Program Assistant at DRC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Deadline: 25 October 2018

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Program Assistant in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The duration of this post is 6 months.

The Program Assistant will be responsible for implementation of DRC’s urban refugee program on information hubs for refugees in Addis Ababa.

DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Program Assistant will perform the following functions:

  • Collaborate closely with the Coordinator and the Officer to implement relevant and responsive, rights-based activities that build upon the existing assets of the targeted refugee communities.
  • Activity will emphasize protection-related refugee outreach and engagement, with a particular emphasis on access to information and services.
  • Assist the Officer in ensuring high quality day-to-day technical management of the Information Hub and of activities, including the identification of protection risks and vulnerabilities, with awareness of issues related to gender, age and diversity.
  • Assist in the management of refugee incentive outreach workers, and support respectful and positive working relationships for the effective implementation of activities.
  • Support the Officer in overseeing project locations, including regular activity monitoring.
  • Under the direction of the Officer, assist in related reporting. This will include providing weekly and monthly reports supported by high quality documentation.
  • Provide ongoing general monitoring of the operating context to ensure relevance and accountability to DRC’s beneficiary populations.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive files of activities, and other relevant documentation.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies, social work and social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in an entry to mid-level position, preferably with experience in the field of humanitarian response working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant ministry or local authority.
  • Experience working with mixed migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and/or internally displaced persons, preferably on protection-related issues, using community mobilization and participatory approaches.
  • Strong planning, organization and problem solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding work environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written proficiency in Tigrinya, Amharic and English.
  • Nationality of Ethiopia.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.