Community Liaison Officer x 7
Nigeria, Maiduguri
6d ago


  • Community Liaison Officer x 7
  • DRC - Danish Refugee Council

    Community Liaison Officer x 7

    Organization : DRC - Danish Refugee Council

    Grade : Level not specified, Level not specified

    Occupational Groups :

    Civil Society and Local governance

    External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization

    Social Affairs

    Closing Date : 2019-08-11

    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 Yobe.

    The position

    The CL Officer reports to the CL Team Leader. His / her main responsibility is to carry out the EORE and NTS activities planned by the CL Team Leader and NTS manager in the areas defined by the task orders.

    He / She is responsible for the deployment of the daily EORE sessions but also to gather the relevant information to Identify and mobilize local targeted communities for NTS tasks.

    Key roles

  • Assist Community Liaison team leader in the identification of areas for NTS processes
  • Assist the Community liaison team leader, NTS manager & RE Advisor in the planning of NTS & EORE tasks
  • Identify and mobilize local targeted communities for NTS tasks base on allocated Task Order or reported suspected hazardous areas
  • Implement NTS & EORE processes in compliance with relevant SOPs and guidelines, including desk research, individual interviews, focus group discussions, key stakeholder’s interviews and reporting
  • Provide basic risk education to affected communities and recommend more advanced risk education intervention by the Risk Education team whenever needed
  • Conduct Mine Risk & IED risk Education activities and sessions as required
  • Deliver RE & IED training alongside other DRC / DDG activities in the communities, ensuring close coordination, collaboration and programmatic synergies
  • Be familiar with and follow all safety SOPs in Nigeria and communicate any change on the security situation to the NTS Supervisor and Safety team
  • Establish and maintain working relations with local authorities and communities
  • All other responsibilities included into the approved NTS / EORE SOP.
  • Key Requirements

    Experience and technical competencies :

  • Certificate / Accreditation of participation in a Non-Technical Survey Training (ToT) by recognized INGO.
  • Certificate / Accreditation of participation in a Mine Risk Education (or similar) Training (ToT) by recognized INGO.
  • Knowledge of local communities; actual inhabitants of these areas are preferred
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information
  • Ability to gather information using new technologies and APPs.
  • Previous experience in conducting interviews and surveys
  • At least 2 years of proven previous experience in risk education
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent ability to work in team
  • Desirable :

  • Proven communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills Proven MRE, NTS and IED knowledge is essential
  • Proven experience in addressing groups of people an advantage
  • Fluency in Hausa and Kanuri
  • Education :

    University degree in social science or tertiary education in any other relevant field will be a recommendation

    Availability : ASAP

  • Salary and conditions : In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment;
  • The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for the tax returns.

    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 : Recruitment Manager .
  • 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. 11th August 2019 Applications sent / received after the deadline will not be considered.

  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.
  • Due to urgency to fill this position, applications will be reviewed on rolling bases.

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

    For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult :

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