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Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 24 Jan 2018

Danish Refugee Council - Uganda

ToR_ Senior Emergency Distribution Officer

Duty Station:

This position is based in Rhino Refugee Settlement

Position and reporting line:

The Emergency Distribution Officer, under the management and supervision of the Emergency Team leader will be responsible for implementing emergency service provision for the refugee Settlements, Collection Centres and Borders points, depending on needs, and including CRIs.

Tasks and responsibilities of the position

  • Oversee projects under its responsibilities, and ensure that NFI distributions and hot meals provisions are conducted in an accessible and accountable manner for DRC, PoC’s and according to the commitment with donors.
  • Responsible to use and monitor the budget at his / her disposal according to the work plans, in compliance with DRC procedures and contracts with donors

  • Identify gaps in service provision, plan and implement

  • Define the daily, weekly, monthly work plan, organize the workload of his / her team and supervise all staff working under his / her responsibilities, in Hot meal, CRI/NFI distribution and emergency Shelter distribution sectors

  • Active member of the CRI working group, monitor and support the coordination of services and assistance in the settlements. Work in close collaboration with relevant Settlement stakeholders, OPM, refugee stakeholders, particularly to ensure community support and collaboration in the provision of emergency relief to new arrivals, refugees and/or particular individual cases

  • Identify gaps in service provision to refugees, proactively referring issues to relevant forums

  • Ensuring diversity and inclusion and ensured that protection considerations are mainstreamed across the sectors under his/her remit;

  • Ensure that all documentation and necessary procedures for the distribution of NFI and the provision of hot meals are in place and observed; in cases where accepted standards of service provision in these sectors need be deviated from, provide justifications to and seek approval of the Emergency Coordinator or his/her representative

  • Work in close collaboration with refugee stakeholders (Community Leaders, Elders, Representative Committees…) to ensure a wide acceptance of settlement activities in particular and facilitate dispute resolutions regarding the provision of humanitarian services in general, and NFI provision and hot meal provision in particular

  • Ensure activities implementation are compliant with SPHERE standards and the DRC Code of Conduct;

  • Write daily, weekly and monthly reports and assist in writing monthly reports as required by his / her supervisor;

  • Ensure daily verbal feedback on urgent issues reported.

  • Participate in settlement coordination meetings, other humanitarian partners as well as meetings with refugee leadership committees; as required by the emergency coordinator or his/her representative

  • Any other duties to support DRC’s emergency response assigned by the emergency coordinator.


  • Degree in Social studies or statistics
  • High literacy in computer in Excel and Words software
  • Previous NGO experience is an added advantage.
  • Previous team management experience is an added advantage.
  • Communicate effectively with members of the community and stakeholders
  • Hard worker and strongly motivate to support DRC in its emergency response, willing to abide and support humanitarian principles, including accountability to beneficiaries
  • Field based position. Ability to work and live in hard conditions including regular travel to field locations and distribution sites
  • Ability to solve complex community problems. Previous NGO experience is an added advantage but not a requirement.
  • Respect strict confidentiality of the data
  • Refugee candidate living in Rhino encourages to apply
  • Female candidates encouraged to apply.

Expected Outputs

  • Regular reports as described above
  • Distribution monitoring sheets
  • Food Stock reports
  • NFI Stock reports
  • Full implementation of donors and DRC procedures and regulations for his / her field of expertise

How to apply:

Applications should be in English and include the following:

  1. A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and salary expectations.

  2. Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

Please send your Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email to by 24th January 2018 5:00pm clearly indicating position name in the subject line. We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.