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Somalia: Protection Monitor (Somali National)

Deadline for application: 
02 Apr 2019
Danish Refugee Council
Job type: 

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 02 Apr 2019


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in more than 35 countries around the world. DRC has been operating in Somalia for more than twenty years, where we assist returnees, IDPs and displacement-affected communities in all three regions (Somaliland, Puntland, and Central and Southern Somalia) through protection, service delivery and livelihoods activities to enhance their self-reliance and expand opportunities for a dignified life. DRC provides both humanitarian assistance and longer-term development support to respond to the needs of communities affected by acute crisis as well as those in protracted displacement situations. In the past year, DRC’s strategic focus has shifted towards more durable solutions-oriented programming, linking displacement affected communities to longer-term initiatives to build resilience and recovery. ​

Overall Purpose of the role:

We are looking for a highly motivated Protection Monitor, focusing on protection monitoring, case management and general support to protection activities. The person will be responsible for the Protection Monitoring System data collection in line with Protection Information Management principles and methodology, collecting information about protection risks and reporting about protection concerns.​


(A) Conduct regular protection monitoring of protection threats, vulnerabilities and coping capacities using and contributing to the Somalia Protection Monitoring System (PMS) in particular.​

· Select of key informants (KI) from the community in line with the PMS methodology representing a variety of perspectives and backgrounds and maintenance of good relations, based on voluntariness and informed consent with the KI

· Conduct data collection on a monthly basis (last week and first week of each month) to villages, urban areas, and informal settlements where returnees, refugees and asylum seekers and IDPs live within the community using the PMS tools and methodology

· Utilize digital data collection system based on smart-phones for data collection and uploading; participates in training in the digital system, testing, data cleaning, and regular debrief and supervision of digital data collection activities.

· Ensure the data is collected in line with PIM and protection principles

· Observe data protection SOPs

· Ensure collected data is of good quality, support data peer review and eradicate mistakes/errors identified in the data cleaning process

· Participate in data analysis process

· Share feedback from and to the key informants related to the PMS process, findings and actions taken

(B) Support other protection activities especially:

· Report about emergencies such as evictions, displacement, natural disaster and related protection needs

· Participate in protection and multi-sectoral rapid needs assessments

· Support coordination of emergency response through sharing information about needs and ongoing interventions

· Provide psychological first aid and referrals to survivors of protection incidents in line with the survivor-centered approach

· Refer cases with protection concerns to the case worker/community service worker, to ensure their protection needs are addressed.

· Conduct spot observation in areas where returnees and IDPs are living for inclusion in protection mainstreaming

· Conduct mobile patrols

· Participate in protection and multi-sector awareness sessions

· Provide training and capacity building on protection to persons of concern

· Collect and share information on evictions or risk thereof

· Support emergency distributions ensuring protection mainstreaming

· Compile weekly and monthly reports

· Conduct other duties as assigned by supervisors

· Support other sectors, esp. CCCM activities if requested​

Education, Experience and technical competencies

· Minimum 2 years work experience in GBV, child protection or social work with a demonstrated focus on GBV program design and implementation

· Knowledge of community based child/GBV protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches and child participation methodologies.

· Basic familiarity with MS application packages (Word, Excel and database software) and willingness to develop further.

· Good cooperation skills, ability to work well independently and in a team;

· Experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies and/or local authorities in complex emergencies

· Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities.

· Strong listening and empathy skills, as well as commitment to supporting women and children survivors/ at risk;

· Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving.​


• Fluency in Somali & English languages.​


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 are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

• Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

• Communicating: You listen to other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and persuasively.

• Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values


Availability: April 2019

Duty station: Luuq

Reporting to: Team Leader-Protection​

Duration: 9 Month contract ​

The position is open to Nationals ONLY

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap. ​

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at www.drc.dk. Please submit applications online using this link by 2nd April 2019.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

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