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Protection Assistant

Ngala - Borno

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Ngala - Borno
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-20

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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) in 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.

The position

The Protection Assistant, under the supervision of the Protection Officers and Protection team lead, is responsible for the day to day implementation of the various protection activities in the field locations under his/her responsibility. This includes conduct Protection Monitoring, referrals and follow up of referrals, (including establishing referral pathways), identification of IPA beneficiaries and follow up of cases, psychosocial support activities, monitor the protection incentive workers’ work and manage them on a daily basis.

The Protection Assistant will also be responsible for supporting needs and programmatic assessments, supporting the preparation of activity and protection reports and analysis (information collection, community consultations, etc.), identifying and communicating protection concerns in his/her locations, identifying and communicating programmatic needs in targeted locations, supporting the Officers in providing capacity building to key stakeholders, and in collecting and managing project data ensuring the highest standards of data and information protection and confidentiality.


• Ensure the organization and the implementation of all protection activities at field level in accordance with the agreed Work plan (under the supervision of the Protection Officers and Protection team lead) and the international standards

•  Ensure the management of the field protection incentive workers (team and work management)

•  Prepare necessary activity and protection reports (weekly, monthly, ad hoc)

•  Participate in conducting needs and programmatic assessments in targeted locations

•  Identify and intervene on protection cases in the camps and host communities with technical support from their line manager.

•  Refer protection cases to partner agencies and seek to solicit services for them.

•  Ensure all protection activities and cases re individually documented, filed and up to date in Kobo.

•  Engage with communities directly and create awareness on human rights, child protection, SGBV, and other protection-related topics

•  Train community members, partner staff and other local authorities on protection topics

•  Identify protection trends and bring this to the attention of the line manager for action planning

•  Carry out advocacy and sensitization activities at the field level

•  Represent DRC protection in all partner discussions at the field level

•  Participate in and actively recruit casual social workers are needed.

•  Conduct community meetings, FGDs, and other direct community activities as part of protection monitoring.

•  Document all protection activities on Kobo.

•  Carry out any delegated activities as assigned by DRC management at the field level including supervision of field bases.

•  Manage DRC protection assets assigned to the field of operation.

•  Liaise with security officers in DRC to keep up to date on the security situation of the field base at all times.

•  Support protection coordinator, the manager with itinerary planning for field visits including donor visits.

•  Provide detailed updates of activities within your designated field site.

Key Requirements


  • Diploma or degree in community development, psychology, sociology, and other social sciences relevant.
  • 2 yrs. Work experience in a humanitarian organization / with displacement affected populations or significant experience as a DRC Protection social or outreach worker
  • Knowledge of protection norms, principles, and activities
  • Ability and willingness to maintain a regular presence at project sites (remote / field sites) and to work during irregular working hours and in insecure environments
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills – self-motivated individuals, able to take initiative and propose solutions, resilient, positive, and able to work independently.
  • Must have basic level computer skills.


  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and writing) 
  • Proficiency in English, Kanuri and Hausa; fluency in other languages spoken in Borno will be a plus.


How to apply

The position is for NIGERIAN NATIONALS ONLY.

Application method

  • CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied.
  • Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations.
  • Applications should be addressed to: “the Recruitment Manager”
  • Applications can be sent through
  • be written in the subject line of the email otherwise not considered.
  • Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered.

Deadline date. 20/09/2021

 Applications sent/received after the deadline will not be considered.

  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.

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

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