DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC Somalia operations focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrant.
Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes. DDG’s mandate is ‘to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict’, and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors: Security Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management.
Overall Purpose of the role:
- Main focal point for IDP site regarding all information
- Support Camp Management Committees (CMC) and DRC in carrying out duties
- Support DRC CCCM project activities implementation
- Regular visits to the CCCM and protection targeted sites each week as per agreed plan in consultation with supervisor and share site report.
- Facilitate CCCM trainings including government/local authorities on CCCM, CCCM committee, and Solar maintenance committee training
- Lead in the creation and strengthening of Camp Management Committees (CMCs); build capacity of CMC members through coaching on CCCM principles and practice and reinforce adherence to the TOR and Code of Conduct
- Ensure regular contact (visits and phone calls) and collect information and updates from CMC and IDP representatives and share with relevant line managers
- Assist in identifying needs, service gaps and duplications in all targeted sites, and report such issues through Cluster reporting tools and flag for action through appropriate coordination channels
- Facilitate site-level meetings with CMCs and other stakeholders such as humanitarian actors and government officials to discuss needs, issues, and gaps
- Attend all CCCM coordination meetings, representing DRC, as well as attend meetings with various stakeholders, including clusters, local authorities and IDPs as requested.
- Provide accurate and timely information for drafting the bi-weekly CCCM reports and other updates.
- Support Community Information Clerks in efforts to disseminate information to IDP populations
- Help conduct site verification, detailed site assessments, safety audits, and eviction risk mapping by providing information and collecting data as requested.
- Follow and uphold humanitarian principles and centrality of protection at all times.
- Any other tasks as requested by CCCM officer in charge, Program Manager, and Technical Coordinators.
- Conduct regular protection monitoring of protection threats, vulnerabilities and coping capacities using and contributing to the Somalia Protection Monitoring System (PMS) in particular:
- Select of key informants (KI) from the community in line with the PMS methodology representing a variety of perspectives and backgrounds and maintenance of good relations, based on voluntariness and informed consent with the KI
- Utilize digital data collection system based on smart-phones for data collection and uploading; participates in training in the digital system, testing, data cleaning, and regular debrief and supervision of digital data collection activities.
- Ensure the data is collected in line with PIM and protection principles and Observe data protection SOPs
- Provide psychological first aid and referrals to survivors of protection incidents in line with the survivor-centered approach
- Refer cases with protection concerns to the case worker/community service worker, to ensure their protection needs are addressed.
- Participate in protection and multi-sector awareness sessions
- Provide training and capacity building on protection to persons of concern and Support emergency distributions ensuring protection mainstreaming
Experience, education and technical competencies
- Bachelor degree or Diploma of social science is required.
- Minimum of 2 years of work experience in outreach and community mobilization with NGOs.
- Must be good in reporting writing with meeting report deadlines.
- Must have an excellent understanding of the target location communities.
- Self-motivated, proactive, fast learner, must be able to work alone and unsupervised.
- Must have excellent verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills (or “people skills”).
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
- Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
- Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
- Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership
- Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures
- Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.
Availability: February 2020
Duty station: Beletweyne, Somalia
Reporting to: Base Team Leader.
Duration: 7 months contract with possibility of extension.
THE POSITION IS OPEN TO NATIONALS ONLY.
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.
For general information about Danish Refugee Council, please visit www.drc.ngo
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.
Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies no later than 8th February 2020.