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About DRC.

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.

Responsible for Undertaking implementation of protection activities in  Beletweyne including emerging emergencies such as drought responses, new arrivals, and displacement in Beletweyne and field across Hirshabelle. The caseworker will be responsible for providing case management support in line with key protection principles including best interests of the client, confidentiality, do no harm, and child participation. The caseworker will oversee and provide quality, timely, and age-appropriate survivor-centered case management services, psychosocial support as well as prevention activities. The caseworker will work in Beletweyne conducting house visits; follow up and monitoring of protection concerns, or at-risk in line with case management guidelines.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide individualized orientations on services to support clients through social service referrals, medical access, and advocacy services by assessing and evaluating each client’s needs.
  • Coordinate referrals and advocate with partner organizations supporting GBV survivors to provide confidential services to clients, in accordance with their wishes, GBV guiding principles, and informed consent.
  • Utilize provided GBV data management tools (GBVIMS) and systems to record information about clients’ access to services, in line with the principle of confidentiality, and utilize aggregate information to improve service delivery.
  • Support capacity building and coordination of activities in the settlement, including delivering training sessions to local partner organizations, community structures, and women groups on case management principles, GBV core concepts, GBV guiding principles, referral pathways, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with case documentation, case file management, and reporting requirements including assessing and monitoring client progress at regular intervals to ensure progress on goals is made; designated resources are maximized as per CM steps.
  • Conduct initial and follow-up assessments for GBV cases and prioritize them according to risk levels.
  • Develop case plans that respond to needs addressed in initial and comprehensive assessments and seek the support of the supervisor when necessary.
  • Regularly follow up to ensure all services and action points listed in the case plan are carried out within agreed time frames. Ensure that progress is regularly reviewed.
  • Facilitate and conduct Awareness Raising campaigns (16 days of activism against GBV)
  • Attending and also Conducting rapid needs and assets assessments to identify risks and vulnerabilities. Including those related to gender and age. Develop concrete initiatives to reduce these risks and specific strategies to build upon assets within the population.
  • Assess protection needs and identify problems/gaps and propose/prioritize timely practical actions to respond to particular protection problems
  • Assist the team leader to prepare and submit Protection Project Implementation Tracker & 5W Reporting (PITAR)
  • Organize and submit monthly protection monitoring system questionnaire in target IDPS through phone in Key inform
  • Prepare and provide weekly, Monthly, and update Quarterly reports and portfolios, presentations in a timely manner
  • Ensure that data collection and storage respect data protection protocols and confidentiality principles.
  • Any other duty assigned by the line Manager

Experience,Education and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • At least 2 years of experience in Social Work and Case Management Intervention.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social work, or another relevant degree.
  • Skills: Teamwork, analytical skills, negotiation, and communication skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure (responding to high risks cases)
  • Computer skills: Microsoft office.
  • Languages: Somali (written, read, and spoken) working knowledge of English is desirable
  • Able to work well under pressure and in adverse condition

 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: 3 Months.

Band: (Non-management H2)

Designation of Duty Station: Beletweyne 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: 28th January 2023

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

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