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Protection Officer At INTERSOS

Date Posted: 10/Jul/2019
Deadline: 12/Jul/2019

INTERSOS is an independent, no-profit organization which, through its own humanitarian operators, intervenes to effectively answer the needs of people in serious crises situations, mainly in the world's poorest regions, who are suffering, deprived of rights, dignity and essentials goods. It maintains a flexible operating structure. The head office in Italy coordinates, supports and monitors the planned activities in the countries of intervention carried out by decentralised offices. The statutory bodies of INTERSOS, are: the Members Assembly, the Council, the Society for Auditing and Certification of Accounts.

Intersos, established in 1992, is recognised by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the European Commission and the principal UN agencies; it is privileged to hold an advisory status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Protection Officer

Work Location: Banki
Reporting to: Field Coordinator - Banki

INTERSOS is looking for a Protection Officer that will be in charge of Mainstreaming of protection in Food
Security and Livelihood activity.


  • Act as focal point for the identification and referral of Extremely Vulnerable Individuals and People with Specific Protection Needs for adequate assistance according to INTERSOS pre-defined criteria.
  • Manage individual protection cases, including maintaining strict protocols for confidentiality and consent.
  • Support the collection of information/data about vulnerability, protection needs and concerns of the targeted population.
  • Update case files on individual developments, following international SOPs and ensuring beneficiaries’ data are protected.
  • Conduct follow-up monitoring visits to ensure that needs have been met in an appropriate manner and beneficiary have the opportunity to provide feedback on the assistance received.
  • Contribute to the establishment/maintenance of a referral pathway, respectful of the confidentiality principle and international SOPs.
  • Prepare and timely submit activity plans and reports to hierarchy.
  • Provide constant feedback to supervisor on progress, lesson learnt, achievements and gaps, issues and problems.
  • Liaise with relevant public authorities and service providers in order to foster effective collaboration and encourage national interest and ownership in protection of IDPs, refugees and
  • other persons of concern.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Protection Project Manager;
  • Conduct duties in accordance with INTERSOS Nigeria programme and protection Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  • Conduct duties in strict accordance with INTERSOS Code of Conduct and the principle of confidentiality.


  • Bachelors in Social Science from an accredited institution
  • At least 2 years of experience in Protection officer position
  • 3 years of experience in humanitarian context and protection program
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Communication and Reporting skills
  • Good command of written and spoken English. Kanuri and Hausa Languages is desirable
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills and excellence as a team player
  • Must possess the ability to learn with speed and ease.
  • Strong sense of responsibility, methodical and accurate with high organizational skills
  • Honesty and integrity and being able to cope with stressful situations.
  • Strong listening and empathy skills, as well as commitment to supporting women and
  • children survivors/ at risk;
  • Ability and motivation to work well with local authorities, local leaders and local community;
  • Computer literate (Word and Excel);
  • Willing to work extra hours and available at the weekend for emergency cases.

Method of Application

Candidates interested in this position should complete the form and attach your CV with the following format “Surname_Position you applied for”.

Please note that only applicants whose competencies meet the requirement of the position will be contacted.

Please note that INTERSOS do not ask for any form of payment at any stage of recruitment.

Apply no later than 12th July 2019 at 12:00 noon.

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