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  • Posted: Mar 22, 2024
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    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world.
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    Peacebuilding Intern

    Purpose:

    The Peacebuilding Intern will support the Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding (HDP) project in the implementation of activities in Garissa County (Dadaab) operation. He/She is primarily responsible for supporting the implementation of the peacebuilding project activities aimed at ensuring the targeted indicators and project outputs are achieved. The Peacebuilding Intern tasks includes, but not limited to working directly with Refugee community in Dadaab Refugee Camps and host community within the project area and local authorities to strengthen their capacity to improve safety at the community level. Will directly be involved to reviewing assessments to cases of insecurity claims, facilitating community dialogues on conflict, provide training on conflict management and support the strengthening of community – formal security provider relationships. He/She will adhere to DRC security procedures and regulations, adherence to DRC standard regulations and operational procedures (including the Code of Conduct, the DRC Programme Manual and administrative regulations). The intern will work with a team of HDP unit staff which include officers, assistants, general support and community workers.

    Key Responsibilities:
    Project Management and Development:

    • Assist in the development and implementation of HDP project workplans focused on peacebuilding interventions.
    • Strategically mobilize targeted community, security, and local administration participants in the project target areas.
    • Support project assistant in delivering trainings and workshops to the targeted participants.
    • Support in the organization and planning of community dialogue meetings involving community leaders, stakeholders, and project staff in peacebuilding interventions.
    • Ensure other tasks assigned by the Team Leader are executed promptly, efficiently and in accordance with DRC operational guidelines.
    • Ensure accountability in all expenses and compile all receipts according to DRC financial guidelines. 

     Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation:

    • Maintain accurate records and documentation of project activities and outcomes.
    • Support the MEAL Officer to collect and analyze data to improve project approaches and interventions.
    • Support in documentation of best practices, success stories and case studies to enhance project outcomes.
    • Submit weekly activity reports to the supervisor.

    Coordination & Partnerships:

    • Support the coordination of project activities, including scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, and taking minutes.
    • Collaborate with the HDP team for smooth implementation of peacebuilding activities.
    • Promote collaboration and synergy between the DRC host community projects and the similar projects/groups in the refugee camps.

    Qualifications & Experience: 

    • Exceptional understanding of local dynamics that lead to conflict and violence (in arid and Semi-Arid parts of Kenya).
    • Open-minded and committed to finding non-violent ways to mitigate conflict and promote inter-communal peace and collaboration.
    • Cultural and gender sensitivity.
    • A team player: able to demonstrate a constructive, cooperative and problem-solving approach.
    • Knowledge of the key issues/challenges and trends with regard to sustainable peacebuilding initiatives in refugee and host community set up.
    • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database package.
    • Flexible, with ability to work and handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.
    • Strong planning, organization and problem-solving skills with ability to work hands-on, independently, and within a team
    • Strong communication (written & spoken) and interpersonal skills.

    Education: 

    • A Diploma or university Degree preferably in Peace studies, Conflict Management, Social sciences or closely related field

    Languages: 

    • Written and spoken fluency in English and Kiswahili 
    • Fluency in Somali language is an added advantage

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    ReDSS Learning Specialist

    Background and overall purpose of the role:

    The Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) is a coalition of 14 NGOs working in the search of durable solutions in East Africa. ReDSS Regional Secretariat is based in Nairobi with country units in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. It is a coordination and information hub that focuses on research and knowledge management, programme support, capacity development, policy dialogue, and internal/external coordination. For more information  http://www.regionaldss.org. The Learning Specialist will play an essential role in the creation, management and promotion of durable solutions related knowledge and learning as a vehicle for designing effective durable solutions policies and programming.

    Key responsibilities

    Develop and manage ReDSS Kenya knowledge management and learning strategy

    • Design and manage a ReDSS Kenya knowledge management and learning strategy to systematically create, share and apply durable solutions related knowledge to inform programming and policy influencing
    • Compile and synthesize information and data and manage the production and dissemination of a diverse range of information products
    • Produce and coordinate regular analytical case studies and briefs on developments, trends and outcomes of displacement and solutions in the Kenya based on research and analysis produced by ReDSS and/or partners
    • Operationalize and monitor a ReDSS Kenya learning framework with measurable indicators with monthly, quarterly and annual reports and related products shared internally and externally, informed by ReDSS’s overall Shared Agenda document

    Support knowledge sharing and organization of learning events, including through support to the new Kenya Evidence Platform project

    • Develop a dissemination structure with clear coordination mechanisms, to share regular analysis and information/ update including development and management of a variety of learning tools and templates (online or otherwise)
    • Facilitate and coordinate knowledge sharing and learning activities between ReDSS, its partners and key stakeholders at national and county level (with a particular focus on local academia, refugee researchers and local authorities)
    • Support preparations for learning events and workshops and carry out post-learning event evaluation
    • Support the Kenya Country Manager in project management tasks relating to the Kenya Evidence Platform project, particular on liaising with other ReDSS staff and project partners to ensure delivery of the workplan
    • Provide support and coordinate with refugee researchers and local academia, in particularly under the Kenya Evidence Platform, in commissioning thematic/sectoral studies on durable solutions related themes (including quality assurance and monitoring of collective objectives)
    • Ensure quality standards of all knowledge products produced by ReDSS in collaboration with partners

    Manage ReDSS Kenya external communication and branding

    • Manage ReDSS Kenya communication and branding tools
    • Manage ReDSS Kenya website page, and provide and share regular analysis on its use  
    • Work with ReDSS regional communication and learning coordinator to update ReDSS social media accounts to share and disseminate knowledge and learning from Kenya
    • Produce quarterly updates for external sharing with key partners and stakeholders
    • Maintain ReDSS contact database and manage all communication and visibility components

    Other tasks

    • Provide additional support to the work of the ReDSS Kenya team and the wider ReDSS team as required

    About you

    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 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 act in line with our vision and values.

    Experience and technical competencies:

    • 5-7 years of experience in similar positions involving information management, learning and communications; requiring analysis and presentation of complex information in a simple and accessible manner;
    • Strong analytical and writing skills with proven experience in producing high quality learning and communication materials
    • Excellent coordination, inter-personal and facilitation and communication skills to build trusted relationships with a wide array of humanitarian and development partners, donors, Government agencies, etc.
    • Excellent IT command, close familiarity with the maintenance and management of template-style websites, social media platforms and experience of applying ICT (information communications technology) to knowledge management
    • Flexibility, proactive engagement, ability to work under pressure and demonstrate high tolerance for change, complexity and unpredictability

    Expires - 05 Apr 2024

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