Vacancy: Protection Coordinator at DRC, Maiduguri, Nigeria

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Deadline: 5 March 2017

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Protection Coordinator in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The duration of this post is 1 year.

The Protection Coordinator will be responsible to ensure that protection interventions meet relevant quality and normative standards, and are adapted to the emergency context.

DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Protection Coordinator will perform the following functions-

  • Ensure that protection data is collected, stored, and shared per the principles and procedures contained in the DRC Data Protection Protocol and applicable data protection principles, and identify sensitive data in the Nigerian context.
  • Assess protection risks and trends, identify problems/gaps, and propose/prioritise timely practical actions to respond to clearly-formulated protection problems.
  • In collaboration with Area Managers and Deputy Area Managers, organize rapid needs assessments to identify risks and vulnerabilities, including those related to gender, age, and diversity.
  • Produce protection reports of high analytical quality, with concrete and actionable protection recommendations.
  • Develop the capacities of duty bearers and external stakeholders on protection.
  • Provide technical support, advice, and backstop on protection to Area Managers and protection field staff to ensure quality delivery on ongoing protection projects.
  • Establish and reinforce referral systems and pathways for protection cases.
  • Apply DRC regional protection methodologies, training and programme tools and adapt them to the Nigerian context.
  • Ensure that Protection programmes meet stated objectives and indicators within agreed timeframes.
  • Provide effective technical supervision to DRC protection team at country level.
  • Conduct regular field visits to identify and address programme quality concerns and gain a solid first-hand understanding of protection risks and trends at the community level.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • University degree, preferably in Human Rights Law, International Law, or related field and advanced training/courses in relevant subjects.
  • Minimum 5 years of international work experience with INGO’s, UN agencies, government agencies in IDP/refugee settings in complex emergencies.
  • Extensive work experience within the field of human rights protection, particularly in internal displacement and crisis settings.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
  • Strong understanding of protection principles and likely protection concerns arising in the Nigerian context as well as conflict sensitivity.
  • Solid experience in staff management in a cross-cultural environment required.
  • Proven ability to build external relationships with diplomacy, tact, and professionalism in a complex and demanding environment.
  • Experience with capacity building of national staff and stakeholders, and in the facilitation of training events and workshops.
  • Proficiency in common computer packages i.e. Word, Excel, Power point etc.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

 How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.


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