DRC has been operating in Somalia since 1998 using a protection of human rights framework. Somalia is experiencing a devastating humanitarian crisis, with nearly 80% of the population in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. DRC in Somalia is scaling up the operation in emergency response through an integrated approach accessing hard to reach populations.
Overall purpose of the role
The Camp Management Specialist supports the quality control and implementation of a diverse and complex portfolio during a scale up in the face of looming famine. Under the guidance of the CCCM Coordinator, s/he supports the scale up and roll out of DRC’s CCCM approach in Somalia and coordination of assistance and services at site level, across 5 key displacement axes, in coordination with CCCM Cluster and relevant authorities. This entails mitigating systematic gate keeping diversions, building capacity and establishing effective collaboration through and rea based approach with a diversity of stakeholders where this is currently lacking. Effective site monitoring tools, countrywide registration and working closely with the Emergency team is required to ensure an integrated first line response for new arrivals is a key component of the role. The role aims to ensure teams provide a lifesaving response and coordinate with health and nutrition and protection actors so displaced families can access to basic needs and services in sites and to work with DRC’s approach in mitigating displacement in hard to reach areas.
CCCM/SMC Technical Support
- Support the update and roll out of DRC CCCM/ SMC strategy in Somalia.
- Support and contribute to the harmonization of CCCM methodology, tools, processes, and outputs to integrated and CCCM teams and externally with LA and Cluster partners.
- Provide technical support in the design and implementation of SMC programming through direct implementation across 5 key axes, encompassing close to 200 sites.
- Ensure integration with other DRC sectors such as Emergency, Economic Recovery, Protection, WASH and Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding (HDP).
- Where requested, represent DRC in the CCCM and Shelter clusters, as well as the relevant technical working groups and vis a vis the national and local authority as required.
- Contribute to CCCM related to IM and MEAL planning and implementation.
- Ensure needs in IDP sites targeted by the actions are inclusive of host community needs
- Engage with Grants and Program Depts, most notably Emergency and DS, on SMC related proposal developments and revisions.
Support to CCCM/ SMC Implementation
- Navigate and mitigate the systemic gate keeping that results in aid diversion in assistance delivery.
- Support the development and implementation of DRC CCCM and integrated activities along with other sector leads in PRT, Emergency, Distributions and WASH.
- Conduct frequent field visits to monitor the quality of CCCM implementation and highlight gaps.
- Improve utilization of site monitoring data in informing humanitarian responses at IDP hosting sites, CCCM Cluster, as well as utilization of the data for analysis and advocacy purposes.
- Contribute to beneficiary feedback mechanisms at IDP hosting sites and integrate learnings into evolving programming.
- Support protection and Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) mainstreaming in all DRC CCCM activities.
CCCM Policies and Representation:
- Support the CCCM Coordinator to ensure project activities are implemented on time and in a quality manner and donor reporting is of high quality and timely.
- Support and contribute to DRC Somalia’s emergency preparedness and response at site and area level including, planning, reporting, assessments, coordination, messaging, relocations, and any other relevant activity.
- Where requested, represent DRC in external forums relevant to the sector and maintain close relations with CCCM Cluster.
- Contribute to project development and the expansion of the Site Management Support team.
- Uphold and promote the use of the Minimum Standards for Camp Management in Somalia.
Community participation and representation:
- Support the establishment, guidance, and design of site management committees, recognising 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.
Site Service Coordination and Monitoring:
- Promoting coordination amongst the key actors, including government representatives, UN agencies, international NGOs and national NGOs and other service providers groups and supporting (non) existing coordination mechanisms.
- Assist in monitoring, in close collaboration with Protection: all technical work carried out in the site setting, including water, sanitation and hygiene activities, construction activities, and any other activities implemented by DRC, as well as the activities of other organisations. Ensure all activities respect international standards for each sector.
- Support information gathering, site prioritization and participatory assessments undertaken within the sites, cognizant of the prevalence of inauthentic sites
- Contribute to donors reporting requirements, PDMs and ensure all data is collected and indicator tracking tools are updated regularly. Design, support and establish decongestion initiatives in IDP sites and ensure innovative responses to WASH interventions
- Identify any early warning signs of eviction and pre-empt with HLP initiatives
- Support the work of other DRC sectors and external partners in jointly improving the site environment
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 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 act in line with our vision and values.
Qualifications and Experience
- At least three years INGO experience at international level.
- Degree or Master’s in social or political sciences or relevant discipline.
- Significant professional knowledge of CCCM/SMC strategies, policies, and modalities.
- Proven experience in strategic planning and organizational development.
- Strong capacity in inter-agency coordination and networking.
- Strong analytical, organizational, and management and leadership skills.
- Demonstrated ability with project grants management, including project design, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, supervision and performance.
- Proven commitment to accountable practices and knowledgeable of quality assurance systems.
- Good communicator and proven diplomacy with all types of stakeholders.
- Ability to work independently, but also coordinate effectively as part of a team.
- Ability to lead a multi-cultural team with a high level of respect for local culture.
- Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, BI, Outlook and Power Point).
- Ability and willingness to work and live in diverse, challenging and potentially unstable environments.
- Fluency in English.
- Fluency in Somali would be an advantage
Contract: 12 Months with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment; Employment band Management NMG2
Availability: 15th May 2023
Duty station: This position is based in Galkayo – Somalia
Reporting Line: Head of Programme
Providing equal opportunities, we are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.
Promoting high standards: DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process
Application and CV
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
Qualified Female candidates highly encouraged to apply
DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.
Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 27th March 2023.