Member Roster Profile DescriptionsThe profiles recruited by the DRC Stand-by Roster are listed and described below. Roster Members are expected to be experts within one or more of these profiles.
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Stand-by Roster only recruits a select number of specialised profiles. Each profile has been carefully selected to supplement the DRC Stand-by Roster’s mission to support the United Nations organisations’ emergency response capacity. The Stand-by Roster prioritises the recruitment of profiles that are requested by UN organisations, which is reflected in the list below.
The logistics specialist leads logistics operations within a variety of fields to ensure a timely, cost-efficient, and uninterrupted supply of goods and services to meet the needs of beneficiaries. Logisticians are likely to focus on one specific area of logistics: warehousing, fleet and workshop management, port operation management, aviation, or procurement; while a supply chain specialist covers all areas. In addition there is the logistics cluster coordinator function.
Logistics Specialists will primarily, but not exclusively, be deployed to WFP, UNHCR, UNICEF, and FAO.
The Construction Specialists support the implementation of construction projects by both providing technical advice and guidance, and by being involved in the relevant processes prior, during, and subsequent to construction. The construction Specialist will normally be focal point on construction subjects and will have the responsibility of coordinating actions between involved actors, which include governments, local authorities, contractors and other agency units. Conducting quality assessments of processes throughout the project period, doing on-site check-ups of work progress, and advising on specific technical problems that influences the working processes, are all duties the construction expert is required to master.
Construction Specialists will primarily, but not exclusively, be deployed to UNHCR or WFP.
The Shelter Specialist provides specialised support for the implementation of shelter projects and is expected to be able to provide support in all aspects of the programme related to shelter management. These include technical and engineering assistance, report and project evaluation production, insurance of financial accountability, and have the ability to act as focal point on shelter issues.
Shelter Experts will primarily, but not exclusively, be deployed to UNHCR and IOM.
The Site Planner undertakes contingency planning and identifies potential suitable camp sites in coordination with the relevant UN offices. Additionally the Site Planner advises on designs and absorption capacity of camp plans taking the needs of the affected population into consideration. Technical engineering expertise, good reporting skills, knowledge of procurement, and understanding of needs of vulnerable beneficiaries are all required skills.
Site Planners will primarily, but not exclusively, be deployed to UNHCR and IOM.
Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM)
The tasks of the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Specialists are aimed at improving the living conditions for IDPs and/or refugees by facilitating the effective provision of protection and services in camps and camp-like settings. The CCCM specialist must advocate for durable solutions and ensure organized closure and phase-out of camps upon the IDPs’ or refugees’ relocation, return, resettlement, or local integration. Close collaboration and coordination with Shelter Specialists and Site Planners are essential to a successful execution, as the CCCM Specialist must be directly involved in camp designs.
The CCCM specialist will primarily, but not exclusively, be deployed UNHCR and IOM.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Specialists support the implementation of WASH projects with the aim of reducing health risks for affected populations in the areas of water, sanitation, and hygiene. The WASH Specialist is both expected to be able to give specialized technical support, conduct situational analyses in the field, and take sectorial leadership. Cooperation and coordination with local governments, UN agencies, and other NGOs is a vital element, as well as being able to do financial priorities and reports. Furthermore education of both affected or displaced populations and staff will often be necessary.
WASH Specialists will primarily, but not exclusively, be deployed to UNHCR or UNICEF.
Emergency Management Specialist
The Emergency Management Specialist coordinates the provision of emergency preparedness, readiness, and response support services. Furthermore, he/she ensures relevancy and quality of emergency response projects.
The Emergency Management Specialist will primarily, but not exclusively, be deployed to UNHCR, UNICEF, FAO and WFP.
Humanitarian Affairs Officer
The Humanitarian Affairs Officer (HAO) is acting as the central point for the coordination, communication, monitoring, reporting, and liaison with key humanitarian actors and authorities to support an effective humanitarian response. The HAO must be able to provide sound analytical inputs and advice that contribute to improving institutional capacity and ability to articulate policy on a growing number of humanitarian and relief assistance issues.
Humanitarian Affairs Officers will primarily, but not exclusively, be deployed to OCHA.
The Protection Specialist is responsible for coordinating the protection programme. This includes quality control, reporting, analysis and policy setting, as well as coordination of different teams and partners. The objective of this role is to provide protection to affected populations and therefore, to strengthen the response capacity of UN agencies. Protection Specialists are likely to focus on one specific area of protection i.e. SGBV/GBV, Community Services, Education, Field Officer, or the psychosocial area. Depending on the affected populations and the context of the missions, the main duties will vary accordingly.
Protection Specialists will primarily, but not exclusively, be deployed to UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP.
Child Protection Specialist
A Child Protection Specialist supports field operations by providing technical assistance and guidance on child protection. He/She identifies and screens children with specific needs and makes sure that relevant child protection programmes are in place. Furthermore, he/she offers capacity building, spreads latest research and evaluates child protection mechanisms. Child protection issues include, but are not limited to: birth registration, children with disabilities, gender based violence in emergencies, unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) etc.
A Child Protection Specialist will primarily, but not exclusively, be deployed to UNHCR and UNICEF.
Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP)
Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) requires actors to put accountability and feedback mechanisms in place when policies are being established. An AAP specialist ensures that information about procedures and programmes is provided to the affected population in time by promoting an ongoing two-way dialogue. Moreover, he/she ensures that the affected population is engaged in decision-making and that their opinion on interventions is included in the programmes.
AAP Specialists will primarily, but not exclusively, be deployed to OCHA, FAO, WFP and UNDP.
Communications with Communities (CwC)
Communications with Communities (CwC) specialists help the affected people to meet communication and information needs. A CwC specialist assists people in need in accessing relevant information and communication means to make sure that responding agencies include their feedback in projects. Moreover, he/she provides technical guidance for partners, governments, or clusters, and advocates for increased CwC.
The CwC Specialists will primarily, but not exclusively, be deployed to UNHCR, OCHA and WFP.
Information Management Officer (IMO)
The overall role of the Information Management Officer (IMO) is to ensure that information required to support humanitarian operations is collected, organised, and distributed to all stakeholders. IMOs can be deployed as both generalists and geographic information system (GIS) experts. Database building and maintenance are furthermore among typical IMO tasks.
The Information Management Officer will primarily, but not exclusively, be deployed to OCHA, UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP and FAO.
Cash and Voucher Specialist
The Cash & Voucher Specialist is to create, supervise and implement programs for distributing cash or vouchers to IDPs or refugees. The cash and/or vouchers will help the recipients buy goods at designated markets, or to receive specific items like food, water, etc.
The Cash & Voucher Specialist will primarily, but not exclusively, be deployed to UNHCR, WFP & FAO.
Food Security Specialist
The Food Security Specialist works to ensure access to food in order to decrease mortality among emergency affected populations of concern, and to coordinate need for nutrition for affected populations.
Food Security Specialists will primarily, but not exclusively, be deployed to WFP and FAO.
Early Recovery Advisor
The Early Recovery Advisor is focused on economic and social dimensions. The idea is to provide solutions to human security through the transformation process from emergency to development within humanitarian response.
Early Recovery Advisors will primarily, but not exclusively, be deployed to UNDP.
The Livelihood Specialist is focused on securing the basic necessities for beneficiaries to have a minimum standard of life. The role is therefore connected to food distribution (Cash & Voucher) and Food Security.
Livelihood Specialists will primarily, but not exclusively, be deployed to UNHCR, WFP and FAO.
Cluster Coordination Officer
The Cluster Coordination Officer (CCO) provides leadership and support to the sub-regional and national structures, coordinating the planning, management, and information infrastructure.
Working together with different key partners, the Cluster Coordinator Officer identifies the overall standards and guidelines that facilitate interoperability to ensure that activities are carried out quickly and effectively.