Latest Job Vacancies at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)


Latest Job Vacancies at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) – Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish worldwide non-legislative association, which advances and backings tough answers for the issues looked by outcasts and inside dislodged individuals everywhere throughout the world. DRC is available in more than 30 struggle regions around the globe helping uprooted individuals with shield, nourishment, salary creating exercises, and extensive variety of other help. It is of most extreme significance for DRC to work in consistence with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management framework and national enactments. Smooth, solid and successful operational frameworks are preconditions for DRC to keep up its position as a dependable and solid accomplice for our contributors and a responsible association towards our recipients.

We are enrolling to fill the position beneath:

Latest Job Vacancies at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title: Emergency Coordinator 
: Maiduguri
The Position

  • The Emergency Coordinator is responsible for Technical back-stopping and coordination of DRC’s Emergency scale-up in North Eastern Nigeria.
  • This includes response preparedness and implementation.
  • S/he will directly report to the Head of Programmes.
  • S/he has close working relationship with the Head of Programmes, Protection Coordinator, RRM Manager, WASH/Shelter Manager, FS Manager, Area managers, Head of Support Services, Log/Procurement manager, Security Advisor, CD, PDQM and relevant counterparts in West Africa Regional office.
  • The post holder will require regular travel within and outside of Nigeria for various internal and coordination meetings, training, workshops, and other events fit with the role.

Key Requirements

  • University degree in International Development, Logistics and Supply Chain management, DRR related studies, Social Science, Management or relevant field
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in similar job at international level with minimum 3 years working experience with refugees, IDPs, returnees in complex conflict context, and minimum 2 years’ experiences in the field of NFI, Shelter, WASH and demonstrated skills in planning and management of NFI distribution
  • Representation skills and excellent communication and reporting writing skills
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential
  • Working experiences with UN funded projects such as UNICEF, OCHA, UNHCR, WFP and other donors such as ECHO, OFDA, SDC and other humanitarian donors
  • Ability to work well in unstable security environments, and under significant administrative and programming pressures.


  • Previous experience in Nigeria or similar conflict context

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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  • Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


Job Title: Protection Coordinator
 Maiduguri, Borno
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Ensure that protection data is collected, stored and shared according to the principles and procedures contained in the DRC Data Protection Protocol and applicable data protection principles, and identify sensitive data in the Nigerian context.
  • Assess protection risks and trends, identify problems/gaps and propose/prioritise timely practical actions to respond to clearly-formulated protection problems.
  • In collaboration with Emergency Coordinator and Emergency RRM Manager organize rapid needs assessments to identify risks and vulnerabilities, including those related to gender, age and diversity.
  • Contribute to DRC Nigeria’s fundraising strategy and help build strong relationships with donors and UN agencies to ensure predictable funding for DRC’s protection programming in Nigeria.
  • Develop staff capacities on the human rights based approach, protection assessments, protection monitoring, case management (CP, GBV), referral systems and protection mainstreaming through regular training and refreshers, mentoring and coaching;
  • Develop the capacities of duty bearers and external stakeholders on protection
  • Systematically and closely monitor the delivery and expenditure rates of ongoing protection programmes, promptly identifying and correcting under-delivery issues and deviations from workplans
  • Conduct regular field visits to identify and address programme quality concerns and gain a solid first-hand understanding of protection risks and trends at the community level
  • Actively represent the DRC at the Protection Sector Working Group (PSWG), Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) and other relevant coordination structures and protection actors (including UN agencies, ICRC and MSF), seeking to develop coordinated protection approaches and responses.

The responsibilities listed above are not exhaustive and may be readjusted per operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.


  • University degree, preferably in Human Rights Law, International Law or related field.
  • Minimum of five years’ international work experience with INGO’s, UN agencies, government agencies in IDP/refugee settings in complex emergencies;
  • Extensive work experience within the field of human rights protection, particularly in internal displacement and crisis settings;
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
  • Strong understanding of protection principles and likely protection concerns arising in the Nigerian context as well as conflict sensitivity;
  • Solid experience in staff management in a cross-cultural environment
  • Proven ability to build external relationships with diplomacy, tact and professionalism in a complex and demanding environment.
  • Experience with capacity building of national staff and stakeholders, and in the facilitation of training events and workshops;
  • M&E knowledge and experience, including understanding of conducting assessments and analysing data
  • Substantial project management and budget management skills and experience;
  • Experience in community-based protection activities and protection assessments
  • Proven commitment to humanitarian accountability and quality standards
  • Experience and willingness to work in the field in volatile and insecure areas;
  • Experience living and working in a cross-cultural, multi-sector, team environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in adverse conditions;
  • Proficiency in common computer packages i.e. Word, Excel, Power point etc
  • Excellent written and spoken English.


  • Previous experience in Nigeria or similar conflict context
  • Knowledge of local languages
  • In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

We Offer

  • Contract length: 01 year
  • Level: A12
  • Designation of Duty Station: Unaccompanied
  • Start date: 15th January 2018
  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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  • All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of this position, applications will  be considered on a rolling basis and DRC reserves the right to start the interview process before the close date.

Deadline  31st December, 2017.

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