Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Protection Officer (GBV Prevention)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Description

About DRC DRC began operating in Kenya in 2005 with assistance to refugees and displacement-affected communities via implementation of protection and livelihoods activities. DRC works in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, as well as in Nairobi to assist urban-based refugees, and in Mandera County implementing a cross-border resilience programme. In Dadaab, DRC’s programme supports refugee youth and adolescents with life skills, resilience, training and scholarships alongside livelihood and protection related activities. Overall purpose of the role: The purpose of this post is to provide day to day Coordination of prevention activities and other related activities in Ifo 1, Hagadera & Dagahaley Camps in Dadaab.  In collaboration with the Team Leader- Protection, the Protection/GBV Officer will be responsible for supervising effective protection services, including needs assessments, protection monitoring and gender-based violence prevention activities (EMAP, SASA! Community Participation, Awareness outreaches, Capacity Building activities) in line with the project.   S/he will work and liaise closely with the GBVIMS Data Assistant, Protection Assistants, Protection officer (PSS) and Assistant psychosocial counsellors on documentation of programme activities as per the donor requirements. Responsibilities:  Designing, planning & implementation of anti-SGBV and other protection activities •    Contribute to designing relevant and appropriate strategies and concept notes for GBV P&R •    Act as focal point for the identification and referral of Extremely Vulnerable Individuals and People with Specific Protection Needs for adequate assistance according to the relevant protection partners. •    Working closely with and referring to the response team individual protection cases, including maintaining strict protocols for confidentiality and consent, for appropriate support. •    Contribute to the establishment/maintenance of a referral pathway, respectful of the confidentiality principle and DRC SOPs. •    Building the capacities of partners, staff and beneficiaries through involvement in their capacity-building planning, localized protection working group meetings and facilitating their training sessions. •    Supervise and coordinate the organization and implementation of community-based sensitization activities, especially social mobilization, life-skills and awareness raising activities, •    Supervise the conduct of individual interviews and facilitate participatory protection assessments  Project Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning •    Support the collection of information/data about vulnerability, protection needs and concerns of the targeted population. •    Ensure that the above-described protection information gathering, sharing and filing are done in accordance with agreed information management system that respects the dignity and ensure the confidentiality of the information sources •    Conduct follow-up monitoring sessions to ensure that needs have been met in an appropriate manner and beneficiary have the opportunity to provide feedback on the assistance received. •    Ensure dissemination of clear and reliable information on service provision and other preselected key topics to the beneficiaries. Report writing & documentation •    Keep a database of the number of beneficiaries per activity in each location, disaggregated by age, gender and diversity. •    Prepare and submit activity plans and all relevant reports to the team leader on agreed schedules. •    Develop annual procurement plans and & ensure timely procurement of sector items •    Assist in the preparation of sector operation plans/work plans & reviews •    Provide verbal and written feedback to supervisor on progress, lesson learnt, achievements and gaps, issues and problems emanating from project implementation. Staff Supervision •    Provide supervision and mentorship to the Protection Assistants to ensure effective implementation of the project cycle. •    Conduct continuous performance objective setting and evaluation for Protection Assistants to ensure growth and development in work •    Conduct weekly work planning together with field teams Coordination and networking •    Liaise with relevant government actors and partner staff as well as service providers in order to foster effective collaboration and encourage national interest and ownership in protection of refugees and other persons of concerns •    Maintain and promote a positive image of DRC and its activities by explaining what DRC is doing and why DRC operates in that way. •    Develop and maintain positive and professional working relationship with other agencies •    Ensure that the monthly GBV/CP working group meetings take place as planned with the participation of all agencies, community leaders & GBV Steering committee. •    Represent DRC in all relevant interagency collaborative meetings and initiatives Experience and technical competencies:  •    Minimum of 5 years of work experience within the field of protection, sexual and gender-based violence programming, social work; •    Experience working communities within the refugee camp set up. •    Experience in implementing behavior change communication and Community Mobilization strategies such as SASA!, EMAP, Community Based Protection  and protection monitoring activities. •    Experience in working with people from diverse background and cultures; •    Clear understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards for Quality and Accountability in humanitarian work (CHS) ; •    Experience with capacity building of staff, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops •    Excellent analytical and report writing skills (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 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 act in line with our vision and values. Education:  •    A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Gender and Development) •    Fluency in written and spoken English essential •    Training on GBViE, IASC (Desirable) will be an added advantage Key stakeholders: (internal and external) Internal Stakeholders •    Protection Team + Incentive Staff, Dadaab Field Staff and Country Office staff External Stakeholders •    Refugee and host communities •    National and Local government authorities •    Other NGOs •    Donors Conditions      Contract: 6 months contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment. •    Availability:  January 2020 •    Duty station: The position will be based in Dadaab refugee camp, Application and CV:   Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Please remember to upload both a letter of application and your CV and do not attach any written recommendations. Please submit your application and CV in English not later than 7 January 2020 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’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms. If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.
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