Protection Coordinator at INTERSOS Nigeria

INTERSOS is an autonomous humanitarian establishment that helps the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its undertakings are based on the principles of harmony, justice, equality of rights and opportunities, human rights, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying extra attention to the most at risk people. They are hiring to fill the following positions described below.

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Job Title: Protection Coordinator

Code: SR-49-1232
Location: Maiduguri, Borno (with frequent missions to other field bases)
Starting Date: 01/02/2020
Reporting to: Head of Mission
Supervision of: 1 international staff

Main Responsibilities

  • Scheduling, monitoring and assessing the execution of the protection program in Nigeria
  • Growing the capacity of specialized and non-specialized personnel, and also community volunteers and local colleagues, offering ad hoc training sessions and progressive on-the-job coaching.
  • Keeping relations relating to the protection program with donors, associates, key stakeholders, and other important actors at the country level.
  • Aiding the growth, execution, and assessment of the protection strategy and program at the national level, offering technical inputs, and propositions for improvements and recommendations for future actions.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Minimum: BA in a relevant field (Social Science, Psychology, Social Work, Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law or other fields related to Social Development and Humanitarian Work)
  • Master degree (MA or LLM) in Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law or related subjects (desirable)

Professional Experience:

  • At least 5 years in Protection-related positions

Professional Requirements:

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  • Strong theoretical, technical and practical background in protection
  • Proven training skills and capacities in developing trainings’ curricula
  • Strong skills in networking with partners and donor liaison
  • Able to gather and critically analyze data, gaps, and trends related to Protection issues
  • Knowledge of the Nigeria humanitarian context and of the Lake Chad Basin crisis is an asset
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage efficiently multiple priorities, deadlines, and tasks
  • Solid time-management skills, resourcefulness, and attention to details


  • Fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills

Personal Requirements:

  • Excellent team-working and team-building skills, as well as ability to work under high pressure and with flexibility
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work and integrate with a multicultural team
  • Problem solver, dynamic, mature
  • Confidently able to deal with authorities and donors
  • Pro-active approach to work
  • Able to work independently as well as being a strong team player
  • Flexibility, the capacity of managing stress, good diplomatic skills
  • Available to share accommodation facilities when required

Application Closing Date
27th November 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should: Click here to apply online

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