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Background

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:

The Protection officer will be supervised by the Protection Team Leader. The officer coordinate and implement protection activities in Somaliland and specifically in selected areas. The protection officer will plan, implement, monitor, and document all protection activities under SHF with the support of Protection Team leader. The officer will support the case workers on implementation of Child protection, GBV and other protection related activities. He or She will be responsible for day to day protection implementation activities in the field. The protection officer will also work closely work with the case workers, protection monitors to produce monthly, weekly and daily reports and updates and share with protection Team Leader.

Responsibilities:

· Responsible for planning and direct implementation of protection activities including community training, registrations, monitoring of the activities of protection projects especially, SHF project in Somaliland.

· Responsible for the implementation of the GBV/CP support interventions in targeted areas and ensure timely referral pathways ad adequate responses are provided (case management, provision of health kits and timely referral to other relevant services based on the existing service mapping and Standard Operation Procedures).

· Conduct capacity building for community-based protection groups to support protection activities implementation and awareness raising activities in the area.

· Monitoring and supporting protection monitors on data collection process.

· Responsible for timely and effective provision of Community Based Protection services within their areas of project operation. This includes protection monitoring, mobile outreach activities, community safe spaces, psychosocial support, awareness raising, community capacity building, identify community needs and their priorities, mobilize communities, develop community action plans and dialogue process.

· Contribute to evidence-based programming through protection monitoring data as well as improved access to Gender Based Violence (GBV) and child protection services to girls, women, boys and men that are at risk of GBV and child right violations both in IDPs and host community.

· Conducting culturally appropriate trainings on GBV prevention and response and Child Protection for key stakeholders and ensuring direct protection messaging will be provided to targeted community leaders, women, and children through psychosocial support (PSS) activities and awareness raising sessions.

· Ensure filling system for the case management forms and assure to organize in well-organized manner.

· Participate and maintain effective relationship with GBVWG, CPWG, protection working group in Somaliland and for better coordination and referral pathways among service providers.

· Follow up GBV and children Protection cases referred by caseworkers ffor safe shelter in collaboration with related stakeholders.

· Field visit, monitor, report and cooperate with Protection cluster and other partners during the project cycle.

· Other relevant duties as directed your direct supervisor.

· Monitoring and Reporting

· Prepare weekly / monthly individual work plans, with the inputs of your supervisor will serve as guideline for implementation.

· Continuously monitor implementation of protection activities and report on progress, challenges and recommend solutions.

· Participate in all relevant meetings, workshops, seminars and training as directed and provide feedback

Education, experience & technical competencies

· University degree in law, development studies, gender studies, international development, or other relevant field from a recognized institution

· Report writing skills.

  • Minimum 3 years work experience in Protection, GBV, child protection with a demonstrated focus on protection program design and implementation.
  • protection in working an international NGO, UN agency or in humanitarian response setting.
  • Experience in working with displaced and/or conflict affected populations, such as refugees or IDP
  • Knowledge of community-based protection approaches, preferably including experience in working with IDP’s, Refugees or returnees.
  • Basic familiarity with MS application packages (Word, Excel and database software) and willingness to develop further.
  • Good cooperation skills, ability to work well independently and in a team;
  • Experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies and/or local authorities in complex emergencies
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Strong listening and empathy skills, as well as commitment to supporting women and children survivors/ at risk;
  • Strong planning, organization and problem-solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding work environment
  • Proven record of providing trainings and workshops on protection needs and concerns.
  • Excellent knowledge laws, policies at this context

.

ABOUT YOU

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.

Conditions

Availability: 18th December 2019

Duty station: Hargeisa

Reporting to: Team Leader- Protection

*Duration: 5 Month and 14 days’ contract.*

Contract: This position is graded as G5 (NM-H2 S0) 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.

Commitments

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

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The Danish Refugee Council is currently implementing a broad range of activities relevant to conflict affected communities and persons. The activities are categorized in ten sectors:

Shelter and Non-food Items, Food Security, Protection, Income Generation, Coordination & Operational Services, Community Infrastructure & Services, Humanitarian Mine Action, Armed Violence Reduction (AVR), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), and Education.

Here you can read some short exemplifications of what types of activities the respective sectors include:

Shelter and Non-food Items: Provision of emergency shelter, emergency cash grants, rehabilitation of housing, distribution of non-food items (NFIs) and provision of return and repatriation kits.

Food Security: Emergency food provision or food voucher programmes. Training and capacity development in agriculture, agricultural inputs (e.g. tools and seeds), agricultural grants.

Protection: Advocacy for the rights of displaced people in their context of displacement, child protection initiatives, individual protection assistance based on vulnerability, legal aid, land & property rights, sexual and gender-based violence prevention, registration services for the internally displaced and refugees, monitoring of rights and rights awareness-raising, facilitation of return and repatriation processes.

Income Generation: Business training and SME development, business grants, life-skills training, literacy and numeracy training, vocational training, micro-credit loans, savings groups, group enterprise development and facilitation.

Coordination & Operational Services: Coordination and management of refugee and IDP camps, active participation in UN cluster coordination, humanitarian surveys and studies, facilitation of NGO Networks focused on displacement solutions, capacity development, training and support to local NGOs, secondment of experts to UN emergency operations worldwide

Community Infrastructure & Services: Provision of physical infrastructure like roads, bridges, community centres, irrigation systems or other community structures, facilitation and training of infrastructure management groups at community level, facilitation and funding of community development plans, initiatives for disaster risk reduction at community level.

Humanitarian Mine Action: Manual or mechanical mine clearance, clearance of former battle areas, education for affected communities – with special focus on children on how to avoid harm from mines and UXO, surveys of expected and confirmed mined or UXO areas, explosive ordnance disposal and stockpile destruction, capacity building of national demining institutions.

Armed Violence Reduction (AVR): Education in procedures for safe storage and safe handling of small arms and light weapons (SALW), capacity building of institutions for safety, local and community level conflict management and mitigation.

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH): Emergency water supply, hygiene item distribution, hygiene information and education, construction of latrines, installation water points, wells and water storage. Water purification.

Education: Education grants and fee support, school feeding programmes, teacher training and support, school materials provision and construction or rehabilitation of school structures.

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0 USD Hargeisa CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Background

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:

The Protection officer will be supervised by the Protection Team Leader. The officer coordinate and implement protection activities in Somaliland and specifically in selected areas. The protection officer will plan, implement, monitor, and document all protection activities under SHF with the support of Protection Team leader. The officer will support the case workers on implementation of Child protection, GBV and other protection related activities. He or She will be responsible for day to day protection implementation activities in the field. The protection officer will also work closely work with the case workers, protection monitors to produce monthly, weekly and daily reports and updates and share with protection Team Leader.

Responsibilities:

· Responsible for planning and direct implementation of protection activities including community training, registrations, monitoring of the activities of protection projects especially, SHF project in Somaliland.

· Responsible for the implementation of the GBV/CP support interventions in targeted areas and ensure timely referral pathways ad adequate responses are provided (case management, provision of health kits and timely referral to other relevant services based on the existing service mapping and Standard Operation Procedures).

· Conduct capacity building for community-based protection groups to support protection activities implementation and awareness raising activities in the area.

· Monitoring and supporting protection monitors on data collection process.

· Responsible for timely and effective provision of Community Based Protection services within their areas of project operation. This includes protection monitoring, mobile outreach activities, community safe spaces, psychosocial support, awareness raising, community capacity building, identify community needs and their priorities, mobilize communities, develop community action plans and dialogue process.

· Contribute to evidence-based programming through protection monitoring data as well as improved access to Gender Based Violence (GBV) and child protection services to girls, women, boys and men that are at risk of GBV and child right violations both in IDPs and host community.

· Conducting culturally appropriate trainings on GBV prevention and response and Child Protection for key stakeholders and ensuring direct protection messaging will be provided to targeted community leaders, women, and children through psychosocial support (PSS) activities and awareness raising sessions.

· Ensure filling system for the case management forms and assure to organize in well-organized manner.

· Participate and maintain effective relationship with GBVWG, CPWG, protection working group in Somaliland and for better coordination and referral pathways among service providers.

· Follow up GBV and children Protection cases referred by caseworkers ffor safe shelter in collaboration with related stakeholders.

· Field visit, monitor, report and cooperate with Protection cluster and other partners during the project cycle.

· Other relevant duties as directed your direct supervisor.

· Monitoring and Reporting

· Prepare weekly / monthly individual work plans, with the inputs of your supervisor will serve as guideline for implementation.

· Continuously monitor implementation of protection activities and report on progress, challenges and recommend solutions.

· Participate in all relevant meetings, workshops, seminars and training as directed and provide feedback

Education, experience & technical competencies

· University degree in law, development studies, gender studies, international development, or other relevant field from a recognized institution

· Report writing skills.

  • Minimum 3 years work experience in Protection, GBV, child protection with a demonstrated focus on protection program design and implementation.
  • protection in working an international NGO, UN agency or in humanitarian response setting.
  • Experience in working with displaced and/or conflict affected populations, such as refugees or IDP
  • Knowledge of community-based protection approaches, preferably including experience in working with IDP’s, Refugees or returnees.
  • Basic familiarity with MS application packages (Word, Excel and database software) and willingness to develop further.
  • Good cooperation skills, ability to work well independently and in a team;
  • Experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies and/or local authorities in complex emergencies
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Strong listening and empathy skills, as well as commitment to supporting women and children survivors/ at risk;
  • Strong planning, organization and problem-solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding work environment
  • Proven record of providing trainings and workshops on protection needs and concerns.
  • Excellent knowledge laws, policies at this context

.

ABOUT YOU

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.

Conditions

Availability: 18th December 2019

Duty station: Hargeisa

Reporting to: Team Leader- Protection

*Duration: 5 Month and 14 days’ contract.*

Contract: This position is graded as G5 (NM-H2 S0) 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.

Commitments

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

2019-12-05

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