Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.
About the role
The Protection Officer will support in implementing gender-sensitive community-level protection activities, protection monitoring, information dissemination and referrals guided by Christian Aid’s policies and guidelines for managing information and relevant professional standards in protection work. The post holder will prepare for and organize community consultations and community-based orientation sessions, in coordination with Christian Aid team(s) and other partners. She/he will coordinate local communities, in close coordination with Senior Programme Coordinator and field teams. The Protection Officer will carry out all Protection activities under the supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator.
You are required to have a University degree in a relevant discipline (law, political science, social science, psychology or any other relevant education profile). You are required to have demonstrable experience (minimum 2 years) in working with communities in humanitarian or development contexts. You are required to have good understanding and knowledge in application of do no harm, conflict sensitivity principles, IASC standards and ethics for protection work. You are required to have good understanding of protection concerns, including GBV issues in displacement, human rights, and international humanitarian law. You are required to be familiar with the culture of conflict and/or disaster- affected populations, ability to develop respect for a wide range of people and strong ability to communicate effectively on sanitation and hygiene matters. Experience working in harsh climatic conditions and ability to communicate fluently in (Hausa or Kanuri) language will be an added advantage. Possession of a Master’s degree in related field is desirable. Demonstrable experience in using participatory research and participatory assessment methodologies is an added advantage.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing data, information and other evidence. What was the background? What recommendations or decisions did you have to take? What was your particular task or responsibility? What actions did you take? How did you analyse the information and data? What was the outcome? Were you successful?
Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others. What was the situation? What did you need to communicate effectively? How did you make sure the message was understood by others? What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?
Tell us about a time when you had to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks based on mutual rapport and respect. What was the context? Why did you need to establish the new relationships and why was your attitude to this important? What was your task? What outcomes were being sought? What actions did you take? How did you take them?