Title: Youth Empowerment Officer (1 position)
Reports to: Protection Team Leader
Location: Okugo- Dima
Start of Contract & Duration: As soon as possible and 7 months with possibility of extension (Subject to fund availability)
Posting date: February 17, 2017
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world, including Ethiopia. DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. Under its mandate, the organization focuses on emergency humanitarian response, rehabilitation and post-conflict recovery.
DRC commenced work in Ethiopia in 2009 and currently provides expertise in shelter, WASH, livelihoods and protection in the Gambella and Somali regions of the country. Activities implemented by DRC are funded by money raised from the Danish public and by project grants from the Danish government and other bilateral and multi-lateral donors.
DRC’s operation in Gambella regional state currently makes up the largest portion of the DRC Ethiopia/Djibouti program’s activities in both programmatic and monetary terms. DRC’s work in Gambella is focused on responding to the refugee influx into that region from South Sudan.
DRC started operating in Dimma in February 2015, implementing a Child Protection in Emergency Program.. Its sectoral interventions in 2016 in Dimma are Child Protection, SGBV, Youth Empowerment Livelihoods and Shelter programs.
POSITION’S OVERALL OBJECTIVES
Working under the direct management of the Protection Team Leader, the Youth Empowerment Officer, is responsible to give a substantial contribution to technical guidance and management of the youth empowerment project as required in the project documents and protection programming; Capacity building of junior national and refugee staff, beneficiaries, duty-bearers and other stakeholders ; Developing, coordinating, and/or conducting awareness-raising, training and dialogue sessions in peacebuilding and conflict management in Okugu refugee camp
RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
To this end, it is expected that the Youth Empowerment Officer will perform the following tasks and responsibilities:
Develop and facilitate youth recreational activities in the youth friendly spaces
Plan and facilitate capacity building for youth, including training on peace building, leaderships vocational training and life skills
Involve the youth in youth-led awareness campaigns and initiatives targeting youth
Supervise and coordinate Social workers, and Role Models;
Develop and ensure compliance with case management standards, SOPs and guidelines
Conduct assessments and mappings and identify protection needs and vulnerabilities
Promote mainstreaming of Youth concerns and other protection concerns in all humanitarian interventions;
2.General Management and Support:**
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.
Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.dk under vacancies no later than February 26 2017.
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.
*We encourage all qualified Ethiopian National candidates to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit. It is DRC policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all personnel actions, without regard to gender, race, national, clan or tribal origin, religion, age, sex, origin or ancestry, marital status, social status, sexual orientation, or status as a qualified disabled individual.*
Job Source: Danish Refugee Council