DRC NGO Protection Assistant Jobs in Kenya

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a protection of human rights framework, DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict. Programmes include protection, livelihoods, food and NFI distribution, water and sanitation, and advocacy amongst others.


There are 4 main programme offices in Somali region, one in Yemen, one in Kenya and one regional office in Nairobi. There are also non-operational region wide initiatives, focusing on advocacy and capacity building, which are supported from the Nairobi regional office. Currently there is over 150 DRC staff in the region.

During 2014, DRC in Dadaab will continue to provide both emergency life-saving assistance and long term development support to existing refugees, new arrivals and the host community through funding from UNHCR, Danida, ECHO and DRC's own funds.

The purpose of this post is to provide day to day management of prevention activities and other related activities that may include among others; training, awareness raising, forums with opinion leaders and Focus group discussions etc. in IFO and Dagahaley Camps in Daadab. 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.

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.

    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 implementation
  • Attend 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.

    About you

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

    DRC Core Competencies

    In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ 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.

    Application Process

    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 www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 22nd June, 2018.

    If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact [email protected]

    Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

    For more information and job application details, see; DRC NGO Protection Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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