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:
We are looking for highly motivated Youth facilitators focusing on Child Friendly Spaces (CFS). DRC will place Youth Facilitators in each of the centers to ensure adequate supervision of children accessing services. .
- Promote adherence to the guiding principles of Protection among community focal points, other community-based actors and service providers for safe and ethical referral of cases and ensuring self-determination of the UASC and other child protection cases;
- Case management and follow up of Unaccompanied and Separated children after Identification and documentation, including continuous basic emotional support. Once the cases is identified the case workers/Protection monitor is expected to provide case management based on a child-centred approach:
- Create a climate of trust and care;
- Rapid case assessment;
- Comprehensive best interest assessment, case action planning and implementation;
- Case follow up & Review;
- Preferred durable solution in discussion with the child and caregiver;
- Case closure Final follow up (confirm the sustainability of preferred durable solution).
- Maintain daily contact with community structures and project beneficiaries to ensure the correct procedures and principles are adhered to.
- Ensure the provision of comprehensive information on services available to the client, maintain coordination with service provider focal points, and ensure accompaniment and referral to service adhering to referral SOPs and “need to know” principle.
- Respect Standard Operating Procedures, Information Sharing Protocol, ensure confidentiality and relevant management of information.
- Prepare, plan and conduct community awareness raising on Protection, GBV and education.
- Facilitate the setup of community-based mechanism and referral system to respond to persons with protection issues and educational needs.
- Carry out interviews and conduct follow-up and home visits.
- Identify vulnerable cases (individuals and families) following the program and selection criteria.
- Attend community meetings and trainings.
- Take part and facilitate other protection activities, such as NFI distribution, awareness raising, child protection activities and GBV response.
- Take part in project proposal development by collecting information from community.
- Ability to deliver information and communicate in a child friendly manner.
- Any other duties assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education, experience & technical competencies
- Secondary school certificate or other qualifications will be added values
- Minimum of 6 months to 1-year experience in Child protection and human rights and instructor/care taker for child friendly center.
- Prior experience working with children and in emergency contexts particularly in running and management of Child friendly spaces.
- Observant and able to manage a group of up to 25 children at one time
- Prior experience in NGO work is added value
- Knowledge and experience of local setting/context
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: 25th December 2019
Duty station: Las’anod
Reporting to: Protection Team Leader
Duration: 5 Months and 7 days
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 & qualified candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their updated CV and a 1-page Cover letter clearly stating their motivation and why they are suited for the post to SOM-HRG-JOBS@DRC.NGO with the subject heading “Youth Facilitator- Las’anod” not later than 15th December-2019 @4:30PM EAT
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test & oral interview.