Kenya: Community Safety Facilitator – (2 Positions)

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Organization: Danish Demining Group
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Mar 2018

ABOUT US
Danish Demining Group (DDG) is part of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). DDG is an operational unit specialised in the prevention and reduction of armed violence. DDG has Armed Violence Reduction programmes in many other countries in the region including Somaliland, Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and Uganda. DDG’s programme in Kenya started in July 2012 and focuses on community safety, cross-border conflict management, promotion of conflict sensitivity and improving community-security provider collaboration.

ABOUT THE JOB
The Community Safety facilitator (CSF) play a key role in implementing DDG’s Border Security Management Programme. They work directly with local communities and local authorities to strengthen their capacity to improve safety at the community level. This includes, but is not limited to, facilitating community engagement and participation in the programme; mapping key local actors; engaging local authorities and supporting capacity building training; training local communities; supporting dialogue between communities and local authorities and security providers..

YOUR MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Community Safety Facilitator (CSF)

  • Act as primary link and channel for communication between communities, local authorities and DDG
  • Supporting the mapping and identification of project locations and key stakeholders in accordance with DRC / DDG selection criteria and process
  • Facilitate the engagement and participation of communities and local authorities in the programme
  • Ensure good cooperation with partners and other organizations working in the project areas
  • Provide inputs and participate in the baseline study and other research activities
  • Facilitate awareness, dialogue and other activities aimed at reducing armed violence and improving border management, including activities to strengthen local conflict management capacity and to promote better collaboration between local communities and formal security providers
  • Support the regular monitoring project activities
  • Take good care of all assigned equipment including vehicles, motorcycles, computers and communication equipment
  • Ensure that all project resources are well managed and DDG financial procedures are adhered to
  • Fully adhere to DDG’s procedures for security, financial management, logistics, human resources and administration
  • Uphold DDG/DRC’s Code of Conduct

ABOUT YOU

  • Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in relevant field (development, Peace Studies, Social science or related field).
  • Strong understanding of dynamics that lead to armed violence (preferably in arid and semi-arid environments)
  • Substantial knowledge of the Kenyan political and social structures, preferably from community to the national level
  • Open-minded and committed to finding non-violent ways to mitigate conflict and promote inter-communal peace and collaboration
  • Experience with community peace and/or development work
  • Strong ability to communicate with different groups of people, including community leaders and members, security providers, and local authorities
  • Experience of working in insecure environments
  • Ability to use IT equipment effectively including computers and mobile phones
  • Cultural and gender sensitivity

DRC CORE COMPETENCIES
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: You act in line with our vision and values.

WHAT WE OFFER
Contract length: 8 Months
Duty Station: wajir
Start date: Immediately
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff

How to apply:

APPLICATION PROCESS
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 who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 28th March, 2018

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

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