Deadline: 19 April, 2022

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

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

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


  • Work with government and community resilience groups (CRGs) to screen, select and verify beneficiaries in the target communities
  • Provide livelihood guidance to increase beneficiaries’ awareness of different business options based on market assessment and beneficiary interests
  • Provide information to beneficiaries about livelihoods and business development opportunities
  • Organise small business training and business planning activities with beneficiaries
  • Provide information to the beneficiaries on skills training, market opportunities, and small enterprise creation
  • Train, coach and mentor farmers on improved agricultural (livestock and crop) production practices
  • Coordinate the implementation of cash transfer programmes (CTP) at ward level
  • Work with line manager to plan for agricultural input distribution using MSD approach, ensuring distributed input accountability
  • Coordinate the linkage of bulk agriculture produce buyers with farmers’ associations
  • Work closely with Ministry of Agriculture extension workers in facilitating crop farming/poultry production training for beneficiaries
  • Support the organisation with training sessions and other events related to the project
  • Establish linkages to vocational learning institutions and refer beneficiaries to selected marketable courses of their interest
  • Provide administrative support, if required
  • Submit weekly reports and contribute to compilation of the monthly report and submit to line manager
  • Ensure that protocol is followed through stakeholder consultation at all stages of project implementation
  • Assess the relevance of potential intercommunal dialogue activities linked to livelihoods
  • Select beneficiaries who will participate in the activities through youth empowerment and social safety-net planning in coordination with AVR teams
  • Contribute to regular reporting on achievements and challenges related to the project
  • Work closely with the monitoring team and the economic recovery team leader on the timely monitoring and evaluation of all components
  • Facilitate the qualitative and quantitative monitoring of the project through team meetings, visits to selected beneficiaries, regular reporting and any other monitoring tools
  • Participate in the internal evaluation of the programme


  • University degree or advanced training/course in Agriculture, Business Administration, Sociology, Social Work, International Affairs, Humanitarian or a related field
  • Experience in livelihood programming and training
  • Understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in the country and the region
  • Two years, minimum, of experience in the field of business
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Fluency in Hausa
  • Fluency in Kanuri, Shuwa, Babur etc. will be an added advantage

To apply and for more information, click here.

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