Protection Officer
International Medical Corps
Maiduguri, Nigeria
4d ago
source : Fuzu

Job Summary :

The selected candidate will work as part of the core team to ensure that gender and protection issues of beneficiaries are identified and addressed at all stages while implementing resilience and social cohesion Nutrition and Livelihood Program by IMC in Shani LGA.


  • University degree in a relevant discipline (law, political science, social science, psychology or any other relevant education profile), or comparable addition to experience.
  • Previous experience in protection within a humanitarian response and providing counseling services that are gender-sensitive and child friendly.
  • Previous experience with Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program (BSFP) and Cash Programming in terms of e-voucher modality.
  • Experience in working in Borno State
  • Demonstrate experience (minimum 2 years) in working with communities in humanitarian or development contexts.
  • Capacity and willingness to regularly travel to the field locations where IMC operates.
  • Very good interpersonal skills, particularly in networking, working with communities, local civil society and local authorities.
  • Previous experience in using and adapting community-led approaches.
  • Good understanding and knowledge in application of do no harm, conflict sensitivity principles and IMC standards and ethics for protection work.
  • Good understanding of protection concerns, including GBV issues in displacement, human rights, and international humanitarian law.
  • Proven analytical skills.
  • Understanding of monitoring processes, learning, adaptation and evaluation good levels of spoken and written English.
  • Understanding of local dialects Hausa and Kanakuru and Burah.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action and to IMCs equal opportunity and gender policies.
  • Excellent computer knowledge and skills of using Microsoft word, power point and excel.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the delivery of protection activities in all Nutrition and livelihood sites covered by IMC within Shani LGA.
  • Undertake regular field visits with the teams to identify and address, along with the sectorial teams, potential protection concerns arising from IMC humanitarian response.
  • Prepare for and organize community consultations and community-based orientation sessions, in coordination with IMC team(s) and other partners.
  • Participates in developing and updating the mapping of services for threats and abuses (including GBV) that beneficiaries face in IMC operation areas.
  • Lead and supervise assessment teams during thematic surveys, needs assessment and data collection for protection-related research.
  • With support of the Project Manager, follow-up with humanitarian actors about requests and invitations for community sessions.
  • Monitor protection issues affecting host population in IMC areas of operation.
  • Support the Project Manager and Team to strategize, plan for and ensure appropriate integration and mainstreaming of protection through all program activities and the various stages in a distribution site.
  • With support of the Project Manager, develop and update relevant Information, Education and Communication tools (leaflets, brochures, posters etc.
  • that can be used during beneficiaries' sensitization sessions.

  • Support the Project Manager in developing safe programming and conflict-sensitive approaches to the humanitarian response.
  • In collaboration with the Project Manager, ensure program staff are fully trained on existing referral systems and relevant SOPs for protection cases, include training of community / beneficiaries, community leaders, Project Management Committees (PMCs), Lead Mothers and key stakeholders on protection issues as per the project training plan.
  • Sensitize beneficiaries on available feedback mechanisms and maintain an open communication with them to obtain feedback and complaints with regards to protection issues and ensure corrective actions are taken and monitored.
  • Ensure most vulnerable people are identified and prioritized during program activities.
  • Disseminate protection related findings from PDMs and ensure the recommendations are implemented effectively.
  • Work with the Security Manager to ensure effective crowd control and safety of beneficiaries and staff.
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