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The Community Safety facilitators (CSFs) play a key role in implementing DDG’s Border Security Management Programme. They work directly with local communities and local authorities to strengthen their capacity to improve safety at the community level. This includes, but is not limited to, facilitating community engagement and participation in the programme; mapping key local actors; engaging local authorities and supporting capacity building training; training local communities; supporting dialogue between communities and local authorities and security providers.
A university Degree/Diploma preferably in Peace Studies, Social science or related field
Strong understanding of dynamics that lead to armed violence (preferably in arid and semi-arid environments)
Substantial knowledge of the Kenyan political and social structures, preferably from community to the national level
Open-minded and committed to finding non-violent ways to mitigate conflict and promote inter-communal peace and collaboration
Experience with community peace and/or development work
Strong ability to communicate with different groups of people, including community leaders and members, security providers, and local authorities
Experience of working in insecure environments
Fluency in one of the local languages spoken in the area of work
Good English language skills, both verbal and to written
Ability to use IT equipment effectively including computers and mobile phones
Motor cycle driving license is desirable, willingness to acquire a licence and to move by motor bike in the field is essential.
Cultural and gender sensitivity
A team player, able to demonstrate a constructive, cooperative and problem-solving approach
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Duty station: Mandera with extensive field travel within Mandera Sub County. This is a local position and the staff will be expected to be a resident of Mandera.
Contract: 6 months – with possibilities for extension. Salary and conditions in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Kenyan National staff.
Start date: As soon as possible.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 13th June, 2017.