Somalia: Protection Officer-Information Management( Somali National)


DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, 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 Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management.​

Overall Purpose of the role:​**

The Protection Officer- Information Management will be responsible for the coordination of the Protection Monitoring system implementation within DRC, that will systematically and regularly collect, verify and analyze information over an extended period of time in order to identify violations of rights and protection risks for affected populations for the purpose of informing effective responses and for quality protection outcomes. The person will support the Somalia Protection Cluster through analysis of the findings, writing reports, district/region profiles and support the facilitation of joint analysis workshops across Somalia. Where information gaps exist, the Information Management Officer may help in setting up tools and conducting protection assessments, which may also involve other stakeholders within and outside of DRC. ​

Key Responsibilities:

The Protection Officer –IM is responsible for the following functions:


· In collaboration with the Protection Team Leaders and Officers coordinate the SPMS data collection processes in targeted areas in line with the monthly workflow

· Follow up with monitors to clarify information, triangulate with other sources to ensure accuracy.

· Coordinate timely and accurate filling of Protection Cluster and Sub-Cluster 4W/3W matrixes from the various Protection field teams and submit to line manager

· Support assessments conducted by Protection staff in various locations.

• Advise on recruitment of protection monitors

• Maintain overview of the DRC SPMS budget

• Regularly maintain and check-up IT equipment used for Protection Monitoring.

• Perform other duties as requested

Protection Cluster

· Based on the data collected through the Protection Monitoring System prepare monthly district or region level reports on the protection situation, bi-annual in-depth district profiles combining both information from the SPMS triangulated with other sources in Somali and English

· Support the facilitation of quarterly Joint Analysis Workshops at district/regional level across Somalia

· Prepare reports from the Joint Analysis Workshops in Somali and English

· Prepare information materials about the SPMS in Somali and English

· Support the training for new Protection Monitors on the SPMS in line with the Protection Cluster methodology

· Conducts regular field visits to provide on job support to field teams on the SPMS data collection

· Conduct feedback sessions with protection monitors, identify challenges, gaps and in collaboration with the Protection Cluster Coordination Team support with solutions

· Support the protection cluster coordination team in closing the feedback loop between all stakeholders esp. through a structured dissemination plan

· Participate in review and evaluation of the Somalia Protection Monitoring System

· Provide recommendations on how to link gaps identified following report analysis with programming

· In collaboration with the PM IM Specialist, assist relevant staff to retrieve any information needed from the PM system to prepare reports or proposals.

· Support the development of standard operating procedures for data management and information sharing.

Experience, education and technical competencies

· University degree or preferably in Social Sciences, Human Rights, Statistics, Information Technology or related field from a recognized institution of higher learning.

• Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in the field of Protection, Human Rights and/or Information Management

• Experience of working as information analyst and/or working on protection and human rights

Essential Technical Skills:

• Strong knowledge of Excel, Kobo and data visualization tools.

• Ability to use mobile phone apps in data collection and analysis

• Knowledge of different data collection methodologies.

• Ability to analyse qualitative and quantitative information, triangulate information and translate into technical briefs with understandable tables, charts, graphs and narrative presentations

• Strong community dialogue facilitation skills

• Excellent writing skills in both Somali and English

• Very good communication skills


• Attention to detail

• Commitment to gender equality

• Willingness to frequently travel and work across Somalia

Other Technical Skills that are considered desirable:

• Data storage and file management expertise

• Training as ToT

• Experience in web design and programming

• Ability to maintain and manage online database

• Basic monitoring and Evaluation skills.

Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work well under pressure


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: 25th August 2019

Duty station: Mogadishu-Somalia

Reporting to: Protection Manager-Somalia

Duration: 1-year contract with possibility of extension.


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.

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