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    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world.
    DRC fulfils its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the wor…

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    • Open Jobs
      1. Protection / CFM Assistant
      2. Hygiene Promotion Officer
      3. Nutrition Assistant
    • Method of Application

    Protection / CFM Assistant

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 2 years
    • Location Borno
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp , NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Type of Contract: National Contract

    The Position

    • The Protection Assistant, under the supervision of the Roving Protection Team Leader will be fully dedicated to support the integration of protection principles and the mainstreaming of gender within the context of programmes jointly implemented with WFP.
    • The Protection Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the various protection activities in the field locations under his/her responsibility related to protection in food programming.
    • This includes conduct Protection Monitoring/ risk assessments/ rapid protection assessments, conduct referrals (including establishing referral pathways), following up of cases, identification of protection cases, referrals for IPA, monitor the CNMs daily, weekly work planning, ensuring awareness on CFM, collection of complaints, documenting of the complaints in adherence to WFP and DRC systems, feedback to communities and train on CFM, protection principles to CNMs, food committees.

    Key Roles

    • Ensure the organization and the implementation of all protection activities at field level in accordance with the agreed work plan (under the supervision of the Protection Roving Officers and Team Leader) and the international standards
    • Ensure the management of the field protection incentive workers (team and work management)
    • Prepare necessary activity and protection reports (weekly, monthly, ad hoc)
    • Participate in conducting needs and programmatic assessments in targeted locations
    • Identify, document, refer and or intervene on protection cases identified in within Food activities.
    • Liaise with humanitarian actors to lobby for services for beneficiaries through bilateral or multi-lateral engagement.
    • Document all protection activities on Kobo in line with the M & E requirements.
    • Document all protection cases in appropriate forms – referrals, individual case forms and updated in Kobo including appropriate filing of hard copies in secure cabinets.
    • Ensure the complaints and feedback mechanism (CFM) is implemented by establishing desks to collect complaints in all food activities
    • Carry out all rounded inclusive awareness sessions on use of the CFM to beneficiaries in all target locations.
    • Document Complaints using Kobo and hardcopies where appropriate, provide update reports for dissemination and sorting to DRC risk and compliance department and WFP.
    • Follow up all protection related complaints and conduct protection concern verification and referrals where appropriate.
    • Engage with communities directly and create awareness on protection mainstreaming, protection principles, human rights, child protection, SGBV, CFM, gender and age diversity inclusion throughout the project period.
    • Train food committees, community leaders, partner staff and other stakeholders of food security and protection programming to strengthen the protective environment of beneficiaries.  
    • Carry out protection risks assessments, protection monitoring activities as advised by your line managers.
    • Document and analyze the FGDs, Community meetings, KII and HH surveys conducted into a report for sharing with managers for review.
    • Identify protection trends and bring this to the attention of the line manager for action planning
    • Carry out advocacy and sensitization activities at the field level
    • Represent DRC protection in all partner discussions at the field level
    • Participate and actively recruit casual social workers are needed.
    • Document all protection activities on Kobo and liaise with Protection Information Management Specialist to ensure your activities are captured in KOBO and in Protection dashboards.
    • Carry out any delegated activities as assigned by DRC management at the field level including supervision of field bases.
    • Manage DRC protection assets assigned to the field of operation.
    • Liaise with security officers in DRC to always keep up to date on security situation of the field base. Support protection coordinator, manager with itinerary planning for field visits including donor visits. Provide detailed updates of activities within your designated field site

    Key Requirements
    Education: (include certificates, licenses et.)

    • Diploma or BA./BSc. in relevant field (sociology, social work, psychology, education, counselling, human rights, development studies etc.)
    • Alternatively: experience as DRC Protection field worker

    Experience: (include years of experience) Essentials

    • Diploma or degree in community development, psychology, sociology, food management and other social sciences relevant.
    • 2 yrs. Work experience in a humanitarian organization / with displacement affected populations or significant experience as a DRC Protection social or outreach worker
    • Knowledge of protection norms, principles, and activities
    • Excellent communication skills (oral and writing)
    • Professional fluency in English and Hausa
    • Ability and willingness to maintain regular presence at project sites (remote / field sites) and to work during irregular working hours and in insecure environments
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills – self-motivated individuals, able to take initiative and propose solutions, resilient, positive, and able to work independently.
    • Good understanding of the Northeast Nigeria operational context
    • Must have basic level computer skills. Desirables
    • Knowledge of the protection activities
    • Knowledge of Northeast Nigeria States languages including Kanuri added advantage.  


    • Knowledge of the protection activities
    • Knowledge of Northeast Nigeria States languages including Kanuri added advantage.


    • Availability: ASAP
    • Salary and conditions: In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment;
    • The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for the tax returns.

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    Hygiene Promotion Officer

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 2 years
    • Location Adamawa
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp

    Location: Mubi, Adamawa
    Contract type: National Contract

    The Position

    • DRC is seeking the services of a committed and competent Infection, Hygiene Promotion (HP) Officer to join the Adamawa Team. Interested persons will be reporting to the Team Leader.
    • The job requires someone who can provide Covid 19 related health advise to communities as the person will be working to deliver a COVID-19 project.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    The main duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to:

    General Programming & Operations:

    • Facilitate formation of community structures in hygiene promotion and strengthening of the existing structures such as Community based hygiene promoters and WASH Committees through trainings sensitization workshops and other hygiene promotion awareness campaigns.
    • Design, develop and implement appropriate HP mobilization strategies for DRC’s WASH projects.
    • Develop hygiene promotion workplans for multi-funded projects.
    • Ensure efficient and Effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan. 
    • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/ reports and proposals and budgets for donors.
    • Mobilization of beneficiary communities to maintain the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources. 
    • Work with the WASH team in carrying out monitoring and evaluation exercises.  

    Coordination and Representation:

    • Collaborate with relevant Internal and External technical experts on issues related to Hygiene Promotion.
    • Represent DRC at WASH meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings.
    • Ensure integration of WASH activities with other DRC sectors.
    • Coordinate with WASH and Shelter counterparts in other locations in the implementation of common funded projects.
    • Ensure good representation and reputation of WASH and Shelter sector at all levels.
    • Actively participate in internal coordination meeting 
    • Ensure and actively participate in regular sector meetings. 

    Project Development:

    • Develop project plans and budgets for funding
    • Develop the projects’ M&E tools  
    • Project implementation and reporting  
    • Ensure management of WASH project grants through budget control.
    • Monitor and Evaluate WASH Projects.  
    • Ensure quality control during implementation of WASH activities in accordance to Sphere and National standards.
    • Prepare WASH weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to relevant authorities as per need.

    Staff Management:

    • Supervise DRC’s community-based hygiene promoters. 
    • Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the WASH staff members and community-based mechanisms in operational areas as needed. 
    • Develop staff performance measurement and targets for the community-based hygiene promoters and appraise them based on the set targets.
    • Conduct daily field visits or as required to ensure WASH tasks are going on as planned and mentoring – through technical backstopping and training of duty bearers.

    Logistics / Finance:

    • Support the Project Team Leader and Manager to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-ups. 
    • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas. 
    • Initiate procurements and ensure their execution. 
    • Ensure distribution plans are prepared and shared with logistics in a timely manner.
    • Contribute to grants management of all WASH projects through management of day to day project expenditures.

    To be successful in this role, the candidate is expected to be honest, strongly motivated and display a high standard of integrity in humanitarian work, disciplined and team-oriented

    Education: (including certification, licenses etc.)

    • At least a Bachelor’s Degree Environment Health Science, Biological Sciences, Public Health or Nursing degrees from recognized institution


    • At least 2 years’ experience in planning, implementing and evaluating hygiene promotion projects.
    • Thorough knowledge of Hygiene Promotion Approaches, training of trainers and facilitating menstrual hygiene sessions for women and girls.
    • Good IT skills (especially MS Office).
    • Sound judgment and the ability to work effectively with others at all levels
    • Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and strategic planning skills
    • Interpersonal communication and proven written / presentation skills
    • Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions


    • Epidemiological experience
    • Experience working in a public health emergency (i.e. Ebola, Lassa Fever, Chorea and etc).
    • Flexible & willing to work in a remote setting & to travel to other field locations.
    • Ability to multitask and work comfortably under pressure
    • Experience from working in an (I)NGO is an asset
    • Knowledge in Hausa
    • Competent and literate in English, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions, any local speaking language will be an advantage


    • ASAP

    Salary and Conditions
    In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment:

    • The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for the tax returns.

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    Nutrition Assistant

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 1 – 2 years
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp

    Contract Type: National Contract
    Slots: 3

    Overall Purpose of the Role
    The position is to assist the Livelihoods officers – Nutrition and Nutrition Assistants during food commodity distribution, beneficiary registration and screening, and outreach activities.

    Key Roles
    Responsibilities (in bullet points):

    • General Programming & Operations
    • Beneficiaries’ screening, verification and registration.
    • Distribution of nutrition commodities
    • Conduct nutrition distribution and supervise crowd controllers
    • Ensure that beneficiaries are treated and served with respect and dignity during all kinds of distributions.
    • Support Nutrition Team to conduct Nutrition awareness
    • Support the follow-up of Lead mothers and Community Nutrition Monitories
    • Carry out beneficiaries’ enrolment and monitor the transition of beneficiaries from entry to exit.
    • Conduct Pre and Post Distribution meetings with key stakeholders
    • Ensure orderliness during distribution activities and take part in beneficiaries’ sensitization when required.
    • Responsible for card verification and validation distributions.
    • Support in facilitating sensitization, monitoring and mobilization of beneficiaries on need basis.
    • Ensure timely notification and exit of beneficiaries from the program according to the exit criteria.
    • Ensure orderliness during distribution activities.
    • Follow up with defaulters at the end of every distribution
    • Execute any other tasks as requested by the supervisor in charge.
    • Support in maintaining records of all activities, in order to complete timely reports for DRC and for external actors, including donors
    • Carry out other duties and responsibilities as required or requested

    Key Requirements
    Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

    • BA / B.Sc in relevant field.


    • 1-2 years of experience in NGO and community work.
    • Ability to mobilize community
    • Experience in one or two key CMAN activities


    • Experience in community mobilization
    • Experience in Outreach work
    • Experience in distribution of nutrition commodities


    • ASAP

    Languages: (indicate fluency level)

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

    Salary and Conditions
    In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment:

    • The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for the tax returns.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


    Follow the procedures below:

    • CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability for the position applied.
    • Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations.
    • Applications should be addressed to: “Recruitment Manager”.
    • Applications can be sent through email to [email protected] please note: The position title must be written in the subject line of the email otherwise not considered.
    • 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.

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