Protection Manager Jobs in Nigeria

Protection Manager Jobs in Nigeria


The International Rescue Committee has been in Nigeria since October 2012 and came in response to a widespread flood disaster.

IRC’s Emergency Response Team, with local partner, Civil Society Coalition for Poverty Eradication (CISCOPE), implemented projects to support food security, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH in Kogi State.

Beginning of January 2014, IRC shifted geographical location to the North East, in Adamawa state to provide humanitarian response to the conflict-affected populations.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assessment and Program Planning:
    Contribute to Protection sector and IRC assessments, ensuring adherence to safety and ethical recommendations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Actively participate in state-level coordination meetings and network with different stakeholders and partners to ensure information
    sharing, coordination of interventions and enable meaningful intervention.
  • Represent the IRC protection program at the Protection Sector Working Group meeting (PSWG) and other relevant coordination forums for protection advocacy.
  • Promote relations and coordinate activities with other humanitarian actors, donors, UN, and civil authorities and other key stakeholders at the state level on the provision of protection services for IDPs.
  • Take lead in state level advocacy in consultation with the Protection Coordinator and other IRC staff and participate in IRC Nigeria advocacy initiatives.
  • Promote improved understanding of protection issues among all relevant stakeholders through information sharing, awareness creation and capacity building initiatives.
  • Ensure full compliance with IRC and donor financial guidelines and policies.
    Monitor budgets to ensure the timely utilization of all resources, spending is in line with project timelines and implementation schedules and adjust budget forecasts when needed.

    Job Requirements
    Essential Qualifications:
  • 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)

    Essential Experience:
  • 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).

    Language Skills:
  • Strong English language skills, knowledge of the local langue will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from Senior Management team, counterparts, government representatives and others.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 10th August 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Protection Manager Jobs in Nigeria

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