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 Camp Coordinator and Camp Management, WASH, Shelter, Protection, Food security, and Economic Recovery with a large focus on emergency response programming.
Overall purpose of the role
The CCCM/ Site Management Assistant is responsible for IDP hosting site management, local stakeholder, information management, and assisting other DRC field teams with project implementation. This is a field-based position and may require spending extended periods of time in the field.
- Regular visits to the CCCM and protection targeted sites each week as per agreed plan in consultation with supervisor and share site report.
- Facilitate CCCM trainings including government/local authorities on CCCM/ SMC
- Support in the creation and strengthening of Site Management Committees (SMCs); build capacity of SMC members through coaching on CCCM principles and practice and reinforce adherence to the TOR and Code of Conduct
- Ensure regular contact (visits and phone calls) and collect information and updates from SMC and IDP representatives and share with relevant line managers
- Assist in identifying needs, service gaps and duplications in all targeted sites, and report such issues through Cluster reporting tools and flag for action through appropriate coordination channels
- Facilitate site-level meetings with SMCs and other stakeholders such as humanitarian actors and government officials to discuss needs, issues, and gaps
- Attend all relevant CCCM coordination meetings, representing DRC, as well as attend meetings with various stakeholders, including clusters, local authorities and IDPs as requested.
- Provide accurate and timely information for drafting the weekly CCCM reports and other updates.
- Support in efforts to disseminate information to IDP populations
- Help conduct site verification, detailed site assessments, safety audits, and eviction risk mapping by providing information and collecting data as requested.
- Follow and uphold humanitarian principles and centrality of protection at all times.
- Excellent liaison with other Site Team Members, ensuring consistency and coordination of activities in the site
- Any other tasks as requested by CCCM Team Leader
Site Management Coordination and Representation:
- Represent DRC with communities, local authorities, site partners, and other stakeholders
- Build and maintain mutually respectful relationships with site management, service providers, local authorities, IDP community members as well as host community members
- Foster collaborative relationships with local authorities to facilitate implementation of activities
- Attend and facilitate meetings with stakeholders, such as local authorities, Clusters, NGOs, INGOs, UN and IDPs, including translation of meeting proceedings and provision of meeting minutes
Community participation and representation:
- Establish, support and aid in the design of site management committees, recognizing influence of ‘Camp Leaders’ in Somali context
- Support representative committees and community groups, ensuring Inclusion is main factor in composition and any community-based targeting
- Supporting and promoting participation of women, youth, people with specific needs and marginalized groups in camp governance mechanisms and CCCM Activities
- Establish, maintain, and actively utilize networks of key informants at IDP sites
- Ensure the timely registration of new IDPs, including identification of protection related needs
- Support in the drafting of weekly situation reports and provide other relevant information on site conditions and services
- Provide, document, and track timely referrals and service requests to key partners
- Update public information boards with site management and partner information. Ensure that the information on the boards are accessible to everybody, include non-literate populations
Experience, Education and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
- Minimum two years of experience in international and/or local NGO; ideally involved in the direct implementation and supervision of field level humanitarian assistance to IDPs
- Diploma in social or political sciences, engineering, urban planning or relevant discipline
- Significant professional knowledge of CCCM/SMC strategies, policies, and modalities.
- Strong conceptual understanding of gender, protection, human rights and humanitarian principles
- Proven leadership skills and related experience in building, establishing, and negotiating relationships and social networks with various stakeholders at the community, local, and national levels
- Strong representation, negotiation, interpersonal, and communication skills
- Strong team spirit and ability to work comfortably in multi-cultural contexts
- Ability to spend extended periods of time in field conditions
- Ability to come up with innovative solutions to unexpected and challenging problems
• Fluency in written and spoken Somali & English
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
Contract length: 12 Month
Band: This position is graded as Band I-Management for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff.
Designation of Duty Station: Galkacyo
Start date: 16th April 2023
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 29th March 2023