Entry Level Protection / Community Services Assistant NGO Career Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
The Danish Refugee Council
(DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all
aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world.
The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs)
against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced
migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works
in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for
the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Job Summary: The Protection/Community
Services Assistant will support the quality, timely implementation of legal
assistance project activities in compliance with DRC standards and budgets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordination:
  • Responsible to develop/strengthen
    relationships with agencies at the field level in close cooperation with
    the community services officer and the protection and community services
    coordinator
  • Collaborate with the various functional
    units to take community development approach in their work
  • Responsible for representing DRC in any
    relevant field based thematic meetings with stakeholders and otherwise as
    needed
  • Actively coordinate with the field staff
    of other DRC sectors and other organizations
  • Actively participate in the regular sector
    meetings and in house coordination meetings
Project development, implementation and reporting:
  • Effectively implement the day to day
    activities according to plan and technical standards
  • Under the supervision of the community
    services officer, contribute to the writing of concept papers and proposal
    development in this thematic area
  • Support the community services focused
    assessment and ongoing risk analysis in order to design adequate projects
  • Contribute to the identification of any
    gaps with a view to generating ideas for future projects in this thematic
    area
  • Providing technical assistance and
    guidance to mainstream community mobilization –which comprises conflict
    management education- to all community based structures
  • Under the supervision of the community
    services officer, ensure that all the IEC approaches and tools are
    developed in synergy with the other DRC’s initiatives at the programme
    level
  • Contribute to daily quality
    implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community mobilization
    related projects in Kiryandongo
  • Make sure that all the designed
    interventions adhere to protection standards and principles as well as DRC
    guidelines and accountability standards
  • Contribute to the development of advocacy
    points based on assessment of situation and risks
  • In collaboration with the GBV, CP, and CS
    officer, proactively contribute to quality and timely monthly, quarterly
    and annual reports
Staff development and management:
  • Responsible to manage a team of outreach
    workers at the cluster level. Provide technical and programmatic
    leadership in this thematic area for DRC outreach workers and community
    based mechanisms in Kiryandongo operational area
  • Develop staff performance measurements and
    targets and appraise them based on the set targets
  • Conduct daily field visits to support
    field staff through technical back stopping and to train duty bearers
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and
    principles of accountability
Logistics / finance:
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics
    and movement of staff from and to different clusters
  • Support the community services officer to
    monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide
    timely feedback on budget follow ups.
  • Follow-up all DRC / DDG procedures for
    security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration
  • Responsible for complying with donors and
    internal DRC reporting and accountability policy and procedures



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Protection/Community
    Services Assistant job placement
    must hold a Bachelor’s Degree  in
    Development studies, social sciences or other relevant fields
  • Two years’ experience working with
    vulnerable communities, basic needs and distribution programming
    experience, and/or advocacy programmes.
  • Experience of managing and supervising
    staff.
  • Experience in community mobilization and
    effective facilitation skills.
  • Experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations.
  • Fluency in Arabic is essential, while
    knowledge of Dinka and Maadi is desirable.
  • Good communication skills and ability to
    conduct training and awareness.
  • Understanding of gender, protection and
    human rights.
  • Computer skills.
  • Good organizational and people management
    skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications including;
  • A
    cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the
    position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria
  • Concise
    and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about
    your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and
    contact details of 3 relevant references.
All applications should be sent
to administrator@drcuganda.org clearly indicating position name in the subject
line.
Deadline: 28th January 2018 by 5:00pm

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