Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an independent, non-profit organization (NGO), founded on the basis of humanitarian principles, and human rights based approach, to secure the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), and to promote long term solutions to the problems of forced displacement. The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) invites applications for the position of a Cash Expert who plays a critical role in the regional operation.

Mar 16, 2019
// Title: Project Manager Location:  Shire Reports to: Area Manager Direct Reports: 3 supervisors  (Livelihoods, Protection, Education & Youth) Grade-F2 Start of Contract & Duration: 12 Months Posting date: March 15, 2019   INTRODUCTION The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.   Project Background The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is leading an international consortium to deliver a £21 million programme to protect would-be migrants and refugees from unsafe irregular migration through and from the Amhara and Tigray regions of Ethiopia as well as Djibouti.  The 4-year programme, funded by the Department for International Development, UK (DFID, UK) will address the barriers to reducing unsafe irregular migration from Ethiopia and ultimately reducing unsafe irregular migration through and from Ethiopia, taking into consideration the most vulnerable groups -- women, girls and unaccompanied irregular migrants. The programme will coordinate and engage in high level national and regional advocacy with key stakeholders.  The programme is anticipated to be innovative, cross-sectoral and solutions-oriented with strong emphasis on research, learning and adaptive management.    This appointment is subject to DRC successfully securing funding from DFID, UK.     Overall Purpose of the Role :     The Project Manager will be the highest-ranking field-based staff who is 100% dedicated to the program, and therefore will be responsible for overall project management and implementation of the DFID Migration Project in Shire area.  The Project Manager will supervise three Education and Youth Engagement Officers, one in each camp, and ensure that all activities are comprehensively planned, implemented and adapted based on learning.  The Project Manager will also be responsible for submitting quality reports, reviewing and revising project documents, fulfilling area-level compliance and coordinating with all partners and stakeholders engaged in the project. The Project Manager will report to the Area Manager and work closely with all partners and stakeholders.    Responsibilities: Coordination and Management: Overall responsibility for the recruitment and daily management of the field-based DFID program team, including ensuring positive and collaborative working relationships in line with DRC's Code of Conduct and assessing staff capacity to provide or recommend relevant training or coaching as needed. Coordinate the implementation of field-level activities, including: oversee implementation of the programme according to contract objectives, ensuring the programme meets or exceeds agreed targets, annual planning and budgeting processes for the programme with full accountability to the DRC, project partners and to DFID, UK. Identify and effectively manage due diligence and all associated key risks related to the programme in the respective area. Ensure that technical, financial, and operational activities, including reporting, are carried out according to DFID UK’s and DRC's policies and procedures e.g quarterly and annual reports and submission of deliverables and payment by result (PbR) milestones to DFID UK. Identify and effectively manage all key programme risks in the respective area of implementation, including compliance with DFID UK’s International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and due diligence requirements. Represent the DFID programme publically at the site level, including in coordination fora with other agencies, and for providing the direct link in communications between the respective field office and the Addis Ababa country office. Programme and Technical Oversight: Provide technical oversight of all programming in the respective area, ensuring achievement in accordance with targets, on time, within budget, consistent with high impact quality programming and in compliance with core protection principles and best practices, and DRC and donor regulations. Contribute to the strategic direction of the Shire component of the DFID programme through active and ongoing participation programme reviews, monitoring and lesson learning exercises. Ensure integration of technical inputs from the consortium’s Technical Coordinator and Advisors in all implementation to ensure  high quality programming. Support Services: Coordinate with the Area Manager and relevant Support Services functions to support financial and operational management of the program according to DFID and DRC standards for compliance Support the establishment of efficient and effective systems and procedures to monitor Payment by Results requirements and demonstration of Value for Money Assume full responsibility over the programme team, with direct line management over Managers as indicated above.  Manage all team members and support respectful and positive working relationships for quality programme implementation   All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies: Striving for excellence:  Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes. Collaborating:  Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback. Taking the lead : Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. Communicating:  Listening and speaking effectively and honestly. Demonstrating integrity:  Acting in line with DRC's vision and values   Job Requirements Experience and Technical Competencies: An advanced degree in a related field, such as international relations, migration, human rights, law, or social sciences; A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in international humanitarian and/or development aid, preferably with displaced populations, and with at least 3 years in program management. Technical expertise and experience in migration, protection and/or livelihoods programming Robust analytical and strategic planning skills Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, whilst maintaining technical quality Highly diplomatic with excellent political awareness and understanding High-level communications and interpersonal skills A demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, partners, local organizations, and other stakeholders Fluent in written and spoken English Additional preferred background experience: Experience managing DFID contracts   Education: Master’s degree in law, social sciences, international development, or other relevant field. Languages: Excellent verbal and written English.   How to Apply TO APPLY Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.  We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.  Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than March 28, 2019. “Application will be reviewed in rolling basis” For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk. 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 We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Mar 16, 2019
// Title: Project Manager Location:  Jijiga Reports to: Area Manager Direct Reports: 3 supervisors  (Livelihoods, Protection, Education & Youth) Grade-F2 Start of Contract & Duration: 12 Months Posting date: March 15, 2019   INTRODUCTION The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.   Project Background The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is leading an international consortium to deliver a £21 million programme to protect would-be migrants and refugees from unsafe irregular migration through and from the Amhara and Tigray regions of Ethiopia as well as Djibouti.  The 4-year programme, funded by the Department for International Development, UK (DFID, UK) will address the barriers to reducing unsafe irregular migration from Ethiopia and ultimately reducing unsafe irregular migration through and from Ethiopia, taking into consideration the most vulnerable groups -- women, girls and unaccompanied irregular migrants. The programme will coordinate and engage in high level national and regional advocacy with key stakeholders.  The programme is anticipated to be innovative, cross-sectoral and solutions-oriented with strong emphasis on research, learning and adaptive management.    This appointment is subject to DRC successfully securing funding from DFID, UK. Overall Purpose of the Role :  The Project Manager will be the highest-ranking field-based staff who is 100% dedicated to the program, and therefore will be responsible for overall project management and implementation of the DFID Migration Project in Jijiga area.  The Project Manager will supervise three Education and Youth Engagement Officers, one in each camp, and ensure that all activities are comprehensively planned, implemented and adapted based on learning.  The Project Manager will also be responsible for submitting quality reports, reviewing and revising project documents, fulfilling area-level compliance and coordinating with all partners and stakeholders engaged in the project.   The Project Manager will report to the Area Manager and work closely with all partners and stakeholders.    Responsibilities: Coordination and Management: Overall responsibility for the recruitment and daily management of the field-based DFID program team, including ensuring positive and collaborative working relationships in line with DRC's Code of Conduct and assessing staff capacity to provide or recommend relevant training or coaching as needed. Coordinate the implementation of field-level activities, including: oversee implementation of the programme according to contract objectives, ensuring the programme meets or exceeds agreed targets, annual planning and budgeting processes for the programme with full accountability to the DRC, project partners and to DFID, UK. Identify and effectively manage due diligence and all associated key risks related to the programme in the respective area. Ensure that technical, financial, and operational activities, including reporting, are carried out according to DFID UK’s and DRC's policies and procedures e.g quarterly and annual reports and submission of deliverables and payment by result (PbR) milestones to DFID UK. Identify and effectively manage all key programme risks in the respective area of implementation, including compliance with DFID UK’s International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and due diligence requirements. Represent the DFID programme publically at the site level, including in coordination fora with other agencies, and for providing the direct link in communications between the respective field office and the Addis Ababa country office. Programme and Technical Oversight: Provide technical oversight of all programming in the respective area, ensuring achievement in accordance with targets, on time, within budget, consistent with high impact quality programming and in compliance with core protection principles and best practices, and DRC and donor regulations. Contribute to the strategic direction of the Jijiga component of the DFID programme through active and ongoing participation programme reviews, monitoring and lesson learning exercises. Ensure integration of technical inputs from the consortium’s Technical Coordinator and Advisors in all implementation to ensure  high quality programming. Support Services: Coordinate with the Area Manager and relevant Support Services functions to support financial and operational management of the program according to DFID and DRC standards for compliance Support the establishment of efficient and effective systems and procedures to monitor Payment by Results requirements and demonstration of Value for Money Assume full responsibility over the programme team, with direct line management over Managers as indicated above.  Manage all team members and support respectful and positive working relationships for quality programme implementation   All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:   Striving for excellence:  Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes. Collaborating:  Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback. Taking the lead : Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. Communicating:  Listening and speaking effectively and honestly. Demonstrating integrity:  Acting in line with DRC's vision and values   Job Requirements Experience and Technical Competencies: An advanced degree in a related field, such as international relations, migration, human rights, law, or social sciences; A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in international humanitarian and/or development aid, preferably with displaced populations, and with at least 3 years in program management. Technical expertise and experience in migration, protection and/or livelihoods programming Robust analytical and strategic planning skills Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, whilst maintaining technical quality Highly diplomatic with excellent political awareness and understanding High-level communications and interpersonal skills A demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, partners, local organizations, and other stakeholders Fluent in written and spoken English  Additional preferred background experience: Experience managing DFID contracts   Education:  Master’s degree in law, social sciences, international development, or other relevant field. Languages: Excellent verbal and written English. Knowledge of Amharic or Somali an added advantage.   How to Apply TO APPLY Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.  Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than March 28, 2019. “Application will be reviewed in rolling basis” For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.   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 We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit. 
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Jijiga, Ethiopia Full time
Mar 09, 2019
Job Title: Cash Specialist Location:  Addis Ababa Types of Contract: National or Expatriate   Overall Purpose of the Role    DRC Ethiopia is looking for an experienced Cash Specialist who will provide targeted and high quality technical oversight, guidance, hands-on implementation support and strengthening the capacity of DRC’s cash-based emergency response. A specific focus of the role is to oversee assessment, targeting, implementation and monitoring of basic needs and multi-purpose cash assistance for IDPs in DRC’s areas of operation. Alongside an expectation to hit the ground running, this position represents an excellent opportunity to provide technical leadership in an exciting and challenging context, and to strategically develop the quality, impact and protection integration of DRC’s emergency basic needs and cash-based response.    Responsibilities  Technical Coordination and Support   Provide flexible and high-quality technical oversight, guidance and hands-on implementation support on emergency basic needs and cash-based assistance.  close collaboration with the Head of Program and Emergency Advisor, ensure that program strategy, design and implementation evolves in line with changing contexts, and needs and preferences of affected communities, and is integrated with other DRC sectors and areas of intervention, specifically protection.  Lead on delivery of the following core components:   Basic needs and markets-based assessment and response design using DRC’s Modality Due Diligence and Cash Feasibility methodology, guidance and tools.  Community-based vulnerability criteria and targeting.  Timely implementation of multi-purpose and protection-oriented/integrated cash assistance for the identified beneficiary caseload.  Monitoring of DRC’s basic needs cash assistance in West Guji – to understand process, outcomes and impact; and document and action lessons learned to inform adapted and higher quality response.  Lead development/adaptation of – and training of relevant team members in – core technical tools and guidance    Programming and Technical Support:   // Programme Development and Quality Assurance  Assure compliance with DRC standards and procedures, and alignment with area and country strategy, including through regular coordination with colleagues in support services at Area Office and Country Office level.  Provide technical review of relevant proposals and reports, and support to donor communications/reporting as required  Oversight of overall programme implementation progress; identification, resolution and/or escalation of issues.  Lead on developing and coordinating needed assessments, data collection and analysis to inform evidence-based response analysis, programme design, and adaptive implementation.  Coordinate and ensure delivery of risk assessments and mitigation measures related to emergency response programming   Adapt and develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for DRC’s basic needs cash assistance and work collaboratively with programme and support services colleagues to ensure understanding of and adherence to the SOPs  Complete regular field visits to deliver technical oversight, identify needs, provide support, trouble shoot, strengthen capacity, and ensure quality response programming    Capacity Strengthening  Identify technical or programmatic gaps and provide training, mentoring and capacity building as required, and specifically for technical line reports   Support recruitment of technical staff involved in supporting DRC’s basic needs and cash-based programming    Representation/External Engagement      Contribute up to 10% of time supporting the Ethiopia Cash Working Group as a member of the Steering Committee providing technical and strategic advice.   Appropriately and professionally represent and advocate on behalf of DRC in the context of the above-mentioned duties and responsibilities  In particular – and in collaboration with the Head of Program and Emergency Advisor– deliver sustained, impactful, context-sensitive and participatory engagement with and capacity strengthening of local authorities, local community representatives, and any other relevant key partners or stakeholders to DRC’s programming  Any other duties as agreed with the Head of Program and Emergency Advisor.    About you   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 involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.   Taking the lead:  You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.   Communicating:  You listen and speak effectively and honestly.   Demonstrating integrity:  You act in line with our vision and values.     Reporting  The Cash specialist will report to the Head of program      Job Requirements Qualifications:   Experience and technical competencies:  Professional technical experience evidencing and demonstrating ability to deliver against the above-mentioned responsibilities:  Masters in Social Sciences, Economics, Development Studies or other relevant field  Minimum 5 years’ international humanitarian field experience, with specific focus on cash-based programming  Experience in rapidly changing humanitarian and emergency contexts, and of working with forcibly displaced people  Relevant practitioner knowledge of and experience with relevant cash and markets-based programming technical tools and guidance, and in particular of the Basic Needs Approach and using Multi-Purpose Cash  Strong operational/implementation knowledge of cash-based programming – both modalities, and on payment systems/transfer mechanisms  Experience delivering targeted and high quality technical training and capacity building, including in settings with remote technical management/limited access  Substantial experience in both a technical advisory role and with hands-on programme management and implementation across the project/programme cycle  Confident and effective representation and communication skills  Strong proposal development and report-writing skills  Analytical thinking and supervisory skills  Excellent organisational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail  Excellent interpersonal and coordination skills, including working with different groups, partners and nationalities  Previous technical advisory and implementation experience in, and understanding of, the Ethiopia context is highly desirable    Languages:   Excellent verbal and written English.  Conditions  Contract:               Twelve months’ contract. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment This position is on employment band G2 for international staff. Availability:         March 2019  Duty station:         The position will be based in Addis Ababa.   Commitments  DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.     How to Apply Application   Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at www.drc.ngo     Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.ngo under vacancies no later than  March 14, 2019.  Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis     DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.  If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit  drc.ngo/jobsupport .
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Mar 09, 2019
Title:   Livelihoods Officer Location:   Dolo Ado Reports to:  Team Leader-Resilience and Livelihoods Grade-H2 Start of Contract & Duration:  12 Months Posting date: M arch 8, 2019   INTRODUCTION The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.   OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE ROLE : Based in Dolo Ado of the Somali Region of Ethiopia, the Project Officer will support with the management and provision of technical support for all resilience, cash for work and job creation activities implemented by DRC Ethiopia as part of EU-funded, cross-border consortium project entitled  Building Opportunities for Resilience in the Horn of Africa  (BORESHA). The Officer will support the BORESHA Project Manager with the day-to-day management of the project’ Day-to-day responsibilities will include ensuring quality and timely implementation of activities, while ensuring full compliance with DRC and donor policies and regulations and delivery of quality activities to ensure that project objective is met.. RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS The livelihood Officer will work in close collaboration with DRC’s Resilience and livelihoods team leader and Addis Ababa-based Livelihood Coordinator as well as project staff from each of the implementing agencies in based in or visiting Dolo Ado. He/she will provide support for the development of community driven and integrated programming through participation in assessments, design, implementing and monitoring of all resilience activities.  The livelihood officer is responsible for implementation of project work plan, ensures regular reporting to the livelihood team lead and the Technical Coordinators, Specific responsibilities include:  Programming:   Provide support BORESHA initiatives in Dolo Ado in compliance with best practices and DRC and donor regulations, while upholding rigorous project cycle management standards. Support in designing and conducting needs assessments to inform program design.   Support the design and refinement of DRC’s BORESHA activities and develop detailed work plans and budgets for all related activities. Activities will include, but are not limited to initiatives related to resilience and community-managed disaster risk reduction, Cash for work: Vocational, technical and Life Skills training targeting youth and Women Cross- to create Employment Opportunities. Support the timely and quality delivery of all BORESHA reports and monitoring and evaluation requirements to ensure project quality, relevance and accountability to DRC's beneficiary populations. In collaboration with Livelihoods and resilience team leader, accountability officer, and M& E team promote accountability in adherence with DRC standard operating procedures. Capacity building on partners  including local government line offices Conduct periodic monitoring and evaluation of project activities with collaboration of project team and  consortium MEAL coordinator and country M& E team;  // Finance and Administration: Assist the Livelihoods team leader in regularly reviewing DRC Ethiopia’s budget components for the BORESHA project and in the development of revisions and spending plans. Human Resources: Manage Project Assistants and support respectful and positive working relationships which allow for the effective implementation of all activities.   Logistics and Procurement:   Collaborate with the Dolo Ado-based logistics and procurement team to develop and maintain BORESHA-specific procurement plans.   All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies: Striving for excellence:  Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes. Collaborating:   Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback. Taking the lead:  Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. Communicating:  Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.   Demonstrating integrity:   Acting in line with DRC's vision and values     Job Requirements Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience) Minimum of 2 years of professional experience designing and implementing livelihoods and resilience programming, preferably in the Somali Region. Strong skills in designing and implementing Resilience activities specifically community-managed disaster risk reduction initiative, cash for work activities, employment and job creation interventions. Experience of Community Vulnerability & Capacity Assessments (CoVACA) approach. Experience with implementation in rural areas of the Somali Region. Excellent writing and communications skills in English, knowledge of the Somali language a preferable. Ability to work as part of a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and inter-agency team. Ability to travel and to work independently and in harsh environments. Ability to manage a large workload and multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.  Highly organized, pro-active decision-making ability wit proven analytical and problem-solving abilities. Knowledge of computers: word processing, database management packages .   EDUCATION: Relevant university degree in disaster risk management, agriculture, social sciences, international development or another relevant field.  LANGUAGE: Excellent skills in speaking, reading and writing English. Somali (overall fluency required)   How to Apply TO APPLY Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.  Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than March 21, 2019. For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk. 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   We encourage  only qualified Ethiopian Nationals  to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit. 
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Dolo, Ethiopia Full time
Jan 29, 2019
Protection Officer   Title:  Protection Officer  Location:   Jijiga    Reports to : Protection Team Leader    Start of Contract & Duration : Two Months  Posting date : January 28, 2019      INTRODUCTION    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.        Overall purpose of the role:     Under the supervision of the Protection Team Leader, the Protection Officer will support the implementation of DRC’s mobile protection activities supporting internally displaced people (IDPs) and associated host communities. The Protection Officer will conduct protection monitoring activities, including observation, facilitation of focus group discussions and leading key informant interviews, will develop and facilitate trainings related to protection issues, will collaborate with relevant local authorities and duty-bearers to improve protection-related assistance, such as the provision of individualized protection assistance, and will support in the design and implementation of protection mainstreaming initiatives.        RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS      Technical Responsibilities:    Design, plan, implement and monitor protection activities, including awareness raising campaigns. For IDP communities in Fafan Zone of the Somali region.  Mobilize and encourage participation by community members in protection activities, including community-based protection committees.  Plan and facilitate regular meetings and trainings with community members, support groups and other stakeholders.  Collaborate with other humanitarian agencies and government stakeholders to promote and enhance the protective environment for IDP communities.   Support the Protection Team Leader in the development of project, budget and procurement plans.     Project Monitoring and Evaluation:    Monitor protection trends and needs in DRC’s areas of intervention and recommend activities and responses forDRC’s and other agencies.  Analyse disaggregated data on IPD populations as a means to inform programming and response activities.   Regularly monitor project activities and provide feedback for ensuring activities are responsive, and contextually and culturally appropriate.  Assisting in developing and conducting assessments, mid-term and end of project reports and evaluations.   Ensure DRC’s accountability commitments are mainstreamed into all protection activities.    Report Writing and Documentation    Support the Protection Team Leader in the development of daily, weekly and monthly reports.  Ensure proper documentation of all project activities including, including means of verification, assessments and case studies.  Contribute to the development of project proposal and concept notes.      In this position, you will also be expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:     Striving for Excellence:  Focusing on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.  Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.  Taking the Lead : Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  Communicating : Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.  Demonstrating Integrity : Acting in line with DRC’s vision and values.      PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS    REQUIRED    Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)       Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an entry to mid-level position, with experience in the field of humanitarian response and refugee/IDP protection working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant ministry or local authority.  Technical understanding of protection concepts, prevention and response strategies, including experience with operationalizing global best practices and international standards for implementing protection programming in humanitarian contexts.   Proven record of designing and facilitating trainings and workshops on protection-related topics.   Hands-on experience with protection case management and supporting community-based protection structures.  Experience working with displaced or conflict affected populations Including experience on community mobilization and community entry activities       Strong planning, organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to work both independently and within a team.  Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure.  Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.   Full proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.   Excellent verbal and written proficiency in Somali, Amharic and English.    Education:   University degree in social sciences, law, social work, international development, or other relevant field from a recognized institution;Languages: (indicate fluency level)     Languages: (indicate fluency level)    Excellent skills in speaking, reading and writing English.   Somali (overall fluency required       TO APPLY    Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.     We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.      Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than  February 7, 2019.     For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.    We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit. It is DRC policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all personnel actions, without regard to gender, race, national, clan or tribal origin, religion, age, sex, origin or ancestry, marital status, social status, sexual orientation, or status as a qualified disabled individual.      DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.  If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Jijiga, Ethiopia Full time