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Protection Assistant - PM - Adamawa

Closing: Apr 9, 2024

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Published: Mar 27, 2024 (28 days ago)

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Experience and technical competencies
To be successful in this role we expect the following:
Required:
  • Bachelor’s in Social Work, Law, Counseling, Psychology or other related field
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in protection monitoring, community-based protection, including community engagement, outreach, awareness raising, providing cash and in kind assistance for protection and safe identification and referrals
  • Excellent understanding of protection and do no harm principles;
  • Excellent contextual understanding and knowledge of protection environment in area of implementation;
  • Good understanding of data collection methods;
  • Experience working with diverse communities in various settings;
  • Excellent facilitation and sensitization skills, good understanding of key protection issues in Michika and Madagali LGA.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to principles of confidentiality, respect, non-discrimination, safety and inclusion;
  • Excellent communication and psychosocial first aid skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility;
  • Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible working hours and able to handle pressure well.
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • Previous experience in international organizations and humanitarian settings is a plus.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of protection activities
  •  Knowledge of Northeast Nigeria States languages including Hausa is an added advantage.
  • Good IT skills (especially MS Office) and KOBO Collect App.
  • Highly self-driven while striving for perfection under minimum supervision.

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

  • BA. / BSc. in relevant fields (sociology, social work, psychology, education, Law, Counselling, Human Rights and Development studies etc.)
  •  Alternatively: experience as DRC Protection field worker.

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • English (professional fluency)
  • Hausa (professional fluency)

General Regulations:
The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality, and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework:

  • Employees should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization.
  • Employees should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period.
  • Employees should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization.
  • Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request.
Responsibilities
Experience and technical competencies
To be successful in this role we expect the following:
Required:
  • Bachelor’s in Social Work, Law, Counseling, Psychology or other related field
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in protection monitoring, community-based protection, including community engagement, outreach, awareness raising, providing cash and in kind assistance for protection and safe identification and referrals
  • Excellent understanding of protection and do no harm principles;
  • Excellent contextual understanding and knowledge of protection environment in area of implementation;
  • Good understanding of data collection methods;
  • Experience working with diverse communities in various settings;
  • Excellent facilitation and sensitization skills, good understanding of key protection issues in Michika and Madagali LGA.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to principles of confidentiality, respect, non-discrimination, safety and inclusion;
  • Excellent communication and psychosocial first aid skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility;
  • Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible working hours and able to handle pressure well.
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • Previous experience in international organizations and humanitarian settings is a plus.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of protection activities
  •  Knowledge of Northeast Nigeria States languages including Hausa is an added advantage.
  • Good IT skills (especially MS Office) and KOBO Collect App.
  • Highly self-driven while striving for perfection under minimum supervision.

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

  • BA. / BSc. in relevant fields (sociology, social work, psychology, education, Law, Counselling, Human Rights and Development studies etc.)
  •  Alternatively: experience as DRC Protection field worker.

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • English (professional fluency)
  • Hausa (professional fluency)

General Regulations:
The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality, and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework:

  • Employees should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization.
  • Employees should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period.
  • Employees should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization.
  • Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request.

Background

  • Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has had an operational presence in Nigeria since 2015. DRC Nigeria is the largest DRC country mission in the West Africa region and one of the largest DRC country missions globally.
  • Currently, DRC delivers life-saving assistance and protection to vulnerable, conflict-affected populations including internally displaced persons, returnees, and host communities in the areas of armed violence reduction, humanitarian mine action, livelihoods, nutrition and food security, protection, shelter and non-food items (NFI) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in 30+ Local Government Areas (LGAs) across Borno and Adamawa in northeast Nigeria.

Overall purpose of the role

  • The overall purpose of the role is to conduct protection monitoring and evidence-based activities within communities and camps of implementation including quantitative and qualitative data collection.
  • The role is furthermore responsible for the delivery of protection information dissemination among communities and the provision of awareness raising and risk mitigation sessions on protection-related topics.
  • The role is vital for linking vulnerable communities to relevant services through referrals and provision of Individual Protection Assistance for individuals at immediate risk.

Job Duties

  • Conduct protection monitoring activities within communities and displacement camps in line with existing SOPs and sampling strategies; and collect data on the individual and community-level, including through observations, household surveys, Key Informant Interviews, and Focus Group Discussions etc.
  • Disseminate protection information, provide awareness raising and risk mitigation sessions on key protection issues based on identified needs and in line with developed materials
  • Identify and refer persons with protection or other needs to appropriate services in line with safe identification and referral principles
  • Regularly record, track and follow-up on referrals using the Referral Information Management System (RIMS
  • Collect information, update and maintain a service mapping and referral pathway at community level
  • Maintain good relations with communities and key stakeholders in areas of operation through regular engagement
  • Provide and track regular protection situation updates based on feedback from communities, other key stakeholders and observations
  • Identify and maintain relationships and regular communication, provide trainings and regularly exchange and share information with community focal points
  • Provide individual protection assistance (IPA) to eligible individuals with urgent protection needs, set a clear protection objective and or outcome and follow-up on the impact of assistance
  • Collect, store, maintain and analyze protection data produced through protection monitoring, community consultation, RIMS, individual protection assistance in line with safe and ethical information management principles.
  • Draft individual workplan and participate in regular supervision, information sharing and coordination meetings.
  • Support the Protection Team Leader with reporting processes, budgeting, needs and gaps assessments where relevant.
  • Support the implementation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks to assess the impact of activities and projects.
  • Support the mainstreaming of protection principles to DRC’s program, including partners and local community.
  • Ensure the proper documentation of data collected (hard and soft copies) during protection activities (attendance sheets, permission slips, consent, referrals etc.)
  • Use information management tools and online platforms (KOBO, sharepoint) for timely and accurate data entry of activities. In collaboration with PIM specialist, make sure data is properly entered, accurate and complete, to ensure proper analysis of the data.
  • Perform any other duties relating to the nature of the job as directed by Protection Officers, Team Leader and the Protection Manager.
  • The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.

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