Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
DRC/DDG has been operating in Niger since 2014 with a cross-border Border Management and Security program in the Liptako Gourma region – (border region between Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger) with the objective of reducing armed violence, improving community safety and strengthening border management and security in collaboration with communities and border authorities. By the end of 2015, taking into account the growing humanitarian crisis in the Diffa region, DRC/DDG conducted an assessment mission on security and humanitarian needs. The results of this mission have enabled DRC/DDG to establish in the region and implement a Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) program, with assistance in shelter/NFI kits, protection monitoring, training and sensitization on human rights, and food security through general food distributions. Since 2018, DRC has scaled up it RRM program to include the Tillabéri region, where it implements emergency response activities, as well as a protection monitoring program.
About the job
2018 is a milestone for the Niger 2018 with the scaling up of its intervention, in a new area (Tillabéri region) and its election as co-lead of the Protection Cluster. Aiming at being a major protection actor in the country, DRC is looking for a protection coordinator to ensure programme quality, accountability. The Protection Coordinator will oversee (i) the implementation and development of DRC´s Protection programming in Niger by ensuring direct supervision of Protection staffs, a high level of technical quality of the activities implemented as well as a cross-border perspective; (ii) the effective co-coordination of the Protection Cluster/Working Group led by UNHCR; and (iii) the meaningful integration of Protection Mainstreaming in other sectors
The protection coordinator is expected to :
To be successful in this role we expect you to have a minimum 4 years of Protection programme management at a senior coordination level, information analysis, strategy and business development. Moreover, we also expect the following:
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies: