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Economic Recovery Officer at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Tanzania

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💥Economic Recovery Officer
Department Tanzania
Workplace Kibondo/Kasulu
Contract Type National contract
Economic Recovery Officer
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 Officer- Environment
Reports to: – Economic Recovery Team Leader – Energy and Environment.
Supervise: – Economic and Recovery, Assistants, IWs, and Village Agents.
Duty Station: – Nduta and Nyarugusu camps and host community.

Economic Recovery Officer – Environment under the management and
supervision of the Economic Recovery Team Leader – Energy and
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 and Nyarugusu refugee camps and host community. The
Environment officer is therefore expected to be flexible to work in
different locations throughout the program.
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Tasks and responsibilities of the position
• Ensure targets are met under DRC’s agreement with donors, to be accountable to the stated goals of the program.
• 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.
• Provide inputs to develop, coordinate, plan, implement, monitor, and report on DRC´s Energy and Environment programming.
• Oversee proper documentation of activities implemented and actors/beneficiaries involved.
• Undertake regular field/onsite visits to ensure technical support
to the environment and proper monitoring of the activities implemented
in operation.
• Produce daily, weekly, and monthly progress reports as directed by respective Team Leaders and Manager.
• Foster and ensure Economic Recovery Assistants-energy maintain
productive, supportive, and respectful relations with Incentive Workers
and/or Village Agents employed in the program.
• Provide support,
daily management, direction, and on-job coaching to Economic
Recovery-Environment Assistants and 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.
• In ensuring natural resources and
shared environment are better protected, the Economic Recovery
Officer-Environment will supervise the field team in executing the
environment and energy activities on daily basis.
• Contribute to
developing new sustainable Environment initiatives/proposals and
fundraising relating to an emergency, protracted displacement, and
longer-term response.
• Ensure lessons learned are documented, shared, and reflected in program planning and decision-making.
• Ensure continuous capacity building among Economic Recovery
Assistants-Environment in handling the Environment and Energy
• Ensure implementation of Energy and Environment
activities is compliant with the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and
the DRC Code of Conduct (CoC).
• Work with respective Team
leader(s) and MEAL team to ensure the M&E plan is being implemented,
data is being collected from the field and regular reports are being
• Support budget monitoring and expense control including compliance with minimum DRC and donor requirements.
• 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.

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)
• Ensuring all engagement messaging/data is consistent among all stakeholders during project implementation.
• Developing a detailed understanding of the environmental and
forest resources implementation strategy for all stakeholders and PoCs
• 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.
• Foster and
maintain excellent working relationships with key humanitarian actors –
local and international, including government authorities and non-state
actors, and private sectors through regular attendance at technical
meetings and bilateral meetings.
• 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 Forestry, Environment planning, Environment
Disaster Management, Environment engineering, Environmental science and
Management, Natural Resources Management, Agriculture, Renewable energy,
and other related fields.
• At least 3 years 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, solar induction
cooker, biogas production, 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.
• Previous 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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We encourage all qualified candidates to apply irrespective of origin, gender, or age.
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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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