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Emergency Officer ( Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply)

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Activation Date: 25 May, 2021   Announced Date: 25 May, 2021   Expire Date: 10 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Kandahar
Nationality: National
Category: Program
Employment Type:
Vacancy Number: VA-KDH-047-21
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kandahar
Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Years of Experience: 2 Years
Contract Duration:
Gender: Male/Female
Education: University degree
Close date: 10 Jun, 2021

About Danish Refugee Council:

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization working in more than 30 countries throughout the world. DRC has been present in Afghanistan since the end of 2010 implementing programming that includes livelihoods, protection, emergency response and preparedness, infrastructure development, and supply chain management and logistical support to UNHCR. DRC is registered with the Government of Afghanistan through the Ministry of Economy and MoRR. DRC AFG has implemented programs funded by DANIDA, EC, ECHOP, BPRM, UNHCR and WFP supporting over 25,000 displaced families per year. 

DRC adopts a regional approach unifying our country programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Tajikistan around the Afghan displacement axis. This decision is built on the premise that a multi-stakeholder regional response to the massive displacement issue is required. The DRC approach is in line with UNHCR’s push for a regionally based robust and ‘Comprehensive Solutions Strategy’ (2012-2014). The four country programs strive, wherever possible, to adopt a regional approach to activities, including cross border livelihood and protection programs and coordinated emergency preparedness and response planning.

Job Description:


Under the direct supervision of Emergency Team Leader, the Emergency Field Officer is responsible for the implementation of DRC Afghanistan’s emergency activities in the assigned area of responsibility (assessment and distribution of in-kind relief items, MPC assistance, Cash for Rent/Shelter) as guided in accordance with approved methodologies and tools and in line with DRC and donor policies and guidelines. He/she will be working in cooperation with DRC’s HUBs, protection, livelihood and MEAL teams and in collaboration with local authorities and communities. The Field Officer works under the direct supervision of the Team Leader.


To achieve the overall and specific position’s objectives the job holder tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Coordinating, leading and conducting rapid needs assessments in the field using assessment tools including HEAT.
Mapping of protection services providers in his/her area in collaboration with ERM Protection Officers
Conducting basic protection needs assessments to identify referral opportunities and additional cash assistance if required and as per DRC’s guidelines;
Establish good contact and linkages with other humanitarian actors in the field
Participate in beneficiary selection processes through agreed criteria and guidelines;
Coordinating, conducting emergency field distributions (Cash and NFIs)
Planning and implementation of activities
Conducting Rapid Market assessments
Data collection, both through paper based and digital forms
Produce reports on needs assessments and distributions;
When requested, join a DRC flying team and be ready to be re-allocated for short period and with short notice, outside the normal area of operation (within the country).
Support team leader on government liaison issues, with relevant department including; ANDMA and DORR;
Any other tasks assigned by supervisor

Job Requirements:


To be successful in this role you must have:

Experience and technical competencies: 

At least graduated 12th, university degree is desirable;
Minimum 3 years’ relevant experience within a humanitarian organization, prior experience in emergency responses is desirable;
Good knowledge of the region and understand the movement pattern of the people including Returnees and IDPs;
Good experience of working directly with Afghan communities and local authorities;
Experience in Cash Based Assistance, Monitoring and evaluation and/or experience of survey and assessment works;
Good communications skills; Good written and spoken English; Pashto and Dari
Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and report writing ability
Interested qualified female candidates with minimum of 2 years of relevant working experience will be considered for the next stage of the recruitment process.


At least graduated 12th, university degree is preferred


Pashto ( Fluent)
Dari (Fluent)

We Offer:

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with DRC salary scale

Submission Guideline:

Interested? Then apply for this position, all applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) by clicking on the following link:


Submission Email:


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