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Danish Refugee Council

Danish Refugee Council


Position: Resilience and Integration Coordinator
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Application Deadline: Submition date is over


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is implementing the Ethiopia Migration Programme (EMP), a UK-funded programme to make migration safer and protect would-be migrants and refugees from unsafe irregular migration through and from Ethiopia.


Employment Category:  G1

Reporting To: Component Lead (Resilience and Integration), Ethiopia Migration Programme (EMP)

Direct Reports: N/A

Start of Contract & Duration:  12 Months



The Resilience and Integration Coordinator (R&I Coordinator) will design, develop and manage the resilience and integration component of the programme under the supervision of the Component Lead (CL). The R&I Coordinator will be responsible for designing, contextualizing and managing the delivery of the activities under his/her portfolio, ensuring excellent quality and Value for Money in all activities. The R&I Coordinator will coordinate field team staff in the delivery of activities. Furthermore, the R&I Coordinator oversees the work of technical experts, including short-term technical assistance (STTA) to enhance the design and delivery of EMP activities. 


  • Under the direction of the Component Lead (Resilience and Integration) develop activity sheets, workplan and associated activity-based budgets (ABB) for the Resilience and Integration Component activities.
  • Design and develop new programme activities under the integration component under the supervision of the Component lead. The R&I Coordinator will be the “go-to” person within EMP on several activities, especially mentorship with refugees and returnees.
  • Implement and continually improve appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems; analyzing results to ensure and enhance programme effectiveness and quality.
  • Ensure the quality, clarity and consistency of technical components of internal and external reports (e.g. programme reports, sit-reps, internal updates).
  • Provide technical assistance to programme implementation team to achieve the greatest impact toward programme goals and objectives
  • Manage a team of technical experts, including STTA, in the design and delivery of programme activities.
  • Contribute to cross-cutting themes of learning and adaptive management, documenting learning and adjusting programming to reflect an evolving context.
  • Prepare quarterly programmatic reports on all resilience and integration outputs of the programme.
  • Maintain good working relationships with officials, government ministries, implementing partners and international and local NGO community, where necessary; and
  • Represent the programme at internal and external meetings and different fora as requested by the COP and CL.

Experience and Technical Competencies: (include years of experience)

  • A minimum of 5 years experience working in international development and/or humanitarian programming particularly in the area of livelihoods, resilience building and integration of returnees and refugees with host communities
  • Excellent understanding of the migration sector in Ethiopia, particularly in the area of refugee and returnees integration/reintegration.
  • Experience in working with government counterparts and other partners at various levels - federal to the district. This includes technical support, capacity-building and coordination.
  • Strong project management experience, including resource management, work planning, implementation oversight and periodic review, and compliance management
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring
  • Experience working on DFID and/or FCDO funded programs
  • Robust analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience of diverse team management
  • Highly diplomatic with excellent political awareness and understanding
  • High-level communications and interpersonal skills
  • A demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with governments, donors, partners, local organizations, and other stakeholders

Education (include certificates, licenses, etc.):

  • Degree in development studies, sociology, international development, economics or other relevant fields.

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Excellent verbal and written English.
  • Fluency in Amharic
  • Other local languages a plus

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for Excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Acting in line with DRC's vision and values