Protection Manager Nigeria, Maiduguri
NRC has been present in Nigeria since 2015 and has been working to help displacement affected communities meet their basic needs, improve their livelihoods, access essential services, and enhance their resilience to future shocks through our six core competencies: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Shelter, Education, Information-Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS), Camp Management, and Protection. NRC provides immediate assistance during the onset of emergencies through the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM). With a workforce of 370 staff and presence in key locations such as Maiduguri (in Borno State), Yola (in Adamawa state) and JOS (in Plateau state), NRC is able to respond to the needs of those affected by the conflict across North-East, and North Central Nigeria. These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region, and allowed us to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including through focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees. In addition to the Country Office, and the above mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-offices structures in Dikwa, Monguno, Biu, Mubi, Pulka and Gwoza.
- Role and responsibilities
In the role of Protection Manager, you will develop, lead and support the protection programming. The following is a brief description of what you will be responsible for:-
- Providing protection inputs on proposals from other sectors to ensure safe programming is taken into consideration from the design phase across NRC programming.
- Leading in the design and delivery of capacity building activities to strengthen the capacity of field staff to understand and deliver safe programming, based on NRC Protection Policy, Roadmap and training materials.
- Ensuring that protection monitoring, and evaluation systems are effectively designed and integrated into all stages of the NRC programs
- Developing briefing notes, reports and strategies on protection issues and engagement with duty bearers to fulfil their responsibilities in collaboration with the Advocacy Manager
- Designing and technically oversee protection-focused projects, strengthening community-based protection mechanisms and specialized service provision as relevant, ensuring protection is a strong, evidence-based element of NRC’s country program.
- Working with the protection cluster lead agencies to ensure coherence and harmonization of humanitarian protection standards and interventions in Nigeria.
- Responsible for the development and the finalization of policies and systems and to the setup of an in country PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) framework and structure.
- Supporting the roll-out of SIP (Safe Inclusive Programming) framework together with the Head of Programme and the Regional Consultant.
Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Experience with start-up or expansion of new programmes
Advanced computer skills, especially in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
Experience in community based and participatory programme planning approaches, with operational based experience in supporting camp and out of camp projects,
Good understanding of key technical standards (SPHERE, Inter-Agency Standing Committee , gender mainstreaming, International Humanitarian Laes, humanitarian principles etc.) with the ability to integrate into programming
Behavioural compentencies in:-Handling insecure environments; Strategic thinking; Empowering and building trust; Influencing; Initiating action and change; Analysing
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Closing publication – May 23rd 2022
What We Offer
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative
- 12 months fixed term contract with possibility of extension
- Grade 9 in NRC’s grade structure
- An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
- A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields
Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.
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