Kenya: Community Safety Facilitator

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Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Jun 2018

ABOUT DRC

Danish Demining Group (DDG) is part of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). DRC has operated in Kenya since 2005, and DDG’s programme in Kenya started in July 2012. DDG has armed violence reduction programmes in many other countries in the region including Somaliland, Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and Uganda. One of DDG Kenya’s three thematic focus areas is community safety in border areas. This position is established to support the implementation of Conflict management in a fragile humanitarian context project in Kalobeyei.

ABOUT THE JOB

The Community Safety Facilitator will play key roles in implementing the Community Safety project in Kalobeyei. The Community Safety Facilitator will work directly with the Refugee community in Kalobeyei Settlement and host community living around Kalobeyei and local authorities to strengthen their capacity to improve safety at the community level. This includes, but is not limited to, facilitating community dialogue on conflict, provide training on conflict management and support the strengthening of community – formal security provider relationships.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

  • Act as primary link between the assigned target communities and DRC/DDG;
  • Responsible for assisting Local authorities in target areas with selecting target communities in accordance with DRC / DDG selection criteria and process;
  • Liaise with community leaders and local government authorities about the safety in the assigned target communities (i.e. community entry);
  • Facilitate dialogue and other activities aimed at reducing armed violence and including activities to strengthen local conflict management capacity and to promote better collaboration between local communities and formal security providers
  • Ensure good cooperation with partners and other organizations working in the project target areas;
  • Ensure excellent collaboration with DRC/DDG staff and partners from other target areas irrespective of their tribal identity;
  • Compile the required monitoring forms and reports using the prescribed DDG formats and submit reports to the Project Coordinator Weekly and on Monthly basis.
  • Provide inputs and participate in the development of community Safety Concept;
  • Ensure that all tasks allocated by the DRC Kakuma Area Manager and DDG project Coordinator or their delegates are executed promptly, efficiently and in accordance with DDG operational guidelines;
  • Take good care of all assigned equipment including communication equipment;
  • Ensure that there are receipts for all expenses and compile all receipts according to DRC/DDG financial guidelines by the end of each week financial reporting period and submit to the Kakuma DRC Finance officer
  • Fully adhere to DRC/DDG procedures for security, financial management, logistics, human resources and administration;

About you:

  • A university degree/Diploma or equivalent work experience, preferably in peace studies, political science or related field;
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar field
  • Exceptional understanding of local dynamics that lead to armed violence (ideally in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya);
  • Open-minded and committed to finding non-violent ways to mitigate conflict and promote inter-communal peace and collaboration;
  • Cultural and gender sensitivity;
  • A team player: able to demonstrate a constructive, cooperative and problem-solving approach;
  • Experience with community peace and/or development work.
  • Experience of working in insecure environments;
  • Fluency in Ngaturkana,
  • Strong ability to communicate constructively to various different groups of people including; community (elders, women, men, spiritual leaders etc.), warriors, Security providers (KPRs, Police, APs), Government Officials (Chiefs, DOs, DCs) etc.;

DRC CORE COMPETENCIES:

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 Arrangements

Line manager: DDG Project Coordinator

Other key relationships:

Internal: DRC Kakuma Protection Team leader, DRC Kakuma Area Manager, DRC Kakuma Finance and Admin officer.

External: Local communities, local government officials, other INGOs, LNGOs and CBOs

Position Description

Location: Kakuma, with extensive travel within Turkana County

Start of Contract & Duration: Immediately, 6months (renewable contingent on funding)

General

Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff and volunteers are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html).

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: 5th June 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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