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Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income generating activities, and wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.    DRC has been operating in the West Africa region for over 15 years, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and a Regional Office (RO) in Abidjan. DRC has 17 offices and more than 500 staff members across the WA region.   DRC started operating in Nigeria in 2015 where plans to run a combination of emergency, livelihood, WASH, protection and advocacy programmes has been set. DRC currently has offices in Abuja, Yola, Mubi, Maiduguri and planning to run an office in Yobe, besides 50 staff members subject to increase in near future.

Job Detail

Location: Adamawa
Experience: 3year(s)
Course of Study: Social work
Required Grade: Any

About the job


The Senior Protection Officer will be part of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Protection Team and will work under the guidance and supervision of Protection Manager. She/he will be based in Mubi-Adamawa state to provide the field team constant support.


She/he will have an important role in implementation of protection activities including protection monitoring, protection awareness, referral pathways, provision of individual protection assistance, support to displaced communities as well as conducting training and capacity building for duty bearers. Close coordination with the different protection actors and represent the organizations at the PSWG meetings. She/he will assist in the establishment of effective community based structures in support of the protection programme. He/she will support the field team through constant field visit to project sites. The Senior Protection Officer is also responsible for the design and implementation of rapid protection assessments in their areas of responsibility, analysis of protection monitoring information and report writing. Finally, the Senor Protection Officer supervises Protection Officers and Protection Assistants.


About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to be able to work in a multi-cultural team, able to manage a team of protection staff, a good understanding of displacement and protection dynamic in NE Nigeria. You will also have 2-3 years’ experience working in complex emergencies. A sound understanding of the local and cultural dynamic is needed.


Moreover, we also expect the following:




    Monitor and supervise the implementation of Project activities at the field level, including appropriate documentation and management of protection cases (recorded incidents), Individual and Group intake form, IPA

    Develop together with the team clear work plans on a weekly and monthly basis.

    Prepare daily and weekly reports on project activities to share with the Protection Coordinator/Manager.

    Management of individual cases; and ensure the database is updated to be shared with the concerned agencies for further assistant to the affected communities.

    Provide trainings/capacity building to duty bearers, international and local NGOs and IDP communities on protection related issues (guiding principles of IDP protection; child protection; SGBV etc.);

    Collect and maintain project data ensuring the highest standards of data protection and confidentiality;

    Support with occasional document translation and provide interpretation support to Protection Manager/Coordinator during meetings, trainings, and other project activities.




    Bachelor’s degree in Law, Psychology, Social work, Social Sciences, counselling, Education, Human Rights, Development Studies or relevant equivalent disciplines.

    3-5 years of experience in managing/supervising field staff, planning and implementation of activities in complex emergencies

    Skills and experience in Assessment, , delivery, monitoring, review and evaluation, working with refugees or IDPs

    Good facilitation/training skills; experience designing and delivering training curricula, preferably focused on adult learning;

    Ability and willingness to maintain regular presence at project sites and to work during irregular working hours and in insecure environments.

    Strong interpersonal, communication, negotiation skills Self-motivated, able to take initiative positive attitude, resilient and able to work independently.


We offer

Contract length: 1 year


SC3 step 1


DRC will offer the successful applicant a 1-year contract, renewable dependent on funding and performance


Salary and conditios will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s terms of employment for national staff Nigeria, with a competitive salary offer among international humanitarian organizations in the country.


Method of Application


All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.


“DRC-DDG Nigeria does not charge any fees for recruitment and does not use any employment mediator.”


If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact


For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

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