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  • Gender and Protection Officer at The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

  • Posted on: 20 November, 2018 Deadline: 29 November, 2018
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  • The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries-regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA is able to improve the quality of life of millions through 9 impact areas.

    Gender and Protection Officer

     

    Job Description
    Mainstreaming Protection:

    • To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meets Food Security, Livelihoods and Cash transfer and livelihoods assistance needs.
    • Work with the Program Units in coordination with other Protection Officer and managers to integrate protection concerns into the project management cycle through out implementation.
    • Undertake research to assist in contributing to ADRA Nigeria’s context analysis in regards to IDPs protection issues that include; GBV, PSEA, discrimination, traumatization and stigmatization of conflict victims and affected survivors.
    • Provide regular information on protection concerns and trends in Nigeria in ADRA’s internal meetings and share the same with relevant sectors and forums
    • Contribute in developing tools and guidelines for specific Program Units to mainstream protection based on ADRA’s protection policies, international guidelines and stakeholders’ requirements.
    • Coordinate with the Program’ Office on mainstreaming protection issues/indicators into all ADRA’s Programs in Coordination with the protection sectors and other subsectors.
    • Carry out several advocacy programs and activities that are focused on community inclusive engagements and protection sensitization/awareness.
    • Under Protection monitoring through Pre and Post distribution activities in all the locations where the programs is implemented targeting both direct and indirect beneficiaries of the program.

    Training And Related Activities:

    • Assist in organizing and conducting protection mainstreaming / conflict sensitive program – trainings for ADRA program staffs, partners and stakeholders including assisted persons.
    • Undertake field travels to ADRA’s Field locations to conduct protection monitoring and integrate protection concerns into interventions through trainings, workshops and briefings at field level, information dissemination and sharing.

    Representation:

    • Assist in strengthening inter-agency understanding of ADRA’s protection policies and concerns and its operational impact through networking with other stakeholders
    • Liaise with government authorities, Protection Cluster representatives, UN agencies and INGO staffs on protection issue.

    Mainstreaming Protection Into Country Office Programs And Interventions:

    • Assist the head of humanitarian programme in providing technical guidance on how to include protection into programming to safely deliver emergency food security and livelihoods assistance to beneficiaries, cash and electronic-transfers to beneficiaries before, at and after the distribution.
    • Undertake and contribute to research/assessments where necessary
    • Assist in drafting advocacy notes and reports on protection in ADRA

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Social Science, International Affairs, Gender related Studies, International Law or other fields relevant to international development/ humanitarian assistance. A Master’s Degree in the above fields is an added advantage.
    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Excellent English communication and writing skills.
    • Knowledge of local languages of Hausa and/or Kanuri is an added advantage.

    Experience

    • At least 3-4 years of professional experience relevant to the position in addressing protection issues in humanitarian responses
    • Experiences working in insurgency affected fields, in both development and emergency response, understanding the operational aspects of local, state and national level of Food security, livelihoods and Cash transfer programs in complex conflict environments Experience in delivering training and debriefings to other trainees
    • Knowledge of protection mainstreaming aspects in needed.
    • Experience in implementing protection programs in emergency contexts
    • Experience in drafting reports and advocacy notes.

    Technical Expertise

    • In-depth knowledge of protection and protection mainstreaming tools
    • In-depth knowledge about international standards and policies, especially those centered around food security and Cash transfers.
    • Knowledge of protection and Accountability to the Affected Persons (AAP) policy is desirable.
    • Knowledge of International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law and
    • Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women is a plus

    Competencies:

    • Initiative and maturity of judgment
    • Good analytical and negotiating skills
    • Ability to multi task while working under pressure
    • Ability to maintain and establish professional working relationships with a variety of actors with utmost confidentiality
    • Ability to gain cooperation of others in a team through technical inputs in a broad range of operational issues

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications in English only, through: adranig.hr@gmail.com

    Note

    • For back ground checks -On your CV, please include three (3) professional references with their name, title, company, relationship to you, email address, and telephone number)
    • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability and sexual orientation. Qualifying female applicants are encouraged to apply.

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