve the overall and specific position’s objectives the job holder tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting ER FO in conducting rapid needs assessments in the  using tools and methodologies provided by DRC
  • Upon guidance and under supervision of ER FO, assist him/her on the follow‑up rehabilitation and installation works in targeted communities
  • Follow‑up community resilience activities based on Project Management Committees and Peace Building Committees.
  • Support ER Team Leader on liaison issues and in establishing favorable contacts and links with humanitarian and non‑humanitarian actors in the , including HAC
  • Any other tasks assigned by supervisor

Experience and technical competencies:

  • At least graduated 12th, university degree in Social Sciences or technical subject is desirable.
  • Minimum 1 year relevant experience within a humanitarian organization, prior experience in Emergency Response and working with IDP/Refugee communities is desirable
  • Experience in community mobilization. Cash Based Assistance, Monitoring and evaluation and/or experience of survey and assessment is an advantage
  • Good knowledge of the area
  • Good experience of working directly with Sudanese Government and local authorities
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and basic report writing ability


At least high school degree, university degree is preferred (technical faculties)


  • Arabic
  • English is an advantage
  • Darfur local languages are an advantage

Key stakeholders:

  • Internal: Area Manager; ER TL
  • External: Other Humanitarian Partners, HAC, local authorities

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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