Resilience and Integration Coordinator – Danish Refugee Council

Location:  Addis Ababa, 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 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.


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, contextualising 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; analysing 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 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 organisations, and other stakeholder

Education (include certificates, licenses etc.):

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

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


Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies.

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than November 2, 2021.

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics

We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.


Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply!