Emergency Team Leader

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Emergency Team Leader

  • Post Date:October 14, 2022
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  • Career Level Manager
    Experience 5 Years
    Gender Both
  • Industry Education
    Qualification Master’s Degree
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 1
    Vacancy Number VA-KDN-286-22
    Location Zabul
Job Description

About Danish Refugee Council:


The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunities 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 our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, honesty, and transparency.

Job Description:

The overall purpose of the role:

Under the direct supervision of the Area Program Manager and overall direction of the Emergency Specialist / Technical Coordinator, the Emergency Team Leader is responsible for managing the emergency response in the Area Office/Sub-office of assignment and he/she will supervise assessments, selection, and assistance to the affected targeted population to meet beneficiaries’ needs and project objectives. Hence, he/she will oversee the implementation of shelter emergency response activities as well as guide the implementation of Emergency‑oriented infrastructures. In general, He/she will oversee the implementation of emergency projects, Chairing (OCT) / active participation in emergency-related cluster meetings, government liaison, and represent DRC in the humanitarian coordination system in the south region. The Emergency Team Leader will be working in cooperation with DRC’s other sectors (Protection, Livelihoods, MEAL) to bring initiatives in terms of demonstrating DRC’s Core competencies as well as applied integration system. He/she will be responsible for emergency-related reporting responsibilities to APM and technical reporting to the technical specialists and technical coordinator.











Responsibilities and Tasks

  • To achieve the overall and specific position’s objectives, the job holder tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Oversee, lead and coordinate the Rapid Needs Assessments according to DRC SOP & project guidelines.
  • Oversee, lead and coordinate the Shelter Repair / Emergency oriented infrastructure projects according to DRC SOP and project guidelines.
  • Supervise the beneficiary selection processes according to the Humanitarian Principles and Code of Conduct and project selection criteria.
  • Supervise the Emergency response distributions (Cash and Goods in Kind) according to DRC SOP and make sure all the distribution documents are being sorted out and submitted to procurement department on time.
  • Make sure of self-orientation of the DRC’s advanced core competencies and also motivate the Emergency team to demonstrate the DRC’s core competencies as well.
  • Planning and implementing the emergency response activities, tentative budget forecasts, and on-time tracking of the expenses and projects’ targets.
  • Ensure high-quality data collection during assessments, running basic analysis, and producing high-quality reports.
  • Coordinate and support the MEAL team for post-distribution monitoring.
  • Keep close coordination with the safety team for any field movement of the team prior to the implementation of the project.
  • Responsible for working in cooperation with DRC’s other sectors (Protection, Livelihoods, MEAL & support services) and bringing initiatives in the programs’ integration process.
  • Reporting on emergency projects and activities.
  • Government liaison, with relevant line ministries (particularly ANDMA, PDMC, DoRR, and Governor’s Office)
  • Chair (OCT) / Participating in humanitarian coordination and clusters meetings
  • Upon request, ready to lead the DRC emergency team and to be reallocated for short period and with short notice outside the normal area of operation (within the country).
  • Directly supervise a team of field officers in his/her area of responsibility and make sure the tasks are equally segregated among them.
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Maintain transparency and accountability in Emergency projects.
  • Perform any other tasks as instructed by the Area Manager / APM and Emergency TC/TS.

Job Requirements:


To be successful in this role you must have:

  • University degree in Social Science or another relevant field (Master’s degree is preferred)
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience within a humanitarian organization, of which at least 2 years in emergency response
  • Good understanding of displacement issues of both internally displaced and refugees
  • Good experience in working directly with Afghan communities and local authorities.
  • Experience in implementing emergency response projects;
    Experience in managing a team.
  • Experience in external relations.
  • Monitoring and evaluation experience and/or experience of survey and assessment work.
  • Good communications skills;
    Good written and spoken English.
  • Solid computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and report-writing ability


  • Pashto
  • Dari (desirable)
  • English (Fluent)













Key stakeholders:

  • Internal: Area Manager, Area Program Manager, Solutions Team Leader, Emergency Unit, Protection Unit, Livelihood Unit, M&E Unit and support departments
  • External: Other Humanitarian Partners, OCHA, DoRR, ANDMA and other relevant governmental agencies

Submission Guideline:

We Offer:

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with DRC salary scale

Application process:

Interested? When applying for this position, all applicants must send a letter of motivation and DRC Job Application form, you can access our job application form from the below link.

DRC Job Application form link: https://www.acbar.org/Document/8060869251.docx

Note: Please attach the completed application form instead of CV along with your letter of motivation to the official DRC Job portal address mentioned in the job vacancy, Only DRC Job application form will be considering, please do not attached your CVs.

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Females are highly encouraged to apply.

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