Danish Refugee Council – Community Mobilizer Intern (Dadaab).

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About DRC

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in more than 35 countries around the world. DRC has been operating in Kenya since 2005, where we assist refugees and displacement-affected communities in Dadaab, Kakuma, Kalobeyei and Nairobi through protection and livelihoods activities to enhance their self-reliance and expand opportunities for a dignified life. DRC provides both humanitarian assistance and longer-term development support to respond to the needs of communities affected by acute crisis as well as those in protracted displacement situations.

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.

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 

Experience and technical competencies: 

  • 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 package.
  • 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.  

Education: 

  • Diploma in development/humanitarian related field. A Bachelor’s degree in similar fields is preferred and will be an added advantage.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English and Somali language is required.

DRC Core Competencies:
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ 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. Stipend and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council internship guidelines
Availability: December 2021
Duty station: Dadaab (Does not qualify for RnR and accommodation).
Key stakeholders:                                                                                       
Internal: DRC departments
External: Kenya Government (RAS), beneficiaries (Refugees and Host community), refugee and host community leaders, community leaders, local/Sub-county administration, NGOs/INGOs and police services

NB: THIS POSITION IS ONLY OPEN TO LOCAL RESIDENTS OF DADAAB AND GARISSA

General
Commitments: 

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)

Application Process: 
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications, which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation, and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.  
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on http://www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 15th November 2021.

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 
Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents. 

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.

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Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply! 

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