Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) 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.
DRC 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 has been working in Afghanistan for twenty years, first through engagement with the Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees (DACAAR) and through DRC’s mine action unit, the Danish Demining Group (DDG) and since 2012 as part of a full DRC country operation, working in the sectors of mine action, protection, livelihoods and emergency response. DRC Afghanistan’s operation now includes a Country Office in Kabul, a network of five main Area Offices across the country and a range of smaller temporary and permanent satellite sites, providing close to nationwide reach for it’s team of over 1,100 staff.
Geographic scope: Country
This role has a country focus, supporting access planning coutnry-wide and contributing to compliance with DRC-DDG appropriate safety procedures and guidelines within the country. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to country access and safety operations while overseeing country activities.
About the job
Coordinate and support all aspects of DRC’s Access Strategy and access operations, and contribute to the management of the Safety Risk Management system (SRMS) for both DRC and DDG programmes within Afghanistan.
Safety Risk Management:
Training, supervision and support:
Technical Line Management Responsibilities
The successful applicant selected for this role may come from an operational management background (e.g. Area Manager, Emergency Manager, Access Manager, etc.) or a Safety background (e.g. Safety Advisor, Analyst, etc.) but will likely have a strong understanding of humanitarian programming and will definitely have INGO experience gained in a number of contexts. To be successful in this role the applicant will fulfil the following criteria:
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies: