Economic Recovery Assistant at Danish Refugee Council
- Company: Danish Refugee Council
- Location: Tanzania
- State: Kibondo Jobs
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Tanzania
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.
Danish 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.
Economic 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.
Tasks and responsibilities of the position
•Provide 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 targets.
•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.
•In 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 operation.
•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 activities
•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 activities.
•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.
- 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.
- 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.
Terms of Employment:
Salary and conditions in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for National Staff in Tanzania
• 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
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.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.
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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Closing Date : 28th February, 2023.
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