Danish Refugee Council Kenya
The Danish Refugee Council has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa region since 1997. The DRC Dadaab Office seeks to recruit Community Mobilizer Interns (5 Positions) under the Livelihoods & Self-reliance Program Overall purpose of the role: The objective of the DRC internship program is to enable young graduates gain exposure and experience working in the humanitarian system through on-job training, while contributing to building of humanitarian talent and capacity building. In particular, the Intern will be responsible for the project mobilization in the target community, sensitization and awareness among stakeholders, organization of community events, provision of support for the implementation and monitoring of all DRC program activities including micro-enterprise development, vocational skills training, dryland agriculture, value chain development and VSLA trainings to persons of concerns, within the target areas in Dadaab and Fafi Sub-County in Garissa County. Duties & Responsibilities: Undertake Community mobilization & sensitization activities for all DRC programs in Garissa County in close consultation with the project staff. Develop rapport with community leadership and stakeholders (e.g. village chiefs, camp, block leaders etc.) and enhance their participation in all DRC programs. Plan and organize community forums for project engagement including community entry meetings, awareness creation event among others, community feedback sessions among others. Support project implementation of specific intervention as may be directed by the supervisor/mentor, including conducting training on specific areas and other support for the smooth delivery of DRC programs. Making periodic follow up visits to trainees and other program beneficiaries for further mentorship on needs basis. Participate in ABLI project assessment, surveys, data collection and field supervision activities in consultation with the responsible project staff. Keep abreast of political, economic and social developments priorities in the area of operation and report the same to the supervisor for appropriate action. Prepare weekly, monthly plans and progress reports of DRC program activities directly involved in including documentation of success stories/best practices. Adequately share the DRC feedback mechanism with beneficiaries, to allow for timely feedback on emerging complains/complements concerning program implementation in close consultation with the relevant national staff. Facilitate and adhere to none violent conflict resolution mechanism among program beneficiaries Help the program team in roll-out of program activities, including sharing of advertisements, overseeing receipt of application and participate in mobilization, identification and vetting of project beneficiaries. Maintain the PoC data base and any relevant information regarding the selected beneficiaries and file for reference. Observe all the rules and policies applicable to DRC and be available for the entire duration of the internship. Actively participate in the learning experience and relevant skills development planned. Minimum Qualifications: Diploma in development/humanitarian related field. A Bachelor’s degree in similar fields is preferred and will be an added advantage. Knowledge of the key issues/challenges and trends with regard to sustainable livelihoods in refugee and host community set up. Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages. Possess an understanding of issues facing persons of concern within the inter-agency context Excellent analytical and report writing skills Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish effective working relations with staff, beneficiaries, duty bearers and other stakeholders Able to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality Ability to promote the values of equality, non-discrimination, and human rights for all Desired Qualities: Vast knowledge and understanding of the project area i.e. Dadaab Sub-County and Fafi Sub-County in Garissa County. Ability to communicate in local Somali language is a must Female candidates are encouraged to apply 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. Conditions This position is an internship position. The internship assignment is a learning opportunity and has no remuneration. DRC shall provide the intern with the following: A basic stipend Health insurance for the intern only Annual leave Occupational injury insurance for work related accidents Application and CV: Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications: Each application should include: One-page cover letter outlining why you think you are the best candidate and how your skills set and experience fit into this position. CV (not more than 2 pages) including two professional referees with complete contact information. Qualified applicants should submit their applications on the DRC Website www.drc.ngo and indicate “Community Mobilizer Intern” as the subject heading. The closing date for receiving applications is 21st October, 2020. Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, Female candidates and those from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 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’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. DRC as an employer By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our: Professionalism, impact & expertise Humanitarian approach & the work we do Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution Culture, values & strong leadership Fair compensation & continuous development 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. If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.