DRC NGO Protection Assistant - GBV Prevention Jobs in Kenya

DRC NGO Protection Assistant - GBV Prevention Jobs in Kenya

DRC began operating in Kenya in 2005 with assistance to refugees and displacement-affected communities via implementation of protection and livelihoods activities.

DRC works in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, as well as in Nairobi to assist urban-based refugees, and in Mandera County implementing a 3-year cross-border resilience programme.

In Kakuma, DRC’s programme supports refugee youth and adolescents with life skills, resilience, training and scholarships alongside livelihood and vocational skills development.

DRC has recently acquired implementing partner status of UNHCR and will be implementing protection related activities in Kalobeyei camp – which is a new camp opened near the Kakuma refugee camp.

Overall purpose of the role:

  • The purpose of this post is to provide day to day management of Protection/GBV prevention activities and other related activities in IFO and Dagahaley Camps in Dadaab.
  • 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 programme activities as per the donor requirements.

    Key Responsibilities:
  • Mobilize community to participate in GBV prevention activities in the refugee camps.
  • 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 SGBV.
  • Referring all SGBV related cases to the response team for management.
  • Conducting training sessions for identified community and agency staff on SGBV issues.
  • Organizing and facilitating workshops for incentive workers, support groups and agency workers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • He/she should have a minimum of 2 years of work experience within the field of protection, sexual and gender based violence programming, social work;
  • He/she should have experience working communities within the refugee camp set up & with people from diverse background and cultures;
  • He/she should have experience in implementing behavior change communication and community mobilization strategies such as SASA!, EMAP,
  • Community Based Protection and others
  • Experience with capacity building of staff, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops
  • He/she should possess excellent analytical and report writing skills (English)

    About you:
  • 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.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Gender and Development)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential
  • Training on GBViE will be an added advantage

    Key stakeholders:
  • Protection Team & Incentive Staff, Dadaab Field Staff and Country Office staff

    External Stakeholders:

  • Refugee and host communities
  • National and Local government authorities
  • Other NGOs
  • Donors

  • Contract: 5 months contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance.
  • Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment.
  • Availability: August 2019
  • Duty station: The position will be based in Dadaab Refugee Camp
  • Application and CV:

    How to Apply
  • 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 31st July, 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; DRC NGO Protection Assistant - GBV Prevention Jobs in Kenya

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