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12 Jun 2018

PROTECTION ASSISTANT

Job Description

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

PROTECTION ASSISTANT
Employment category:Grade 6 Step 1

Reporting to:Protection Officer

Direct reports:None

Unit/department:Program/Protection

Location:Beletweyne  with regular movement to field project target areas

Authorization level:None

Advert No DRC2018/049

ABOUT US

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization which has been operating in Somalia since 1997. DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict and natural disaster. DRC programs include Protection, Food Security & Livelihoods, Shelter/NFI and Water & Sanitation.

ABOUT THE JOB

Protection Assistant will be responsible for leading case management process such as assessment, planning, implementations, follow up and case closure through Gender Based Violence, Child Protection response and preventions and conduct awareness to IDP, refugees and other community members.

Responsibilities:

  • Promote adherence to the guiding principles of GBV and CP among the survivors, community, focal points, other community-based actors, service providers for safety and confidentiality during ethical referral of cases with respect of Survivor Central Approaches.
  •  Handling Case management to Unaccompanied and Separated children in the IDPs after receiving cases and provide basic emotional support.
  • Create a climate of trust and care to all survivors.
  • Preferred durable solution in discussion with the child and caregiver;
  • Maintain daily contact with community focal points especially for GBV/CP, IDP’s and other project beneficiaries to ensure the correct procedures and principles are adhered to.
  • Ensure the provision of comprehensive information on services available to the client, maintain coordination with existing  service provider focal points, and ensure accompaniment and referral to service adhering to referral SOPs and “need to know” principle.
  • Respect Standard Operating Procedures, Information Sharing Protocol, ensure confidentiality and relevant management of information during the case referral among the GBV/CP working groups.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly plans and coordinate with relevant staff,supervisor, and technical staff such as GBV and CP Coordinators.
  • Conduct community awareness raising and community mobilization on Protection, GBV, child protection and etc.
  • Facilitate the setup of community based focal points and train them GBV.CP guiding principle in order to refer GBV/CP and other protection concerns.
  • Attend community meetings and other relevant trainings.
  • Take part and facilitate other protection activities, such as NFI distribution, dignity kits and other materials
  • Provide information related to field when necessary for proposal development when requested.
  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor

The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Experience, preferably a minimum of one year, as a Case worker in GBV/CP field.

·         Strong listening and empathy skills, as well as commitment to supporting women and children survivors/ at risk;

·         Experience in community mobilizations and networking. Ability and motivation to work well with local authorities, local leaders and local community;

·         Good cooperation skills, ability to work well independently and in a team;

·         Good problem solving and social skills and creative, to think of alternative solutions;

·         Strong organizational, interpersonal and communications skills;

·         Computer literate (Word and Excel);

·         Willing to work extra hours and available at the weekend for emergency cases.

·         Experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies and/or local authorities in complex emergencies

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skill

·         Experience on emergency and humanitarian response on GBV and CP.

·         Knowledge on GBV/CP global guiding principles, SOP’s, case management process and other relevant tools for GBV/CP prevention and response.

Education:

·         University degree or diploma, preferably in Social Sciences, Gender, GBV Human Rights, or related field from a recognized institution.

Languages

·         Proficiency in written and spoken English and Somali

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

External :Internal

·         IDPProgram staff

·         Women, Girls& Children                                  Support staff

·         Refugees &ReturneesTechnical staff

·         Local communities

ABOUT YOU

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.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Availability: July, 2018

Other terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff

The position is open to female nationals ONLY.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested & qualified candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their updated CV and a 1-page Cover letter clearly stating their motivation and why they are suited for the post to Jobs.Hiran@DRCSOMALIA.ORG with the subject heading “Protection Assistant”not later than 25thJune 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test & oral interview.

(DRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer)

 


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