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Algeria: Household Economic Approach Consultant

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Algeria
Closing date: 03 Jul 2017

We are looking for a highly qualified, independent Household Economic Approach Consultant to join our DRC office in Algeria.

Who are we?

DRC has been operating in the Middle East and North Africa for over a decade, running a combination of livelihood, protection, advocacy and relief projects. Since April 2016, the DRC Algeria team has sought to implement relevant, coordinated and effective livelihood support to the Sahrawi youth that utilizes their full potential. DRC intervention will include the provision of life skills training, quick impact projects related to social opportunities for youth, provision of business development training, and distribution of small grants to start up or expand micro, small, or medium enterprises (MSMEs).

About the job

Market Survey and Value Chain Analysis to identify potential trades/ business, gaps and services required in Saharawi Refugee Camps

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction to HEA: background to HEA and Key Concepts; contents of the Livelihood Profiles.
  • Methodology followed
  • HEA baseline findings

    About you

    To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Substantial experience in Household Economic Approach Baseline (HEA) and research.

  • At least 5 years’ experience with International NGOs and/or NGO sector in the design and implementation of HEA for livelihood support projects.

  • At least 2 HEA undertaken for NGOs and/or public institutions within the last two years.

  • Prior experience leading and conducting HEA assessments.

  • Proven research and analytical skills.

  • Familiarity with community-based and participatory approaches to research.

    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 act in line with our vision and values.

    Moreover, we also expect the following:

  1. Post-graduate degree in economics, social sciences or relevant development-oriented subject.
  2. Essential: English C1 / C2 and Spanish B2 / C1

Ideally, you will also have:

  • previous experience in Saharawi refugee camps.
  • French B2 / C1 and Arabic B2 / C1

We offer

DRC will offer the successful applicant a 6 weeks contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work from 21/08/2017 and be willing and able to work in Rabouni/Tindouf, Algeria.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level A 10.

How to apply:

Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.

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.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact

Applications close 03/07/2017. The interviews are expected to take place 24 and 25 July 2017.

Need further information?

For more details on this position please contact Laura Hernandez at

Please note that applications sent directly to Laura will not be considered.

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