Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Community Facilitator

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Description

Background: The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in more than 35 countries around the world. DRC has been operating in Somalia for more than twenty years, where we assist returnees, IDPs and displacement-affected communities in all three regions (Somaliland, Puntland, and Central and Southern Somalia) through protection, service delivery and livelihoods activities to enhance their self-reliance and expand opportunities for a dignified life. DRC provides both humanitarian assistance and longer-term development support to respond to the needs of communities affected by acute crisis as well as those in protracted displacement situations. In the past year, DRC’s strategic focus has shifted towards more durable solutions-oriented programming, linking displacement affected communities to longer-term initiatives to build resilience and recovery. DRC/ DDG is currently implementing a Community Safety project in Bardera, Elwak and Garabaharey funded by the Somalia Stability Fund (SSF). SSF Projects Manager is responsible for the content and quality of all DRC/DDG SSF funded projects. The Projects Manager is responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program, as well as the implementation of policy-level projects. Overall Purpose of the role The Community Safety facilitators (CSFs) play a key role in implementing DDG’s community safety project in the target district of Elwak, Gedo Region. Funded under SSF, the “Nabad iyo Amni”: Improving Community Safety in Garbahareey, Bardheera and Elwak’ project works directly with communities and local authorities to strengthen their capacity to improve safety at the community level. This includes, but is not limited to, building capacity of the Community Police Dialogue Committees (CPDC); working closely with CPDCs, facilitating Community Engagement and participation in the community safety project; engaging with key stakeholders, Mapping key actors in the target district; engaging local authorities and supporting Capacity Building; training local communities; supporting dialogue between communities and local authorities and security providers. Responsibilities:
  • Act as the primary link and channel for communication between communities, local authorities and DDG;

  • Supporting the mapping and identification of project locations and key stakeholders in accordance with DRC / DDG selection criteria and process,

  • Along with the Project Team, the Community Facilitator will build the capacity of the CPDC committees to monitor the actions of the police and hold them accountable.

  •  Ensure the facilitation of monthly Community-Police Dialogue and Cooperation meeting.

  •  Guide the community as well as the CPDC on grant mechanisms to Support CPDC Plans.

  • Facilitate the groundwork and assist the ministry of security during the police capacity assessment.

  •   Facilitate the engagement and participation of communities and local authorities in the programme

  • Ensure good cooperation with partners and other organizations’ working in the project areas

  • Provide inputs and participate in the baseline study and other research activities

  • Facilitate awareness, dialogue and other activities aimed at reducing conflict and improving community safe and security including activities to strengthen local Conflict Management capacity and to promote better collaboration between local communities and formal security providers

  • Support the regular monitoring project activities including the construction activities.

  • Fully adhere to DDG’s procedures for security, Financial Management, logistics, human resources and Administration and under the supervision of the Security & Governance Project Officer in Elwak.

  •  Uphold DDG/DRC’s Code of Conduct.

Experience, Educational qualifications & technical competencies
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in Conflict Resolution or international development.

  • A university Diploma preferably in conflict Studies, development studies Social science or related field

  • Strong ability to communicate with different groups of people, including community leaders and members, security providers, and local authorities.

  • Strong understanding of dynamics that lead to conflict and community insecurity.

  • Experience with community peace and development work

  • Strong ability to communicate with different groups of people, including community leaders and members, security providers, and local authorities.

Languages:
  •  Fluency in written and spoken Somali & English

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.

Conditions Availability: January 2020 Duty station: Elwak Reporting to: SSF Project Manager Duration: Six Month Contract 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. 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. Application Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at www.drc.dk.  Please submit applications online using this link by 7th January 2020. If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk
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