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.
Since 2018 DRC, in collaboration with UNHCR and under the leadership of the Protection Cluster, is spearheading the development of a country-wide Protection Monitoring System. DRC is one of the two networks responsible for data collection in the pilot phase of the PMS.
Overall Purpose of the role:
We are looking for a highly motivated General support, focusing on protection monitoring, case management and general support to protection activities. The person will be responsible for the Protection Monitoring System data collection in line with Protection Information Management principles and methodology, collecting information about protection risks and reporting about protection concerns.
The role of the Protection General Support will be to:
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
- Conduct data collection on a monthly basis (last week and first week of each month) to villages, urban areas, and informal settlements where returnees, refugees and asylum seekers and IDPs live within the community using the PMS tools and methodology
- 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
- Observe data protection SOPs
- Ensure collected data is of good quality, support data peer review and eradicate mistakes/errors identified in the data cleaning process
- Participate in data analysis process
- Share feedback from and to the key informants related to the PMS process, findings and actions taken
(B) Support other protection activities especially:
- Report about emergencies such as evictions, displacement, natural disaster and related protection needs
- Participate in protection and multi-sectoral rapid needs assessments
- Support coordination of emergency response through sharing information about needs and ongoing interventions
- Provide psychological first aid and referrals to survivors of protection incidents in line with the survivor-centred approach
- Refer cases with protection concerns to the case worker/community service worker, to ensure their protection needs are addressed.
- Conduct spot observation in areas where returnees and IDPs are living for inclusion in protection mainstreaming
- Conduct mobile patrols
- Participate in protection and multi-sector awareness sessions
- Provide training and capacity building on protection to persons of concern
- Collect and share information on evictions or risk thereof Support emergency distributions ensuring protection mainstreaming
- Compile weekly and monthly reports
- Conduct other duties as assigned by supervisors
- Support other sectors, esp. CCCM activities if requested
Education, experience & technical competencies.
- University degree or diploma, preferably in Social Sciences, Human Rights, International Law or related field from a recognized institution of higher learning.
- 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
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 February 2021
Duty station: Dhobley.
Reporting to: Protection Team Leader
Duration: 11 Months
Contract: This position is graded as Band NM, Level – 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 11th January 2021.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.