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Livelihoods Interns – Energy and Environment


Livelihoods Interns – Energy and Environment

Danish Refugee Council(DRC)


Name of the Position: - Livelihoods Interns – Energy and Environment
Reports to: - Livelihoods Officer
Supervise: - Incentive staffs and Village Agents.
Duty Station: - Kibondo and Kasulu


Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization that provides assistance and promotes durable solutions for refugees and internally displaced people, based on humanitarian principles and human rights. 
Danish Refugee Council is a humanitarian actor in Tanzania. Since 2015, as part of the Burundian Refugee Response in Tanzania, DRC works in the sectors of camp management, Community-Based Protection, Livelihoods, Protection, WASH, General Food Distributions and Shelter/ small infrastructure in Nduta & Mtendeli camps. DRC has been implementing Camp management, Community Based Protection and Livelihoods projects in the Nyarugusu refugee camp since January 2020. Since March 2021, DRC is implementing an Energy and Environment Project in refugee-hosting communities and Mtendeli, Nduta and Nyarugusu refugee camps.

A Livelihoods Intern – Energy and Environment, under the management and supervision of the Livelihoods Officer and in close collaboration with UNHCR and the camp-based government coordination bodies will be responsible for supporting the implementation of livelihoods activities in the refugee camp and host community. The Livelihoods intern is therefore expected to be flexible to work in different locations over the course of the programme.

Tasks and responsibilities of the position

  • Participate in ensuring targets are met under DRC’s agreement with donors, to be accountable to the stated goals of the programme.
  • Participate in the provision of training and technical support to programme participants with a specific focus on energy and environment components. Participate in ensuring documentation and provide inputs for reporting on implementation progress. Participate in suggesting viable project ideas for future interventions.
  • Participate in Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Activities.
  • Work with established community-based structures in the community and be solution-oriented in terms of challenges arising from individual activities and the programme as a whole.
  • Provide inputs for new sustainable livelihoods initiative/proposals and fundraising relating to emergency and longer-term response.
  • Contribute to documentation of lessons learned and ensuring that are reflected in program planning and decision making.
  • Comply with the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and the DRC’s Code of Conduct (CoC);
  • Provide timely and quality field visit reports to assigned supervisor t. 
  • Foster and maintain excellent working relationships with key humanitarian actors – local and international, including government authorities and private sectors.
  • Liaise closely with other DRC’s sectors such as; Community Based Protection, protection and camp management to ensure productive coordination and smooth implementation of the programme activities.


  • University Degree in Forestry, Agriculture, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Science and Management and other related fields.
  • Passion in developing a career in the following areas;
  • Implementing alternative sources of energy, specifically on bio-briquettes production
  • Development and management of tree nurseries
  • Afforestation and sustainable forest harvesting techniques.
  • Forest and natural resources management policies, guidelines and best practices.
  • Formation and Strengthening of Natural Resources/Environmental/Community Based Forest Management Committees at village level. 
  • Land restoration through resilience design approaches. 
  • Sustainable agriculture practices including Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA), Good Agriculture Practices (GAP), Resilience farming approaches like Permaculture, Agroecology, Agroforestry among others
  • Developing and Implementing environmental friendly Income Generating Activities (IGAs).
  • Raising public awareness on forest management and/or environmental conservation.
  • Land use planning at village/ward level
  • Market-based interventions on sustainable energy
  • Implement programme on cooking energy-efficient stoves
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Word and Excel).
  • Ability to communicate in English and Swahili.  The ability to communicate in Kiha and/or Kirundi is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity ajira and flexibility.
  • Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well able to engage with community members openly, maintain confidentiality and respect.

Terms of Employment:

Salary and conditions following DRC’s Terms of Employment for National Staff in Tanzania 

DRC as an employer

By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.