Friday, 4 November 2016

Protection Coordinator at FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

Job Title: Northern Nigeria Crisis Response - Protection Coordinator

Description

  • The conflict in Nigeria’s northeast, provoked by Boko Haram, has resulted in a growing humanitarian crisis with an estimated 7 million people in need of emergency assistance and at least 1.8 million Internally Displaced Persons. 
  • These IDPs are living among host communities, lacking access to livelihoods and resources, ultimately leading to unprecedented levels of malnutrition and food security.
  • FHI 360 has been working in Nigeria for over 20 years and is now expanding activities in Borno state to respond to the IDP crisis.
  •  The Protection Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to manage and support all Sexual Gender-Based Violence and Psycho Social Services activities for three sites of the new liberated government areas (LGAs) - Dikwa, Bama and Gwoza – with potential for additional sites. 
  • Under the supervision of the Response Team Coordinator, the SGBV & PSS Coordinator will manage all activities related to sexual gender-based violence while ensuring internationally accepted practices of care and treatment are followed.

Responsibilities

  • Provides technical support and manages protection support activities for three project sites.
  • Provides technical guidance in the development and dissemination of tools, protocols and interventions for protection support.
  • Provides technical guidance and capacity strengthening for field project site Protection Officers, caseworkers, and community volunteers.
  • Conducts analysis of program implementation to identify areas for improvement and propose appropriate technical strategy and guidelines.
  • Provides leadership and team building. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors and prepare reports.
  • Ability to problem solve and implements corrective action as needed.
  • Ability to respond to dynamic, evolving situations. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent - Economics, Education, Environment, Health, Human Development, Information Science, International Development, Social Sciences or Related Field.
  • Typically requires 5-8 years of project management and technical assistance experience.
  • Experience providing protection support services in humanitarian/crisis response projects required.
  • Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
  • Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company
Location: Maiduguri



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