Danish Refugee Council Somalia
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs. DRC is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization which has been operating in Somalia since 1997. DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict and natural disaster. DRC programs include Protection, Food Security & Livelihoods, Shelter/NFI and Water & Sanitation. Overall purpose of the role: The Protection Officer – CP, is a member of the DRC’s Protection team in Somalia under the supervision of the Protection Manager (PM). The position is also managed technically by the Child Protection Coordinator (CPC). He/she is responsible for the child affected by armed conflict project and will oversee the day to day implementation and monitoring of project activities, database management and reporting in addition to providing technical support to implementing partners. The position is also responsible for the daily contact with the relevant implementing partners and will be responsible for enhancing the capacity of the partners. Responsibilities: (group around key responsibility areas with bullet points under each responsibility area) Program Implementation provide day to day technical support to all implementing partners Compile and produce quality project reports (monthly, progress, final reports) and submit to the Team Leader ( TL) and CPC in a timely manner. Ensure that regular field monitoring/ visits are conducted; Undertakes field visits related to trainings, meetings, spot checks and evaluations Ensure that partners implement DRC programmes in accordance with donors’ regulations and with DRC standard procedures Supporting the strengthening of the existing child protection system and case management by coordinating the CP activities of partners and promote linkages to service providers. Lead the preparation of all procurement and administrative documents required for CP project implementation at area level Support any other CP/ protection project as directed by TL, CPC and PM Data management Maintain the respective field database Receive data from partners, review quality and reliability and ensure they meet all the criteria. Follow up on any reports that require additional information or follow up. Only weekly basis upload, the relevant incident into the field database and share with the TL and/or the CPC. Verify data submitted by partners thought triangulation with other sources and closely keep an eye on the partners in regards to reliability of the data. Provide bi-weekly data updates to Donor and coordinate verification and follow up Monitoring and evaluation Closely monitor partner work plans and ensuring project activities are implemented in compliance with the timelines and donor requirements. Where challenges arise, ensure that these are flagged early, communicated to the CPC and addressed in an appropriate way. Take minutes during all project meetings and ensure timely sharing of action points and follow up Reporting Prepare quality and timely monthly/quarterly project reports Review partner monthly reports and provide feedback on monthly basis Draft monthly situational report and 5W matrix for the CP AOR/ protection cluster Provide statistical analysis on a monthly and quarterly basis Budget Monitoring Monitor and review the partner response matrix again the partner incident reports and financial reports and ensure consistency. Any discrepancies to be shared with finance officer, Team leader and/or CPC on monthly basis project BFU on monthly basis and provide feedback to the finance team. Regular review partner financial reporting and documentations. Participate in area BFU meetings Collaboration and Representation Field database contact person Attend CP AOR, GBV AOR, Protection cluster and other relevant protection related meetings at regional/national level Support the area protection team in conducting assessment or other related activities on a needs basis. Maintain an open and professional relations with DRC and partner staff, Capacity building Support child protection/protection trainings for implementation partners/DRC staff in Somalia. Closely support and build the capacity of partner staff Experience, Education and technical competencies: (include years of experience A minimum of 2 years’ experience, within the field of protection, particularly in child protection. University degree, preferably in Human Rights, Law, Social Science or related field from a recognized institution of higher learning. Graduate degree will be an advantage Experience with regarding to IT/database management including CPMIS Proven knowledge of UN resolutions on children in armed conflict and preferably practical knowledge of working with these resolutions. Experience in building capacity of partners and staff on child protection, monitoring and documenting child rights violations, draft analytical fact sheets Good report writing and analytical skills Ability to work well under pressure and in adverse conditions Excellent communication skills, personable and calm Commitment to gender equity Honest, hardworking, and independent Languages: Fluency in written and spoken Somali & English ABOUT YOU In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ 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: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.