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Intern - Livelihoods & Self-reliance Program-ABLI Garissa

Dadaab Refugee Camp

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Dadaab Refugee Camp
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-21

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About DRC   
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) provides Relief and Development services in the East Africa & Yemen since 1997. Using a protection of human rights framework, DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict. Programmes include protection, livelihoods, food and NFI distribution, water and sanitation, and advocacy amongst others. DRC in Dadaab will continue to provide both emergency life‐saving assistance and long-term development support to existing refugees, new arrivals and the host community through funding from UNHCR, Danida, ECHO, EUTF and DRC's own funds.

Overall purpose of the role: 
The intern will be responsible for the project mobilization in the target community, sensitization and awareness among stakeholders, organization of community events, provision of support for the implementation and monitoring of all DRC program activities including micro-enterprise development, vocational skills training, dryland agriculture, value chain development and VSLA trainings to persons of concerns, within the target areas in Garissa County.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Undertake Community mobilization & sensitization activities for all DRC programs in Garissa County in close consultation with the project staff.
  • Develop rapport with community leadership and stakeholders (e.g. village chiefs, Camp, block leaders etc.) and enhance their participation in all DRC programs.
  • Plan and organize community forums for project engagement including community entry meetings, awareness creation event among others, community feedback sessions among others.
  • Support project implementation of specific intervention as may be directed by the supervisor/mentor, including conducting training on specific areas and other support for the smooth delivery of DRC programs.
  • Making periodic follow up visits to trainees and other program beneficiaries for further mentorship on needs basis.
  • Participate in ABLI project assessment, surveys, data collection and field supervision activities in consultation with the responsible project staff. 
  • Keep abreast of political, economic and social developments priorities in the area of operation and report the same to the supervisor for appropriate action.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly plans and progress reports of DRC program activities directly involved in including documentation of success stories/best practices.
  • Adequately share the DRC feedback mechanism with beneficiaries, to allow for timely feedback on emerging complains/complements concerning program implementation in close consultation with the relevant national staff.
  • Facilitate and adhere to none violent conflict resolution mechanism among program beneficiaries
  • Mainstream HAP in all DRC interventions being implemented in the designated areas.
  • Help the program team in roll-out of program activities, including sharing of advertisements, overseeing receipt of application and participate in mobilization, identification and vetting of project beneficiaries.
  • Maintain the PoC data base and any relevant information regarding the selected beneficiaries and file for reference.
  • Observe all the rules and policies applicable to DRC and be available for the entire duration of the internship. 
  • Actively participate in the learning experience and relevant skills development planned.
  • Complete and submit monthly timesheet for the time worked 

Education/Qualifications

  • Diploma in development/humanitarian related field. A Bachelor’s degree in similar fields is preferred and will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of the key issues/challenges and trends with regard to sustainable livelihood in refugee and host community set up.
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.
  • Flexible, with ability to work and handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to provide continuous input on the organization’s processes and programs.
  • Strong planning, organization and problem-solving skills with ability to work hands-on, independently, and within a team
  • Strong communication (written & spoken) and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative as well as a part of a team.

Preferable competencies:

  • Vast knowledge and understanding of the project area 
  • Ability to communicate in local Somalia language

Key stake holders:
Internal/ External: Programme staff; Relevant stakeholders – Community leaders, Local/Sub-county administration, NGOs/INGOs and police services

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. 

Conditions:  

  • Contract: 9 months contract. Remuneration and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment. 
  • Availability: September, 2020
  • Duty station: Dadaab, Refugee camp. This is a local position, the staff is not entitled to accommodation and R & R

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 no later than 1 September, 2020

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels.  In light of this, Female candidates and those from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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. 

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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