Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) Officer



Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) Officer

Employment category: Grade 5 Step 1
Reporting to: Project Coordinator
Direct reports: None
Unit/department: Programmes
Location: Baidoa
Authorization level: None
Advert number: DRC2018/066

The Danish Refugee Council (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.
Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes. DDG’s mandate is ‘to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict’, and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors: Security Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management.

The AVR Officer is responsible for the overall supervision and coordination of Project activities in the geographical locations, with particular emphasis on the DANIDA Durable Solutions Programme. They ensure that all relevant protocols and the guiding manuals for project implementation processes and results are be achieved per the project’s logical framework. They are also required to liaise with the AVR manager and other senior members of staff for quality control and overall programming support as well as supervise community mobilizers.

Responsibilities: (in bullet points)
·         Act as primary link between the assigned target communities and DDG.
·         Responsible for working with district authorities in target areas to select target communities in accordance with DDG’s selection criteria and process.
·         Liaise with local leaders and local and national government authorities about safety in the assigned target communities, and responsible for establishing point of contact with all target communities (i.e. community entry)
·         Facilitate advocacy workshops aimed at armed violence reduction
·         Facilitate advocacy processes in assigned target communities and its messages and purposes
·         Facilitate community dialogue processes in target communities and ensure the representation and participation of all socio-economic groups in the community.
·         Support the selected communities to priorities their needs for utilization of the grants.
·         Monitor the implementation of said Peace Dividend by the assigned target communities, and support the communities to improve implementation.
·         Ensure good cooperation with DRC and partners in joint or supplementary implementation areas.
·         Compile the required monitoring forms and reports using the prescribed DDG formats and submit reports to the AVR project Coordinator regularly on assigned dates.
·         Deliver training sessions in accordance with the community safety operational guidelines and as tasked.
·         Monitor the impact of the activities on the behavior of the communities following the DDG Community Safety M&E and impact assessment frameworks.
·          Ensure that all tasks allocated by the Project Coordinator are executed promptly, efficiently and in accordance with DRC operational guidelines.
·         Take good care of all assigned equipment, including computers and communication equipment.
·         Ensure that there are receipts for all expenses and compile all receipts according to DDG financial guidelines by the end of each month and submit to the Project Coordinator before the last day of the month.
·         Follow all DDG Procedures for security, finance, logistics, HR and administration.
·         Attend trainings as required by DDG.

Any other tasks requested by the Project Coordinator.

Required qualifications and experience:
·         Minimum of Diploma in Social Sciences, Management, Law, International Development, International Relations or other relevant subject. Bachelor’s Degree is preferred
·         High degree of computer literacy 2 years of experience of teaching/education and techniques of facilitator through social work.
·         Experience of techniques for conflict resolution process.
·         Working experience and knowledge of the local duty station
·         Work independently at fully professional level.
·         Be able to compile reports.

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 are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
·         Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership
·         Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures
·         Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Availability:Aug, 2018
Other terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff,
The position is open to Nationals ONLY.

Interested & qualified candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their updated CVand a 1-page Cover letter clearly stating their motivation and why they are suited for the post to the subject heading “AVR Officer- Baidoa” not later than 5th Aug 2018 @04:30 PM EAT.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test & oral interview.
(DRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer)


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