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Economic Recovery Interns at Danish  Refugee Council (DRC)Economic Recovery Interns at Danish August 2023

Danish Refugee

Founded in 1956, The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities – in more than 40 countries around the world. DRC has been implementing emergency response projects in Tanzania since the onset of the Burundi refugee crisis in 2015 in three refugee camps in the Kigoma Region at the border with Burundi. DRC’s integrated projects for refugees, asylum seekers and host communities comprise sectors such as Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Protection (CBP, PSN, GBV, CP and Legal), Shelter and infrastructure, and Economic Recovery.

Name of the Position: – Economic Recovery Intern

Reports to: – Economic Recovery Officer

Supervise: – Incentive staffs and/or Village Agents.

Duty Station:  Nduta, Nyarugusu Refugee Camps & Host Community.

Economic Recovery Intern, under the management and supervision of the Economic Recovery Officer and in close collaboration with UNHCR and the camp-based government coordination bodies will be responsible for supporting the implementation of livelihoods activities in the refugee camp and host community. The Economic Recovery intern is therefore expected to be flexible to work in different locations throughout the programme.

Tasks and responsibilities of the position

  • Participate in ensuring targets are met under DRC’s agreement with donors, to be accountable to the stated goals of the program.
  • Support in provision of training and technical support to program participants with a specific focus on Alternative Cooking Energy Sources, Environment, Agriculture, Technical and Vocational Skills Development, Financial inclusion, Livelihoods among others.
  • Ensure data collection, and analysis regarding the activities implemented mainly from needs assessments, baseline assessments, regular program monitoring (e.g. PDM), Mid-term evaluations, final evaluations and household surveys.
  • Support provision of trainings, distributions of items and proper documentation of implemented activities as guided by supervisor.
  • Provide inputs for program Development (Proposals writing and Budgeting).
  • Support in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Arrangements for the programme.
  • Work with established community-based structures in the community and be solution-oriented in terms of challenges arising from individual activities and the program as a whole.
  • Provide inputs for new sustainable initiatives/proposals and fundraising relating to emergency and longer-term responses.
  • Contribute to documentation of lessons learned and ensure that are reflected in program planning and decision making.
  • Ensure implementation of activities is compliant with the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and the DRC’s Code of Conduct (CoC).
  • Provide timely and quality inputs for project narrative report in accordance with donors’ requirements.
  • Foster and maintain excellent working relationships with key humanitarian actors – local and international, including government authorities and non-state Actors, private sectors.
  • Liaise closely with other DRC sectors such as; Community Based Protection, protection, and Camp management to ensure productive coordination and smooth implementation of the program activities.


  • University Degree/Diploma in (i) Education with ICT (ii) Agronomy, (iii) Crop Production, (iv) Horticulture, (v) Environmental science and management, (vi) Forestry and Natural Resources management, (vii) Renewable Energy, (viii) Agriculture general (ix) Sewing Design, Fashion, Textile and Clothing Technology, (x) Carpentry and Joinery, (xi) Culinary, Food, Nutrition and Bakery, (xii) Adult education and Community development among other closely related fields.
  • Fresh graduates or 1 years of relevant work experience.
  • Willingness to support implementation of programs and develop career in Alternative cooking energy sources, Environment, Agriculture, Technical and Vocational Skills Development, Financial inclusion and Livelihoods.
  • Willingness to work with refugees or and Host communities members.
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Word and Excel).
  • Ability to communicate in English and Swahili.  The ability to communicate in Kiha and/or Kirundi/French is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity, and flexibility.
  • Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well and engage with community members openly, and maintain confidentiality and respect


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