DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC Somalia operations focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrant.
Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes. DDG’s mandate is ‘to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict’, and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors: Security Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management.
Overall Purpose of the role:
We are looking for a highly motivated Protection Assistant (protection monitor), focusing on protection monitoring, case management and general support to protection activities. The person will be responsible for the Protection Monitoring System data collection in line with Protection Information Management principles and methodology, collecting information about protection risks and reporting about protection concerns.
Conduct regular protection monitoring of protection threats, vulnerabilities and coping capacities using and contributing to the Somalia Protection Monitoring System (PMS) in particular:
Utilizing mixed methodology approach combining qualitative and quantitative data collection methods.
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 KI
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
(B) Support other protection activities especially:
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-centred approach
Refer cases with protection concerns to the case worker/community service worker, to ensure their protection needs are addressed.
Conduct spot observation in areas where returnees and IDPs are living for inclusion in protection mainstreaming
Conduct mobile patrols
Participate in protection and multi-sector awareness sessions
Provide training and capacity building on protection to persons of concern
Collect and share information on evictions or risk thereof
Support emergency distributions ensuring protection mainstreaming
Compile weekly and monthly reports
(C) Conduct other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Education, experience & technical competencies
· Diploma, University Degree in Social sciences or related qualification in Social work, protection or human rights.
· At least one-year previous NGO or humanitarian work experience.
· 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.
· Familiar with the local areas
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 are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
· *Taking the lead***:** You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership
· Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures
· *Demonstrating integrity***:** You act in line with our vision and values.
Availability: 19th December 2019
Duty station: Las’anod
Reporting to: Team Leader- Protection
*Duration: 5 Month and 13 days’ contract.*
Contract: This position is graded as G6 (NM-I2 S0) for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff.
THE POSITION IS OPEN TO NATIONALS ONLY.
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.
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