Project Officer – Afghan Diaspora Engagement

Project Officer in Copenhagen: Are you motivated to work in one of the largest humanitarian organisations worldwide and become part of a global organisation with a strong drive for assisting and protecting displaced people and empower them towards a better future?

Do you want to join a dynamic team dedicated to strengthening the role of diaspora organisations in humanitarian settings? Are you interested in the humanitarian situation and human rights in Afghanistan?

Who are we?

The Diaspora Programme is implemented by Danish Refugee Council (DRC)’s Civil Society Engagement team. DRC engages civil society actors rooted in and/or with direct ties to the Global South, and therefore considers diaspora transnational civil society actors an integral part of the civil society we work with.

Since 2010, DRC has been working with diaspora groups as transnational civil society actors. Engagement with diaspora is based on a recognition of the significant role they play for people and communities in countries of origin (or heritage), for refugees and migrants in transit, and for newly arrived refugees and migrants in countries of residence, and, consequently, their potential for improving the situation for many of those affected by conflict and displacement.

About the job

Our Afghan Diaspora Engagement project builds on our support to the Afghan diaspora in Europe in the last five years, which included several research, regular webinars, 2 European conferences, professional training on advocacy and targeted financial and technical support to Afghan diaspora women for advocacy.

The Project Officer will be placed in the Civil Society Engagement team and will work closely together with the Project Coordinator and a student assistant. The main responsibility for the Project Officer will be to support the Project Coordinator with the daily implementation of the project activities and tasks assigned to attain the goals and objectives of the project in close collaboration with important stakeholders.

The tasks will include, but not be limited to:

Events management:

  • Support tasks related to planning and follow-up of events including webinars, meetings, workshops, and conferences
  • Flexibility to travel to attend relevant events
  • Support on communications tasks via the DRC website, email campaigns, newsletter, and social media
  • Support monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) tasks

Afghan civil society outreach

  • Regular contact with Afghan civil society/diaspora to understand their views, perspectives, and priorities to inform our support
  • Manage our database of Afghan diaspora contacts

Project management support

  • Assist with admin, logistics and finance related tasks
  • Maintain relationships with diaspora partners and support them in procurement and financial reporting
  • Assist in donor reporting, event report writing, desk research and translations
  • Other ad-hoc administrative support when required

About you

To be successful in this role, you excel in mobilizing and working with a broad range of actors. All employees should master DRC’s core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity.

Moreover, we also expect the following:


  • 2-3 years’ experience in project management (including finance and administrative aspects)
  • 2-3 years’ experience in civil society engagement
  • University degree in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of the Afghan context and culture
  • Fluent in English
  • Experience in admin, finance and logistics management
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Strong organisational, communication and multitasking skills
  • Experience in participatory approaches and facilitation skills (events/meetings/trainings)
  • Cultural and gender sensitivity
  • Strong interest with matters relating to civil society, diaspora, forced displacement and humanitarian assistance


  • Fluent in Dari or/and Pashto is a strong advantage.
  • Strong network within the Afghan civil society
  • Experience working with focus on Afghanistan

We offer

  • Contract length: 12 months, with potential for 1-year project extension pending renewed donor funding
  • Workplace: DRC Headquarters in Copenhagen, Borgergade 10
  • Start date: 1 May 2023
  • End date: 30 April 2024

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the agreement between DRC and AC. The position is at “fuldmægtig” level. This is a national position for which local terms and conditions apply.

Application process

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV in English.

Closing date for applications: 10 April 2023. We expect to conduct interviews between 14-21 April at DRC Headquarters in Copenhagen or online.

Further information

For questions regarding the vacancy please contact Adrien Bory, Project Coordinator,

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Department: Europe
Country: Denmark
Workplace: Copenhagen
Contract Type: National
Categories: Project Management
Education: Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree

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