DRC NGO Project Assistant - Armed Violence Reduction Jobs in Kenya
DRC NGO Project Assistant - Armed Violence Reduction Jobs in KenyaOverall purpose of the roleTo support the ABLI Garissa Project in implementing DDG project components in Garissa County, especially as it relates to implementing DDG’s AVR activities.
The AVR Project Assistant works directly with local communities and local authorities to strengthen their capacity to improve safety at the community level.
This includes, but is not limited to, facilitating community entry and stakeholder mapping activities, local stakeholder consultations capacity building activities, conflict management & security provision in project context, dialogue facilitation and policy dialogue facilitation.
Support Project Officers and other Assistants in the field as delegated by the AVR Project Officer, adherence to DRC/DDG’s security procedures and regulations, representation of DDG in the community circles in Garissa as delegated by the AVR Project Officer; adherence to DRC/DDG’s standard regulations and operational procedures (including the Code of Conduct, the DRC/DDG Programme Manual and administrative regulations).
Duties & Responsibilities
Project Management and Development
Act as primary link between the assigned target communities and DRC/DDG.
Responsible for assisting locational authorities in target areas with selecting target communities in accordance with DRC/DDG selection criteria and process.
Liaise with community leaders and local government authorities about the security in the assigned target communities (i.e. community entry).
Provide inputs and participate in the baseline study and context area security incidents and management processes.
Facilitute community entry and ABLI-Garissa project planning processes in target communities and ensure the representation and participation of all socio-economic groups in the communities.
Monitor the implementation of the project activities by the assigned target communities and support communities to improve implementation;
Provide inputs and participate in the development of Improving Local Security and Management Concept.
Ensure that all tasks allocated by the AVR Project Officer are executed promptly, efficiently and in accordance with DRC/DDG operational guidelines.
Take good care of all assigned equipment including computers and communication equipment.
Ensure that there are receipts for all expenses and compile all receipts according to DRC/DDG’s financial guidelines by the end of each week financial reporting period and submit to the AVR PO.
Fully adhere to DRC/DDG’s procedures for security, financial management, logistics, human resources and administration.
Uphold DRC/DDG’s Code of Conduct.
Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation
Compile the required monitoring forms and reports using the prescribed DRC/DDG formats and submit reports to the AVR Project Officer by the end of each month.
Coordination & Partnerships
Ensure good cooperation with partners and other organisations working in the project target areas.
Ensure excellent collaboration with DRC/DDG staff, staff from other consortium members and other partners.
Experience and technical competencies
A minimum of 2 years working experience.
Exceptional understanding of local dynamics that lead to armed violence (ideally in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya).
Substantial knowledge of the Kenya political system from community to national level;
Open-minded and committed to finding non-violent ways to mitigate conflict and promote inter-communal peace and collaboration.
Cultural and gender sensitivity.
A team player: able to demonstrate a constructive, cooperative and problem-solving approach.
Experience with community peace and/or development work.
Experience of working in insecure environments.
Strong ability to communicate constructively to various different groups of people including; community (elders, women, men, spiritual leaders etc.), Security providers (KPRs, Police, APs), Government officials (chiefs, DOs, DCs) etc.
Ability to use IT equipment effectively including computers and mobile phones.
A university Degree or Diploma preferably in Peace studies, Conflict Management, Social sciences or closely related field
Key stake holders
Internal: Programme staff; Support Services staff
External: Relevant stakeholders – Community leaders, Local/Sub-county administration, NGOs/INGOs and police services
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.
Bachelor’s degree in Protection related studies Psychology/Sociology, Community Development, Laws, Social sciences. Master’s degree in the same fields is an added advantage;
Excellent knowledge of computer applications including MS Word, Excel, Power point;
Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages.;
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; DRC NGO Project Assistant - Armed Violence Reduction Jobs in Kenya
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