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Overall purpose of the role
The Protection Assistant will be responsible for day to day direct implementation of sexual and gender-based violence prevention activities within Kalobeyei settlement and Kakuma camp. S/he will in collaboration with the Protection Officer will take lead in refugee and host community engagement in SGBV prevention and response activities, awareness raising campaigns within the refugee and host community, capacity building of incentive staff and community and writing of activity and project reports as per the donor requirements.
R1. Awareness Raising, Behavior Change Communication and Capacity Building
- Mobilize community to participate in GBV prevention activities in the refugee camps aimed at increasing Girl Child/Female participation and involvement in DRC project activities as well as their improved access to services;
- Participate in the implementation of the mentorship programme through: Identification of mentors and mentees, Capacity building and training of mentors and mentees, Appropriate pairing of mentors and mentees, taking corrective measures where pairing is reported as being problematic and Monitoring the mentor-mentee relationships.
- Participate in the implementation of prevention activities like SASA! EMAP and other GBV prevention tools when requested and required to by your supervisor.
- Identify and promote culturally appropriate/relevant interventions geared towards improved physical and reproductive health, social skills (conflict resolution, problem solving, empathy and relationship building) and self-sufficiency of target beneficiaries.
- Participate in meetings with community leaders, GBV support groups and other stakeholders.
- Develop innovative and sustainable GBV implementation strategies closely monitoring behavior change and regularly appraise on existing strategies on GBV.
- Support in the identification of extremely vulnerable girls and young women for appropriate direct DRC support or referral to other actors for services not offered at DRC
- Conducting training sessions for identified community and agency staff on GBV issues.
- Organizing and facilitating workshops for incentive workers, support groups and agency workers.
R2. Coordination and Networking
- Maintain and strengthen existing networks through other service providers at the camp level, to ensure that survivors receive quality services and support both at the agency levels.
- Actively participate in scheduled meetings such as GBV inter-agency Coordination meetings.
- Identify new networks to work with to ensure GBV is prevented.
- Work in close collaboration with the response team to ensure ongoing needs of at-risk groups, women and girls are being met in the prevention related activities.
- Strengthen existing referral systems and networks of psychosocial service providers
- In collaboration with other partners, design prevention activities/interventions within the refugee and host community.
- Participate in conducting trainings for partners on relevant organizational development areas and support peer learning between DRC and other partner agencies
R3. Community Engagement and Outreach
- Conduct sensitization, dialogue sessions with the wider population on ways to prevent & stop SGBV.
- Facilitate formation of support groups to enhance community engagement & ownership on GBV Prevention work.
- Identify and strengthen Community structures through engaging community leaders, camp management and other stakeholders to ensure that the survivors receive adequate support at the community level.
- Disseminate relevant information during Community SGBV prevention forums and meetings.
R4. Monitoring and Evaluation
- Draft and share weekly, monthly, quarterly Sitrep and annual reports.
- Use appropriate data collection tools and submit assessments and reports in a timely and accurate manner
- Work closely with the refugee staff to ensure quality reporting
- Ensure Core Humanitarian Standards are mainstreamed in the day to day project implementation
- Attend relevant training forums relevant to the job
- Conduct any other related activities as deemed necessary by the supervisor
R5. Staff supervision
- Provide supervision to the Community workers-prevention to ensure effective implementation.
- Conduct continuous performance/evaluation for community workers
- Engage in quality self-care through supervision, debriefings, and other shared sessions.
- Conduct regular formal and on-job training and mentorship to the team with other related topics to enhance professionalism.
Experience and technical competencies:
- Minimum of 2 years of work experience within the field of protection, sexual and gender-based violence programming, social work;
- Experience working diverse communities within the refugee camp set up.
- Experience in implementing behavior change communication and community mobilization strategies such as SASA! EMAP, Community Based Protection and others
- Experience in working with people from diverse background and cultures;
- Clear understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS);
- Experience with capacity building of staff, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops
- Excellent analytical and report writing skills (English)
- Ability to work in a challenging environment.
- Experience working in a refugee context is highly desirable
- A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, sociology, law, Gender and Development)
- Fluent in written and spoken English and Swahili.
DRC’s 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.
Contract duration: 11 months. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council terms of employment for National staff.
Availability: February 2022
Duty station: Kakuma (does not qualify for accommodation)
Internal: Protection, DRC Kakuma Staff
External: Refugee and Host Community, Local government authorities, Other NGOs, Implementing partners
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)
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: 24th January 2022.
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.
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
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
- Professionalism, impact & expertise
- Humanitarian approach & the work we do
- Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
- Culture, values & strong leadership
- Fair compensation & continuous development
Providing equal opportunities
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.
Promoting high standards
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.