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Job Openings at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)


Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income-generating activities, and a wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Commodity Tracking System (CTS) Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

The Position

  • The key responsibilities of the Commodity Tracking System (CTS) Officer would be performed under the supervision of the Food Security Manager.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To support the implementation of UN-WFP unconditional resource transfer (URT) by DRC.
  • Ensure collection of data on the impact of socio-economic, political and cultural trends on concerned food assistance programme.
  • Establishment of good communication with WFP on commodity tracking, and to effectively identify the necessary requirements for a commodity management system for WFP food basket.
  • Ensure timely consolidation of beneficiaries’ data, physical confirmation of the quality of commodity at point of reception and maintenance of WFP commodity inventory for all DRC locations.
  • Request and follow-ups of food dispatch and receipts documents are completed and archived in compliance with DRC standards.
  • Training of field and warehouse staff on commodity tracking and ensure proper analysis of commodity report from the field and Warehouse staffs.
  • Identification of issues concerning stock storage, movement, monitoring, tracking and to set up an appropriate system for maintaining accuracy, strong control over commodity receipt, waybills distribution and establishment of a system to submit timely and accurate reports to WFP/ Donors to minimize losses.
  • Implementation of WFP and DRC policy on food commodity logistics.
  • Prepare daily, weekly and monthly plans/reporting of stock balance, stock receipt, waybills and timely reporting to the Food Security Manager and WFP.
  • Communicate, exchange information and co-operate with relevant internal staffs and Food Security Manager and Team leaders.
  • Maintain detailed and safekeeping of all stock transactions with WFP, and any other duties as assigned by the Food Security Manager and Team leaders.


  • External: Build strong relationships with donors, partners, networks, and stakeholders.
  • Internal: Establish a strong working relationship with the Food Security Manager, Team leaders, logistics, MEAL and finance units and other relevant persons.
  • Make decisions on tracking food commodities and food supplements effectively and ensure accurate and timely reporting to DRC and donors.
  • Ensure proper handling of food commodities and food supplements to avoid damage and/or spoilage.
  • Ensure timely submission of waybills, CPDRs and waybills to DRC and donors.
  • Also providing technical input on distribution and reporting of food security activities. Makes decisions around project proposals, ensuring they are prepared and comply with reporting requirements.


  • Relevant higher education at the College level in Information Technology, Agriculture, Food Science, Nutrition and/Health or related.
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in a humanitarian/recovery context within the food security and nutrition programmes, preferably with an international NGO.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish an effective working relationship with staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to achieve results.
  • Excellent communication skills and organizational skills.
  • Strong ability to work in a variety of environments and in remote locations without communication or amenities.
  • Remains productive when under pressure with the ability to prioritize effectively, and respects and adheres to deadlines.


  • Familiar with FSL context in Northeast Nigeria.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Hausa and English language.

IT Competency Required:

  • Competency in Kanuri and/or other local languages appropriate to the target population.


  • Availability: ASAP
  • Salary and conditions: In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment;
  • The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for tax returns.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Ad Interim Finance Coordinator

Location: Yola, Adamawa

About the Job

  • Under the supervision of Acting Head of Support Services (HoSS) the temporary surge support Finance Coordinator will ensure immediate technical finance support to DRC Nigeria
  • The requirement is due to the go-live activities related to DRC Dynamics ERP application that will create additional workload for the regular team
  • The post will support Acting HoSS by managing some aspects of donor reporting, audit requirements and normal operational activities.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Provide technical supervision to the Finance Team spread in between different geographical locations
  • Support timely delivery of quality financial reports in accordance with the donor portfolio / rolling action plan
  • Support thorough and effective budgetary control in the country programs
  • Conduct required meetings with project managers to discuss key financial issues are identified and any remedial action that is required
  • Support the development of proposals with regards to budgeting (if required – no upcoming proposals envisaged)
  • Liaise with different internal and external stakeholders for finance matters at country, regional and HQ level

About You

  • To be successful in this role we expect you to [quickly get hold of your environment, resources and interlocutors to tackle short term priorities ].

Moreover, we also expect the following:


  • Minimum of 5 years of international practical experience in a senior financial management position
  • Working experience with relevant donors (e.g. UNHCR, ECHO, OFDA, WFP, DFID or BPRM guidelines)
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Proven experience in managing large budgets
  • Competence in providing technical guidance and training]


  • Prior knowledge of an ERP type financial accounting application would be helpful (SAP, Oracle, Dynamics or equivalent)

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 involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We Offer

  • Contract length: 1 month renewable
  • Band: NM-G
  • Designation of Duty Station: YOLA, Nigeria; Unaccompanied/Non-family Duty Station
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact [contact person].

Deadline: 11th February, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Process

  • All applicants must upload a Cover Letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English
  • Applications sent by email will not be considered.

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