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 Community Safety facilitators (CSFs) play a key role in implementing DDG’s community safety project in the target district of Saaxo, Towfiq and Galkayo district. They work 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 CPDC, work closing with CPDC, 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.
· Act as primary link and channel for communication between communities, local authorities and DRC/DDG
· Supporting the mapping and identification of project locations and key stakeholders in accordance with DRC / DDG selection criteria and process
· Along the project team, 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 mechanism to Support CPDC Plans:
· Facilitate the ground work 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& 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.
Experience, education and technical competencies
· A university Degree/Diploma preferably in conflict Studies, development studies Social science or related field
· Minimum 1-2 years of experience in conflict resolution.
· 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 army 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
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: 1st Oct 2019
Duty station: Towfiq, Somalia
Reporting to: Area Manager/SSF Project Manager
Duration: 5 months 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, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
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 19th September 2019.