Mixed Migration Officer
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:
The position of Mixed Migration Officer will lead the implementation, monitoring and reporting on activities of the mixed migration project in Somaliland. The project is focused on a) enhanced understanding of mixed movements trends and profile of populations of concern in Somaliland and the protection risks and trends, b) reduction in acute individual protection needs through direct response and referral and c) enhanced coordination and response mechanisms primarily in support of the MMTF.
The position is based in Hargeisa and involves travel to field location as well as extensive consultation with the Mixed Migration Center in Nairobi and engagement with MMTF members.
Proactively support the coordination of the MMTF including activities including:
- The revision and update of the MMTF Referral/Response matrix;
- The revision and update of the MMTF Action Plan;
- Assess the possibilities for other international and national NGOs to join the MMTF;
- Support the preparation and organization of the MMTF meetings and completion of meeting minutes
- Preparation of the MMTF work-plans, reports and newsletter
- Sharing of relevant information among MMTF members.
Project Management and Implementation
Lead Project implementation activities including:
- Conducting surveys and gathering relevant information related to refugees in Somaliland
- In collaborate with the MMC, support systematic data collection on mixed migration in Somaliland
- Identify the risks people on the move face, define the needs and ensure appropriate Individual Protection Assistance is provided, where necessary, institute referral to appropriate service providers.
- Awareness-raising of refugees and migrants’ rights, and available services to assist them
- Prepare project reports and submit to Program Manager in a timely manner.
- Establish and maintain efficient working relations with other agencies on Mixed Migration issues including MRC, government, NGOs etc.
- Draft correspondence, reports, electronic presentations and resource materials in both Somali and English as may be required
- Assist with the coordination and management of research initiatives in areas of interest related to mixed migration
- Assisting with support to capacity building and advice relation to mixed migration
- Any other duties as may be assigned by line manager.
Education, experience & technical competencies
- University degree (minimum) and preferably in International Law, Political Sciences or similar discipline from recognized university
- A minimum of 3 years of experience on Mixed Migration Programming in Somaliland.
- Excellent understanding of Protection Programming in humanitarian assistance
- A minimum of 3 years of project management
- A minimum of 3 years of experience in positions requiring planning, analysis and problem solving;
- An active knowledge of Somaliland and the socio-economic and political dynamics affecting it;
- Good understanding of use of MS applications- word, excel, power point etc.
- Strong analytical and report writing skills in English is essential;
- Comfortable working against set objectives with some degree autonomy when required and able to act with initiative;
- Effectively communicates with staff at all level
- Should be very innovative and seeks solutions to challenges affecting project implementation
- Thrives in a multicultural environment and conditions of transparency and active team work;
- Ability to perform a series of tasks requiring the application of specialized and general skills;
- Spoken and written English and Somali is required
- Basic skills on other languages such as Arabic, Amharic is an asset
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: 1 March 2019
Duty station: Hargeisa
Reporting to: Program Manager
Duration: 10 Month contract.
Contract: This position is graded as G5 (NM-H) 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.
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.
For general information about Danish Refugee Council, please visit www.drc.ngo
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.
Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies no later than 18 February, 2019