The Danish Refugee Council is one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs. The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization which has been operating in Somalia since 1997. DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict and natural disaster. DRC programs include Protection, Food security & Livelihoods, Shelter/NFI and Water & Sanitation.
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:
The overall purpose of this position is to support integrated implementation WASH activities of DRC in Kismayo and Ensure that target communities have access to lifesaving on WASH/Shelter, protection, Food security and livelihood activities. As part of the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) intervention, the Hygiene Promoters will be responsible for safeguarding and improving the public health of the affected population at the IDP camps and host communities
Establish strong relationships with local communities, local authorities and other key stakeholders in the promotion of DRC’s mission and values. Facilitate relations between DRC and the local communities.
- To carry out Need and technical assessment for all type of WATSAN infrastructure
- Promote safe WASH practices, where appropriate, and in line with the WASH strategy.
- Mobilize the beneficiaries population through raising awareness over the general upkeep of communal water and sanitation facilities which will include, but is not limited to, conservation of water, cleaning of shelters, general garbage control and safe disposal of waste, menstrual hygiene management, and use of all communal facilities for WASH. Example activities may include clean up campaigns, focus group discussions, hygiene educational materials, hygiene related games, distribution of items, and information dissemination. Communication activities such as tent visits, focus group discussions, information campaigns, use of educational materials etc.
- Help identify needs for non-food items relevant to hygiene, participate in the choice of items, targeting strategy, distribution, promotion of effective use, and post-distribution monitoring.
- Keep up to date records and analysis of activities and advice on material and stock needs in good time.
- Help identify poor hygiene practices to be addressed and carry out appropriate activities to promote safer practices.
- Assist with enhancing communication and contact with beneficiaries and migrants and ensuring information about WASH facilities is clearly available (signs, information boards, etc.).
- Liaise between the technical WASH teams, Protection teams, and the IDP and Host population.
- Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally if necessary.
- Participate in the distribution of hygiene related items.
- Gather data during needs assessments, baseline studies, and periodic studies, and help feed back findings to stakeholders.
- Help plan activities to reduce WASH-related risks.
- Record data on routine activities and WASH conditions and forward it to the WASH Assistant. This will include monitoring the cleanliness of the WASH facilities and feedback to the maintenance teams when needed.
- If and when needed Hygiene Promoters may be asked to perform activities outside of the site.
- Ensure that tasks are completed in a timely manner and to quality standards.
- Ensure all hygiene promotion activities take into consideration the needs of women, girls, persons with disabilities, and older persons.
- Carry out Hygiene Promotion activities in line with relevant standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles
- Encourage the participation of community members throughout the programme.
- Act in a way that is sensitive to gender, protection, the environment, and other important cross-cutting concerns
Education, experience & technical competencies
- High school Completion, Diploma in water management, Engineering, or relevant field of education from a recognized institution of higher learning will be a preferable.
- Some prior knowledge of health, hygiene, teaching, or community development
- Minimum 2 years relevant working experience as community hygiene promoter in UN agency or Non-Governmental Organization
- Strong communication skills and ability to deliver clear messages to large groups. Somalis is an advantage.
- Good listening skills
- Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of different sectors of the community
- Trust and wide acceptance by the community
- Written and oral fluency in English and Somalia is an asset.
- Ability to work independently and efficiently
- MUST be from the community where WASH program is being implemented
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: 1st September 2020
Duty station: Kismayo
Reporting to: Programme Manager
Duration: 5 Months
Contract: This position is graded as Band NM – I2, for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff.
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 17th August 2020.