Shelter & Distribution Assistant at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Safety Officer (Country) at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Overall Purpose of the role

The Shelter & distribution Assistant will be responsible for conducting shelter NFIs, ESK and Cash distribution, assessments and supervision & monitoring during the execution of Program Team leaders, CCCM, Shelter and Settlement and Economic recovery. He/She will Under the supervision of the Shelter NFIs, ESK and Cash Shelter Settlement Team Leader, and contributes to the planning, implementation and follow up of Shelter activities in his/her assigned area.


  • Carry out basic tasks within shelter/NFI area (e.g. data collection)
  • Carry out administrative tasks
  • Follow given work plans and guidelines Programming & Operations
  • Support efficient and effective program implementation
  • Conduct joint targeting, selection, and registration of clients and independent or joint verification to ensure impartiality.
  • Ensuring that cash/voucher assistance is delivered to targeted households as per predetermined targeting criteria and in a safe manner.
  • Make sure the distribution of NFI, Cash, and voucher assistants done as per the DRC, ES-NFI cluster distribution guidelines.
  • Ensure the confidentiality and the support of targeted households during the cash assistance, by working with their families, community committees’ local government, and community leaders in supervising how the assistance is used and any other issue that might arise from the project.
  • Actively participate in Rapid Assessments, market assessments, capacity assessment of Financial Service Providers (FSP), and other digital cash transfer.
  • Ensure that the program resources are implemented in an open and accountable manner and handed over or ended in a way that promotes local capacities and sustainable operations.
  • In collaboration with MEAL team conduct post-distribution monitoring (PDM) for both cash and in kind to ensure the program quality and collect lesson findings.
  • Implement appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems including client feedback handling mechanism; ensure consistent reporting, documentation, and analysis of results to improve program efficiency and quality.
  • Assist in sensitization of local government structures, communities, and opinion leaders on the targeting criteria.
  • Collect, register, and report client’s feedback and complaints in weekly basis to for client adaptable team and supervisor also give response based on the level of the feedback.
  • Ensure client adaptable mechanisms are in place at all project areas in collaboration with client’s adaptable team
  • Works closely with shelter and Settlement/CCCM/Economic recovery efficient and effective implementation of the response and emergency hygiene promotion activities.

Experience, Education and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • One year of relevant work experience, preferably in humanitarian sphere. Field experience will be an asset.
  • Diploma in Social work, Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Public Health, Environmental Health, social science, and related relevant field
  • Strong understanding of WASH/Shelter and Settlement, CCCM and Economic recovery issues in remote areas including IDP settlement
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Experience with following standard procedures and guidelines
  • Fluency in Somali language
  • English will be an asset.
  • Diploma or equivalent professional qualification
  • At least a basic understanding of humanitarian aid or development programming
  • Self-motivated, positive attitude, flexible and adaptable to the needs of team and organization
  • Computer literacy and statistical data


  • Fluency in written and spoken Somali & English


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 are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership
  • Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.


Availability: June 2022

Duty station: Galkayo

Reporting to: CCM Team Leader

Duration: 10 Month with possibility of extension based on performance and funding

Contract: This position is graded as Band I-Non Management for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff.

The position is open to Nationals ONLY

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, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.


DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework. All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.


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