AVR Community Policing Officer at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) - 2 Ope...
Danish Refugee Council
5d ago
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Job Details

Job Title : AVR Community Policing Officer

Location : Maiduguri, Borno

Slot : 2 Openings

Contract type : National contract

The Position

  • The primary function for this position is to develop a mutual relationship with community members and the local leadership structures and define and solve problems through collaboration with community residents.
  • The goal is to prevent and / or reduce crime, fear and antisocial behaviour in the community.
  • Community Policing recognizes that crime prevention and control must involve a partnership between the police and the community.
  • People appointed to serve in this role must have prior experience in Nigeria Police Service.
  • Key Responsibilities

  • Mobilize project participants and key stakeholders at the state, local government and community level and introduce them to the concept of community policing.
  • Determine the training and capacity building needs of community leaders and other key project stakeholders on community policing.
  • Interact and collaborate with members of the community to create and maintain comfortable and safe living conditions in the communities.
  • Play a preventive role by making their presence felt in the community by creating a sense of security to community members, deter crimes, support crime victims, and offer information when necessary.
  • Carry out enquiries in communities to establish any safety and security needs.
  • Jointly with community focal persons, establish community support structures that can be used for reporting crime and any other activities that could threaten peace and harmony in the community.
  • Participate in preparing monthly / quarterly / annual highlights and reports.
  • Assist AVR Manager and AVR Supervisor in carrying out monitoring and evaluation of program activities.
  • Develop weekly and monthly plans and budgets for AVR Supervisor or Manager’s approval
  • Advice AVR Manager and Supervisor on tools and equipment required for the implementation of community policing activities.
  • Ensure quality control during implementation of Community Policing activities in accordance with DRC-DDG global standards.
  • The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.
  • Experience and Technical Competencies

    Essential :

  • At least a Bachelor's Degree from a recognised institution of higher learning in Nigeria. Specialised training in criminal justice, law, mediation and dispute resolution is an added advantage.
  • At least 7-10 years of service in Nigeria National Police Service.
  • Knowledge of the context of Northeast Nigeria.
  • Proven record of working with local communities in maintaining law and order.
  • Experience working in diverse and cross-cultural and insecure context.
  • Desirable :

  • Previous experiences in the Community Policing program is an added advantage
  • Experience working with NGOs, preferably in a humanitarian context.
  • Master qualification in conflict prevention, international relations, law, peace studies
  • Education :

  • A Bachelor Degree qualification in Law, Criminal Justice, Mediation and Dispute Resolution, International Relations, Peace Studies, Political Science or related field.
  • Languages : (indicate fluency level)
  • Able to communicate in spoken English.
  • Fluency in Hausa and Kanuri will be an added advantage
  • Conditions

  • Availability : ASAP
  • Salary and conditions : In accordance with the 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 tax returns.
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