DRC Protection Specialist - Adolescent and PSS - Jobs in Nigeria

DRC Protection Specialist - Adolescent and PSS - Jobs in Nigeria

Develop and manage DRC humanitarian programming centered on psycho-social programming utilizing current global MPHSS standards with the goal of strengthening of protection and resilience, for displaced populations; including internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, host families, host communities, and returnees.

The Protection Adolescent and PSS Advisor will oversee the management and development of DRC Adolescent girls and (MH) PSS portfolio in Nigeria with the technical support of the Coordinator.

The incumbent will ensure that the adolescent mentorship program is implemented successfully through develop all necessary materials, scales of measurement to for psycho-social well being and enhance a strong sustainable exit strategy.

He/She will develop psycho-social Standard operating procedures for protection programming in Nigeria, design effect implementation guides, capacity build staff and mentors to implement effective and quality PSS programming.


Technical responsibilities

  • Delivering technical support for all MHPSS (PSS) activities (strategy, design, quality, monitoring) across all relevant projects
  • Representation and external coordination within the MHPSS technical coordination forums.
  • Contributing to DRC operational and programmatic strategy, in close link with the Coordinator and Protection Manager.
  • Contributing to proposal design and writing and identifying scale up opportunities for adolescent and youth programming.
  • Reporting on adolescent programming and PSS within protection programming.
  • Line/technical management of MHPSS staff
  • Capacity build protection staff on (MH) PSS to improve quality of programming.
  • Develop clear (MH) PSS implementation work plans with clearly defined activities and outputs.
  • Develop tools and processes to capture, share and incorporate lessons learned and best practices to inform and enhance quality of programming
  • Capacity build adolescents and mentors within the current project scope with the required skills to enhance psychological well-being.

    Programme management responsibilities:

  • Oversee and provide with technical MHPSS guidance to ensure programme quality of the adolescents and PSS programming in Nigeria with a focus on Danish TV project.
  • Provide technical input on youth, adolescent and (MH) PSS components in proposals, reports and advocacy products.
  • Budget management and expenditure in compliance with DRC policies for the Danish TV budget.
  • Develop appropriate detailed workplans, indicator matrixes and reporting tools for PSS and adolescent and youth programming.
  • Ensure positions are staffed and projects are on track in collaboration with protection coordinator.


  • BA. BSC - Degree in Psychology (Master degree of Psychology or at least Bachelor degree of Psychology with strong proven knowledge and experience in
    providing technical support to MHPSS programs in emergency contexts and complementary degree in Sociology / Social Work / Community based approaches) essential.
  • 3 - 5 years of professional experience in implementing MHPSS activities in emergency context
  • Proven experience in providing technical support to field teams, implementing trainings
  • 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 required
  • 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;
  • 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
  • Languages:Excellent written and spoken English is required.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 15th June 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; DRC Protection Specialist - Adolescent and PSS - Jobs in Nigeria

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