The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in more than 35 countries around the world. DRC has been operating in Somalia for more than twenty years, where we assist returnees, IDPs and displacement-affected communities in all three regions (Somaliland, Puntland, and Central and Southern Somalia) through protection, service delivery and livelihoods activities to enhance their self-reliance and expand opportunities for a dignified life. DRC provides both humanitarian assistance and longer-term development support to respond to the needs of communities affected by acute crisis as well as those in protracted displacement situations. In the past year, DRC’s strategic focus has shifted towards more durable solutions-oriented programming, linking displacement affected communities to longer-term initiatives to build resilience and recovery.
Overall purpose of the role:
Overall purpose of the role of Case worker is to implement the case management process of both Gender Based Violence and Child Protection with reference of existing case management tools, guidelines and Sops. Under the direct supervision of Protection Team Leader, will be responsible for prevention and response of GBV and CP, conducting awareness raising, distribution of materials support and other protection intervention will also be implemented.
•Promote adherence to the guiding principles of Protection among community focal points, other community-based actors and service providers for safe and ethical referral of cases and ensuring self-determination of the UASC and other child protection cases;
•Implement Case management process with its steps including identification, case implementations, follow up and case closure with respect of survival centred approaches, guiding principles.
•Follow up of Unaccompanied and Separated children after Identification and documentation, including continuous basic emotional support. Once the cases are identified the case workers/Protection monitor is expected to provide case management based on a child-Centre approach:
•Create a climate of trust and care to the beneficiaries and survivors all level.
•Preferred durable solution in discussion with the child and caregiver.
•Maintain daily contact with community structures and project beneficiaries to ensure the correct procedures and principles are adhered to.
•Ensure the provision of comprehensive information on services available to the client, maintain coordination with service provider focal points, and ensure accompaniment and referral to service adhering to referral SOPs and “need to know” principle.
•Respect Standard Operating Procedures, Information Sharing Protocol, ensure confidentiality and relevant management of information.
•Prepare, plan and conduct community awareness raising on Protection, GBV and education.
•Facilitate the setup of community-based mechanism and referral system to respond to persons with protection issues and educational needs.
•Identify vulnerable cases (individuals and families) following the program and selection criteria.
•Attend community meetings and trainings.
•Take part and facilitate other protection activities, such as NFI distribution, awareness raising, child protection activities and GBV response.
•Take part in project proposal development by collecting information from community.
•Ability to deliver information and communicate in a child friendly manner.
•Facilitate the weekly and monthly plan of the child friendly space
•Facilitate activities with children in the CFS
•Ensure that minimum standards for child protection in humanitarian action are considered across the CFS
•Support in conducting structured group activities such as educational, art, cultural activities, sport, games and building life skills.
•Develop a monthly action plan (according to the specific psychosocial needs of the children) and monitor its implementation with the support of the protection Monitor.
•Support the Community based Child Protection Mechanism members in the implementation of the daily or weekly activities and monitor and supervise the progress of their work.
•Assist in the provision of appropriate capacity building for IDP committees to ensure the sustainability of the project.
•Identify and report key protection threats affecting women and children inside the child friendly space and promote appropriate responses.
•Refer children through established referral pathways as required
•Closely work with other sectors such as non-protection and support team.
•Coordinate with other service providers of GBV and CP for referral of case when necessary.
•Participate existing case management working groups, GBV and CP and other existing forms.
•Conduct other duties as assigned by supervisors
•Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience):
•Experience in community mobilizations and networking.
•Experience working with Non-Governmental organizations, UN agencies, IDPs and local communities
•Experience, preferably a minimum of one year, as a social worker or on case management.
•Strong listening and empathy skills, as well as commitment to supporting women and children survivors/ at risk;
•Experience in community mobilizations and networking. Ability and motivation to work well with local authorities, local leaders and local community;
•Good cooperation skills, ability to work well independently and in a team;
•Good problem solving and social skills and creative, to think of alternative solutions;
•Strong organizational, interpersonal and communications skills;
•Computer literate (Word and Excel);
•Willing to work extra hours and available at the weekend for emergency cases.
•Experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies and/or local authorities in complex emergencies
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
University degree or diploma, preferably in Social Sciences, Human Rights, International Law or related field from a recognized institution of higher learning.
•Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages.
Key stakeholders: (internal and external):
•DRC staffs especially Protection department
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
•Striving for excellence: You focus on Main focal point for IDP site regarding all information
•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 accuracy and completeness of information that is gathered.
• Communicating: You listen to other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and persuasively.
•Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values
Availability: August 2020
Duty station: Baidoa
Reporting to: Protection Team Leader.
Duration: 6 Months.
The position is open to Somali 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, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html). All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.
Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at www.drc.dk. Please submit applications online using this link latest by 7th July, 2020.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org