Livelihoods Specialist at Danish Refugee Council

  • Company: Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • State: Tigray Jobs
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Ethiopia


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is leading an international consortium to deliver a £21 million programme to protect would-be migrants and refugees from unsafe irregular migration through and from the Amhara, Tigray and Somali regions of Ethiopia. The 4-year programme, funded by the Department for International Development, UK Aid (DFID) will address barriers to reducing unsafe irregular migration from and through Ethiopia. The programme is anticipated to be innovative, cross-sectoral and solutions-oriented with strong emphasis on research, learning and adaptive management.

Working under the direct management of the Livelihoods Manager, the Livelihoods Specialist will be responsible for the provision of technical support to pilot programs aimed at promoting the employment of refugees in and out of camps, in collaboration with private sector actors.




  • Support the Livelihoods Manager to identify and build partnerships with private sector actors to link refugee produced outputs to broader markets and facilitate employment opportunities for refugee youth out of camp.
  • In collaboration with the manager and technical experts, lead in the creation of relevant assessment tools that contribute to the design of relevant pilot activities.
  • Research trends in livelihood programming and methodologies and provide technical inputs towards implementation of pilot activities under the DFID programme to ensure relevance with contemporary best practice on livelihoods with acute awareness of issues related to protection, gender, age and diversity.
  • Work with the manager and project staff to develop relevant guidelines, modules, IEC materials that support the implementation of pilot activities and enhance outreach to the target population.
  • Create technical tools that improve monitoring and evaluation of pilot activities at the field level, working with relevant MEAL staff to support monitoring, documentation and reporting of activities against relevant indicators.
  • Support regular reporting for both internal and donor purposes is completed to a high standard and in a timely manner. This will include providing internal reports supported by key evidence.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with DFID and UK representatives, and key stakeholders, including community members and representatives, local government authorities, ARRA, UN agencies, and other stakeholders.


All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:


Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.

Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: Acting in line with DRC’s vision and values

Job Requirements

  • 5years of experience working on market based livelihoods with experience working for an international organization or relevant authority.
  • Experience in implementing innovative and youth focused livelihoods/job creation activities, or pilot initiatives. Strong analytical and practical skills in conducting needs assessments, baseline surveys, progress monitoring and project evaluation.
  • Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.



  • Advanced degree in Business Administration, Economics, Development Studies, or relevant field from a recognized institution  


  • Excellent English skills both spoken and written. Knowledge of Tigrigna, an advantage.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies.

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than June 23, 2019.

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult .

Gender Equality : DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics

We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.

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