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Protection Assistant-Prevention

Danish Refugee Council

Community & Social Services

KSh Confidential
1 month ago

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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 is one of the largest protection actors in Kenya, actively coordinating and advocating for improving the protective environment for refugees and host communities. DRC implements Protection monitoring, Child Protection and GBV prevention and response programmes in its areas of operation to address protection issues faced by displaced and non-displaced at-risk groups and individuals. The programme also aims to identify and build synergies with DRC´s Economic Recovery sector to facilitate durable solutions and Humanitarian Disarmament & Peace Building activities to enhance 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 purpose of this post is to provide day to day management of prevention activities and other related activities in IFO and Dagahaley Camps in Daadab. In collaboration with the Protection Officer- GBV, s/he will undertake all prevention related activities that may include among others; training, awareness raising, forums with opinion leaders and Focus group discussions etc. S/he will work and liaise closely with GBV Officer, Lead Psychosocial Counselor and Assistant psychosocial counsellors on documentation of program activities as per the donor requirements. Duties & Responsibilities: Responsibilities: Planning & Implementation of GBV Prevention Activities Mobilize community to participate in GBV prevention activities in the refugee camps. Organize & participate in meetings with community leaders, GBV support groups and other stakeholders. Develop innovative and sustainable GBV implementation strategies closely monitoring behaviour change and regularly appraise on existing strategies on SGBV e.g EMAP, SASA!, boys & girls mentorship scheme e.t.cReferring all SGBV related cases to the response team for management. Conducting training sessions for identified community groups and agency staff on SGBV issues. Organizing and facilitating workshops for incentive workers, support groups and agency workers. 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. 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. 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 implementationAttend relevant training forums relevant to the job Conduct any other related activities as deemed necessary by the supervisor Staff Management and Development 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 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) Education A Bachelorâs degree in relevant field (Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Gender and Development) Training on GBViE (Desirable) will be an added advantage Language: Fluency in written and spoken English essential Fluency in spoken Kiswahili Key stakeholders: Internal Stakeholder Protection Team + Incentive Staff, Dadaab Field Staff and Country Office staff External Refugee and host communities National and Local government authoritiesOther NGOs DonorsRefugee-Led Organizations (RLOs) About you: In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRCâs 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: 11 months contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRCâs Terms of Employment. Availability: February, 2024Duty station: Dadaab Refugee camp 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 25th January,2024Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, Male candidates and 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. DRCâs capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDPâs 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 DRCâs 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.

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