Refugee Impact Advisory Coordinator Job 2023 at Kampala by DRC

Refugee Impact Advisory Coordinator Job 2023 at Kampala by DRC Career. DRC, an international NGO operating in Uganda, is currently searching for a highly qualified Refugee Impact Advisory Coordinator to join their team.

Refugee Impact Advisory Coordinator Job 2023 at Kampala by DRC

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private Danish humanitarian non-profit organization, founded in 1956. It serves as an umbrella organization for 33 member organizations. Formed after the Second World War in response to the European refugee crises caused by the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956, DRC has been active in large scale humanitarian projects around the world. Through convoy operations DRC was responsible for delivering half of the international humanitarian aid in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the wars of independence in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

Vacancy Post Name:

  • Refugee Impact Advisory Coordinator

Number of Vacant Post

  • 01 (One)

Organization Name:

  • Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Last Date to Apply

  • 22nd March 2023

Job Location

  • Kampala, Uganda

Employment Type

  • Full-time

Reporting To:

  • Head of Program

Education Requirement:

  • Minimum, Master’s degree in International Development, MBA/ Finance or International Relations, or other relevant field from a recognised institution.

Experience Required

  • At least 5 years of proven and successful track record engaging with businesses in refugee contexts or other similar contexts.
  • Experience in social impact financing, implementing market systems development activities and fostering strategic private sector engagement;
  • Experience in economic development, private sector development, economic recovery in humanitarian and/or emerging economy contexts, business strategy and business plan development, or similar fields with social impact focus.


  • Excellent Communication Skills in English required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Lead the scoping and development of technical assistance activities both prior to and during investment under the RIF, which seeks to offer patient investments of up to 5 years to local companies and start-ups that have the potential to positively impact refugees and host communities. This includes:

  • Support the Regional Innovative Financing Specialist’s work developing innovative financing approaches and investment partnerships to mobilize new types of capital for refugees and host communities, including idea and concept development, partner and donor outreach, proposal writing and external representation.
  • Lead on identification of potential enterprise impact within target displacement affected communities, aligning with community needs as part of screening of potential investees
  • Lead the design and defining of focus for technical assistance allocations for each investee, in line with the Technical Assistance Facility framework, and in cooperation with the DRC country teams, DRC RIF Global Lead, Regional Specialists and the RIF in-country Investment Officer
  • Identify business capacity building needs, opportunities for impact and ways to further connect businesses to displacement-affected communities
  • Identify key refugee impact metrics relevant for each company and define an impact framework for each investee
  • Prepare and submit proposals for technical assistance grant allocations to the RIF Investment Committee
  • Provide technical assistance and advice to investees on refugee impact, such as support developing impact management and monitoring systems, assistance engaging effectively with refugee communities and their needs, analysis of markets and ecosystems within refugee hosting areas to enhance business engagement, and support in development of best practice around refugee-inclusive business approaches.

Other Requirements:

  • Previous experience working in East Africa region.
  • Ability to communicate technical information in an easy to understand, informative and collaborative manner.
  • Good knowledge of the Core Humanitarian Standards or other accountability measures/standards.
  • Understanding of the refugee / host community context in country, including socio-economic challenges and opportunities and the role NGOs and private sector can play in addressing challenges and realizing opportunities.

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