Job Title: Protection Team Leader
- The successful candidate will support the development and implementation of Oxfam’s humanitarian work by providing specialist advice and support on protection issues.
- This will include mainstreaming protection in the humanitarian response, supporting safe programming, and undertaking gender-sensitive community-level protection activities.
- The successful candidate will also assist with protection monitoring, information dissemination and referrals guided by Oxfam’s policies and guidelines.
- Support the Protection Coordinator in mainstreaming protection across Oxfam’s humanitarian response in North-east Nigeria.
- Provide specialist protection advice and support to Oxfam’s humanitarian response in North-east Nigeria, including engagement with armed non-state actors and ensuring independence and impartiality in providing services.
- Lead and supervise assessment teams during thematic surveys.
- Support protection-related research surveys in coordination with the Protection Coordinator and the Policy, Media, Advocacy and Campaigns Department.
- Support the Program Team to prepare written protection updates for Oxfam situation reports.
- Develop lines of communication with the PHE, PHP and EFSVL teams and contribute to a coordinated humanitarian response.
- Liaise with logistic and procurement to ensure protection activities have the required resources in good time. Complete and keep records of the necessary paperwork.
- Represent Oxfam with key protection actors such as ICRC, UNHCR, IOM, OCHA and actively participate in the Protection Cluster and relevant Areas of Responsibility.
- Produce gendered protection updates that will be included in field visit reports
- Contribute in Sitreps, monthly reports, donor reports and proposals.
- Support and coordinate with MEAL Officers and assistants for baseline survey, post-distribution and other monitoring activities.
- A minimum of 3 years involvement in humanitarian response work, preferably in field-based protection work in conflict or insecure environments;
- University degree at Masters level in a relevant discipline (law – including international law –, political science, social science, peace and conflict studies, or any other relevant education profile);
- Strong conceptual and practical understanding of protection issues and specifically Oxfam’s approach to and role in protection work including advocacy;
- Understanding of the Protection Cluster and other protection coordination mechanisms and the roles and mandates of key protection actors
- Analytical skills and strategic thinking
- Strong understanding of gender-related aspects of protection work. Commitment to gender equity, diversity and equal opportunities
- Excellent written and verbal communication in English.
- Experience managing diverse staff/teams including in complex and challenging environments
- Experience of capacity-building and training of colleagues and partners
- Experience in using participatory research and participatory assessment methodologies.
- Project management
- Very good interpersonal skills, particularly in networking, working with communities, local civil society and local authorities.
- Previous experience in using and adapting community-led approaches
- Competitive package
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
5th December 2016.