South Sudan: Community Services Officer

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 13 Nov 2016

We are looking for highly qualified, self-motivated Community Services Officer able to work with diverse teams of both national and international staff as well as local government authorities, UN agencies, I/NGOs and other partners under difficult, stressful and sometimes insecure conditions.

​Who are we?

​The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries through-out the world, including South Sudan. DRC/DDG 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, post-conflict recovery and humanitarian mine-action.

​Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in conjunction with Danish Demining Group (DDG) has been operating in South Sudan since 2005 initially concentrating on providing safe and supportive conditions for refugees returning from neighboring countries after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed.

​In 2012 – 2013, DRC opened its operations in Upper Nile and Unity States to respond to the large influx of refugees coming from Blue Nile State and South Kordofan (Sudan). In addition to the refugee response and since 2014, DRC has been then actively engaged in responding to the humanitarian needs of IDPs affected by the internal conflict through the provision of integrated approaches.

​With a total of 450 national staff, 50 expatriate staff and an annual budget of USD 20 million, we are currently implementing multi-sectorial interventions through the provision of humanitarian services focused on CCCM, Protection, SGBV, FSL, Shelter and Infrastructure to both internally displaced persons and refugees across 5 field sites (Ajuong Thok, Bentiu, Maban, Malakal and Melut).

​About the job

​General objectives:

​The Community Services Officer, under the management and supervision of the Camp Manager has the following objectives:

  • Design, implement and supervise the camp management community services in the PoC
  • Identify issues, gaps in the camp and propose and implement adequate rapid solutions
  • Manage CCCM Project Officers and support the management of Field Assistants and Outreach Workers
  • Work in close collaboration with PoC stakeholders (Community Leaders, UNMISS bodies, humanitarian partners) to ensure a wide acceptance of camp management activities in particular and overcome challenges related the provision of humanitarian services in general.
  • Assists the Camp Manager to strengthen and reinforce the managerial and technical capacity of a team in project implementation, monitoring, learning, reporting and financial follow up
  • Organize and carry out relocations, assessments and community events

Specific duties and responsibilities:

​In charge of Camp Management Community Services

  • Set up and supervise the complaints and feedback mechanism in the PoC, collect, analyse and refer sensitive complaints, as appropriate.
  • Set up and organise assistance for the burials of IDPs residing in the PoC
  • Conceive and conduct recreational activities for youth on a regular basis
  • Support verification exercises of the IDP population living inside the PoC area
  • Support the creation of community committees and consequently advise them as needed
  • Ensure that the appropriate counterparts and stakeholders are consulted on the implementation of certain community services (e.g. community representative) in a timely manner when relevant.
  • Identify camp-specific issues, propose and implement adequate rapid solutions.
  • As part of regular information collection, design and carry out assessments in the PoC
  • Manage movement tracking in Wau Shiluk including publishing weekly and monthly reports
  • Design and implement capacity building activities for community groups

​Develop and sustain close relationship with camp population

  • Develop, support and manage a network of community outreach workers living in the PoCs to facilitate the dissemination of information and collect key insights on social, cultural and livelihoods related aspects of the IDPs in the PoC.
  • As requested, cultivates and or/ maintain constructive relationships and communication with key individuals, stakeholders, relevant faith-based institutions, partner organizations, international and South Sudanese NGO community, UNMISS Administration and relevant donor representatives.
  • Serves with integrity, models stewardship, promotes learning
  • Overall responsibility for managing the CSO staff including ensuring positive and collaborative working relationships in line with DRC's Code of Conduct and assessing staff capacity to provide or recommend relevant training or coaching as needed. Facilitate capacity building trainings for staff.
  • Act as a focal point for community engagement and messaging from humanitarian agencies to IDPs and vice versa, including regular liaison with community leaders and Internews
  • Participate in CCCM assessments in Upper Nile State outside of Malakal UNMISS PoC.

Monitoring and reporting IDP population

  • Maintain diaries and compile periodic reports and any specific reports required by the camp manager and develop or maintain the reporting tools.
  • Ensure the timely and quality delivery of all organizational and project reports and evaluation requirements to ensure project quality, relevance and accountability to DRC's beneficiary populations.
  • Support the camp manager in any other duties as agreed with the camp manager

​About You

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Communicates strategically under pressure, manages stress and complexity, actively promotes safety and security
  • Clear and professional written and verbal communication skills
  • 3 years of experience in similar position in humanitarian sector
  • Proven experience in coordinating multiple stakeholders, preferably in a camp setting
  • Proven management experience of diverse, lar
  • Builds and leads effective teams, Supervises and develops staff, focuses on quality, Leads growth in programs
  • Strong inter- personal skills, patience and a sense for overcoming cultural differences
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Experience in working in an insecure area with basic facilities
  • Previous South Sudan experience is a plus

We offer

Contract of 6 months renewable dependent on both funding and performance. Duty Station: Malakal.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level A16.

Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.

​All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. CV only applications will not be considered.

​If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

​Applications close 13 November, 2016. Please note, according to the urgent to recruit for this position, applicants may be shortlisted and interviewed prior to the closing date.

​Need further information?

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.dk

How to apply:

Click below link to apply:

https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1036&ProjectId=147650&uiculture=eng&MediaId=5

Zimbabwe: Expression of Interest for Consultancy services to Update and Develop Community based demand generation tools for integrated SRHR, HIV AND GBV prevent

Organization: UN Population Fund
Country: Zimbabwe
Closing date: 07 Nov 2016

Purpose of the Consultancy

UNFPA in collaboration with NAC and ZNFPC would like to recruit a firm or institution to carry out a holistic review of demand generation materials and tools (including the monitoring and reporting tools) to adjust, update and develop them in accordance with the latest developments in health. The firm or institution should have two lead consultants, one focusing on the home visit materials and tools and the other on the youth materials and tools. Assessment of the submission will be based on the qualifications of the two lead consultants.

Scope of Work

· Prepare and present an inception report detailing consultant’s understanding of the TORs, methodology, processes and timelines for the assignment

· To conduct a review of the current demand generation materials, monitoring and reporting tools for: home visits, Sista2Sista clubs, youth peer education and community dialogue.

Duration of assignment

The consultancy will be for from November to December 2016 with a possibility of extension to March 2017.

Qualifications of Consultants**

The consultants must possess the following attributes

· An experienced Social Scientist with public health experience or related field

· Minimum qualification of Master’s Degree in Public Health or Social Science

· Strong appreciation and provable in-depth understanding of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights including GBV, HIV and maternal health

· Strong demonstrable appreciation for community interventions that address SRHR (including GBV), HIV and maternal health

· Demonstrable experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of community intervention

· Strong writing skills and experience in development of programming tools, training manuals and guidelines or any resource materials used by community based workers

· Experience in Zimbabwe and/or other countries in the region;

· Good interpersonal skills and experience in conducting research about sensitive topics relating to sexual and reproductive health and rights, including HIV.

All applications must contain:

· Company Documents, Company Profile and Resume of the consultant with references (for each of the consultants proposed for the assignment)

· Samples of previous work

· Separate technical and financial proposals including suggested time frames/ work plans

· Undertaking of availability for the projected timeframe from November to December 2016.

How to apply:

Application Procedure

Detailed TORs can be obtained from matubu@unfpa.org

All interested firms or institutions should send their applications, indicating their understanding of the assignment (also to include cover/supporting letter and curriculum vitae with relevant traceable and contactable referees), clear marked “Review and update of demand generation tools”. Applications are to be submitted no later than 12 noon on 7 November 2016.to:

The UNFPA Country Representative, Ref: Review and update of demand generation tools, Block 7, 1st Floor, Arundel Office Park, Mt. Pleasant, PO Box 4775, Harare; or by e-mail to mailzwe@unfpa.org