Position Title: Risk & Compliance Trainee
Supervised by: Country Director
Reporting to: Country Director
Duty Station: Bamako
Area of Operation: Mali
Employment Period: 12 months
Type of Contract (Expat/National/Trainee): Traineeship
Alloance & Benefits: According to DRC policy
The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.
The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.
Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
DRC has been operating in West Africa since 1998. The DRC West Africa Regional Office (hereafter: WARO) is based in Dakar, Senegal, and covers six countries outside of Senegal. Led by the Regional Director, the DRC WARO oversees, supports and provides strategic directions for DRC’s Country Offices within the region, which currently includes Mali, Burkina Faso, the Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and the Central African Republic.
DRC has been working since 2013 in Mali in the areas of protection (aiming to provide direct assistance to victims of human rights violations, build knowledge and capacity for community and individual protection, and participate in coordination and advocacy efforts at the regional and national levels), food security and economic recovery (aiming to build household and community resilience by linking emergency, rehabilitation and development while addressing structural and long-term issues) and humanitarian disarmament and peacebuilding (aiming to promote stability, build resilience, and prevent and reduce armed violence by ensuring improved community security and effective and accountable border management through cross-border collaboration).
DRC Mali places the principles of cross-cutting protection at the center of its interventions and implements specialized protection projects (generalist protection with a focus on GBV and child protection), integrated protection (food security and armed violence reduction). Benefiting from a solid community and partnership base in its various areas of intervention (Bamako, Mopti, Segou, Gao, Timbuktu), DRC actively contributes to strengthening local partners in terms of protection expertise, particularly in its specialized areas: protection monitoring, mental health, and psychosocial support. In addition, DRC Mali is strongly involved in the issue of emergency interventions, in connection with the constant deterioration of the context and the increase in violations of rights carried out on the population, which requires better consideration of protection issues in the proposed response.
DRC’s work is guided by the values of Humanitarian Principles, Honesty & transparency, Inclusion, Respect and Independence & Neutrality. It is
essential that in all our work we uphold the highest standard of conduct and safeguarding standards for the communities where we work, our staff, interns, volunteers and contractors, partners, and other stakeholders. We have a duty of care to protect anyone who comes to contact with our work, particularly our vulnerable groups of beneficiaries.
The Risk & Compliance Trainee will contribute to the development, promotion and roll out of policy to promote a culture which has a zero tolerance to fraud, corruption and safeguarding. In coordination with the MEAL department and the Accountability Officer, the Risk & Compliance Trainee will ensure complainants/survivors listened to, supported and protected from further harm, and ensure all code of conduct cases are registered, and investigated timely in line with DRC agreed practice.
3. Duties and Responsibilities
Fraud and Corruption:
Respond to and where appropriate investigate all allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse
Provide professional advice to senior managers, and mainly the Country Director and Country IC, Management Team in the country on matters related to PSEA.
Ensure Safeguarding investigation protocols are performed to a high standard and consistently.
Understand the different legal contexts and risks and implement Safeguarding best practice which is legally compliant.
Ensure consistent practice and commitment to Safeguarding across the different field offices.
Close consultation with CD during management of SEA cases.
Close collaboration with Gender Specialist (GRIO) to enforce organizational policies related to gender and diversity.
Contribute to DRC’s country risk management processes and follow all DRC sexual exploitation and abuse processes and procedures
Provide advice and guidance on sexual exploitation and abuse allegations, at all times taking into consideration the potential risks to personal safety for those involved.
Carry out high-quality lawful investigations at DRC field offices, taking time to build trust with survivors of sexual exploitation and abuse, so they feel empowered to report.
Improve the effectiveness of sexual exploitation and abuse deterrence, prevention, detection, and response in country.
Research and develop innovative approaches to countering fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse.
In addition, the Risk & Compliance Officer may be asked to take on other tasks and duties as requested by the Country Director.
4. Required Qualifications
5. Required Skills & Qualities
6. General Regulations
7. Application Process
Are you interested? Then apply for this position online**: www.drc.dk/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies.** All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in French or in English**.**
DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
However, candidates should take into consideration that the DRC cannot employ, under an international contract, a national of the country in which he/she will be working (in this case, the Republic of Mali).
For more information about the Danish Refugee Council, please visit the organization’s website at drc.ngo.
Applications will close on 31/08/2022 at noon GMT. However, it is possible for the DRC to start the recruitment process even before the advertisement is closed, if an application meets the expectations and requirements of the position.
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