The DRC/DDG Somalia Programme is the largest programmes in East Africa region and has been providing relief and development services since 1997. DRC/DDG is among the INGOs with the largest presence in Somalia, with country-wide programmes implemented through six main sub offices in Somaliland, Puntland, Hiran Region, Gedo Region, Bay Region and Banadir Region. 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:
We are looking for a highly motivated Protection Officer with a strong livelihood background, who will support the delivery of the DRC Return and Reintegration Program of Somali Citizens in Somalia. In particular, the selected candidate will be responsible for providing livelihood – oriented reintegration assistance focusing on business skills training, vocational skills training and/or facilitation of apprenticeship, as well as guidance and counseling on marketable skills and businesses, business planning, bookkeeping etc. The selected candidate will be working closely with other protection staff to provide comprehensive reintegration assistance to Somali Citizens returning to Somalia from Norway and Denmark.
Experience, Education and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
• University degree in agriculture, business administration, social sciences, or any related area.
• Specialized training on livelihoods
• Proficiency in Somali is required
• Very good command in English language (written and spoken) essential.
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
• Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results through the country team both to position DRC and ensure excellence in all deliverables.
• Collaborating: You lead initiatives at country operation level by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
• Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
• Communicating: You listen to beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders; and you communicate concisely and persuasively
• Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values and set a very clear standard for your country team members.
Availability: September 2021
Duty station: Mogadishu
Reporting to: Team Leader – Protection
Duration: 4 Months with possibility of extension based on performance and funding
Contract: This position is graded as Band H-None Management 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, color, 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
How to apply
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 not later than 17 August 2021.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport