Job Advertisement: Protection Assistant – Hargeisa, Somaliland

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Job Advertisement: Protection Officer – Hargeisa, Somaliland
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Protection Assistant

Employment Category:  Grade 6 Step 1

Reporting to: Line managed by the Program Coordinator with daily supervision by the Protection Officer. 

Direct reports: None.

Unit/department: Program/Protection

Location: Hargeisa

Authorization level: None.

Advert No DRC2018/041

ABOUT US

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization which has been operating in Somalia since 1997. DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict and natural disaster. DRC programs include Protection, Food Security & Livelihoods, Shelter/NFI and Water & Sanitation, The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a protection of human rights framework, DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict and natural disaster. Programmes include Protection, Food Security & Livelihoods, Shelter/NFI and Water and Sanitation.

 

ABOUT THE JOB

The main objective is to provide interpretation, translation and cross-cultural support for recently arrived refugees from the Middle East who will be provided with health services at Hargeisa group hospital

Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with and support the doctors and medical officers in the hospital in the implementation of their duties and provide interpretation, translation and cross-cultural understanding support to the medical team as they assist the refugees during their duties.
  • Provide high-quality interpretation and translation from Arabic to Somali and from Somali to Arabic to the Arabic speaking refugees and doctors at the hospital;
  • Accompany the patients to the doctors and other various appointments
  • Assist refugees in completing medical forms, registration forms & follow up where necessary.
  • Maintenance of records of appointments, and assist the doctors in assessing and monitoring the ongoing needs of the refugees.
  • Record issues arising, responses, gaps, challenges both for the service providers and the refugees, and the solutions for future learning.
Experience and technical competencies:

Essential:

  • An excellent understanding of the skills needed for professional interpretation.
  • Excellent command of English and Arabic, both written and oral.
  • Knowledge on medical will be an asset.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ 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
Education:

  • High school certificate, degree/diploma in nursing or social science or any other relevant field
Languages:

  • Arabic fluency is a must both written and spoken.
  • English fluency is desirable both written and spoken.
  • Fluency in local spoken language
Key stakeholders: (internal & external)

  • Community Beneficiaries
  • Government
  • DRC program team
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Availability: June 2018
  • Other terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff,
  • This position is open to Nationals ONLY.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested & qualified candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their updated CV and a 1-page Cover letter clearly stating their motivation and why they are suited for the post to drcjobs.sl@drcsomalia.org  with the subject heading “PROTECTION ASSISTANT” not later than 12th June 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test & oral interview.

(DRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer)

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