EcRec Officer

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Who are we?

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

DRC Syria

DRC has been actively operating in Syria since 2008 mainly supporting refugees. In June 2012, DRC was authorized by the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to expand its humanitarian efforts and provide assistance to IDPs and the vulnerable resident population countrywide. Since then, DRC activities have been focused on NFI distributions, Shelter, WASH, Protection, Education, Livelihoods and Mine Risk Education in six Governorates (Damascus, Rural Damascus, Dara'a, Aleppo, Hama, and Homs). While Protection/community service activities are provided to beneficiaries throughout our six Community Centers.

About the job

Supervise the implementation of DRC Syria’s Economic Recovery Programme in Aleppo governorates; including Economic Recovery registration, Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance, Vocational Training, Internships, Business start-up/Activation Grants and Business Scale-up Grants; through direct, partner, and subcontracting modalities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Strategy:
  • Maintain contextual awareness of the areas of implementations including beneficiaries’ needs, market needs, risks, challenges, and opportunities
  • Engage with strategy development processes and elicit/ ensure team input
  1. Donors:
  • Understand donor requirements and apply within activity implementation, including communication to Economic Recovery team.
  1. Work plans:
  • Understand, and coordinate implementation per agreed work plan/ implementation plan with manager
  • Develop and implement detailed activity work plans for Economic Recovery Field Assistants.
  1. Reporting:
  • Produce or ensure production of field reporting inputs, per agreed reporting schedule and formats agreed with manager.
  1. Planning expenditure and procurement:
  • Where expenditure is at field level; adhere to forecast and spending plan agreed with managers for each activity, alert Economic Recovery Team Leader when deviating from plan.
  1. Delivery of targets:
  • Understand targets and communicate to Field Assistants; timely communication with Economic Recovery Team Leader when deviating from agreed targets (+/-) or timeline is delayed/ can be sped up
  • Input to procurement specifications and requirements in coordination with Field Assistants and Economic Recovery Team Leader.
  1. Compliance with DRC’s administrative, logistics & procurement & financial SOPs:
  • Familiarize with, understand and apply SOPs.
  • Disseminate to/ advise field team on compliance.
  • Raise feedback/ issues to Economic Recovery AC when SOPs are not working.
  1. Monitoring:
  • Ensure monitoring activities are understood, allocated, and followed up on by Field Assistants.
  • Ensure team is using monitoring tools, and Sigma when rolled out.
  • Produce or ensure production of field monitoring reports.
  • Amend implementation based on feedback elicited through monitoring and agreed changes with Economic Recovery Team Leader.
  1. Targeting:
  • Understand beneficiary selection criteria and targets in specific areas and by donor, seek clarification from Economic Recovery Team Leader when not clear.
  • Receive training on and disseminate training to Field Assistants on new tools.
  • Ensure adherence to Economic Recovery SOPs.
  • Ensure completed paper beneficiary assessment and selection tools are consolidated electronically, including on Sigma.
  1. Evaluation, learning and research:
  • Ensure documentation is up to date and systematically organized to enable access by evaluators.
  • Document lessons learned at project junctures.
  1. Information Management:
  • Utilize and ensure team utilization of SIGMA (Registration program in DRC).
  1. Internal cooperation:
  • Regularly update Economic Recovery Team Leader with support requirements at field level, activity progress/deviation.
  • Raise challenges to EcRec Manager when support is not provided appropriately/timely manner.
  1. External representation and coordination:
  • Deputize for Economic Recovery Team leader/ Economic Recovery Manager, as required, cooperation/liaison with coordination fora; RCM; donors; INGOs and LNGOs; Ministry partners

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

Minimum two years of experience with NGO in related activities/projects in Syria. Minimum one-year experience in implementing Livelihoods/ Economic recovery interventions.


Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, development, or similar relevant education. Excellent computer skills, including Excel.


  • Fluent spoken and written Arabic is essential.
  • Good spoken and written English is preferred

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

We offer

Contract length: until 30-June-2022 (Extension based on funds and performance)

Level: Non Management – H2

Location: Aleppo - Syria

Expected Start date: 08-May-2022

Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position by accessing with the below link :

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.

Applications close 11-April-2022

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