New Openings at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

We are inviting applications from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the following new Openings at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons in 40 countries 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.

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • The main duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to:

    General Programming & Operations:

    • Facilitate formation of community structures in IPC and strengthening of the existing structures such as WASH Committees through training sensitization workshops and other IPC awareness campaigns.
    • Design, develop and implement appropriate IPC mobilization strategies for DRC’s IPC projects.
    • Develop IPC work plans 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.   
    • Lead the IPC team in carrying out monitoring and evaluation exercises. 
  • Coordination and Representation:

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

    Staff Management:

    • Supervise IPC field-based casuals’ workers.
    • Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the community-based mechanisms in operational areas as needed.
    • Conduct daily field visits or as required to ensure IPC tasks are going on as planned and mentoring – through technical backstopping and training of duty bearers.

    Logistics / Finance:

    • Initiate procurements and ensure their execution.
    • Ensure distribution plans are prepared and shared with logistics in a timely manner.
    • Monitor and report health partners and DRC rational use of PPEs and other supplies
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • 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.

    Education (Including Certification, Licenses etc.):

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

    Essentials:

    • At least 2-year clinical experience with a combination of training and practical IPC experience.
    • Thorough knowledge of IPC Approaches, training of trainers and facilitating menstrual hygiene sessions for women and girls.
    • Knowledge & experience of dealing with commercial transporters and coordinating supply delivery to remote and insecure areas
    • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel).
    • Sound judgment and the ability to work effectively with others at all levels
    • Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and strategic planning skills
    • IT literate, MS – Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • 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

    Conditions

    • 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.

Protection Assistant

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

Conduct individual assessments for possible psychosocial distress and the identification of a therapeutic intervention plan for people directly identified or referred by the community structures or protection team in relation to Covid-19.

    • Conduct individual or group counselling as part of a therapeutic intervention plan for and with people identified or referred
    • Carry out a PSS intervention plan for each individual client after receiving their consent for the same. Consider emotional, behavioural and social factors that affect their psychosocial well-being.
    • Provide continuous psycho-social support via regular follow-up meetings, establishing a relationship built on trust and respecting confidentiality protocols.
    • Close cases when the objectives in the PSS intervention plan have been met and no further needs have been identified.
    • Provide group counselling as part of a therapeutic intervention plan for with people identified and referred by the case management team or social workers following the opening of a CM case file.
    • Document cases and ensure that any progress on the individual therapeutic intervention plan and any significant change in the client’s psychosocial well-being and overall situation is duly recorded in a timely fashion.
    • Participate in individual supervision sessions on a weekly basis with the PSS Team lead, bringing immediate attention to any case of special/emergency needs.
    • Participate in internal case conferences (when relevant), team meetings, training and workshops as scheduled by the supervisory and management team.
    • Document all general PSS activities as per DRC and donor reporting regulations and transmit these on a weekly basis to the PSS Team Lead for compilation.
    • Support the planning, implementation and reporting on all PSS activities via weekly work plans, schedules and people management.
    • Support positive team dynamics and a healthy work environment where our beneficiaries affected by Covid-19 feel comfortable and supported in sharing their experiences, challenges and feelings.
    • Identify gaps in Covid-19 information and PSS training needs and request support from the PSS-Team Lead or Protection Specialist to provide the same.
    • Compile all reporting on Covid-19 PSS activities as per DRC and donor reporting regulations and transmit these on a weekly basis to the PSS Team lead for further handling. Engage in regular feedback and dialogue with the PSS Team lead on quantitative reporting.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • 2 years’ work experience in a humanitarian organization / with displacement affected populations or significant experience as a DRC Protection social or outreach worker or previous experience in PSS.
  • Knowledge of protection and PSS 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.
  • Must have basic level computer skills.

Education:

  • Diploma or degree in Community Development, Psychology, Sociology, and other relevant social sciences qualifications.

Desirables:

  • Knowledge of the protection and PSS activities
  • Knowledge of North-East Nigeria States languages including Kanuri added advantage.

Salary & Conditions

  • 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.

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Protection Officer

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Conduct individual assessments for possible psychosocial distress and the identification of a therapeutic intervention plan for people directly identified or referred by the community structures or protection team in relation to Covid-19.
  • Conduct individual or group counselling as part of a therapeutic intervention plan for and with people identified or referred
  • Carry out a PSS intervention plan for each individual client after receiving their consent for the same. Consider emotional, behavioural and social factors that affect their psychosocial well-being.
  • Provide continuous psycho-social support via regular follow-up meetings, establishing a relationship built on trust and respecting confidentiality protocols.
  • Close cases when the objectives in the PSS intervention plan have been met and no further needs have been identified.
  • Provide group counselling as part of a therapeutic intervention plan for with people identified and referred by the case management team or social workers following the opening of a CM case file.
  • Document cases and ensure that any progress on the individual therapeutic intervention plan and any significant change in the client’s psychosocial well-being and overall situation is duly recorded in a timely fashion.
  • Participate in individual supervision sessions on a weekly basis with the PSS Team lead, bringing immediate attention to any case of special/emergency needs.
  • Participate in internal case conferences (when relevant), team meetings, training and workshops as scheduled by the supervisory and management team.
  • Document all general PSS activities as per DRC and donor reporting regulations and transmit these on a weekly basis to the PSS Team Lead for compilation.
  • Support the planning, implementation and reporting on all PSS activities via weekly work plans, schedules and people management.
  • Support positive team dynamics and a healthy work environment where our beneficiaries affected by Covid-19 feel comfortable and supported in sharing their experiences, challenges and feelings.
  • Identify gaps in Covid-19 information and PSS training needs and request support from the PSS-Team Lead or Protection Specialist to provide the same.
  • Compile all reporting on Covid-19 PSS activities as per DRC and donor reporting regulations and transmit these on a weekly basis to the PSS Team lead for further handling. Engage in regular feedback and dialogue with the PSS Team lead on quantitative reporting.

Data Protection, Confidentiality & Adherence to Protection Principles:

  • Ensure the proper and safe filing and archiving of PSS client files and activity reports files to maintain data confidentiality as per DRC and international standards.
  • Carry out all tasks respecting key Protection and PSS principles, including but not limited to.
    • Do no harm.
    • Non-discrimination.
    • Confidentiality,
    • Accountability, and.
    • Need-to-know principles.

Other PSS Activities:

  • Contribute to regular Covid-19 service mapping, updates to the service directory and support the development of referral systems with different service providers and the local NGO/CSO partners in a deep field.
  • Flag PSS issues and contribute to the identification of appropriate responses.
  • Carry out any delegated activities as assigned by DRC management at the field level including:
    • Supervision of field bases.
    • Manage DRC protection assets assigned to the field of operation.
    • Always liaise with security officers in DRC to keep up to date on the security situation of the field base.
    • Support protection coordinator, a manager with itinerary planning for field visits including donor visits.
    • Provide detailed updates of activities within your designated field site while keeping yourself well informed of Covid-19 new and emerging issues.
Qualifications and Requirements:

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

Education (Include Certificates, Licenses etc.):

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

Essentials:

  • 2-5 years of experience in 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
  • Ability to plan and execute in a timely and quality manner
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel).
  • Sound judgment and the ability to work effectively with others at all levels
  • Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and strategic planning skills
  • IT literate, MS – Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Interpersonal communication and proven written / presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions.

Desirable:

  • 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

Conditions

  • 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.

Method of Application

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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”
  • 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.

Note

  • Applications sent/received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited for a written test and oral interview.
  • Due to the urgency for the deployment of this/these positions, recruitment will be done on a rolling basis
  • DRC-DDG Nigeria does not charge any fees for recruitment and does not use any employment mediator.
  • The position is for Nigerian nationals only.
  • For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult: www.drc.dk

 

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Deadline: May 26, 2020

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