Team Leader - Emergency (Farah Province)

Danish Refugee Council, Farah, Afghanistan
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Job Summary

Job Description


The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.


Team Leader - Emergency will report to the Area Program Manager based in Herat, and technically to Emergency Program Manager. Team Leader - Emergency is responsible to supervise the Emergency Teams in Farah. He/She will follow up and overseeing the implementation of emergency response activities in the region; being responsible for emergency related reporting responsibilities; government liaison in the region. He/she will supervise assessments, selection and distribution of assistance to affected targeted population in order to meet beneficiaries’ needs and project objectives. He/She is closely following and liaising the emergency related issues with DoRR, ANDMA and other stakeholders and shares the gaps in OCT meetings. He/She is intended to identify the needs of affected population while response on time. In addition, he/she is closely following the mobile data collection related activities with technical team based in Kabul Office.


Programme management

· The Team Leader - Emergency is responsible to supervise the Emergency Teams in Farah.

· Oversee, lead and coordinate the rapid needs assessments,

· Supervise the Beneficiary selection processes according to ERM Common Rational, project selection criteria and DRC SOP & project guidelines mandate

· Supervise emergency response distributions (Cash and Goods in Kind)

· Planning and implementation of activities

· Ensure high quality data collection during assessments and running analysis through Mobile Data Collection

· Usually mentoring the Emergency Program Officers

· Post distribution monitoring

· Community trainings and awareness raising

· Reporting on emergency project and activities

· Government liaison, with relevant ministries (particularly ANDMA, PDMC, DORR and Governor’s Office)

· Participating in humanitarian coordination meetings

· Travel within and out the Region to support the emergency field all over the Country

· Perform any other tasks as instructed by the Area Program Manager and Emergency Coordinator/ Emergency Specialist


· Ensure the policies, procedures, and practices of DRC as expressed in the administrative guidelines are fully adhered and followed.

· Ensure cooperation with admin and adhere the policies

· Supporting finance procedures and follow DRC

· Ensure program documents storage

Monitoring and reporting

· Following DRC monitoring and reporting policy

· Constant supervision of the program progress

· Reporting to line manager

Staff management

· Delegation of tasks and responsibilities to staffs working directly under supervision

· Preparing action plan for mobilizing team to the right direction

· Ensure capacity building of staffs on emergency tools and assessments

· Inspiring team to team work for approaching objectives

Key Deliverables: (in bullet points)**

· On time, project implementations as per agreed terms and conditions.

· Ensure all program deliverables are completed with the highest standards and quality.

· Ensure staff capacity building and capacity development in all areas of the program.

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)


· Humanitarian actors (IRC, ARRA, WFP PAT, DACAAR & NRC) especially relevant to joint assessment and humanitarian response

· Local Communities

· DRC- DDG programs unit


To be successful in this role you must have:

Experience: (include years of experience)

· Good understanding of displacement issues of both internally displaced and refugees

· Good experience of working directly with Afghan communities and local authorities;

· Experience of implementing emergency response projects;

· Experience of managing a team;

· Experience of external relations;

· Monitoring and evaluation experience and/or experience of survey and assessment work;

· Minimum 5 years relevant work experience for a humanitarian organization (preferably in emergency response)


· Higher education qualification in development or relevant social science

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

· Fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of Dari and/or Pashto.

· Other skills:

· Proven ability with respect to the design, coordination, monitoring of programs.

· Strong analytical skills.

· Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills.

· Ability to cope with heavy workloads and to work under pressure.

· Ability to work independently and as part of the team.

· Cultural sensitivity and adaptability.

· Good communications skills;

· Good written and spoken English; and Dari/ Pashto languages

· Solid computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and report writing ability


· Availability: As soon as possible

· Duty station: Farah, Afghanistan

We offer:

· DRC-DDG will offer the successful applicant a contract till end of December 2019, extendable based on funding and performance.

· Salary and conditions will be in accordance with DRC-DDG Salary Scale