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Protection Assistsant

Balcad.

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 selected candidate will be responsible primarily for the data collection for the Protection Monitoring System as well as support protection activities esp. case management, capacity building and awareness raising, protection mainstreaming.

Duties and Responsibilities

The role of the post holder will predominantly fall into the following key responsibility, but not limited to.

  • Conduct regular protection monitoring of protection threats, vulnerabilities and coping capacities using and contributing to the Somalia Protection Monitoring System (PMS) in particular:
  • Select of key informants (KI) from the community in line with the PMS methodology representing a variety of perspectives and backgrounds and maintenance of good relations, based on voluntariness and informed consent with the KIIs.
  • Conduct data collection on a monthly basis (last week and first week of each month) to villages, urban areas, and informal settlements where returnees, refugees and asylum seekers and IDPs live within the community using the PMS tools and methodology.
  • Utilize digital data collection system based on smart-phones for data collection and uploading; participates in training in the digital system, testing, data cleaning, and regular debrief and supervision of digital data collection activities.
  • Ensure the data is collected in line with PIM and protection principles
  • Observe data protection SOPs
  • Ensure collected data is of good quality, support data peer review and eradicate mistakes/errors identified in the data cleaning process
  • Participate in data analysis process
  • Share feedback from and to the key informants related to the PMS process, findings and actions taken
  • Report about emergencies such as evictions, displacement, natural disaster and related protection needs
  • Participate in protection and multi-sectoral rapid needs assessments
  • Support coordination of emergency response through sharing information about needs and ongoing interventions
  • Provide psychological first aid and referrals to survivors of protection incidents in line with the survivor-centered approach
  • Refer cases with protection concerns to the case worker/community service worker, to ensure their protection needs are addressed.
  • Conduct field monitoring, spot observation where returnees, refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs are highly on move.
  • Conduct mobile patrols and collect key protection concerns with close collaboration of community-based protection mechanism.
  • Participate and contribute protection awareness sessions and field trainings.
  • Provide training and capacity building on protection monitoring to persons of concern where is applicable.
  • Collect and share information on evictions or risk there of Support emergency distributions ensuring protection mainstreaming.
  • Share weekly and monthly reports.

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.
  • Proficiency in Somali is required
  • good command in English language (written and spoken) essential.
  • About you.

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.

We offer

Contract length: 6 Months.

Band: (Non-management -I2)

Designation of Duty Station: Balcad Somalia

Start date: February 2023.

The position is open to Somalia national only.

Application process

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: 22nd January 2023.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

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.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.

Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. 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!

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