Protection Officer(Re-advertisement)

Danish Refugee Council

The Danish Refugee Council is one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs. 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.

Since 2018 DRC, in collaboration with UNHCR and under the leadership of the Protection Cluster, is spearheading the development of a country-wide Protection Monitoring System. DRC is one of the two networks responsible for data collection in the pilot phase of the PMS.

Overall purpose of the role:

The Protection officer will be supervised by the Protection Team Leader. The officer coordinate and implement protection activities in given locations. The protection officer will plan, implement, monitor, and document all protection activities with the support of Protection Team leader. The officer will support the case workers on implementation of Child protection, GBV, protection monitoring, HLP and other general protection related activities. He or She will be responsible for day to day protection implementation activities in the field including implementing conflict-sensitive and protection analysis, facilitating access to services via information dissemination and referrals, lead awareness within a community-based approach and conducting training and capacity building to relevant stakeholders. The protection officer will also work closely work with the case workers, protection monitors to produce monthly, weekly reports/updates and share with protection Team Leader. The PO will throughout his/her work ensure confidentiality and strictly adhere to the Code of Conduct.

Responsibilities: (in bullet points)

  • Work closely with the program team and provide them with daily technical support, to ensure safe programming and do no harm in DRC area base approach response.
  • Responsible for planning and direct implementation of protection activities including community training, registrations, monitoring of the activities of protection projects locations.
  • Coordinate protection and capacity building activities within DRC Hiran in order to guarantee their smooth implementation, including facilitation with the communities, liaise with the traditional leaders in District and coordinate with other partners in the field.
  • Supporting Community-based protection networks and ensure that they can provide individualized follow-up and safe referrals according to the protection minimum standards.
  • Monitoring and supporting protection assistant/monitors on data collection process.
  • Responsible for timely and effective provision of Community Based Protection services within their areas of project operation. This includes protection monitoring, mobile outreach activities, community safe spaces, psychosocial support, awareness raising, community capacity building, identify community needs and their priorities, mobilize communities, develop community action plans and dialogue process.
  • Contribute to evidence-based programming through protection monitoring data as well as improved access to Gender Based Violence (GBV) and child protection services to girls, women, boys and men that are at risk of GBV and child right violations both in IDPs and host community.
  • Coordinate protection and capacity building activities within DRC Hiran in order to guarantee their smooth implementation, including facilitation with the communities, liaise with the traditional leaders in District and coordinate with other partners in the field.
  • Supporting Community-based protection networks and ensure that they can provide individualized follow-up and safe referrals according to the protection minimum standards.
  • Monitoring and supporting protection assistant/monitors on data collection process.
  • Responsible for timely and effective provision of Community Based Protection services within their areas of project operation. This includes protection monitoring, mobile outreach activities, community safe spaces, psychosocial support, awareness raising, community capacity building, identify community needs and their priorities, mobilize communities, develop community action plans and dialogue process.
  • Contribute to evidence-based programming through protection monitoring data as well as improved access to Gender Based Violence (GBV) and child protection services to girls, women, boys and men that are at risk of GBV and child right violations both in IDPs and host community.
  • Conducting culturally appropriate trainings on GBV prevention and response and Child Protection for key stakeholders and ensuring direct protection messaging will be provided to targeted community leaders, women, and children through psychosocial support (PSS) activities and awareness raising sessions.
  • Participate and maintain effective relationship with GBVWG, CPWG, protection working group and for better coordination and referral pathways among service providers.
  • Field visit, monitor, report and cooperate with Protection cluster and other partners during the project cycle.
  • Prepare and organize community consultations and community-based orientation sessions, in coordination with CCCM team(s), CBPs and partners.
  • Enhancing accountability to existing standards: Embedding minimum safe programming standards in DRC’s humanitarian operating model.
  • Monitors protection issues affecting IDPs and host population in areas of operation, and conduct Rapid Protection Assessment to ensures the ongoing identification of persons with specific needs (e.g. women and children at risk, survivors or at-risk of gender-based violence, older persons, persons living with disabilities, etc.)
  • Develop lines of communication and close collaboration with the WASH, CCCM and EFSVL teams and contribute to a coordinated humanitarian response
  • Other relevant duties as directed your direct supervisor.
  • Participate in all relevant meetings, workshops, seminars and training as directed and provide feedback Monitoring and Reporting
  • Ensuring the correct periodic recompilation of means of verification as per DRC guideline.
  • Ensuring that beneficiary data is periodically archived in the relevant matrices, databases and/or physics ensuring compliance with the Data Protection Policy.
  • Ensure activities data are collected and filled into relevant matrices.
  • Support and coordinate with MEAL Officers and assistants for baseline survey, post-distribution and other monitoring activities.
  • Produce regular protection updates and field visit reports
  • Reporting; prepare the monthly reports and participate in writing the first draft of the projects /donor reports, then share it with the line manager and Country Protection Manager.
  • Prepare weekly / monthly individual work plans, with the inputs of your supervisor will serve as guideline for implementation.
  • Continuously monitor implementation of protection activities and report on progress, challenges and recommend solutions.

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

  • Minimum 3 years work experience in Protection, GBV, child protection with a demonstrated focus on protection program design and implementation.
  • University degree in law, Social Science, Anthropology, development studies, gender studies, international development, or other relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • protection in working an international NGO, UN agency or in humanitarian response setting.
  • Experience in working with displaced and/or conflict affected populations, such as refugees or IDP
  • Knowledge of community-based protection approaches, preferably including experience in working with IDP’s, Refugees or returnees.
  • Basic familiarity with MS application packages (Word, Excel and database software) and willingness to develop further.
  • Good cooperation skills, ability to work well independently and in a team;
  • Experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies and/or local authorities in complex emergencies
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Strong listening and empathy skills, as well as commitment to supporting women and children survivors/ at risk;
  • Strong planning, organization and problem-solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding work environment
  • Proven record of providing trainings and workshops on protection needs and concerns.
  • Excellent knowledge laws, policies at this context.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Spoken and written English and Somali is required.
  • Basic skills on other languages such as Arabic is an asset

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 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.

Conditions

Availability: July 2022

Duty station: Beletweyn

Reporting to: CCCM Team Leader

Duration: 6 Month with possibility of extension based on performance and funding

Contract: This position is graded as Band H-Non-Management for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff.

The position is open 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.

Commitments DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html). All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.

How to apply

Application Applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV in English. The cover letter should outline your personal motivation for applying and your key qualifications for the position. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form. Applications sent by email will not be considered. Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1036&ProjectId=164769&DepartmentId=19011&MediaId=5 under Vacancies not later than 15 June 2022