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Economic Recovery Assistant at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Tanzania

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💥Economic Recovery Assistant
Department Tanzania
Workplace Kibondo/Kasulu
Contract Type National contract
Economic Recovery Assistant
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental
organization that provides assistance and promotes durable solutions for
refugees and internally displaced people, based on humanitarian
principles and human rights.

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, Community-Based Protection, Livelihoods,
Protection, WASH, General Food Distributions, and Shelter/ small
infrastructure in Nduta camp. Starting from January 2020, DRC has been
implementing Camp management, Community Based Protection, and
Livelihoods projects in the Nyarugusu refugee camp. From January 2023,
DRC will be implementing an Energy and Environment Project in the
refugee and hosting communities of Nduta and Nyarugusu refugee camps.

Name of the Position: – Economic Recovery Assistant – Environment
Reports to: -Economic Recovery Team Leader-Energy and Environment
Supervise – Incentive Workers, and Village Agents.
Duty Station: – Nduta / Nyarugusu refugee camps and Host community.

Recovery Assistant – Environment under the management and supervision
of the Economic Recovery Officer – Environment and in close
collaboration with UNHCR and the camp-based government coordination
bodies and Local Government Authorities, will be responsible for
ensuring the implementation of Energy and Environment activities in
Nduta / Nyarugusu refugee camps and host community. The Economic
Recovery Assistant – Environment is therefore expected to be flexible to
work in different locations throughout the program.
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Tasks and responsibilities of the position
support in ensuring that targets are met under DRC’s agreement with
donors, to be accountable to the stated goals of the program including
conducting training, distributions, collecting input for surveys, and
verification of beneficiaries.
•Working together with Incentive
workers and the environmental guide team to ensure regular monitoring
visits and patrols within the camps are done according to the plans and
•Identification, assessment, design, and implementation of
environmental programs with a specific focus on projects on conservation
and management of forest resources, woodlots and tree species, soil
erosion control and restoration of degraded areas, tree nursery
establishment, and management transplanting, solid waste management,
capacity building and awareness raising on environment/forests, good
agriculture practices, climate-smart agriculture among others.

•Liaising with institutions, village agents, voluntary/community groups,
and other local organizations/groups to promote various environmental
conservation activities in the host communities, including rivers and
water sources conservation, tree planting, fuel-efficient stoves, best
cooking practices, alternative sources of energy and soil erosion
control among other energy and environmental activities.
ensuring natural resources and shared environment are better protected,
the Economic Recovery Assistant-Environment will supervise the field
team in executing the environment and energy activities on daily basis.
•Provide inputs to develop, coordinate, plan, implement, monitor, and report on DRC´s Energy and Environment programming.
•Undertake regular field/onsite visits to ensure technical support to
the environment and proper monitoring of the activities implemented in
•Provide support, daily management, direction, and on-job
coaching to Incentive Workers and/or Village Agents to ensure timely
implementation of project activities.
•Work with established
community-based structures in the community and be solution-oriented in
terms of challenges arising from individual activities and the program.
•Contribute to generating ideas for project proposals and concept notes.
•Ensure implementation of Energy and Environment activities are
compliant with the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and the DRC Code of
Conduct (CoC).
•Supporting implementation of the energy and
environment project through formulating procedures and processes to have
adhered to for better environmental protection.
•Support the
development of environmental monitoring tracking tools and monitoring
KPIs to achieve the stated goals of the project(s).
•Participate in the monitoring and supervision of the established environmental management committee in targeted areas.
•Participate in needs assessments and identify appropriate environmental interventions to reach the environmental targets.
•Provide support, direction, and on-job coaching to Incentive Workers and/or Village Agents working under specific activities
•Work with community-based structures in the community and be
solutions-oriented in terms of challenges arising from individual
•Ensuring that sustainable environmental management
methods are identified, surveyed, valued, and proposed for intervention
in the refugees as well as in the host community.
•Document best practices and success stories for sharing with relevant parties involved in the project.
•Identify, develop, and maintain relationships with both PoCs and
relevant stakeholders at the field level (e.g., beneficiaries, community
leaders, local and national government officials, donors, UN agencies,
and other NGOs) and represent DRC at relevant meetings (e.g., local
government, Head of agencies, sector-coordination, and security) to
facilitate and ensure cooperation and partnerships.
•Liaise closely
with other DRC sectors such as; Protection, Camp management, and WASH to
ensure productive coordination and smooth implementation of the program
•Work in the multi-functional team approach and work in
close collaboration with Programme and other technical experts, to
ensure energy and environment-based interventions are approached from a
cross-sectoral perspective.
•Perform other related duties as required.

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  • University
    Degree in Environmental science and Management. Forestry, Environment
    planning, Environment Disaster Management, Environment engineering,
    Natural Resources Management, Agriculture, Renewable energy, and other
    related fields.
  • At least 1 year relevant work experience mainly
    in energy and environment programs and demonstrate experience in areas
    such as (i) Development and management of tree nurseries, (ii)
    afforestation and sustainable forest harvesting techniques, (iii)
    building capacities of community-based energy/environment committees,
    (iv) sustainable agricultural practices – Climate Smart Agriculture,
    Permaculture, Agroforestry, etc. (v) alternative sources of cooking
    energy – bio-briquettes, clean cooking energy and cooking energy
    efficient stoves and (vi) Land/natural resource use planning at
    village/ward level. (vii) soil erosion controls, land restoration solid
    waste management among others.
  • Previous experience working with refugees or IDPs and Host communities’ members.
  • Previos working experience with international organizations in development and humanitarian settings.
  • Experience in Geographic Information System (GIS) software/tools for forestry/environmental management.
  • High level of computer literacy and associated software (Microsoft Word PowerPoint and Excel, SPSS)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Gender-sensitive.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity, innovation, and flexibility.
  • Comfortable
    in a multi-cultural environment, flexible, and able to handle pressure
    well, able to engage with community members sincerely and maintain
    confidentiality and respect.

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Terms of Employment:
Salary and conditions in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for National Staff in Tanzania

Key stakeholders:

• DRC program staff (protection and others)
• Refugees and donors
• Local Government and host Community representatives.
• Referral partners

Core competencies
Basic Advanced Expert

Striving for excellence ☒ ☐ ☐
Collaborating ☐ ☒ ☐
Taking the lead ☐ ☒ ☐
Communicating ☐ ☒ ☐
Demonstrating integrity ☐ ☒ ☐

•Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others
•Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.
•Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.

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


Providing equal opportunities
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.

Promoting high standards

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.
13th February, 2023.


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