About the Job
Your main Duties and Responsibilities will be:
Ensure that protection data is collected, stored
and shared according to 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 Emergency Coordinator and
Emergency RRM Manager organize rapid needs assessments to identify risks
and vulnerabilities, including those related to gender, age and diversity.
Contribute to DRC Nigeria’s fundraising
strategy and help build strong relationships with donors and UN agencies to
ensure predictable funding for DRC’s protection programming in
Develop staff capacities on the human rights based
approach, protection assessments, protection monitoring, case management
(CP, GBV), referral systems and protection mainstreaming through regular
training and refreshers, mentoring and coaching;
Develop the capacities of duty bearers and external
stakeholders on protection
Systematically and closely monitor the delivery and
expenditure rates of ongoing protection programmes, promptly identifying
and correcting under-delivery issues and deviations from workplans
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
Actively represent the DRC at the Protection Sector
Working Group (PSWG), Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), Child
Protection Working Group (CPWG) and other relevant coordination structures
and protection actors (including UN agencies, ICRC and MSF), seeking to
develop coordinated protection approaches and responses.
The responsibilities listed above are not
exhaustive and may be readjusted per operational needs but will remain in
line with the overall purpose of the role.
To be successful in this role we expect the following:
University Degree, preferably in Human Rights Law,
International Law or related field.
Minimum of five years’ 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
Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
Strong understanding of protection principles and
likely protection concerns arising in the Nigerian context as well as
Solid experience in staff management in a
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;
M and E knowledge and experience, including
understanding of conducting assessments and analysing data
Substantial project management and budget
management skills and experience;
Experience in community-based protection activities
and protection assessments
Proven commitment to humanitarian accountability
and quality standards
Experience and willingness to work in the field in
volatile and insecure areas;
Experience living and working in a cross-cultural,
multi-sector, team environment
Ability to work well under pressure and in adverse
Proficiency in common computer packages i.e. Word,
Excel, Power point etc
Excellent written and spoken English.
Previous experience in Nigeria or similar conflict
Knowledge of local languages
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate
DRC’s five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching
results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative
while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with
DRC’s vision and values.
Contract length: 01 year
Designation of Duty Station: Unaccompanied
Start Date: ASAP
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with
Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates.
Application Closing Date
12th February, 2018.
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an
updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by
email will not be considered.
Due to the urgency of this position, applications
will be considered on a rolling basis and DRC reserves the right to start
the interview process before the close date.