N.07/2019 -

Closing Date for submission of interest: 10 March 2019

The DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization, which provides help and protection to refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. The Danish Refugee Council is currently working in more than 30 countries around the world. Our work with refugees and internally displaced persons ranges from emergency aid to promotion and implementation of solutions, addressing root-causes.

The DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL (DRC) has opened the recruitment process for the national post of the „Recreational Facilitator“ within the IOM/MADAD funded project „EU support to Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in managing migration/refugee crisis/Balkan route.“

Position Title: Recreational Facilitator.

Duration: 2 months

Duty Station: Asylum Center Krnjaca.


  • Assess the recreation requirements of the beneficiaries;

  • Communicate with refugee children and youth to determine their needs and interests;

  • Prepare and implement recreational activities schedules;

  • Handle development and implementation of programs according to age and capability of beneficiary group;

  • Schedule, lead and supervise recreational activities;

  • Encourage beneficiaries to participate in activities by showing them how they are done;

  • Ensure a variety of sport and recreation programs are planned and implemented;

  • Provide participants with lists of rules and regulations for each activity that they are involved in;

  • Assist with and facilitate local involvement of community in recreational activities;

  • Organize and set up the equipment that is used in recreational activities;

  • Provide reports about recreation programs and activities.

Qualification and skills:

  • Bachelor degree related to sport or high school with strongly relevant experience;

  • Professionally understand (read and write) English;

  • Ability to work flexible working hours;

  • The ability to provide safe and effective child development activities;

  • Culture, gender, age sensitivity;

  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Professional experience:

  • At least 1 to 2 years' professional experience in working with children;

  • Strong connections with recreational/sport clubs, sport professionals and sport community;

  • Experience in organizing recreational activities for children in the community.

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

• Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.

• Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

• Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

• Communicating: Listening and speaking 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.

Method of application: All applicants are strongly encouraged to send their electronic format applications to with the vacancy number clearly indicated in the subject heading and well before the deadline stated below. Interested applicants are required to provide both a CV and one page motivation letter in English, including at least two contacts for references. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

"DRC recognizes the personal dignity and rights of children, towards whom it has a special responsibility and a duty of care and respect. This role falls under DRC’s Child Safeguarding Policy, which can be found at DRC.DK. As this role includes regular contact with children, the successful candidate will be asked to provide a criminal record check issued by an official law enforcement body."