Economic Recovery Manager

Danish Refugee Council

Zarzis, Tunisia

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Economic Recovery Manager to lead the program team in south Tunisia.

 Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

Project Management:

  • Develop a detailed work plan identifying and sequencing the activities necessary to successfully complete the project.
  • Create a project implementation schedule that efficiently allocates resources to activities.
  • Review the project schedule with the Incubator Manager and other project team members.
  • Ensure efficient and effective implementation of project respective activities including but not limited to entrepreneurship training, development and evaluation of business plans, linkage to finance opportunities.
  • Conducting comprehensive market assessment to identify the sectors with high potential of employability.
  • Monitor project progress and make adjustments as necessary to ensure successful project completion.
  • Submit budget projections for planned activities in the coming months and quarters for validation with the project team.
  • Revise the schedule as needed.
  • Working with agriculture cooperatives as well as small business to scale up and create new jobs.
  • Carry out Economic Recovery activities according to work plan and allocated budget.

Partners Management

  • Provide direct support to DRC partner organization in project implementation.
  • Maintain strong relation with the DRC implementing partners under the DAPP YIEP.
  • Maintain regular communication with implementing partners, including carrying out coordination meetings and tracking progress of assigned tasks.
  • Ensure responsiveness to client requirements.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • Ensure the monitoring of activities, progress and the collection of data throughout the implementation of project.
  • Lead on the DAPP YIEP reporting process.
  • Document case studies, best practices and lessons learned from the YIEP.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to have :

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in project management and fieldwork in the region,
  • Previous experience working with public institutions is an asset
  • Ability to develop and maintain partnerships related to entrepreneurship,
  • Experience in budgeting and reporting,
  • Strong planning, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to work both independently and within a team;
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Professional fluency in English, French and Arabic is required.

Moreover, we also expect the following:


  • Master’s degree in international development, social science, civil society, law, political science, Human Rights or a related field.
  • Or Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields with at least 5 years’ working experience in similar protection positions.