Vacancy for Protection Coordinator at the Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 30 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Protection Coordinator

Locations:
 Maiduguri, Borno

 
Essential
  • 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 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
  • 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&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 conditions;
  • Proficiency in common computer packages i.e. Word, Excel, Power point etc
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
Desirable:
  • Previous experience in Nigeria or similar conflict context
  • 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 encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.


Responsibilities
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 Nigeria.
  • 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.


We Offer
  • Contract length: 01 year
  • Level: A12
  • Designation of Duty Station: Unaccompanied
  • Start date: 15th January 2018
  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.

Deadline: 31st December, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note
  • 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.