The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an independent, non-profit organization (NGO), founded on the basis of humanitarian principles, and human rights based approach, to secure the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), and to promoting long term solutions to the problems of forced displacement. 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
Overall purpose of the role:
The Community Facilitator will be part of a highly efficient and motivated team. This position will be involved in the implementation of DDG project in assigned geographical location in partnership with local community taskforces, traditional structure/Guurti, district and regional authorities. The position holder will assist the Project Officer on the day-to-day mobilization of beneficiaries, quality and real-time compilation of project data, feedback to community beneficiaries as well as facilitation of activity implementation in the field
- Act as primary link between the assigned target community and the project.
- Support the Project Officer in establishing relations with the relevant local community groups, local administration about establishing point of contact with all target communities (i.e. community entry).
- Assist the Project Officer in the selection of participants and the community structures/ taskforces in accordance with project selection criteria and process through transparent manner.
- Support the Project Officer in the delivery of project planned activities.
- Establishment/formation of the Community-Police Dialogue Collaboration (CPDC) Committee in the target community.
- Community-police planning process to identify their shared values aimed at creating collective identity and values in addressing their common needs.
- Community-police dialogue forums between CPDC committee members and other community and police representatives, document the dialogue proceedings and agreed actions.
- Implementation of Community-Police Plan of Actions through own resource and small grants from the project.
- Community-state dialogue programs such as radio talk shows, panel discussion and consultative meetings to bring together the government officials (judicial and security actors) and the community members, to bridge the gap and establish effective relations and collaboration.
- Establishment/formation of Guurti structure (i.e. traditional leaders cum civic actors) in target community and facilitate the drafting of town-wide Xeer
- Training the Guurti-Plus on participatory conflict analysis, conflict management and mediation sessions.
- Supporting the Guurti-Plus in the documentation and resolving of inter-communal disputes.
- Establishment of District Security and Justice coordination forums, and ensure membership to key influential government officials and civil society actors.
- Collect data and information from the target community for participating all activities.
- Responsible for the timely and quality compilation of data collected from the beneficiaries and effective data storage.
- Prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports and share with the Project Officer
- Take good care of all assigned assets, including computers and communication equipment.
- Fully adhere to DRC/DDG procedures for security, financial management, logistics, human resources and administration;
- Uphold DDG/DRC’s Code of Conduct;
- Ensure good cooperation with DRC, WOCCA and other partners in joint or supplementary implementation areas.
- Any other tasks requested by the DDG Project Officer – Security & Governance, Jowhar
Education & Qualification:
- Minimum of Diploma in community development with 2 years of experience
- Completed high school education with 3 years of experience with local or International NGO in peace building or community development.
- High degree of computer literacy
- Minimum 2 years of experience as Facilitator and/or Trainer of Trainer in social work, community development, conflict management and conflict resolution, peacebuilding, community-policing,
- Strong knowledge in community policing, conflict management and alternative dispute resolution (i.e. Somali customary law/Xeer).
- Working experience and knowledge of the local duty station.
- Be able to write minutes of meetings, and initiate draft reports.
- Good mobilization and persuasive skills.
- Computer literate and able to take good photos while conducting activities.
- Flexible and motivated.
- Able to adapt to changing situations as required
- Ability to use IT equipment effectively including computers and cameras
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 net-worker 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.