DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL, Kandahar, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, Education Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th October, 2019

Job Description

Livelihoods Assistant

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 fulfillment 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, and honesty and transparency.


Under the overall supervision of the Livelihoods Team Leader, Livelihoods Assistant will support the Livelihoods Officers in the implementation of AHF funded activities in the assigned area of responsibility: community mobilization, assessment and distribution of vouchers for agriculture, kitchen gardening and poultry activity. The job holder monitors the usage of inputs, and provides support in organizing trainings, as guided by Livelihoods Officers, in accordance with FSAC recommended methodologies and tools, and in line with DRC policies and guidelines. He/she will be working in cooperation with DRC’s Livelihoods and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) teams and in collaboration with local authorities and communities. The Livelihoods Assistant works under the direct supervision of Field Officers and overall management of Livelihoods Team Leader.


  • To achieve the overall and specific position’s objectives the job holder tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Community mobilization
  • Establishing and maintaining good relations and linkages with humanitarian actors in the field and other formal or informal stakeholders
  • Organizing and conducting rapid needs assessments
  • Coordinating and managing voucher system in a transparent and accountable way
  • Organizing data collection
  • Providing logistic support in organizing trainings
  • Any other tasks assigned by supervisor


To be successful in this role you must have:

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum two years of experience with NGO or other development actors including at least one year in livelihoods or community mobilization
  • Ability to work in the field
  • Experience working in and familiarity with Kandahar
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer skills (especially MS Excel and MS Word)


  • BSc, preferably in agriculture or minimum 14th class graduate


  • Pashto (fluent)
  • Basic English is an asset

We Offer:

  • DRC-DDG will offer the successful applicant a contract till end of 2019.
  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with DRC/DDG salary scale

Application process:

Interested? Then apply for this position, all applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.

Applications close 16 Oct 2019. However, please note due to the urgency of this position, shortlisting process will be ongoing. Should we find qualified candidates prior to expiry of this advert, interviews will be held immediately.
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC.

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.


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