Senior Protection Officer at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 30 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief. DRC has opened a new country programme in Nigeria focusing on responding to the huge humanitarianDRC operations was initially focus on Yola and Mubi in Adamawa State, and has opened base in Maiduguri, Borno State and from there DRC has focus on meeting the basic needs (protection, WASH, food security and shelter) of urban caseloads as well as supporting outreach to affected areas and displacement camps. DRC also maintains a representational office in Abuja and a larger coordination and field based implementation office in Yola, Adamawa State. DRC is also currently assessing the possibility of operationalizing a hub in Yobe State.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Senior Protection OfficerLocation: YolaTasks and ResponsibilitiesProgramme Implementation and supervision: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, IPAProvide constant support to field team in different location and provide them on job guidance, training and coachingDevelop 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 Manager.Ensure that the database records are regularly and timely updatedAssist and organize the protection assessment, survey, focus group discussion and meetingProvide systematic analysis of collected data to highlight broad trends in cases/incidents and protection concerns. In the event of repeated, prevalent or serious incidents, refer to relevant DRC staff and organization for advocacy for further service provisions and on other protection-related matters.Protection monitoring and referrals:Assist the teams in Mapping of services available for IDPs; Developing referral pathways/mechanisms;Monitoring of the needs of displaced population with main focus on persons with special needs (women, children, elderly, disabled etc.);Management of individual cases; and ensure the database is updated and report or generated and shared with the concerns agencies for further assistant to the affected communities.Planning/participation in group-based psychosocial support activities for men, women, adolescents and childrenPlanning/participation in Rapid Needs Assessments to understand protection needs of target populations;Provide advice and guidance as well as referrals to staff on IDPs issues related to accessing required services;Ensure teams are providing individual, needs-based assistance to IDP families based on internal guidelines developed by DRC;Support community based protection committees in identification of protection risks in the community and addressing such risks;Training and capacity building: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.);Develop different information and learning materials and messagesSupport the protection manager to organize and conduct staff trainingsInternal/External Coordination and RepresentationCoordinate with relevant sectors to ensure the availability of necessary services for the IDPs, and specifically for vulnerable groups, both staying in the camp, host community and returning to their areas of originCoordinate work of Protection Assistance in Mubi and Yola. Represent the project at the relevant coordination fora with partner organizations as well as duty bearers when/if required;Support with occasional document translation and provide interpretation support to Protection Manager during meetings, trainings, and other project activities.Reporting & Accountability:Collect and maintain project data ensuring the highest standards of data protection and confidentiality.Ensure the database are properly updated with the necessary information and all files are keeps confidentialPrepare high quality and timely internal reports and provide input in drafting donor reports and other project related documents as required.Produce high quality and timely reports for DRC and donors within agreed deadlines.Comply with all relevant DRC policies and procedures, particularly with respect to child protection, the code of conduct, and security.Submit weekly, monthly and reporting on need basisSubmit the weekly, monthly and annual planTools, formats and trainings necessary for performing the above tasks will be provided by Protection Manager.All activities will be implemented based on the weekly work plan in close coordination with Head of Office and Protection Manager.

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