The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997.Using a human rights frame work, the DRC Somalia operations focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrant.
Danish Demining Group(DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction(AVR)programmes.DDG’s mandate is to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict; and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors; Security System Reforms, Small Arms and Light Weapons(SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management.
Overall Purpose of the role
The Project Officer is responsible for the overall supervision and coordination of Project activities in the geographical locations, with particular emphasis on the DFID funded project on strengthening police accountability and access to justice in Somalia. They ensure that all relevant protocols and the guiding manuals for project implementation processes and results are to be achieved as per the project’s logical framework. They are also required to liaise with the DDG Coordinators and other senior members of staff for quality control and overall programming support as well as supervise community mobilizers.
Experience, Educational qualifications & technical competencies
· At least of 3 years of experience in the field of conflict management and conflict resolution, peacebuilding, community-policing, security, governance and access to justice.
· Minimum of Diploma in Social Sciences, Management, Law, International Development, International Relations or other relevant subject. Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
· High degree of computer literacy.
· At least 2 years of experience as trainer of trainers and facilitator.
· Prior experience of working with international and/or local NGOs & donor funded projects/programmes in complex emergencies.
· High degree of computer literacy.
· Should have analytical and report writing skills, and be able to compile reports.
· Leadership skills, including ability to build and motivate a team and willingness to deal with conflicts constructively.
· Political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures.
· Strong liaison, education and communication skills (oral and written)
· Ability to manage internal/ external pressures
· Work independently at fully professional level.
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
Availability: December 2019
Duty station: Belet-Hawo
Reporting to: DDG Project Manager-AVR Manager
Duration: 8 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.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html ). All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.