Deadline: 01 July, 2021

Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the role of Food Security and Economic Recovery Coordinator.

DRC provides direct assistance to conflict-affected populations including refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).


  • Define the strategy and positioning of the Food Security and Economic Recovery technical department (SARE)
  • Ensure continuous analysis of the food security situation
  • Coordinate the identification of SARE needs
  • Formulate project proposals according to the established strategy
  • Promote the development and inclusion of innovative and relevant approaches for the country
  • Ensure the strategic link between SARE programmes but also with other DRC intervention sectors including Protection and RVA/CP
  • Ensure technical coordination with the regional office
  • Develop programme monitoring tools
  • Technically support the implementation of projects
  • Control quality and monitoring in the field to ensure that the services provided to beneficiaries follow DRC standards
  • Monitor the implementation of the programmes according to the planned results and activities
  • Support project managers in the financial monitoring of expenses related to the SARE sector
  • Contribute to the development and review of activity reports, needs analysis and contracts for the SARE component
  • Promote capitalisation, technical development and research within the department
  • Explore avenues for funding and collaboration with other partners
  • Work closely with the head of programmes and the grant department to develop quality project proposals and budgets
  • Conduct regular evaluations to inform the development of projects that best meet needs
  • Ensure the direct technical supervision of the SARE sector project managers and participate in the definition of objectives and the performance evaluation of the SARE sector project managers/team leaders
  • Provide training and capacity building for SARE sector teams
  • Develop the standard tools and procedures necessary for a qualitative implementation of SARE programmes
  • Share and communicate on DRC projects with the various partners
  • Ensure the active participation of DRC in national sector coordination, technical platforms and develop sector partnerships
  • Ensure the development of partnerships with national and international NGOs, state services and all other institutions in connection with the country strategy
  • Contribute to DRC’s strategic objectives in its area of ​​responsibility
  • Make key decisions on the functioning and positioning of the department
  • Make decisions on the management of the resources of the department
  • Make decisions based on DRC policies and standards, and advise other DRC sector experts on SARE and cash transfers
  • Communicate proactively with the director of programmes and the SARE regional coordinator on the challenges of the department


  • Five years, minimum, of experience in food security and economic recovery in an international NGO
  • Three years, minimum, of team-management experience
  • Proven skills in project management and development and technical writing
  • Perfect command of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Project development experience
  • Experience in a volatile and insecure environment
  • Experience in partnering with national partners, authorities/government and UN agencies
  • Perfect command of French and professional ability to work with English

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Danish Refugee Council


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