Emergency Mobile Response Officers

Emergency Mobile Response Officers in Mogadishu: The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization which has been operating in Somalia since 1997. DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict and natural disaster. DRC programs include Camp Coordinator and Camp Management, WASH, Shelter, Protection, Food security, and Economic Recovery with a large focus on emergency response programming.

About the job

This role has an country focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. Deploy to new locations to employ an integrated first line response; to include multi-sector, life-saving interventions during acute crisis. Interventions can include registration for MPCA and NFIs,  and referral into further protection, shelter , water, sanitation and hygiene and food security, responses.

Emergency Mobile Response Officer will ensure the quality of the implementation and follow up of all technical aspects of emergency mobile response activities being implemented by DRC in locations with access constraints or out of regular areas of operation. Develop and maintain good relations with the persons of concern, relevant stakeholders and other humanitarian actors, to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC’s sector activities.

. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

Programming & Operations

  • Ensure organisation and implementation of emergency activities, including cash and voucher programming, in accordance with DRC guidelines, program objectives and accountability principles;
  • Represent DRC with relevant donors, partners and local authorities and coordinate with distribution actors and other DRC programmes when necessary;
  • Participate in various field assessments, surveys, needs assessments, market assessment and monitoring, and other data collection to guide programming;
  • Monitor and evaluate ongoing distribution activities and report on unmet needs and gaps;
  • Ensure equal participation by all segments of the community, taking into consideration issues regarding gender, age, clan, tribal and religious affiliations;
  • Support beneficiary’s identification, assessment and selection processes;
  • Produce distribution reports and analysis;
  • Ensure collection of data is up to date;
  • Set-up community committees and provide appropriate training so that committee members understand their roles and responsibilities;
  • Undertake filing of all means of verification related to the distribution of cash and vouchers.
  • Be ready to deploy in 24 hours.


  • Represent DRC in relevant area based coordination fora;
  • Coordinate and maintain constructive relationships with municipalities, other local government institutions, local NGO partners, other international organizations, in coordination with the other team members;
  • Ensure DRC’s principles and approaches to emergencies are integrated into the response;
  • Follow the humanitarian principles, standards and guidelines that DRC is committed to, and ensure these are adhered to by DRC staff, partner staff and volunteers.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensure DRC targeting methodologies are employed to get assistance to those most in need.
  • Ensure transparency and accountability tools, processes and mechanisms to affected communities are in place;
  • Ensure equal participation by all segments of the community, taking into consideration issues regarding gender, age, clan and tribal and religious affiliations;
  • Regularly monitor project activities and provide timely inputs and feedback to management;
  • Work with ME&L team to ensure ME&L plan is being implemented, data is being collected from the field, verification is based on established criteria and regular reports are being produced.
  • Undertake any further duties as the line manager sees fit. The position duties are flexible to a degree to allow the candidate to develop skills they personally identify. This can be arranged in discussions with the line manager.


  • Support the monitoring of financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-up
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas
  • Initiate procurement of emergency programme goods, services and works, and ensure their delivery in compliance with DRC guidelines and SOPs.
  • Ensure distribution plans are prepared and shared with Finance, Supply Chain and Safety in a timely manner

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you have the following


  • Relevant university degree (e.g. political science, international development, or economics) or equivalent professional qualification
  • Minimum 2 years of practical experience in sector area working for an INGO or similar organization in complex contexts.
  • Field experience in the multiple areas in Somalia
  • Experience working with Cash and Voucher programming.
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and MS DYN


  • 3-4 years of practical experience in sector area working for an INGO or similar organization in complex contexts within Somalia on Emergency programs.

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: 12 months

Band:  NM-H1

Designation of Duty Station: Mogadishu

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than Five pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 7th April 2023

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.

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Department: Africa
Country: Somalia
Workplace: Mogadishu
Contract Type: National
Categories: Human Resource
Education: Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree

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