Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income-generating activities, and a wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Protection Assistant
Location: Bama, Borno
Supervised By: Protection Team Leader
Reporting to: Protection Team Leader
Employment Period: 6 Months with possibility of extension.
Typeof Contract (Expat/National/Trainee): National
- Danish Refugee Council (DRC), and its safety unit, has had an operational presence in Nigeria since 2015. DRC Nigeria is the largest DRC country mission in the West Africa region and one of the largest DRC country missions globally.
- Currently, DRC delivers life-saving assistance and protection to vulnerable, conflict-affected populations including internally displaced persons, returnees and host communities in the areas of armed violence reduction, humanitarian mine action, livelihoods, nutrition and food security, protection, shelter and non-food items (NFI) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in 30+ Local Government Areas (LGAs) across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in northeast Nigeria.
- The Protection Assistant, under the supervision of the Protection Officers and Protection team lead, is responsible for the day to day implementation of the various protection activities in the field locations under his/her responsibility. This includes conduct Protection Monitoring, referrals and follow up of referrals, (including establishing referral pathways), identification of IPA beneficiaries and follow up of cases, psychosocial support activities, monitor the protection incentive workers’ work and manage them on a daily basis.
- The Protection Assistant will also be responsible for supporting needs and programmatic assessments, supporting the preparation of activity and protection reports and analysis (information collection, community consultations, etc.), identifying and communicating protection concerns in his/her locations, identifying and communicating programmatic needs in targeted locations, supporting the Officers in providing capacity building to key stakeholders, and in collecting and managing project data ensuring the highest standards of data and information protection and confidentiality.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Protection Team lead, the holder of this position shall perform the following duties:
- Ensure the organization and the implementation of all protection activities at field level in accordance with the agreed Work plan (under the supervision of the Protection Officers and Protection team lead) and the international standards
- Ensure the management of the field protection incentive workers (team and work management)
- Prepare necessary activity and protection reports (weekly, monthly, ad hoc)
- Participate in conducting needs and programmatic assessments in targeted locations
- Identify and intervene on protection cases in the camps and host communities with technical support from their line manager.
- Refer protection cases to partner agencies and seek to solicit services for them.
- Ensure all protection activities and cases re individually documented, filed and up to date in Kobo.
- Engage with communities directly and create awareness on human rights, child protection, SGBV, and other protection-related topics
- Train community members, partner staff and other local authorities on protection topics
- Identify protection trends and bring this to the attention of the line manager for action planning
- Carry out advocacy and sensitization activities at the field level
- Represent DRC protection in all partner discussions at the field level
- Participate in and actively recruit casual social workers are needed.
- Conduct community meetings, FGDs, and other direct community activities as part of protection monitoring.
- Document all protection activities on Kobo.
- Carry out any delegated activities as assigned by DRC management at the field level including supervision of field bases.
- Manage DRC protection assets assigned to the field of operation.
- Liaise with security officers in DRC to keep up to date on the security situation of the field base at all times.
- Support protection coordinator, the manager with itinerary planning for field visits including donor visits.
- Provide detailed updates of activities within your designated field site.
- Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Psychology, Social Work, Social Sciences, Counselling, Education, Human Rights, Development Studies or relevant equivalent disciplines.
- Knowledge of protection norms, principles, and activities.
- Excellent communication skills (oral and writing)
- Professional fluency in English, Hausa, Kanuri is an added advantage.
- Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills – self-motivated individuals, able to take initiative and propose solutions, resilient, positive, and able to work independently.
- The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework.
- Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization.
- Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period.
- Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization.
- Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request.
Application Closing Date
14th June, 2022.
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). Both must be in English.
- DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of 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, all applicants shall take into consideration that DRC cannot offer an international work contract to a citizen of the country of assignment (in this specific case, Nigeria).
- Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.