Durable Solutions Assistant
The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunities for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and whenever possible for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.
The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.
All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
In 2003, following the start of foreign military operations in Iraq, DRC became one of the first organisations to provide humanitarian assistance in the country and now operates in 11 governorates, including Anbar, Baghdad, Babel, Diyala, Duhok, Erbil, Karbala, Kirkuk, Najaf, Ninewa and Salah-al-Din.
Overall purpose of the role: Under the supervision of the Social Cohesion Project Manager, the Social Cohesion Assistant is responsible to contribute to direct implementation of day-to-day activities, engage local stakeholders, community members, and youth in DRC programming, and contributing to project recording keeping, reporting, and an active culture of organizational learning to support the successful delivery of a peacebuilding project in Diyala.
- Conduct field visits to assess, implement and monitor all the livelihoods activities, like business and financial management training and business grants using as much as possible an age, gender and diversity approach, in order to fully understand community needs and priorities.
- Support with weekly and daily work planning for implementation of project activities in your location.
- Identify and assess the needs of various communities and suggest possible solutions in coordination with the project manager
- Support the business advisor (Specialist) in the business and financial management training and organize the training.
- Contribute to ongoing conflict analysis and provide feedback to the project Manager on changes in local conflict dynamics and possible impact on programming.
- Support the project manager with day-to-day implementation of project activities including mobilization of communities, facilitation of community dialogue sessions, training and mentoring conflict prevention and management participants and regularly liaise with youth groups DRC is collaborating with on the project.
- Arrange logistics in preparation of the different project activities in coordination with support staff
- Contribute to regular reporting and documentation of project activities
- Carry out the proper collection, use and storage of project data, in compliance with DRC policy.
- Carry out administrative and other tasks as requested by the Social Cohesion Project Manager
- Ensure adherence to DRC national staff policy guidelines and Code of Conduct.
- Ensure compliance with DRC AGD policy and AGD programmatic minimum standards.
- Ensure compliance with the zero-tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policy
- Ensure compliance with DRC guidelines and policies on HR, admin, finance, and supply.
- Perform any other relevant tasks as requested by the Peacebuilding Project Manager.
Experience and technical competencies:
- At least two years of experience working with non-governmental organizations
- Demonstrated work experience with communities conducting community dialogue facilitation exercises
- Demonstrated ability to provide trainings and build capacity of other staff using positive learning techniques.
- Demonstrated experience in programming engaging youth
- Strong analytical skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Computer literacy (Microsoft Word and Excel)
- Highly self-motivated and able to work autonomously
- Demonstrated interest in humanitarian work and supporting people effected by conflict; previous experience in delivering humanitarian programming is a strong advantage.
- Knowledge of gender and protection mainstreaming; a commitment to apply an age, gender and diversity (AGD) approach to programming.
Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)
University degree, preferably in social sciences
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRCs 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 uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment
- Contract Length: one year
- Salary Band: I
- Start Date: 1ST of Dec 2023
- Comprehensive health insurance for staff, spouse, and up to two children under 18.
- Personal Accident insurance coverage in the event of work-related accidents during working hours.
- Psychosocial support for staff and family members.
- Learning & Development opportunities for professional growth.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Councils Terms of Employment for National Staff.
Closing date for applications: 12-Nov-2023
Diversity & Inclusion: DRC Iraq is committed to promoting an inclusive work environment according to our Age, Gender, and Diversity approach (AGD). We aim to have a more diversified leadership structure creating opportunities for qualified women to take on managerial roles. We also continuously work to make our workplace more accessible for persons with specific needs. We offer benefits related to psychosocial support, health insurance, maternity and paternity leave, child sick leave, and lactation breaks. As part of our commitment to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion, we strongly encourage applications from female candidates, persons living with disabilities, as well as representatives of minorities.
Note: Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo