DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC Somalia operations focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrant.

Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes. DDG’s mandate is ‘to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict’, and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors: Security Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management.

Overall Purpose of the role:

The GBV Specialist will provide technical capacity on GBV prevention and response, support service delivery, conduct assessments and gap analyses, apply standards and GBV guiding principles, develop objectives and indicators that support GBV response priorities, support capacity building of GBV case workers and other relevant staff and advocacy as well as represent DRC in relevant forums.


  • Provide support and advisory on implementation of multi-sectorial response to GBV, including health, psychosocial support, safety, and legal response.
  • Conduct regular field visits and support implementation of GBV related activities/projects in coordinating DRC area offices and partners. Ensure that effective measures are in place to reduce sexual and gender based violence.
  • Conduct assessment of GBV needs, GBV safety audits, service mapping and updating of referral pathways.
  • Ensure affected population participation by mobilizing communities to define and prioritize solutions to GBV problems, including those of individuals and groups with specific needs.
  • Ensure community identified priorities and needs inform project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strengthen case management of survivors of sexual and gender based violence through capacity building of staff, SOP development and direct support to case workers carrying out CM.
  • Review, update and support implementation of GBV tools including the GBV SOPs
  • Act as the GBVIMS focal point; supervise the collection, storage, filing and analysis of GBV-related data through the use of the GBVIMS. Compile/analyze data in compliance with the information sharing protocol developed at the inter-agency level.
  • Develop internal Case management data base to analyze GBV cases on weekly, monthly and quarterly.
  • Support capacity building on Protection mainstreaming for all staff.
  • Support proposal development and provide inputs when necessary.
  • Prepare GBV/project reports as may be required from time to time.
  • Represent DRC in GBV AOR meetings and other relevant forums.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Line Manager/Technical Supervisor

The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.

Education, experience & technical competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Gender studies, Development Studies, Social Sciences, or any other related discipline from an internationally recognized  Institution.
  • At least 5 years‟ hands-on field experience in GBV programming
  • Experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies and/or local authorities in complex emergencies
  • Knowledge and understanding of the complexity related to refugee and IDP situations.
  • Understands and applies survivor-centered approach
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and can implement multi-sectorial response to GBV
  • Understands the principles of case management and can apply to GBV programs
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and engages effectively with the humanitarian architecture (Protection Cluster, GBV AOR)
  • Ability to critically analyze context, trends and vulnerabilities related to GBV
  • Knowledge of prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse responsibilities within the humanitarian response and supports implementation
  • Ability to locate, adapt, and apply key GBV tools to context including GBV SOPs, GBV IMS, WHO ethical and safety recommendations for researching, documenting and monitoring sexual violence in emergencies and IASC Guidelines for gender-based violence interventions in humanitarian settings
  • Applies critical thinking and problem solving to create innovative GBV programming
  • Demonstrates capacity to advocate for GBV prevention and response and in support of GBV survivors
  • Understands ethical issues on collecting data, confidentiality and conducts ethical safe GBV assessments
  • Proven record of organizing and delivery of trainings on GBV prevention and response.
  • Familiarity with MS applications (Word, Excel & database software) and willingness to develop further.
  • Good cooperation skills, ability to work well independently and in a team;
  • Able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Adapts and copes with working in a complex environment and under pressure
  • Demonstrates commitment to gender equality; promotes and integrates gender analysis and mainstreaming into humanitarian programming.


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 are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership
  • Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.


Availability:         June 2020

Duty station:         Garowe

Reporting to:        Protection Manager- Somalia/Land.

Duration:              7 Months with Possibility of extension

Contract:              This position is graded as Band NM – G2 for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff.


Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.


DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards.

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.

For general information about Danish Refugee Council, please visit www.drc.ngo


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.ngo under Vacancies.

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.ngo  under Vacancies no later than 2nd June 2020.