International Rescue Committee Protection Manager Jobs in Nigeria
International Rescue Committee Protection Manager Jobs in Nigeria
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people affected by war or disaster.
At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to homeContribute to Protection sector and IRC assessments, ensuring adherence to safety and ethical recommendations.
Assessment and Program Planning:
Ensure that Protection staff conduct needs assessments to inform program design and strategic direction as well as identify risks and vulnerabilities, including those related to gender, age and diversity.
Ensure that Protection staff successfully assess protection needs; identify problems/gaps and proposing or prioritize timely practical actions to respond to particular protection problems.
Lead the compilation and analysis of protection monitoring information and reports for sharing with partners and donors in close coordination with the Reporting and Database Assistants.
Support Senior Protection Officers, Protection Officers and other Protection staff to plan and conduct protection monitoring activities in all target areas.
Contribute to the development of Protection sector concepts or proposals as requested.
Program management and activities implementation:
Provide a strategic direction of the Protection program in area of jurisdiction through strategic planning and development of strategic documents
Providing oversight of Protection projects in compliance with IRC and donor regulations while upholding project cycle management standards
Ensure compliance with donor requirements and IRC’s administrative, logistical, and financial procedures.
Develop and execute work plans, financial forecast, procurement plans and related systems to ensure that project deadlines are met and targets achieved.
Oversee annual, monthly and weekly implementation plan development, and internal and external reporting, in participation with Protection team members.
Supervise the delivery of quality protection activities and services within IRC’s areas of intervention and ensure smooth administrative and operational functioning, including oversight for targeted individual assistance, referrals, capacity building etc
Create and ensure synergy between the Protection sector and other IRC sectors
Ensure the delivery of Targeted Individual Assistance packages to most vulnerable individuals.
Support the Capacity Building and Training Officer in the design and development training and IEC materials.
Contribute to the development of Protection sector specific strategic plan and strategies.
Develop a strategy for community-based protection, community engagement, information dissemination, capacity building and protection monitoring activities.
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning:
Work with the Reporting and Database Assistant and Coordinate with the M&E team in developing monitoring systems and providing internal and external reports on program activities; for internal learning and appropriate program adjustments due to new opportunities/challenges.
In coordination with the Protection Coordinator, Reporting and Database Assistant, develop and harmonize monitoring and evaluation tools used by the Protection teams.
Monitor project/program quality through strengthening data collection, reporting, accountability initiatives and documenting the impact of IRC presence in the field.
Team Management & Capacity Building:
Recruit, train, and mentor Protection staff including in areas such as protection monitoring, reporting, community based approaches and community mobilization techniques.
Provide leadership, guidance, and support to the IRC Protection staff through regular supervision and feedback on performance.
Ensure the roll out of regular staff trainings and refresher sessions to maintain a high standard of capacity among the protection field teams in all areas.
Set clear objectives for the Protection staff under his/her supervision and do timely performance appraisal.
Professional background in protection of internally displaced persons and/or refugees, as well as human rights law in general.
University degree in Law, Social Sciences, Social Work other relevant field of study or equivalent experience (bachelor’s degree as a minimum)
Minimum of 3 years of protection work or programming experience particularly within the field of IDP protection including responding to identified protection needs.
Familiarity with standards and guidelines for protection programming and coordination structures.
Relevant regional (i.e. north eastern Nigeria) experience strongly preferred.
Proven track-record in understanding International Law and Humanitarian Principles.
Proven experience with implementation of operations in very insecure environments.
Experience with protection monitoring, documentation & analysis of protection data, protection.
Ability to manage teams – especially field teams in a challenging environment
Demonstrated aptitude in project design, management and implementation
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with different stakeholders
Coordination and advocacy skills is essential.
Strong, creative problem-solving skills
Flexibility to work in a diverse multicultural team with due respect for diverse culture and norms
Ability and willingness to live and work in an unstable, insecure and challenging environment.
Ability to draft written protection reports, lead assessments and analyze data.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently.
Strong computer skills require (MS word and excel).
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 30th June, 2019.
For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Protection Manager Jobs in Nigeria
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