Protection Coordinator at DRC, Maiduguri, Nigeria

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Deadline: 30 April 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.

With the support of the Head of Programme and of the Regional Protection Advisor, contribute to the elaboration of country-based strategic documents on protection, and revise the protection strategy as required by the operational context.

Explore new business and partnerships and work closely with the Head of Programme to develop quality proposals, concept notes and budgets, ensuring that all new budgets accurately reflect program activities and required staffing levels.

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.

Experience with capacity building of national staff and stakeholders, and in the facilitation of training events and workshops.

M&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.

Experience and willingness to work in the field in volatile and insecure areas.

Proficiency in common computer packages i.e. Word, Excel, Power point etc.

Excellent written and spoken English.

Previous experience in Nigeria or similar conflict contex.

How to Apply


Applicants must submit their applications through online process.


For more information, please visit DRC.


Job posted on 18 April 2017.

Please mention Human Rights Jobs while applying for this position.


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