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Activation Date: 26 May, 2021   Announced Date: 26 May, 2021   Expire Date: 09 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Herat
Nationality: National
Category: Program
Employment Type:
Vacancy Number: VA-HET-050-21
No. Of Jobs: 3
City: Herat
Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Years of Experience: 2 Years
Contract Duration:
Gender: Male/Female
Education: High school
Close date: 09 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:


The Emergency Officer is part of the Emergency Field Team and he/she is responsible for implementing DRC Afghanistan’s emergency project activities in the field. A key member of the team, Emergency Officer needs to combine her/his experience of emergency Field programming with good needs assessment, distribution of cash and relief items and monitoring capabilities in order to meet the project objectives. The Emergency Officer works under the supervision of the Emergency Team Leader and will directly report to the Emergency Team Leader.


Programme Implementation

Coordinating, leading and conducting rapid needs assessments in the field using HEAT tools
Mapping of protection services actors in his/her area with close coordination of Protection Team.
Establish good contact and linkages with other humanitarian actors in the field
Establish network with key community elders/influential people in the districts to pave the way for humanitarian access
Beneficiary selection processes
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
Conducting Post Distribution Monitoring if required line close coordination with MEL Officer.
Produce basic reports on needs assessments and proposed responses
Travel within and out the region to support the emergency Field all over the Country
Willing to travel in hard to reach areas within Herat/Farah province and improving humanitarian access in affected areas
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).
Any other tasks assigned by supervisor

Job Requirements:


To be successful in this role you must have:

Experience and technical competencies: 

At least 3 years’ experience within humanitarian work, prior experience, IDP or natural disasters responses is desirable
At least 1 years experience in engagement with the community
Interested qualified female candidates with a minimum of 2 years of relevant working experience will be considered for the next stage of the recruitment process.


High Scool Graduate (essential)


Dari/ Pashto
English, speaking and writing (work knowledge).

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:


Female Candidates are highly encouraged to apply 


Submission Email:


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