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In 2003, , DRC became one of the first organisations to provide humanitarian assistance in the country. Today, DRC continues to provide humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable displacement-affected families, including IDPs, returnees, and host communities in Basra, Baqubah, Jalawla, Gatoon, Baghdad, Muqdadiya, Balad, Aziz Balad, Samarra, Mosul, Duhok, Tel Afar, Baa’j, Sinjar, and Erbil.


Find more about DRC operations in Iraq here: Iraq | DRC Danish Refugee Council

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified and experienced Economic Recovery Specialist.


About the job

The Economic Recovery Specialist will be responsible of the implementation of the project and provide technical expertise and advisory support to the program team, focusing on improving project quality and effectiveness in implementing activities related to sustainable waste management, WASH, and agricultural initiatives.

Reporting to the project manager, the specialist will collaborate with project staff, stakeholders, and partners to ensure that economic recovery components are integrated effectively into project interventions, contributing to environmental sustainability and socio-economic development within targeted communities. . Your main duties and responsibilities will be:



  • In collaboration with the project manager and the team leader ensure timely and high-quality delivery of all interventions in Anbar.  
  • In collaboration with the project manager and the team leader, oversight of all economic recovery activities including project planning, implementation and follow up.
  • Provides advice and technical guidance to project staff on integrating environmental practices into economic recovery activities to ensure alignment with environmental sustainability objectives.
  • Conduct environmental assessments and analyses to identify potential environmental risks, impacts and opportunities associated with project interventions and develop strategies to mitigate harmful impacts and increase positive outcomes.
  • Advice the program staff on the selection and implementation of eco-friendly techniques compliance with environmental standards.
  • Responsible for monitoring the project sites and gathering success stories from the economic recovery programs.
  • Undertake regular and ad hoc field visits to the area of intervention to ensure quality of implementation.
  • collaborate with relevant stakeholders, including environmental agencies and community groups.
  • Facilitate dialogue among community groups to promote social cohesion among diverse communities.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to build knowledge sharing and collective actions on environmental issues.
  • Represent the project in environmental related workshops and meetings with stakeholders, advocating for integration of environmental considerations into project activities and integrating environmental criteria standards.
  • Provide technical oversight and guidance to project staff on environmental management practices including waste management, natural resource and bio-gas interventions and Perma Garden practices.
  • Conduct training sessions and capacity building workshops for project staff and community members on environmental management principles, sustainable practices, and ecosystem strategies.


  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager.
  • Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Iraq Programme Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Code of Conduct.
  • Make sure to spread a positive image of DRC and its activities by explaining what DRC is doing and why DRC operates in that way.


About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to demonstrate at least 4 years of relevant experience. Moreover, we also expect the following:

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Relevant experience – at least 4 years – in similar contexts.
  • Experience with DRC people of concern.
  • Experience in conducting environmental assessments, impact analyses and risk assessments with understanding of environmental standards.
  • Experience in providing technical advice and capacity building support.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Knowledge of local laws and regulations.
  • Able to work energetically.
  • Relevant computer skills.
  • Strong networking, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills and respect for people with special needs and other vulnerability.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player.



  • Relevant university degree in environmental science, environmental management, natural resources, or similar education.
  • Possession of a training certification in economic development, sustainability or project management would be an advantage.



  • English (fluent)
  • Arabic (fluent)


Key stakeholders: 

  • Economic Recovery Project Managers
  • Economic Recovery Team Leader
  • Economic Recovery Technical Coordinator
  • Support Services Teams
  • MEAL and IM teams


Reporting to: Economic Recovery Project Manager

Location: Anbar, Faluja with frequent travels to Bzibiz and other areas of intervention.


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies: 

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. 

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. 

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. 

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly. 

Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.



  • Contract Length: Until 30 June 2025 (possible extension upon funding availability)
  • Salary Band:G (Non-management)
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Comprehensive health insurance for staff, spouse, and up to two children under 18.
  • Personal Accident insurance coverage in the event of work-related accidents during working hours.
  • Psychosocial support for staff and family members.
  • Learning & Development opportunities for professional growth.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff. Please refer to under Vacancies


Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.


Closing date for applications: 10 July 2024

Note: Females are strongly encouraged to apply


For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website


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