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Economic Recovery Officer

  • Contractor
  • Amman Jordan
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Danish Refugee Council profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Danish Refugee Council

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 fulfilment 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.

The Economic Recovery Officer will provide technical support related to home-based business and self-employment start-up and expansion, on-the-job training and job placements, as well as with the implementation of economic recovery activities in Azraq camp. This includes supporting the review and rollout of tools and standard operating procedures (SOPs) as well as quality assurance monitoring of technical economic recovery activities and revision and delivery of internal skills training materials. The Economic Recovery Officer will also feed into the sectoral strategy, and support effective information management within the Economic Recovery Unit.

About the job

The individual will report directly to the Economic Recovery Manager. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

Technical Oversight and Field Support (70%):

Working closely with the other members of the Economic Recovery Unit,

  • Provide field support and coordination for the implementation of DRC’s home-based business and self-employment pathways
  • Audit and provide recommendations for review of the Enhanced Skills for Business Grants training curriculum, and Business advancement Training.
  • Attend Grant Committee meetings to review grant proposals and identify highest potential businesses
  • Support the review and updating of tools and SOPs pertaining to DRC’s home-based business, self-employment, wage employment and on-the-job training pathways, ensuring standardisation across DRC’s economic recovery programming
  • Assist with mapping of private sector entities and market assessments to inform design of projects that support microbusiness and improve employability of vulnerable Jordanians and refugees.
  • Meet regularly with livelihood field teams to develop and follow-up on work plans, as well as identify technical challenges and develop contextually grounded solutions.
  • Train field staff on updated SOPs and continually monitor staff performance and provide technical support to ensure compliance with SOPs, raising any issues or challenges internally within the Ec Rec Unit.
  • Visit program activities regularly, provide support and feedback to livelihood staff on technical approaches and methodological issues within the realm of home-based business and self-employment pathways
  • Support field teams in understanding local markets and ensure full understanding of associated tools developed.
  • Assist in translation of technical documents from English to Arabic and review of outsourced translations for quality assurance
  • Review and update Arabic language training materials in coordination with the field teams and technical unit colleagues
  • Identify areas for continual improvement of DRC’s livelihood activities by capturing and sharing key challenges, articulating obstacles and proposed solutions, and identifying success stories to highlight.
  • Participate in all project kick-off meetings as well as systematic project review discussion.
  • Identify relevant staff capacity building activities in coordination with field management;
  • Review and/ or contribute to donor reports as required.
  • Identify relevant staff capacity building activities in coordination with the Base/ Programme Managers;
  • Collaborate with the Economic Recovery Manager in organizing and facilitating workshops, learning events or training sessions for local communities and stakeholders on economic recovery pathways
  • Facilitate knowledge-sharing sessions and cross-learning opportunities within the Economic Recovery Unit, encouraging team members to share insights, challenges, and successful strategies from their field experiences.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders, including local authorities, non-governmental and governmental organizations, and private sector entities, to establish and strengthen partnerships that support the sustainability and scalability of economic recovery initiatives as needed.

Programmatic Data Analysis and Advocacy (20%):

  • Revise Economic Recovery tools on the Gamma database, ensuring technical field teams have full understanding of their use and relevance to programs.
  • Under the guidance of the Economic Recovery Manager, collate and analyse programmatic evidence and contextual information to inform economic recovery programme development as well as livelihood advocacy messages
  • Under the guidance of the Economic Recovery Manager, review beneficiary and programmatic data to identify programmatic issues and potential message topics
  • Develop monitoring and learning reports together with the MEAL unit

Strategy Design and Development (10%):

  • Support the design of new programming through provision of field evidence or collating inputs from the field team
  • Support the drafting of new project concept notes
  • Feed into the development and revision of DRC’s country economic recovery strategy as per request;
  • Provide technical support in the development of learning documents and the improvement of DRC’s economic recovery programming
  • Any other tasks as requested by the Economic Recovery Coordinator or Head of Programmes

About you


  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following: International development, social sciences, international relations, human rights. Masters preferred.
  • At least two years proven and successful track record as technical advisor or project officer in the field of livelihoods;
  • You should also have:
  • Knowledge of economic recovery programming, particularly support to microbusiness and home-based business start-up and expansion in Jordan, as well as employment context for formal and informal jobs
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English and Arabic
  • Proven experience in livelihood programming, private sector engagement or economic development;
  • Experience working in Jordan with a range of a local partners in the field of economic empowerment and/ or livelihoods
  • Experience with project cycle management and project management tools such as logical frameworks, work plans, and monitoring plans.
  • Experience in external representation, including to private sector actors
  • High integrity and willingness to conduct her/himself transparently and open to scrutiny

Ideally, you also have

  • Ability to communicate technical information in an easy to understand, informative and collaborative manner
  • Experience in designing and delivering training
  • Knowledge of market systems development, social protection and/or integrated programming with protection
  • Strong analytical skills and experience of working with data
  • Good knowledge of the Core Humanitarian Standards or other accountability measures/standards

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 DRC’s vision and values.

Designation of Duty Station: Amman

Start date: May 2024

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 5-3-2024

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.

How to apply

Economic Recovery Officer (hr-manager.net)

Deadline: 5 Mar 2024

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