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  • Posted: Sep 30, 2022
    Deadline: Oct 7, 2022
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    Home to more than 160 million people, Nigeria has the largest population and the second largest economy in Africa, and has a major influence on the continent’s political agenda. However, Nigeria has a history of political instability, corruption and mismanagement of public resources, and has recently seen religious and ethnic conflict. As a result, ...
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    Programme Assistant, Protection

    Role Purpose

    • The Protection Assistant will support in implementing gender-sensitive community-level protection activities, protection monitoring, and information dissemination and referrals guided by Christian Aid’s policies and guidelines for managing information and relevant professional standards in protection work.

    Key Outcomes

    • Ensure the delivery of protection activities in the Humanitarian response
    • Undertake regular field visits with the Small Holder Farmer and FSL teams to identify and address, along with the sectorial teams, potential protection concerns arising from Christian Aid’s humanitarian response.
    • Prepare for and organize community consultations and community-based orientation sessions, in coordination with Christian Aid team(s) and other partners
    • Participates in developing and updating the mapping of services for threats and abuses (including GBV) that IDPs and Host Community members face in Christian Aid areas of operation
    • Lead and supervise assessment teams during thematic surveys, needs assessment and data collection for protection-related research
    • With support of the Protection Officer, follow-up with humanitarian actors about requests and invitations for community sessions
    • Monitors protection issues affecting IDPs and host population in areas of operation
    • Support the teams to strategize, plan for and ensure appropriate integration and mainstreaming of protection through all programme activities
    • With support of the Protection Officer, develop and update relevant Information, Education and Communication tools (leaflets, brochures, posters etc.)
    • Coordinate and organize regular internal mapping of services available in the area of intervention
    • Support the Protection Officer in developing safe programming and conflict-sensitive approaches to the humanitarian response
    • In collaboration with the Protection Officer, ensure program staff are fully trained on existing referral systems and relevant SOPs
    • Facilitate referral of protection issues to relevant service providers.
    • Conduct awareness raising and sensitization of relevant Protection messages and beneficiary’s rights.

    Other Task:

    • Assist in any other related matters necessary for the execution of the project.

    Role Context:

    • The Protection Assistant will carry out all Protection activities and will be responsible for the day to day implementation of the various protection activities in the field locations under his/her responsibility under the supervision of Protection Officer.
    • She/he will also coordinate local communities, in close coordination with Protection Officer and field teams.

    Working Relationships

    • External: Build strong relationships with partners, networks, donors, stakeholders and community beneficiaries.
    • Internal: Build strong relationship with program departments, FSL/WASH Staff, MEAL officers, program managers, M&E units and all in-country and global staff.

    Applied Skills / Knowledge and Expertise

    • University Degree in a relevant discipline (Law, Political Science, Social Science, Psychology or any other relevant Education profile),
    • Demonstrable experience (minimum of 2 years) in working with communities in humanitarian or development contexts.
    • Capacity and willingness to reside in the field location assigned to and regularly travel to other field locations where Christian Aid 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 IASC 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.
    • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action and to Christian Aid’s equal opportunity and gender policies
    • Excellent computer knowledge and skills of using Microsoft word, power point and excel.


    • A Master's Degree
    • Previous experience in protection within a humanitarian response
    • Experience in working in Northeast Nigeria
    • Demonstrable experience in using participatory research and participatory assessment methodologies
    • Familiarity with the culture of conflict and/or disaster- affected populations, ability to develop respect from a wide range of people and strong ability to communicate effectively on sanitation and hygiene matters.
    • Fluency in the language of the working area (Hausa) is appreciated and the international language used in the humanitarian operation
    • Considerable knowledge and experience in Child Protection is an added advantage.

    You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

    Method of Application

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