Advocacy and Coordination Specialist

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Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a dedicated Advocacy and Coordination Specialist to join our team in Kabul. If you are interested in political processes, notably in the Afghan context, and if you are a skilled coordinator and communicator capable of mobilizing, motivating and building consensus among people, you may be the person we are looking for.

About the job
The Advocacy and Coordination Specialist will build awareness of the Global Refugee Compact and the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework among civil society actors in Afghanistan and facilitate civil society preparations for the Global Refugee Forum in December 2019.

The Specialist will be successful if he/she manages to mobilize civil society actors to develop coordinated constructive engagement in the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees in Afghanistan in partnership with relevant UN and government stakeholders. Further, the Specialist will be successful if she/he is able to influence and partake in the pledging made at the Global Refugee Forum in December 2019.

The Specialist will mobilize a wide range of civil society stakeholders, including national civil society organisations, refugees and hosting communities, to:

  • Build civil society’s knowledge of and engagement with the Global Compact on Refugees, including understanding its purpose and outputs
  • Identifying and, where necessary, creating entry points for civil society to engage with processes taking place around the GCR in Afghanistan. This includes building links between civil society and government, UN and INGO stakeholders.
  • Support civil society to identify concrete gaps and shortcomings (in funding, programming responses, in policy framework) in achieving the GCR objectives;
  • Working in partnership with ADSP member organisations and civil society organisations, seek support with government, local authorities, donors and other actors to support the development of concrete pledges/commitments to be made at the Global Refugee Forum in December 2019
  • Document relevant good practice to show-case at the Global Refugee Forum

About you
To be successful in this role we expect you to be politically savvy and thrive in working with multiple actors. Moreover, we also expect the following:


  • More than 5 years’ experience working in positions requiring inter-agency mobilization, joint advocacy and coordination
  • Proven experience of engaging with policy development and advocacy processes
  • Documented experience of working with national civil society, particularly on capacity building, accountability and participation activities
  • Expertise in refugee and displacement contexts
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Desirable

  • Knowledge of developing policy processes such as the GCR and CRRF
  • Experience of the Afghan context is an asset
  • Dari and/or Pahtu speakers are very much encouraged to apply for this position

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: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer
Contract length: 6 months

Level: Band G (cf. DRC’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates)

Designation of Duty Station: Unaccompanied

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact

Application process
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 1st of June 2019

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

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

Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC.

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. Visit to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.

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


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Contract type:
Expatriate contract


DRC (Danish Refugee Council), founded in Denmark in 1956, is Denmark’s largest and the world’s leading non-profit, independent, rights-based refugee organization.

Our vision is to assist refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities to a dignified life. We protect lives and human rights and empower beneficiaries throughout conflict displacement by providing shelter, food, and hope in terms of work, education and integration towards a sustainable future.

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