Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Job Vacancies- 8 Positions

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) seeks to recruit to fill the following vacant positions:

  1. Senior Protection Officer
  2. Protection Officer
  3. Protection Assistant
  4. Procurement/Logistics Officer
  5. Data Entry Officer
  6. Procurement/Logistics Assistant
  7. IT Assistant
  8. Logistics and Procurement Manager – Abuja and Yola

Senior Protection Officer Job Vacancy at DRC

Job Title: Senior Protection Officer

Location: Yola

Tasks and Responsibilities
Programme Implementation and supervision:

  • 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
  • Provide constant support to field team in different location and provide them on job guidance, training and coaching
  • 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 Manager.
  • Ensure that the database records are regularly and timely updated
  • Assist and organize the protection assessment, survey, focus group discussion and meeting
  • Provide systematic analysis of collected data to highlight broad trends in cases/incidents and protection concerns. In the event of repeated, prevalent or serious incidents, refer to relevant DRC staff and organization for advocacy for further service provisions and on other protection-related matters.

Protection monitoring and referrals:

  • Assist the teams in Mapping of services available for IDPs; Developing referral pathways/mechanisms;
  • Monitoring of the needs of displaced population with main focus on persons with special needs (women, children, elderly, disabled etc.);
  • Management of individual cases; and ensure the database is updated and report or generated and shared with the concerns agencies for further assistant to the affected communities.
  • Planning/participation in group-based psychosocial support activities for men, women, adolescents and children
  • Planning/participation in Rapid Needs Assessments to understand protection needs of target populations;
  • Provide advice and guidance as well as referrals to staff on IDPs issues related to accessing required services;
  • Ensure teams are providing individual, needs-based assistance to IDP families based on internal guidelines developed by DRC;
  • Support community based protection committees in identification of protection risks in the community and addressing such risks;

Training and capacity building:

  • 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.);
  • Develop different information and learning materials and messages
  • Support the protection manager to organize and conduct staff trainings
  • Internal/External Coordination and Representation
  • Coordinate with relevant sectors to ensure the availability of necessary services for the IDPs, and specifically for vulnerable groups, both staying in the camp, host community and returning to their areas of origin
  • Coordinate work of Protection Assistance in Mubi and Yola. Represent the project at the relevant coordination fora with partner organizations as well as duty bearers when/if required;
  • Support with occasional document translation and provide interpretation support to Protection Manager during meetings, trainings, and other project activities.

Reporting & Accountability:

  • Collect and maintain project data ensuring the highest standards of data protection and confidentiality.
  • Ensure the database are properly updated with the necessary information and all files are keeps confidential
  • Prepare high quality and timely internal reports and provide input in drafting donor reports and other project related documents as required.
  • Produce high quality and timely reports for DRC and donors within agreed deadlines.
  • Comply with all relevant DRC policies and procedures, particularly with respect to child protection, the code of conduct, and security.
  • Submit weekly, monthly and reporting on need basis
  • Submit the weekly, monthly and annual plan
  • Tools, formats and trainings necessary for performing the above tasks will be provided by Protection Manager.
  • All activities will be implemented based on the weekly work plan in close coordination with Head of Office and Protection Manager.

Key Requirements

  • Graduate degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Human Rights, Development Studies Law or a relevant equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of experience in managing/supervising staff planning and implementation of activities in complex emergencies
  • At least 2-3 years of protection working experience with humanitarian agencies will be considered as a strong advantage;
  • Skills and experience in Assessment, project/programme planning, delivery, monitoring, review and evaluation
  • Working knowledge of relevant protection frameworks and International Humanitarian, Human Rights and Refugee Law
  • Good facilitation 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, resilient and able to work independently
  • Familiarity with protection cluster and/or protection working group
  • Positive ‘can-do’ attitude and resilience.
  • Good computer skills (Excel, Microsoft, PowerPoint and Outlook) with good report writing skills
  • Fluency in English is required and local language

Conditions and Remuneration

  • Availability: End August/Early September 2016
  • Salary and conditions: In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment;

Application Closing Date
20th August, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application with a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications and CV in English to: drc-hr-ng@drc-nigeria.org
Hand delivery to:
The Head of Base,
DRC Maiduguri Office,
No. 548 Ashaka Road Potiskum close,
Off Damboa Road old GRA west,
Borno State.

No 49 Karewa GRA,
Adamawa State.


  • Candidate should Indicate the position applied.
  • Application to be submitted in English.
  • Names and contact details (email address) of 3 professional non-related references should be provided.
  • Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered. Please provide references, but do not attach any written recommendations.
  • The position is for Nigerian Nationals only.
  • Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited for (oral and test on presentation skills) interviews.

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