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Protection Officer (GBV)

Mogadishu (Somalia)

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Mogadishu (Somalia)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Gender-based violence
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-05

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Background

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:

Under the supervision of the Protection Team Leader, the GBV Officer will coordinate all aspects of GBV project implementation, including prevention, response and mitigation through quality programming, capacity-building, documentation, and standardization of GBV materials, tools and guidelines at area level in compliance with DRC and the donor’s policies and procedures. For aspects related to procedures on how to deal with GBV incidents and will be coordinate directly with the technical teams..

Responsibilities:

  • In compliance with best-practice and international standards in GBV response, provide direct psycho social support for vulnerable women and girls and particularly GBV survivors. Case management services will include assessment of needs, development of an action plan for recovery, conducting referrals to relevant services, implementing the action plan and ensuring appropriate follow up and case closure when appropriate. The case management process should be implemented through a survivor-centered approach;
  • Receive referrals from different agencies, do action plan and appropriate response to each case; and send referrals to different agencies according to the action plan developed with the client;
  • Ensure the referral mechanism system (GBV/CP SOPs) is known, applied and monitored;
  • File and store GBV data in the gender-based violence information management system (GBV IMS) in compliance with the information sharing protocol developed at the inter-agency level;
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to address gaps in GBV response services and referral protocols; and work closely with the child protection sector when GBV cases involve child survivors, particularly when assessing best interest of the child;
  • Support case workers to provide age-appropriate Psychosocial First Aid (PFA) to vulnerable children through the in the best interest of the child;
  • In collaboration with the supervisor, support case management trainings for the case workers and prepare a weekly schedule for regular coaching and assistance in solving difficult cases.
  • Support the caseworkers to ensure timely case management for GBV women and girl (including legal advice, referral to hospitals and clinics, material assistance when existing);
  • Monitor and follow up the outcomes of the material assistance provided for the survivors. Conduct post distribution monitoring with interviews to evaluate the impact of the material given to them.
  • Make sure awareness schedule are respected, planned and coordinated in advance;
  • Support the caseworkers in maintaining a safe and confidential record keeping system and making sure referral of cases are confidential, safe and in a timely manner;
  • Attend GBV and Child protection sub cluster meetings and report on the GBV/CP activities.
  • Build good working relationships with other GBV services and partners such as hospitals, MCHs, police, legal and paralegal, case workers to assure the referral of GBV cases is confidential, safe and according to GBV minimum standards;
  • On a weekly and monthly basis prepare progress report and share with the relevant staff.
  • Assessment/registration and distribution of solar torches. (with the actively participation of the community).
  • Conduct evaluation of the distribution by randomly interview HHs after the 2 months of the distribution.
  • Prepare the solar torchers distribution report.
  • Support/help to prepare the caseworkers monthly reports (Awareness and Narrative reports).
  • If needed, represent DRC in the GBVWG in Mogadishu and feedback on gaps/issues identified for case management, referrals and GBV service provision.
  • Support the Protection Monitoring system through joint protection monitoring analysis and data collection when needed
  • GBV officer to handle and manage Case Management Data Base at the area level through closely working with all GBV/CP case workers and compile data on weekly bases and share weekly updates with supervisor and relevant technical team.
  • Assist/help the protection TL and Protection Coordinator in Mogadishu and undertake tasks requested by them.
  • Translator in trainings and workshops for local partners and other actors, if requested;
  • Undertake any other relevant duties or assignments not listed here as directed by the direct supervisor, Protection TL, Protection Coordinator and Protection Manager.

Education, experience & technical competencies

  • Bachelor degree in International Law, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Public health and/or previous experience with other organization working in Somalia
  • Minimum of 2 years job experience in Protection/Child Protection and GBV
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Stable and robust character and a good team-player
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor
  • Proven commitment to accountability practices.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Somali
  • Experience working with Non-Governmental organizations, UN agencies and local communities

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:         15th August 2020

 Duty station:         Mogadishu 

Reporting to:        Protection Team Leader- Mogadishu

Duration:              6 Months with Possibility of extension

Contract:              This position is graded as Band NM – H2 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.

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.

Commitments

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 

Application

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 5th July 2020.

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