WISE Somalia




Organization: WISE- Women Initiative for Society Empowerment

Location: Adaado District -Somalia

Grade: Junior

Occupational Groups:

Protection Officer (IDPS & Host Community)

Closing Date: 21st April 2021

Requisition ID: req 60601

Job Title: Protection Monitors – Somalia-Adaado (4 positions)

Sector: Protection

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Somalia – Adaado District



Found on June 10th 2010, the initiative of forming this organization primarily came from women who live in the Diaspora but recently returned to the country. The girls who are the masterminds of this important innovation are new in the country but they found relentless support and encouragement from girls in the country particularly the young girls who have recently graduated from local universities

This organization has the aim to consolidate the uncultivated ideas of the Somali women and girls towards empowerment of the Somali community and rebuilding the Somali civil-war devastated country. The organization also makes a chance to employ or play as volunteers for Somali local educated girls to demonstrate their talents and abilities to contribute to the wellbeing of their people.

The organization in addition to its primary objective of serving the Somali community in general, also aims to work particularly to the women who are among the most vulnerable of the Somali community under the current situation. It will particularly address the basic services, human rights, protection and advocacy, women/girl’s empowerment including the economic empowerment, needs of the women, the violence against women and contributing toward the enhancement of women leadership in all social spheres.


Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Protection Officer, Protection Monitors will be responsible for monitoring protection concerns (rights violations, discrimination, and exclusion) among the IDPs, refugees and HCMs population in Adaado in a manner that protects the safety, confidentiality and dignity of the IDPs, refugees and host communities. Monitoring activities will lead to 1) an increased understanding of the protective environment, including essential demographic data, vulnerability mapping, available services, and existing gaps impacting the IDPs, refugees and host populations, and 2) sharable reports detailing needed actions by all actors (WISE, humanitarian, and government) to address protection concerns/gaps and contribute to referral mechanisms for specialized services. The Protection Monitors will work in coordination with the Data clerk to ensure that monitoring data is used to inform information materials and campaigns. Protection Monitors will also be responsible for gathering data on available services and supporting the Data clerk to refer persons of concern to required services.  Protection Monitors will receive technical guidance and support from the program manager and respond to questions and requests for additional information on submitted protection data on a weekly basis.


Major Responsibilities: Major responsibilities of Protection Monitors (not exhaustive) are listed below:

  • Conduct mobile field visits 4-5 times per week to villages, urban areas, and informal settlements/tent clusters to meet with persons of concern within the community and identify individuals at risk and humanitarian needs according to weekly work plan.
  • Utilize digital data collection systems for data collection and uploading, and participate in trainings in the digital system, data cleaning, and regular debrief and supervision of digital data collection activities.
  • Directly upload protection data to produce a clear, protection-focused report and translate and follow-up on red flag protection-related issues;
  • Analyze data and highlight trends and protection needs in reporting to the Project manager, protection officer and data clerk.
  • Under the guidance of direct supervisor, facilitate one-on-one interviews and focus group discussions with IDPs, refugees, host community members, state actors and service providers in the field on selected protection concerns.
  • Conduct spot observation in areas where IDPs and refugees are housed or clustered for inclusion in protection monitoring, using qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Work to identify and support key informants/settlement representatives to participate in ongoing monitoring activities and follow-up.
  • Keep records through the digital system(kobo) of the urgent protection needs identified and the actions taken to assist affected PoCs.
  • Work to strengthen WISE’s relationship with IDPs/refugees, IDP/refugee/host community leaders and municipal actors in order to maintain good access to POCs.
  • Support the Data clerk, Protection officer and Program Manager to conduct advocacy on behalf of the community.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  Protection Officer
  • Position directly supervises:  NA
  • Indirect Reporting: Program Manager
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts: Information Officer
  • Qualifications
  • Education: Bachelor degree/Diploma (Bachelor’s Degree is an added advantage)

Work Experience:

  • At least two years’ experience in an NGO, preferably in social work or sociological research.
  • Experience working for national Ngo organization is preferred.
  • Good protection background and knowledge of IDPs and refugee context, as well as demonstrated ability to identify and refer vulnerable cases, is desirable
  • Experience in regular report writing.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Belief in human rights including gender equality
  • Good communication skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships with communities.
  • High standard of spoken and written Somalia and English, ability to translate desirable
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and excel
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
  • Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.
  • Be committed to WISE’s values as an organization and motivated by its non-statutory, not For Profit model

Language Skills: Some English language skills are desirable.

Working Environment: Located in Adaado District-Somalia, the position will involve travel to all parts of Adaado District.


How to apply

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Only Short-Listed Applicants Will Be Contacted and Only Applications Received Until This Date Will Be Taken into Account.

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