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Somalia: Protection Officer-GBV (Somali National)

Deadline for application: 
14 Mar 2019
Danish Refugee Council
Job type: 

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 14 Mar 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​**

The GBV officer shall be the focal point for all GBV case management activities, referral of GBV/CP cases. The officer will be responsible for contributing to the timely and quality implementation of activities, deliver GBV related awareness, training, documentation and case filling. He/ She will be conducting GBV prevention and response training/sessions. The GBV officer will serve as the focal point for children GBV cases and will closely work with Child Protection team through case management and also coordinating all GBV activities.​


· Oversee case management (including follow up on referrals and action plans) and support services provided to GBV survivors.

· Initiate planning for longer-term GBV prevention and response activities, including referral pathway and standard operating procedures.

· Maintain, monitor and measure GBV project implementation and contribute to effective information management on GBV survivors

· Closely work with case management officer/case workers and ensure that staff implement and respect best-practice and international standards in GBV prevention and response and know how to use existing referral pathways;

· Participate and maintain effective relationship with GBVWG, CPWG, FGM in area level and other protection related working groups for better coordination and referral pathways among service providers.

· Closely work with partners, community member and community committee focal points.

· Assist with general GBV program operations and field-based activities.

· Follow up children cases referred for safe shelter in collaboration with related stakeholders.

· Submit quality reports as scheduled including but not limited to weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.​**​**

Experience and technical competencies

· University degree, preferably in Social Sciences, Human Rights, International Law or related field from a recognized institution of higher learning

· Minimum 3 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 written and spoken Somali & English​


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 balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership

· Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures

· Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.


Availability: April 2019

Duty station: Dolow with frequent travel to field offices.

Reporting to: Protection Team Leader​

Duration: 9 Month contract with possibility of extensions.​

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, colour, 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 14th March, 2019.​


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

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