Fresher Protection Assistant – GBV Non-profit Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to: 
Protection Team Leader
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 Assistant-GBV will provide day to day management of prevention
activities and other related activities in Kiryandongo refugee settlement under
the supervision of the GBV officer. The GBV Assistant undertakes all SGBV
prevention and response related activities that may include among others;
training, awareness raising, forums with opinion leaders and Focus group
discussions etc. He works and liaise closely with GBV Officer, Lead case
workers on documentation of program activities as per the donor requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible to develop/strengthen relationships with agencies at the
    field level in close cooperation with the SGBV officer and the protection
    and community services coordinator
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 psycho social
    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.
Project
development, implementation and reporting
  • Effectively implement the day to day activities according to
    planning and technical standards
  • Under the supervision of the SGBV officer, contribute to the writing
    of concept papers and proposal development in this thematic area
  • Support the SGBV 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 protection
    GBV prevention and response to all community based structures
  • Under the supervision of the SGBV officer, ensure that all the IEC
    approaches and tools are developed in synergy with the other DRC’s
    initiatives at the program level
  • Contribute to daily quality implementation, monitoring and
    evaluation of community mobilization related projects in Kiryandongo
    refugee settlement
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Facilitate formation of support groups to enhance community
    engagement & ownership on GBV prevention work.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time
Staff development
and management
  • Responsible to manage case workers. 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
Communication/Reporting
  • Proactively contribute to quality and timely drafting of weekly,
    monthly reports
  • Support and guide case workers in providing flash reports on major
    protection risks and incidents identified.
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 comply with donors and internal DRC reporting and
    accountability policy and procedures
Monitoring and
Evaluation
  • Contribute to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and
    evaluation of projects and interventions in Kiryandongo refugee
    settlement.
  • Identify, document and disseminate relevant project success,
    challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action points
  • Assist in participatory needs/vulnerability and capacity assessments
    of affected communities
  • Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of
    results.
Additional tasks
  • On request perform any other additional duties assigned by the
    supervisors in order to allow the organization to function optimally.
  • Adhere to DRC’s code of conduct


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Protection
    Assistant – GBV job opportunity should hold a University degree in social
    sciences, guidance and counselling or relevant field
  • At least two (2) years’ experience working with vulnerable
    communities, basic needs and protection programming experience, and/or
    advocacy programs.
  • Professional training in Gender based violence.
  • Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugees
    operation with wide Knowledge in SASA methodology.
  • Experience of working with UN or NonGovernmental
    organizations.
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is essential.
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and
    awareness
  • Computer skills.
  • Good self-organization and basic management skills.
  • Familiarity with Monitoring & Evaluation for UN-funded projects
    desired.
  • Fluent English
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken in the operation area is an
    asset.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the link below
Deadline: 17th January 2019
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