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About Danish Refugee Council:

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization working in more than 30 countries throughout the world. DRC has been present in Afghanistan since the end of 2010 implementing programming that includes livelihoods, protection, emergency response and preparedness, infrastructure development, and supply chain management and logistical support to UNHCR. DRC is registered with the Government of Afghanistan through the Ministry of Economy and MoRR. DRC AFG has implemented programs funded by DANIDA, EC, ECHOP, BPRM, UNHCR and WFP supporting over 25,000 displaced families per year.

DRC adopts a regional approach unifying our country programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Tajikistan around the Afghan displacement axis. This decision is built on the premise that a multi-stakeholder regional response to the massive displacement issue is required. The DRC approach is in line with UNHCR’s push for a regionally based robust and ‘Comprehensive Solutions Strategy’ (2012-2014). The four country programs strive, wherever possible, to adopt a regional approach to activities, including cross border livelihood and protection programs and coordinated emergency preparedness and response planning.

Job Description:


The Emergency Officer is part of the Emergency Field Team and he/she is responsible for implementing DRC Afghanistan’s emergency project activities in the field. A key member of the team, Emergency Officer participates in emergency assessments, with strong familiarity with emergency assessment methodologies including household survey enumeration; practices strong communication with communities to disseminate information about DRC’s emergency assessments and responses and obtain relevant information, including feedback; and implements safe and organized emergency distributions in accordance with DRC SOPs. Based in Kabul, the Emergency Officer will work in different field locations, including remote and hard-to-reach locations. The Emergency Officer must be able to perform to a high standard in challenging and insecure conditions, with the support of DRC management, safety, and access teams, and within DRC’s acceptable risk thresholds. The Emergency Officer works under the supervision of the Emergency Team Leader and will directly report to the Emergency Team Leader. This position is open to men and women; if a woman candidate is selected she will also speak privately and confidentially with women heads of households and other women and girls with whom DRC works with in the context of emergency assessments and responses, in a culturally appropriate and sensitive manner, and assists women and girls to participate in the distribution process, for example bringing them to the front of the line.


Programme Implementation

Programme Implementation

Participating in rapid needs assessments in the field using HEAT tools, including data collection, both through paper based and digital forms
Establish good contact and linkages with other humanitarian actors in the field
Coordinating, conducting emergency field distributions
Conducting Rapid Market assessments
Data collection, both through paper based and digital forms
Contribute to basic reports on needs assessments and proposed responses
Travel within and out the region to support the emergency response all over the country; including when requested, joining a DRC flying team and be ready to be re-allocated for short period and with short notice, outside the normal area of operation (within the country).
Any other tasks assigned by supervisor


Job Requirements:


To be successful in this role you must have:

Experience and technical competencies:

At least one years’ experience within humanitarian work, prior experience, IDP or natual disasters resonses is desirable. A least three years’ experience is preferred but not essential.
At least 1 years experience in engagement with community
Interested qualified female candidates with a minimum of 6 Months of relevant working experience will be considered for the next stage of the recruitment process.


High Scool Graduate (essintial)
Bachelor on social sciences or other relevant field (desired)


Advance language skills in English
Fluency in local languages, Pashto and Dari.

We Offer:

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with DRC salary scale

Submission Guideline:

Interested? Then apply for this position, all applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) by clicking on the following link:



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