Outreach Officer at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

September 22, 2017 Michael Shabi No comments exist


Outreach Officer at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Deadline : 29th September 2017

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income generating activities, and wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.
DRC has been operating in the West Africa region for over 15 years, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and a Regional Office (RO) in Abidjan. DRC has 17 offices and more than 500 staff members across the WA region.

The Outreach Officer is to assist in the implementation of the Food Security and other Outreach activities under the direction of Food Security Manager, in collaboration with other actors.
Employees under the responsibility of the position:
Outreach workers (casual labour)

  • Under the supervision of the Food Security Manager, the holder of this position shall perform the following specific tasks:
  • Assist during the process of the food distributions, particularly in the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programmes and associated nutrition activities.
  • Coordinate the mobilizing of communities for the realization of all project / programme activities.
  • Disseminate and share information with Persons of Concern on their rights and access to services.
  • Assist in mobilizing the IDP and Host community to facilitate awareness of DRC Programmes, with other partner organizations.
  • Disseminate information about services available to IDPs and affected host communities during DRC Food
  • Security activities (and other emergency programme activities where appropriate).
  • Keep and maintain all DRC community interrelation data and records, observing strict confidentiality protocols.
  • Establish a good working relationship with all humanitarian actors, community leaders and IDPs in the IDP settlements and host communities to encourage participation in, support for and a better understanding of the programme activities.
  • Coordinate the process of identifying key community stakeholders (e.g. religious leaders, influential women).


  • Higher Diploma (minimum qualification)
  • One year work experience with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and/or displaced population is a very strong asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with staff, beneficiaries, duty bearers and other stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with staff, beneficiaries, duty bearers and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to achieve results.
  • Excellent communication skills and organizational skills.
  • Strong ability to work in a variety of environments and in remote locations without communication or amenities.
  • Remains productive when under pressure with ability to prioritise effectively, and respects and adheres to deadlines.
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and other local languages (Hausa, Kanuri, Marghi, Higgi).
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Email application software languages.

CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied.
Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations.
Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered.
Applications sent/received after the deadline will not be considered.
Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult: www.drc.dk


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