Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Job Recruitment

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Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Job Recruitment: 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 a 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.

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Protection Team Leader

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Type of Contract: National Contract

Overall Purpose of the Role

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  • The Protection Team Leader will be part of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Protection Team and will work under the guidance and supervision of Protection Manager. She/he will be based in Maiduguri and provide overall team supervision, project implementation and technical support to direct reports.
  • The protection team leader will be fully dedicated to support the integration of protection principles and the mainstreaming of gender within the context of programmes jointly implemented with WFP and DRC whilst implementing accountability to affected populations principles.
  • Ensuring that complaints and feedback mechanisms are established and properly managed throughout the project cycle. They will ensure that staffing provisions within this project for protection officers, assistants are filled.
  • The Protection Team Leader supervises Protection Officers, Protection Assistants, and community workers. This is a roving field position covering Ngala, Maiduguri.

Key Roles
Responsibilities:

Programme Support:

  • Lead and regularly update context and protection risk analysis and diversity mapping through conducting joint protection risk and gender analysis assessments with WFP.
  • Develop/ create, review relevant assessment tools for protection monitoring assessments, analyze protection data and generate protection monitoring reports.
  • Monitoring and communicating to relevant managers any changes in the protection environment within food assistance programmes.
  • Coordinate monthly sector meetings with relevant protection partners.
  • Ensure case management procedures are followed, referrals, IPA review and case conferencing.
  • Mapping/ developing and communicating protection (including gender-based violence and child protection) referral pathways to support WFP food-related activities.
  • Ensure Management of individual cases and appropriate documentation and filling including inputted in Kobo and case trackers.
  • Ensure inclusion of the of most vulnerable and at-risk categories throughout the project cycle.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of approaches related to information provision, community consultation, feedback and complaints mechanisms – Support to the implementation of key technical aspects of establishment of CFMs.
  • Ensure CFM systems are in place and in use and data is being shared with DRC and WFP.
  • Ensure resolving and sorting of complaints and follow up and intervention of protection cases.
  • Support to implement good practice in data protection and privacy;
  • Support cooperating partners to integrate protection in assessments, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting tools. Capacity Strengthening
  • Translate protection mainstreaming into concrete, practical actions (awareness-raising, training and on the job mentoring).
  • Develop and implement a capacity building action plan on protection, inclusion, and community engagement for within the context of food programming.
  • Provide trainings/capacity building to duty bearers, international and local NGOs and IDP communities on protection related issues (guiding principles of IDP protection; child protection; SGBV etc.). Partnerships and interagency collaboration on protection
  • Represent DRC – WFP programming in interagency fora on protection
  • Promote partnership with and cross-learning from cooperating partners on integrating protection in food security activities.
  • Attend field/ state-level coordination forums. Reporting, M & E responsibilities
  • Monthly reporting on protection and gender mainstreaming activities
  • Monthly reporting on complaints and feedback mechanisms with a disaggregation on a number of complaints received, vis-à-vis referred and closed cases, description on the type of complaints, solutions found and remaining cases.
  • Design/ review/ develop protection risk and protection monitoring tools and supervise assessment activities.
  • Analyze data and populate reports to be shared with Protection Manager and Coordinator for review.
  • Support WFP with assessments on gender, protection, AAP in food programming. Staff capacity building and mentorship
  • Provide staff with proper induction on their expected roles and responsibilities
  • Conduct performance management to direct reports.
  • Support staff with on the job training on all aspects of protection in food programming.

Requirements
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Psychology, Social work, Social Sciences, counselling, Education, Human Rights, Development Studies or relevant equivalent disciplines.

Experience and technical competencies:  
Essentials:

  • 5 years Work experience in a humanitarian organization / with displacement affected populations or significant experience as a DRC Protection social or outreach worker
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Psychology, Social work, Social Sciences, counselling, Education, Human Rights, Development Studies or relevant equivalent disciplines.
  • Knowledge of protection norms, principles, and activities
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and writing)
  • Professional fluency in English and Hausa
  • Ability and willingness to maintain a regular presence at project sites (remote / field sites) and to work during irregular working hours and in insecure environments
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills – self-motivated individuals, able to take initiative and propose solutions, resilient, positive, and able to work independently.

Desirables:

  • 3-5 years of experience in managing/supervising field staff, planning and implementation of activities in complex emergencies
  • Skills and experience in Assessment, delivery, monitoring, review and evaluation, working with refugees or IDPs
  • Good facilitation/training skills; experience designing and delivering training curricula, preferably focused on adult learning;
  • Ability and willingness to maintain a regular presence at project sites and to work during irregular working hours and in insecure environments.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, negotiation skills Self-motivated, able to take initiative positive attitude, resilient and able to work independently.
  • Must have basic to intermittent computer skills level.
  • Preferred: Previous experience with DRC Protection programming.

Availability:

  • ASAP

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • English (professional fluency)
  • Hausa (professional fluency)

Salary and Conditions
In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment:

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  • The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for the tax returns.

Application Closing Date
5th February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Method

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  • CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability for 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”.

Note

  • 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.
  • The position is for Nigerian Nationals Only.
  • Applications sent/received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the post may be filled before the deadline.
  • DRC Nigeria does not charge any fees for recruitment and does not use any employment mediator.




Job Title: Hygiene Promotion Officer

Location: Mubi, Adamawa
Contract type: National Contract

The Position

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  • DRC is seeking the services of a committed and competent Infection, Hygiene Promotion (HP) Officer to join the Adamawa Team. Interested persons will be reporting to the Team Leader.
  • The job requires someone who can provide Covid 19 related health advise to communities as the person will be working to deliver a COVID-19 project.

Duties and Responsibilities
The main duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to:

General Programming & Operations:

  • Facilitate formation of community structures in hygiene promotion and strengthening of the existing structures such as Community based hygiene promoters and WASH Committees through trainings sensitization workshops and other hygiene promotion awareness campaigns.
  • Design, develop and implement appropriate HP mobilization strategies for DRC’s WASH projects.
  • Develop hygiene promotion workplans for multi-funded projects.
  • Ensure efficient and Effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan. 
  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/ reports and proposals and budgets for donors.
  • Mobilization of beneficiary communities to maintain the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources. 
  • Work with the WASH team in carrying out monitoring and evaluation exercises.  

Coordination and Representation:

  • Collaborate with relevant Internal and External technical experts on issues related to Hygiene Promotion.
  • Represent DRC at WASH meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings.
  • Ensure integration of WASH activities with other DRC sectors.
  • Coordinate with WASH and Shelter counterparts in other locations in the implementation of common funded projects.
  • Ensure good representation and reputation of WASH and Shelter sector at all levels.
  • Actively participate in internal coordination meeting 
  • Ensure and actively participate in regular sector meetings. 

Project Development:

  • Develop project plans and budgets for funding
  • Develop the projects’ M&E tools  
  • Project implementation and reporting  
  • Ensure management of WASH project grants through budget control.
  • Monitor and Evaluate WASH Projects.  
  • Ensure quality control during implementation of WASH activities in accordance to Sphere and National standards.
  • Prepare WASH weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to relevant authorities as per need.

Staff Management:

  • Supervise DRC’s community-based hygiene promoters. 
  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the WASH staff members and community-based mechanisms in operational areas as needed. 
  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets for the community-based hygiene promoters and appraise them based on the set targets.
  • Conduct daily field visits or as required to ensure WASH tasks are going on as planned and mentoring – through technical backstopping and training of duty bearers.

Logistics / Finance:

  • Support the Project Team Leader and Manager to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-ups. 
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas. 
  • Initiate procurements and ensure their execution. 
  • Ensure distribution plans are prepared and shared with logistics in a timely manner.
  • Contribute to grants management of all WASH projects through management of day to day project expenditures.

To be successful in this role, the candidate is expected to be honest, strongly motivated and display a high standard of integrity in humanitarian work, disciplined and team-oriented

Requirements
Education: (including certification, licenses etc.)

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree Environment Health Science, Biological Sciences, Public Health or Nursing degrees from recognized institution

Essentials:

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  • At least 2 years’ experience in planning, implementing and evaluating hygiene promotion projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of Hygiene Promotion Approaches, training of trainers and facilitating menstrual hygiene sessions for women and girls.
  • Good IT skills (especially MS Office).
  • Sound judgment and the ability to work effectively with others at all levels
  • Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and strategic planning skills
  • Interpersonal communication and proven written / presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions

Desirables:

  • Epidemiological experience
  • Experience working in a public health emergency (i.e. Ebola, Lassa Fever, Chorea and etc).
  • Flexible & willing to work in a remote setting & to travel to other field locations.
  • Ability to multitask and work comfortably under pressure
  • Experience from working in an (I)NGO is an asset
  • Knowledge in Hausa
  • Competent and literate in English, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions, any local speaking language will be an advantage

Availability:

  • ASAP

Salary and Conditions
In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment:

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  • The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for the tax returns.

Application Closing Date
28th January, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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: “the Recruitment Manager”
  • Applications can be sent through email to [email protected] Please note: The position title must be written in the subject line of the email otherwise not considered.
  • 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.

Important Information / Notice

  • 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.
  • Applications sent/received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.
  • DRC-DDG Nigeria does not charge any fees for recruitment and does not use any employment mediator.
  • The position is for Nigeria Nationals Only.

Job Title: Humanitarian Access and Safety Advisor

Location: Maiduguri
Supervised by: Country Director
Reporting to: Country Director
Type of Contract: Expatriate

Introduction

  • The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. 
  • We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. 
  • We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.
  • The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.
  • Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

Background

  • DRC is in the process of scaling up an emergency programme in Nigeria.
  • Nigeria’s northeast is currently experiencing a significant humanitarian crisis, which has been the result of the ongoing-armed conflict between Boko Haram, the Nigerian military and the Multi-National Task Force in the north-east.

Purpose

  • DRC in Nigeria is looking to recruit an experienced, highly-qualified and enthusiastic professional to provide overall advice, coordination, and technical support on all aspects of the DRC Safety Risk Management (SRM) system in all of Nigeria, for both DRC and DDG programmes while ensuring compliance with the safety chapters of DRC’s Operations Handbook.
  • The Humanitarian Access & Safety Advisor will be based in Maiduguri but will have to travel regularly through Nigeria. Travels can represent around 40% of the working time per month. 
  • This position is a senior one, requiring a strong previous experience in safety and humanitarian access. This position also requires strong communication and analysis skills in order to feed informed decision making regarding DRC operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Humanitarian Access & Safety Advisor will manage all aspects of the DRC Safety Risk Management (SRM) system in all of Nigeria, for both DRC and DDG programmes. 
  • In consultation with local safety staff and programme manager, and under the direct supervision of the Country Director he /she is expected to pursue the following objectives and duties in his/her daily work:

Overall Objectives:

  • Manage the development and implementation of the Danish Refugee Council’s (DRC’s) Safety Risk Management System (SRMS)
  • Facilitate program access and continuity by providing reliable advice
  • Ensure compliance with DRC safety policy as stated in Chapters 19 & 20 of the DRC Operations Handbook
  • Supervise and mentor the Local Safety Officers (LSOs) in Yola and Mubi and the Safety Focal Point (SFP) in Abuja
  • To develop policies and procedure, in coordination with project staff, for the safe delivery of program activities

Main Responsibilities

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Risk Analysis:

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  • Conduct regular Safety Risk Assessments (SRA) for each programme area pursuant to DRC Safety Policy
  • Provide quality control for SRAs

Humanitarian Access and Programme Continuity:

  • Produce analysis and evaluations on the humanitarian space and access adapted to the presence of DRC in Nigeria on a regular basis. Provide on request  analysis and evaluations on areas, themes, dilemmas or scenarios
  • Build a network with all stakeholders and develop a strategy to improve acceptance and access of DRC in the field;
  • Work in collaboration with the Regional Humanitarian Access and Safety Coordinator to harmonize and streamline DRC access strategies
  • Identify potential scenarios, indicators of change in the humanitarian space and key decision points at micro, meso and macro level. Keep a register of developments related to access and humanitarian space
  • Work in collaboration with the program teams to ensure that humanitarian access strategies deliver the purpose while minimizing unforeseen adverse consequences on people in need (do no harm), within DRC risk acceptance

Safety Improvement Plans:

  • Based on the SRA, advise programmes on achievable and cost-effective mitigation measures through the development of contextualized Safety Improvement Plans
  • Supervise and monitor the progress of Safety Improvement Plans

Minimum Operating Safety Standards (MOSS):

  • Ensure Nigeria is compliant with the DRC global MOSS
  • Based on the SRA, advise programmes on context-specific MOSS requirements
  • Monitor programme compliance with MOSS

Local Safety Rules (LSR) :

  • Based on the SRA and MOSS, ensure all areas have updated LSR. Ensure all staff are provided with a copy of the LSR and are briefed on their responsibilities

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs):

  • Ensure each programme area has appropriate SOPs developed and implemented. Monitor compliance with SOPs

Contingency Plans (CPs):

  • Facilitate the development of context-specific contingency plans for each programme area. Support Incident Management Teams (IMTs) with the implementation of contingency plans. Conduct regular reviews with IMTs to ensure CPs are up to date, realistic and understood.

Capacity Building:

  • Conduct – or facilitate the delivery of – safety training for staff at all levels. Ensure watchmen and guards are trained and aware of their responsibilities, in accordance with the SOPs governing access control.
  • Liaison: Develop a network of contacts through other NGOs, UNDSS, Government agencies and other useful contacts. Act as the primary representative for DRC Nigeria on safety matters

Crisis and Critical Incident Management:

  • Act as the Country-level coordinator for the Incident Management Team (IMT); Ensure IMT members are aware of their responsibilities Act as the primary point of contact for safety-related matters with the Regional Office and other local actors (UNDSS, etc).

Information Management and Reporting;

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  • Maintain detailed soft and hard copy files of all relevant safety documents.  Monitor the overall situation and provide regular situation reports. Maintain an up-to-date incident tracking database and Provide staff with relevant and concise safety-related information and analysis, both through external and internal reports, publications, etc.
  • Coordinate the submission of Safety Incident Reports and ensure that all SIRs are completed within 48 hours of an incident occurring
  • Conduct post-incident inquiries, if required, and monitor compliance with action points on SIRs

Briefings:

  • Ensure an up-to-date visitor briefing package is provided to all visitors and international staff
  • Conduct safety briefings for all visitors and international staff at the country level; at the field level, ensure that individual areas do the same
  • Provide briefings on thematic and specific issues, as requested by the Country Director or Regional Safety Advisor (RSA)

Field Travel:

  • Ensure compliance with the Field Travel SOP
  • Assist with the planning of field travel, including briefing escorts if required
  • Act as the focal point for issues related to armed escorts
  • When required, manager and coordinate field travel

In addition to the above, the Humanitarian Access & Safety Advisor may be asked to carry out other duties requested by the Country Director or the Regional Humanitarian Access and Safety Coordinator.

Required Qualifications

To be successful in this role we expect you to have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working with NGOs and/or other international agencies in a  complex and fragile environment, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa as working experience as a safety and security manager/adviser.

Qualifications

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Required:

  • Experience working in the designated area of operations (West Africa)
  • Management and/or supervisory experience within an NGO
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Stable, moral and robust character and a good team-player
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humour
  • Proven commitment to accountability practices.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Emergency First Aid qualification (within the last year)

Desirable:

  • Proven ability to develop and implement effective and contextualized protocols and systems.
  • Experience with information gathering, analysis and report writing.
  • Ability to conduct and produce high-quality safety risk assessments (SRAs).
  • Experience with critical incident management.
  • Experience in delivering safety-related training.
  • Training in safety, fire and evacuation procedures
  • Training in safety and disaster management
  • Fluent in written and spoken Hausa
  • NGO/UN Security Management experience
  • Military/Police experience (those with officer-level or senior non-commissioned officer rank should apply)

However, applicants must be aware that DRC cannot employ, under an expatriate contract, a citizen of the country in which she/ he is going to be stationed (in such case, the Republic of Nigeria)

Required Skills & Qualities

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  • Core Competencies of DRC:
    • Striving for excellence
    • Collaboration
    • Taking the lead
    • Communication
    • Demonstrating Integrity
  • Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment
  • Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork and with a spirit of genuine collaboration
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness, are required
  • Multi-tasking and Organizational skills is a must
  • Adaptable and Flexible
  • Proven analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Exemplary sense of ethics in the workplace
  • Team-oriented & good sense of humor.

General Regulations

  • The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework
  • Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization
  • Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period
  • Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization
  • Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request

Application Closing Date
28th January, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Process

  • All applicants must send a Cover Letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.

Note:

  • DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, DRC has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.  

Job Title: Humanitarian Access & Safety Advisor (Expat)

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Supervised by: Country Director
Reporting to: Country Director
Area of Operation:  Nigeria
Employment Period: 12 months (potentially renewable)
Type of contract: Expatriate contract
Salary & Benefits     
Non-Management F- level 1, unaccompanied position

Background

  • DRC is in the process of scaling up an emergency programme in Nigeria. Nigeria’s northeast is currently experiencing a significant humanitarian crisis, which has been the result of the ongoing-armed conflict between Boko Haram, the Nigerian military and the Multi-National Task Force in the north-east.

Purpose

  • DRC in Nigeia is looking to recruit an experienced, highly-qualified and enthusiastic professional to provide overall advice, coordination, and technical support on all aspects of the DRC Safety Risk Management (SRM) system in all of Nigeria, for both DRC and DDG programmes while ensuring compliance with the safety  chapters of DRC’s Operations Handbook.
  • The Humanitarian Access & Safety Advisor will be based in Maiduguri but will have to travel regularly through Nigeria. Travels can represent around 40% of the working time per month.
  • This position is a senior one, requiring a strong previous experience in safety and humanitarian access. This position also requires strong communication and analysis skills in order to feed informed decision making regarding DRC operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Humanitarian Access & Safety Advisor will manage all aspects of the DRC Safety Risk Management (SRM) system in all of Nigeria, for both DRC and DDG programmes.  In consultation with local safety staff and programme manager, and under the direct supervision of the Country Director he /she is expected to pursue the following objectives and duties in his/her daily work:

Overall Objectives:

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  • Manage the development and implementation of the Danish Refugee Council’s (DRC’s) Safety Risk Management System (SRMS)
  • Facilitate program access and continuity by providing reliable advice
  • Ensure compliance with DRC safety policy as stated in Chapters 19 & 20 of the DRC Operations Handbook
  • Supervise and mentor the Local Safety Officers (LSOs) in Yola and Mubi and the Safety Focal Point (SFP) in Abuja
  • To develop policies and procedure, in coordination with project staff, for the safe delivery of program activities

Main Responsibilities
Risk Analysis:

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  • Conduct regular Safety Risk Assessments (SRA) for each programme area pursuant to DRC Safety Policy
  • Provide quality control for SRAs

Humanitarian Access and programme continuity:

  • Produce analysis and evaluations on the humanitarian space and access adapted to the presence of DRC in Nigeria on a regular basis. Provide on request  analysis and evaluations on areas, themes, dilemmas or scenarios
  • Build a network with all stakeholders and develop a strategy to improve acceptance and access of DRC in the field;
  • Work in collaboration with the Regional Humanitarian Access and Safety Coordinator to harmonize and streamline DRC access strategies
  • Identify potential scenarios, indicators of change in the humanitarian space and key decision points at micro, meso and macro level. Keep a register of developments related to access and humanitarian space
  • Work in collaboration with the program teams to ensure that humanitarian access strategies deliver the purpose while minimizing unforeseen adverse consequences on people in need (do no harm), within DRC risk acceptance

Safety Improvement Plans:

  • Based on the SRA, advise programmes on achievable and cost-effective mitigation measures through the development of contextualized Safety Improvement Plans
  • Supervise and monitor the progress of Safety Improvement Plans

Minimum Operating Safety Standards (MOSS):

  • Ensure Nigeria is compliant with the DRC global MOSS
  • Based on the SRA, advise programmes on context specific MOSS requirements
  • Monitor programme compliance with MOSS

Local Safety Rules (LSR):

  • Based on the SRA and MOSS, ensure all areas have updated LSR. Ensure all staff are provided with a copy of the LSR and are briefed on their responsibilities

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs):

  • Ensure each programme area has appropriate SOPs developed and implemented. Monitor compliance with SOPs

Contingency Plans (CPs):

  • Facilitate the development of context-specific contingency plans for each programme area. Support Incident Management Teams (IMTs) with the implementation of contingency plans. Conduct regular reviews with IMTs to ensure CPs are up to date, realistic and understood.

Capacity Building:

  • Conduct – or facilitate the delivery of – safety training for staff at all levels. Ensure watchmen and guards are trained and aware of their responsibilities, in accordance with the SOPs governing access control.
  • Liaison: Develop a network of contacts through other NGOs, UNDSS, Government agencies and other useful contacts. Act as the primary representative for DRC Nigeria on safety matters

Crisis and Critical Incident Management:

  • Act as the Country-level coordinator for the Incident Management Team (IMT); Ensure IMT members are aware of their responsibilities Act as the primary point of contact for safety-related matters with the Regional Office and other local actors (UNDSS, etc).

Information Management and Reporting:

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  • Maintain detailed soft and hard copy files of all relevant safety documents.  Monitor the overall situation and provide regular situation reports. Maintain an up-to-date incident tracking database and Provide staff with relevant and concise safety-related information and analysis, both through external and internal reports, publications, etc.
  • Coordinate the submission of Safety Incident Reports and ensure that all SIRs are completed within 48 hours of an incident occurring
  • Conduct post-incident inquiries, if required, and monitor compliance with action points on SIRs

Briefings:

  • Ensure an up-to-date visitor briefing package is provided to all visitors and international staff
  • Conduct safety briefings for all visitors and international staff at the country level; at the field level, ensure that individual areas do the same
  • Provide briefings on thematic and specific issues, as requested by the Country Director or Regional Safety Advisor (RSA)

Field Travel:

  • Ensure compliance with the Field Travel SOP
  • Assist with the planning of field travel, including briefing escorts if required
  • Act as the focal point for issues related to armed escorts
  • When required, manager and coordinate field travel

In addition to the above, the Humanitarian Access & Safety Advisor may be asked to carry out other duties requested by the Country Director or the Regional Humanitarian Access and Safety Coordinator.

Requirements

  • To be successful in this role we expect you to have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working with NGOs and/or other international agencies in a  complex and fragile environment, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa as working experience as a safety and security manager/adviser.

Qualifications
Required:

  • Experience working in the designated area of operations (West Africa)
  • Management and/or supervisory experience within an NGO
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Stable, moral and robust character and a good team-player
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humour
  • Proven commitment to accountability practices.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Emergency First Aid qualification (within the last year)

Desirable:

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  • Proven ability to develop and implement effective and contextualized protocols and systems.
  • Experience with information gathering, analysis and report writing.
  • Ability to conduct and produce high-quality safety risk assessments (SRAs).
  • Experience with critical incident management.
  • Experience with delivering safety-related training.
  • Training in safety, fire and evacuation procedures
  • Training in safety and disaster management
  • Fluent in written and spoken Hausa
  • NGO/UN Security Management experience
  • Military/Police experience (those with officer-level or senior non-commissioned officer rank should apply).

Required Skills & Qualities

  • Core Competencies of DRC:
    • Striving for excellence
    • Collaboration
    • Taking the lead
    • Communication
    • Demonstrating Integrity
  • Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment
  • Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork and with a spirit of genuine collaboration
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness, are required
  • Multi-tasking and Organizational skills is a must
  • Adaptable and Flexible
  • Proven analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Exemplary sense of ethics in the workplace
  • Team-oriented & good sense of humor.

General Regulations:

  • The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework
  • Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization
  • Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period
  • Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization
  • Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request.

Application Closing Date
11:59 p.m. (GMT-time); 28th January, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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Important Information / Notice

  • All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.
  • DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
  • DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, DRC has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.
  • However, applicants must be aware that DRC cannot employ, under an expatriate contract, a citizen of the country in which she/ he is going to be stationed (in such case, the Republic of Nigeria).


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