Protection Officer - National Position
Art der TÃ¤tigkeit
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Malteser International is the international humanitarian relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta. For over 60 years we provide relief and recovery for people during and following conflicts and disasters around the world. Christian values and humanitarian principles form the foundations of our work.Â In over 30 countries in Africa, the Americas,Â Asia, Europe and the Middle East, we support people in needÂ â regardless of their religion, origin or political convictions.
Malteser International has been working in Nigeria since 2017. In Northeast Nigeria and more specifically in Borno State, MI is currently active in the WASH and Protection sectors for improving the lives of both the IDP population as well as the host communities. The WASH activities focus on improved access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene. They include NFI distribution, solarization of boreholes, rehabilitation of hand pumps, construction of latrines and hygiene promotion. The Protection activities are mainly in the areas of GBV (Gender Based Violence) prevention and response through provision of case management services. Malteser International thereby applies a participatory, gender sensitive and inclusive approach.
For its work in Maiduguri, Jere and Konduga Local Governments of Borno State Nigeria, Malteser International is looking for an experienced and qualified Protection Officer â National Position.
Under the direct supervision of the Country Program Coordinator, the Protection Officer will be responsible for the coordination and supervision of Malteser Internationalâs GBV Programme implementation by partners across MI locations of intervention in the titled location. Within the responsibilities, the Protection Officer will be responsible for the technical supervision and coordination of all protection-related activities of Malteser International in Maiduguri, Jere and Konduga LGAs of Borno State, Nigeria. He/She will coordinate in the implementation partners to ensure GBV case management activities are fully implemented. He/she will also ensure that training and capacity building needs of field protection staff are timely addressed and that the protection services and activities meet quality standards in the sector.
Your responsibilities:Ensure GBV survivors and those at risk of GBV are identified and receive individual support by ensuring standard tools and procedures are in place and adhered to by implementing partners while complying with the rules and regulations of Malteser International and donors Manage, provide training and technical support, and build the capacity of the full case management team Document all GBV cases and other related activities well and establish a good filing system and contribute to regular internal and external donor reporting Ensure continuous and effective liaison and coordination with target communities (IDPs and Host) as well as local and government authorities and other stakeholders on case management and offer referrals of cases where necessary Monitor day-to-day activities in programmes to ensure best practices are adhered to in provision of GBV case management and psychosocial support services to survivors of gender-based violence by implementing partners Responsible for coordination and liaising between Malteser International and local partners/other agencies/local government/local communities/displaced community, as regards Malteser International Protection programme Represent Malteser International at the stakeholders meeting as necessary e.g. GBV Working Group Meeting, NGO Forum
Your profile:University Degree in Social Sciences or related field with minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience in Protection sector (including at least one year in a supervisory role) Strong technical knowledge in general protection and GBV programming (i.e., protection monitoring, case management, psychosocial support activities) Strong report writing, planning and organizational skills with commitment to accuracy and attention to detail, ability to plan, balance and cope with completing priorities Good standard of IT including proficiency in using MS Office, especially Excel spreadsheets Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills Ability to work in a team-oriented environment while maintaining an individual workload Good English skills (speaking and writing); knowledge of beneficiary languages (Hausa and Kanuri is a must)
What we offer:Start Date: as soon as possible Duty Station: Maiduguri with frequent travels to field locations Duration of contract: 3 months with possibilities of extension Salary according to qualification and experience
Working for Malteser International
MalteserÂ isÂ anÂ equalopportunityemployerÂ andÂ welcomesapplicationsfromÂ allÂ people,Â regardless ofgender,Â confessionororigin.
Malteser International is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organisational representatives. Malteser International conducts reference and background checks for all staff (including criminal records check for specific roles). Any candidate offered a job with Malteser International will be expected to sign MIâs Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.
Whether you work as a specialist on overseas service or in one of our regional offices - we offer you a challenging working environment in an experienced international team. More than 1,000 national and international staff are currently deployed in various crisis and disaster areas around the world as well as in our regional offices in Cologne and New York City.
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