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Economic Recovery Assistant (Cash for work)
Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Job Expired 3 May 2024
Posted 3 weeks ago
Job Description


We 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.


As part of economic recovery program intervention, DRC will implement small community infrastructures for the most vulnerable people under CFW modality. Therefore, economic recovery CFW assistant will be responsible to deliver high quality of specialized project activities related to community infrastructure projects, and will be a part of CFW project selection, beneficiary assessment, labors supervision, and qualitative implementation of CFW project based on DRC CFW SOPs and criteria with the consideration of donor requirements to achieve overall project objectives.


The main responsibility of this position includes.

  • Supervise a daily basis Cash for Work activities in the sites.
  • Update and collect daily basis attendance sheets.
  • Provide weekly report of the progress of the infrastructure projects.
  • Prepare timely payment requests for CFW beneficiaries.
  • Ensure that cash for work tools and materials are properly distributed to the workers and stored at the end of the activities.
  • Facilitate awareness sessions on safety and security procedures on the workplace (at the beginning of each cash for work round)
  • Support the Line Manager in liaising with community stakeholders about the implementation of cash for work infrastructures.
  • Conduct/lead field assessment for cash for work participants.
  • Ensure the target group for cash for work is registered, verified to comply with selection criteria and evaluation.
  • Prepare daily reports according to agreed timelines on activities undertaken during the Cash for Work activities including challenges encountered and best practice methods.
  • Ensure regular coordination with all stakeholders at the community level.
  • Facilitate and deliver the required tools and materials to project sites in a timely manner.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by line manager.


To be successful in this role you must have:

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ work experience in relevant construction work and cash for work projects.
  • Strong understanding of community context and having good knowledge of field works.
  • Have skills in managing construction projects.
  • Have skills in CFW beneficiaries’ supervision.
  • Able to travel hard to reach districts and fields.

Technical competencies: Good knowledge of stone masonry, pointing, casting concrete, shuttering, pipe scheme and construction work on field level.


  • Bachelor of public administration, business administration and other relevant degrees.
  • Preferred BSc. Engineering.
  • Minimum 12th graduated


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

We Offer:

  • Contract length: to 31st of December 2024 with the possibility of Extension.
  • Band: NMI
  • Designation of Duty Station: Based in Kandahar
  • 13th month’s salary Will be paid by end of each month with salary.
  • Top-up credit card as per office regulations.
  • 1+1 Health Insurance will be provided by DRC.
  • Eid Bonus.
  • DRC provide Transport allowance/ Transportation Facilities for female and people with disability.
  • DRC Provides kindergarten/ Day Care allowance for max 2 children – Applicable to female mothers.
  • Per diem allowance for employee and her Mahram - Applicable for female
  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the DRC salary scale.

Application process:

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking the Apply button below. All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages), Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV-only applications will not be considered.

Note: Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

This position is no longer open.