Senior Protection Officer at the Danish Refugee Council
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 30 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Protection Officer (National Contract)
Location: Mubi, Adamawa
About the Job
The Senior Protection Officer will be part of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Protection Team and will work under the guidance and supervision of Protection Manager.
She/he will be based in Mubi-Adamawa state to provide the field team constant support.
She/he will have an important role in implementation of protection activities including protection monitoring, protection awareness, referral pathways, provision of individual protection assistance, support to displaced communities as well as conducting training and capacity building for duty bearers.
Close coordination with the different protection actors and represent the organizations at the PSWG meetings.
She/he will assist in the establishment of effective community based structures in support of the protection programme.
He/she will support the field team through constant field visit to project sites.
The Senior Protection Officer is also responsible for the design and implementation of rapid protection assessments in their areas of responsibility, analysis of protection monitoring information and report writing.
Finally, the Senor Protection Officer supervises Protection Officers and Protection Assistants.
To be successful in this role we expect you to be able to work in a multi-cultural team, able to manage a team of protection staff, a good understanding of displacement and protection dynamic in NE Nigeria. You will also have 2-3 years’ experience working in complex emergencies. A sound understanding of the local and cultural dynamic is needed.
Moreover, we also expect the following:
Monitor and supervise the implementation of Project activities at the field level, including appropriate documentation and management of protection cases (recorded incidents), Individual and Group intake form, IPA
Develop together with the team clear work plans on a weekly and monthly basis.
Prepare daily and weekly reports on project activities to share with the Protection Coordinator/Manager.
Management of individual cases; and ensure the database is updated to be shared with the concerned agencies for further assistant to the affected communities.
Provide trainings/capacity building to duty bearers, international and local NGOs and IDP communities on protection related issues (guiding principles of IDP protection; child protection; SGBV etc.);
Collect and maintain project data ensuring the highest standards of data protection and confidentiality;
Support with occasional document translation and provide interpretation support to Protection Manager/Coordinator during meetings, trainings, and other project activities.
Bachelor’s degree in Law, Psychology, Social work, Social Sciences, counselling, Education, Human Rights, Development Studies or relevant equivalent disciplines.
3-5 years of experience in managing/supervising field staff, planning and implementation of activities in complex emergencies
Skills and experience in Assessment, , delivery, monitoring, review and evaluation, working with refugees or IDPs
Good facilitation/training skills; experience designing and delivering training curricula, preferably focused on adult learning;
Ability and willingness to maintain regular presence at project sites and to work during irregular working hours and in insecure environments.
Strong interpersonal, communication, negotiation skills Self-motivated, able to take initiative positive attitude, resilient and able to work independently.
Contract length:1 year
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DRC will offer the successful applicant a 1-year contract, renewable dependent on funding and performance.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s terms of employment for national staff Nigeria, with a competitive salary offer among international humanitarian organizations in the country.
Application Closing Date
25th February, 2018.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
This is a recruitment process in progress and thus, qualified candidates can and will be invited for an interview before the closing date.