Protection Manager (National)

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Borno, Nigeria
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Remuneration is Attractive

Danish Refugee Council

Job title: Protection Manager (National)

Company: Danish Refugee Council

Job description: Job title: Protection Manager
Supervised by: Regional Protection Coordinator
Reporting to : Chief of Programme
Duty station : Maiduguri (Borno) or Mubi/Michika (Adamawa)
Area of surgical process: Nigeria
Work period: 12 months
Type of contract : National
Salary & Benefits Salary as per the Direction F band in DRC classification

Benefits : Health insurance – 100% (staff + 5 dependents), Pension (10% contribution from DRC), Life insurance, Creche facilities in Maiduguri.


The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency assistance, fighting for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter time to come. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wishing to homecoming home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Kingdom of Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to go an international humanitarian organization with to a greater extent than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Based in Copenhagen (Kingdom of Denmark) and nowadays in 40 countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.

Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, honour, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.


Danish Refugee Council (DRC), and its Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding technical unit – the Danish Demining Grouping (DDG), has had an operational presence in Nigeria since 2015. DRC Nigeria is the largest DRC country mission in the Due west Africa part 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 activity, livelihoods, nutrition and food security, protection, shelter and non-food items (NFI) and body of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in 30+ Local Authorities Areas (LGAs) across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in northeast Nigeria.

Overall purpose of the role:

Under the authorisation of the Chief of Programme and with the shut technical supervision of the Regional Protection Coordinator, the Protection Manager contributes to updating and applying the strategic protection and advocacy vision in the country and is responsible to ensure that protection interventions see relevant lineament standards and are adapted to the emergency context.

The Manager will ensure active participation in relevant interagency fora across the areas of surgical process of DRC Nigeria.


Protection analysis and strategy evolution:

  • Ensure that protection information is collected, stored and shared according to the principles and procedures contained in the DRC Information Protection Protocol and relevant information protection principles, and place sensitive information in the Nigerian context.
  • Assess protection risks and trends, place problems/gaps and suggest/prioritise timely practical actions to reply to clearly-formulated protection problems.
  • Create protection reports of high analytical lineament, with concrete and actionable protection recommendations.
  • With the back up of the Chief of Programme and of the Regional Protection Coordinator, contribute to the elaboration of country-based strategic documents on protection, and revise the protection plans as required by the operational context
  • Explore new business and partnerships and work closely with the Chief of Programme to develop lineament proposals, concept notes and budgets, ensuring that all new budgets accurately reverberate program activities and required staffing levels.

Donors Relations:

  • Correspond the organization with implementing partners, regime, and donor entities.
  • Contribute to DRC Nigeria’s fundraising strategy and assist build strong relationships with donors and United Nations agencies to ensure predictable funding for DRC’s protection programming in Nigeria.
  • Monitor developments and determine strategic opportunities related to the protection sector

Capacity Building and Lineament Assurance:

  • Develop staff capacities on the human rights-based approach, protection assessments, protection monitoring, instance direction (CP, GBV), referral systems and protection mainstreaming through regular preparation and refreshers, mentoring and coaching;
  • Develop the capacities of duty bearers and external stakeholders on protection
  • Provide technical back up, advice and backstop on protection to Area Managers and protection field staff to ensure lineament delivery on ongoing protection projects;
  • Ensure that the plan and implementation of protection activities address protection needs of internally displaced people, vulnerable populations, and affected populations, and are adapted and relevant to the emergency context of north-eastern Nigeria;
  • Found and reinforce referral systems and pathways for protection cases.
  • Apply DRC regional protection methodologies, preparation and programme tools and adapt them to the Nigerian context.
  • Ensure the mainstreaming of protection in DRC’s wider programmes in Nigeria, according to DRC protection mainstreaming framework and in strong collaboration with emergency response teams
  • Ensure that lineament assurance systems are applied, with specific reference to upholding CHS (Core Humanitarian Standards) and Age Gender and diversity throughout the protection programme
  • Ensure that DRC Protection programmes are implemented in accordance with donors’ regulations and with DRC measure procedures (Code of Conduct, DRC Response Framework, DRC Programme Handbook), and are consistent with the country Strategic Programme Document and Protection Strategy.

Programme Direction:

  • Provide effective technical supervision to DRC protection squad at country level
  • Systematically and closely monitor the delivery and expenditure rates of ongoing protection programmes, promptly identifying and correcting under-delivery issues and deviations from workplans
  • Ensure that Protection programmes see stated objectives and indicators within agreed timeframes
  • Conduct regular field visits to place and address programme lineament concerns and gain a solid first-hand understanding of protection risks and trends at the community level
  • In collaboration with the MEAL squad, analyse and written report on relevance, outcomes and impact of DRC protection-related activities to supply lessons learnt and to place best practices
  • Review job descriptions and participate in the recruitment physical process of protection staff
  • Include the participation of beneficiaries and communities, specially those most vulnerable or at-risk, in all stages of the projection cycle where appropriate.

Coordination and Advocacy:

  • Build effective coordination and synergies with the Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding teams working on Mine Risk Education and Armed Violence Reduction
  • Ensure coordination and harmonisation of DRC protection related activities – externally with other agencies and partners, and internally within the DRC regional programme
  • Actively correspond the DRC at the Protection Sector Working Grouping (PSWG), Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), Tiddler Protection Working Grouping (CPWG) and other relevant coordination structures and protection actors (including United Nations agencies, ICRC and MSF), seeking to develop coordinated protection approaches and responses.

Facilitate reporting and information direction (information collection, analysis, storage, sharing) through protection sector and other coordination mechanisms dorsum to DRC direction – provide and collect information to inform the whole response

Required Qualifications

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum 5 years of practical experience in sector area working for an INGO
  • At to the lowest degree 3 years’ experience with people direction
  • Documented skills in projection planning and plan, drafting, calculation and technical writing
  • First-class science in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience in projection evolution
  • Experience working with national partners, local/regime authorities, and United Nations organisations


  • Master copy’s level (e.g. political scientific discipline, international evolution, or economics)
  • In lieu of the higher up, a bachelor’s level and several years of experience in the sector

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Total professional person proficiency in English
  • Knowledge of Hausa, Kanuri, Burra and other languages native to Northeast Nigeria is an asset but not a requirement.

Required Skills & Qualities

  • Core Competencies of DRC:
  • Striving for excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Taking the take
  • Communication
  • Demonstrating Integrity
  • Power to work in a multinational and multicultural environs
  • Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork and with a spirit of genuine collaboration
  • First-class communication skills, as good as patience and politeness, are required
  • Multi-tasking and Organizational skills is a must
  • Adaptable and Flexible
  • Proven analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Exemplary sense of ethics in the workplace
  • Squad-oriented & good sense of sense of humor

Full general Regulations

  • The employee shall follow DRC directions on security, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework
  • Employee should not engage in whatever other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization
  • Employee should not engage in whatever activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of whatever projection during the DRC contract period
  • Employee should not give interviews to the media or put out project-related photos or other stuff without prior authorization
  • Employee shall homecoming all borrowed equipment for the projection to DRC after the cease of the contract period or upon asking

Application Physical process

Are you interested? And so apply for this place on line: All applicants must send a cover alphabetic character and an updated CV (no longer than 4 pages). Both must be in English.

DRC provides equal opportunity in occupation and prohibits discrimination in occupation on the basis of race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practise whatever discrimination in whatever recruitment physical process.

Nevertheless nonetheless, all applicants shall take into consideration that DRC cannot offering an international work contract to a citizen of the country of assignment (in this specific instance: Nigeria)

Applications shut on the 17th of Oct 2021 at midnight (GMT-time). Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

Due to the urgency of the place, DRC has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the higher up deadline.

Expected salary: Remuneration is Appealing

Location: Michika, Adamawa Province – Mubi, Adamawa Province

Job date: marry, 06 Oct 2021 00:09:12 GMT

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