DRC Kenya Hiring Protection Officer and Senior Project Officers in Dadaab




The Danish Refugee Council has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa region since 1997.
The DRC Kenya Program seeks to fill the following positions to be based in Dadaab Refugee Camp.
Senior Project Officer - Community Driven Protection Project 
(Based in Dadaab Refugee Camp)
The purpose of the job is to ensure successful implementation of the Community Driven Protection Initiative (CDPI), and the job holder will be responsible for the achievement of all the set project outputs and outcomes
Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure programmes are developed, implemented and evaluated within clear monitoring systems and against clear people/programme/finance planning that meets DRC and donor regulations and humanitarian and HAP principles
  • Ensure that programmes are based on user-identified needs and resources of the targeted population
  • Coordination & project partnerships by working closely with other similar DRC refugee protection projects, project partners and other implementing agencies
  • Train protection and non-protection staff in protection-related knowledge skills and ensure that knowledge and skills are applied
  • Enable an effective protection team through result-oriented management systems, providing leadership, on-job capacity-building and designing staff development strategies
  • Budget management: including budget tracking and remedial action
Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Community Development or Development Studies. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • 3-4 years hands-on experience working within community-driven/led programming within an INGO setting in human rights, gender issues, with refugees, asylum-seekers, migrants or other vulnerable populations
  • Proven experience in strategic development and programme design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Proven skills and experience in participatory community development work
  • Proven training expertise on human rights and protection mainstreaming; ability to transmit technical information to non-technical staff and people with basic or no literacy
  • Analytical and problem solving skills and an ability to work independently and as a team
  • Willing and able to work in an insecure environment and live in basic conditions
  • Maturity and discretion, ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a team, and teaching and learning from team members
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English essential. Excellent report writing skills is a must
Protection Officer - GBV Project 
(Based in Dadaab Refugee Camp)
The focus of the role will be to coordinate, manage & supervise direct implementation of GBV prevention activities in Ifo 1 Camp.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Give support & direction in designing, planning & implementation of SGBV prevention & response activities
  • Ensure community members are mobilized to participate in anti-SGBV activities in the camp
  • Plan, attend & facilitate monthly meetings with community leaders, support groups and other stakeholders
  • Develop interventions including, but not limited to, advocacy initiatives, awareness raising, targeted trainings, to strengthen SGBV prevention and response based on data.
  • Develop & implement innovative and sustainable GBV prevention strategies
  • Contribute in the development ofproject proposal, concept notes & sector publications
  • Provide support, objective feedback and mentorship to staff
  • Promote a positive profile ofthe GBV program among other sectors, partners and the communities we work in
Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required:
  • Degree in relevant field (Gender Studies/Counseling/Psychology/Social Work) with at least 2-years’ experience working in protection, counseling, human rights, gender issues with refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and/or other vulnerable populations
  • 3 years professional project management experience, including supervision of national staff, budgetary oversight and program development;
  • Technical expertise and understanding of SGBV root causes, prevention and response strategies, including experience with operationalizing SGBV principles and international standards in a humanitarian setting;
  • Proven record of providing trainings and workshops on gender and GBV topics;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of gender and protection issues and their relevance in humanitarian settings
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff, beneficiaries, duty bearers and other stakeholders;
  • Diplomacy and assertiveness; the ability to respectfully discuss sensitive issues with a wide range of actors
  • Sensitivity to and respect for a wide range of cultural beliefs
  • Knowledge and understanding of Somali society/language and refugee issues is highly desired
Please note that the above positions are on a 1-year contract with possibility of extension.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and a CV.
Applications should include contact details of three professional referees.
One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager.
Applications should be sent to: drcjobs@drckenya.org and have the subject heading of the position that is being applied for.
Deadline for receiving applications is 15th February, 2014.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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