The DRC Somalia Programme is the largest programmes in East Africa region and has been providing relief and development services since 1997. DRC 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.
About the job.
The Protection Assistant will be systematically and regularly collecting, verifying and analyzing information over an extended period of time in order to identify violations of rights and protection risks for populations of concern for the purpose of informing effective responses. The monitoring will target returnees, IDPs and host communities in Baidoa.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Monitor, verify and document human rights violations and protection risks in the IDP sites.
- Drafts weekly and monthly reports under the guidance of the supervisor and in line with the reporting mechanisms.
- Establish community Protection-Based Structures committees and capacitate them on how to handle community-level activities.
- Produces protection focused reports and follows-up on red flag protection-related issues;
- Analyze data and highlight trends and protection needs in reporting to Protection and Information Management.
- Produce and submit weekly reports on activities and protection concerns identified.
- Under the guidance of direct supervisor, facilitate one-on-one interviews and focus group discussions with returnees, IDPs, host community members, state actors and service providers in the field on selected protection concerns.
- Conduct spot observation in areas where IDPs are living for inclusion in protection monitoring, using qualitative and quantitative methods.
- Keep records through the digital system of the urgent protection needs identified and the actions taken to assist affected Population.
- Refer cases with protection concerns to the case worker/community service worker, to ensure their protection needs are addressed.
- Track and document general conflict and displacement issues in DRC managed sites.
- Present progress reports on daily and weekly basis or as may be decided by supervisor.
- Support the Protection Information Management Officer in data entry and analysis.
- In conjunction with the local authorities/community, identify returnees at risk with specific needs, provide them with ad hoc immediate assistance, and refer them to specialized services as may be deemed necessary.
- Support protection officer in mapping of services and humanitarian needs.
- Support protection officer in conducting assessments on a needs basis.
- Conduct other duties as assigned by supervisors.
Experience,education and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
- At least one-year previous NGO or humanitarian work experience.
- Diploma, University Degree in Social sciences or related qualification in Social work, protection or human rights.
- Good data collection/analysis and reporting skills.
- Experience using online data collection software.
- Familiar with computers, Outlook, Excel and MS Word, mobile surveys
- Experience in protection monitoring and reporting.
- Honest, hardworking and independent.
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: 8 Months.
Band: (Non-management -I2)
Designation of Duty Station: Baidoa Somalia.
Start date: June 2023.
The position is open to Somalia national only.
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: 12th May 2023
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.