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Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world.

DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income-generating activities, and a wide range of other assistance.

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It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

1. Job Title: IT Specialist

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract Type: National Contract

The Position

  • Overall purpose of the role: Responsible for the configuration, implementation, and maintenance of all IT technologies with focus on efficient setup, maintenance and administration of all DRC hardware, software and local networks.
  • Ensure accessible and high-quality IT support and training to users, while continually assessing and identifying the most appropriate IT solutions to meet the country mission changing needs.

Key Roles

Technical Support:

  • Develop and implement a clear standard operating procedure for the delivery of IT support services
  • Act as the primary focal point for troubleshooting IT-related issues faced staff, including provision of both remote and on-site support.
  • Assess all existing hardware, software and local networks to ensure appropriateness, standardization and fitness for purpose. This entails monitoring support trends, proactive identification of solutions and development of relevant trainings to ensure all staff make best use of available IT technologies in line with the organization’s IT policies.
  • Manage IT service outages by ensuring timely notification and instructions to affected staff.
  • Oversee day-to-day technical relationships with internet services providers and any other technology providers.

Networking / Internet Support:

  • Standardize and optimize local networks across offices, including the installation and management of hardware and software.
  • Management of the networks system performance monitoring and tuning, as well as setting up and monitoring the restriction of nonbusiness sites during work hours.
  • Oversee and monitoring software and network security, bandwidth (in accordance with the internet service provider’s contracted service), and bandwidth utilization.
  • Provide troubleshooting for connectivity or performance issues.

Security/Backup Administration:

  • Manage Ensure regular, centralized backups of user data.
  • Ensure antivirus software is installed and up-to-date on all relevant IT devices.
  • User accounts and permissions in accordance with DRC’s IT policies.

Server Operations and Administration:

  • Manage and monitor all aspects of the design, installation, implementation, and monitoring of the Enterprise Directory Services (Active Directory) as well as firewalls, Domain Name Servers (DNS), DHCPs, and Mail relays.
  • Provide full range of technical assistance in the area of server operations, management, and administration, including the installation, configuration, testing and deployment of server hardware and software. This includes monitoring statistics on performance and reliability of server systems.
  • Operate all roles involved in the provisioning and de-provisioning of user accounts.

As Specialist the post-holder is responsible for the following:

  • Responsible for providing specialized knowledge and operational know-how within a specific discipline
  • May also have technical line responsibilities, but generally on technical or operational matters

Experience and Technical Competencies

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience):

  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in relevant field
  • Full professional proficiency in English
  • Extensive experience working with Microsoft products (such as O365, Microsoft Dynamics)
  • Knowledge of network configuration including but not limited to firewalls, NAT and routers.
  • Knowledge of the IP protocol and its concepts.
  • Ability to do basic hardware maintenance – like changing internal power supply, intranet/ internet connectivity error fixing etc.

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

  • National Degree or equivalent in relevant field of IT (Computer Science, Computer engineering, Information Systems.
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in relevant field of IT.
  • Networking Certification is desirable

Key stakeholders:

  • All staff
  • Human Resources
  • Procurement & logistics


  • Relevant stakeholders


  • Availability: ASAP

Salary and Conditions

  • In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment; The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for the tax returns.

Application Closing Date
2nd June, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

2. Job Title: Livelihoods Assistant

Location: Michika, Adamawa
Contract type: National Contract

DRC has been operating in the West Africa region for over 15 years, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) in Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and a Regional Office (RO) in Abidjan. DRC has 17 offices and more than 500 staff members across the WA region.

DRC started operating in Nigeria in 2015 where plans to run a combination of emergency, livelihood, WASH, protection and advocacy programmes has been set. DRC currently has offices in Abuja, Yola, Mubi, Maiduguri and Yobe, besides 50 staff members subject to an increase in the near future.

The Position

  • DRC is seeking the services of a committed and competent Livelihood Assistant to join the Adamawa Team. Interested persons will be reporting to the Livelihood Team Leader
  • The overall purpose of the role is to assist and enhance the livelihood programming through the provision of business training, business grants support, conditional and unconditional cash transfer programmes, beneficiary information and skills training while developing the social cohesion between host community and IDPs.
  • The Livelihood Assistant under the supervision of the Livelihood team leader is responsible for the day to day implementation and monitoring of Cash Transfer programmes at ward level; Unconditional/Conditional Cash Grants, business grants and Cash for Work, verification and target beneficiary selection, provision of business training for business grant beneficiaries and support business planning activities with beneficiaries.

Supporting SME Development and CTP:

  • Ensure beneficiaries are screened, selected and verified through the use of developed targeting criteria in operational areas.
  • Provide livelihood guidance, on an individual or group basis, to increase beneficiaries’ awareness of different business options based on market assessment and beneficiary interests.
  • Provide information to beneficiaries about livelihood and business development opportunities.
  • Organize small business training and business planning activities with beneficiaries
  • Provide information to beneficiaries on skills training, market opportunities, and small enterprise creation.
  • Facilitate the implementation of Cash Transfer programmes and ward level; Unconditional/Conditional Cash Grants and Cash for Work
  • Work with line manager to plan for agricultural inputs distributions and ensuring inputs distributed accountably.
  • Support the organization of training and other events related to the project.
  • Establish linkages to adult learning institutions and refer beneficiaries to selected courses.
  • Provide administrative support if required.
  • Submit weekly reports and contribute to the compilation of the monthly report and submit to the line manager.

Stakeholder Coordination:

  • Coordination of Ward level stakeholders in consultation with line manager.
  • Ensure that protocol is followed through stakeholder consultation at all stages of project implementation.

Social Cohesion Programming:

  • Assess the relevance of potential inter-communal dialogue activities linked to livelihoods to improve the dialogue and cooperation between these fields (e.g. joint workshops, peer-to-peer activities, language exchanges, etc.).
  • Select beneficiaries who will participate in the activities through youth empowerment and community safety planning.
  • Maintain Excel tracking sheet to ensure that data are collected on a timely basis.
  • Contribute to regular reporting on achievements and challenges related to the project as requested by the Livelihoods Officer.

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Work closely with the monitoring team and the Livelihood Officer on the timely monitoring and evaluation of all components – information, beneficiary selection, beneficiary feedback about activities, etc.
  • Facilitate the qualitative and quantitative monitoring of the project through team meetings, visits to selected beneficiaries, regular reporting and any other monitoring tools.
  • Participate in the internal evaluation of the program.

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


  • Experience in livelihood programming and training.
  • An understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in the country and the region.
  • More than 1 year working experience in the field is required.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and writing)
  • Professional fluency in English and Hausa
  • Ability and willingness to maintain a regular presence at project sites (remote / field sites) and to work during irregular working hours and in insecure environments
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills – self-motivated individuals, able to take initiative and propose solutions, resilient, positive, and able to work independently.
  • Must have basic level computer skills.


  • University Degree or Advanced Training / Course in Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Sociology, Social Work, International Affairs, Humanitarian or related field.


  • Previous working experience with humanitarian agencies
  • Experience working with displaced populations.
  • Good understanding of the context in Michika and Madagali LGAs.


  • Availability: ASAP.

Salary and Conditions:

  • In accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment
  • The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws
  • The employee is responsible for tax returns.

Application Closing Date
9th June, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

3. Job Title: Protection Assistant (Social Protection)

Location: Yobe
Contract Type: National Contract

The Position

  • The Protection Assistant (Social Protection), under the supervision of the Protection Team Leader and Livelihoods Manager, is responsible for the day to day implementation of the various social protection activities in the Yobe State under his/her responsibility
  • The social protection aspect will include consumption smoothing, protection from risk, and reducing poverty and vulnerability
  • The Social protection assistants will serve protective functions like social assistance for the vulnerable; promote through life skills and vocational and agricultural skills training for the women and youth; and transformative to address concerns of social inequity and exclusion through awareness campaigns, stigma reduction campaigns and policies and laws to protect vulnerable groups.

The Overall Purpose of the Role
The core objectives of the role are:

  • The Protection Assistant (Social Protection) will support the successful implementation of the social protection component of the Building Resilience in Complex Crises (BRICC) program; Support needs and programmatic information and data needs on social protection interventions through assessments, regular post distribution monitoring and field supervision visits and consultations with beneficiary households; Identify, mobilize and raise awareness about protection concerns, social protection objectives and activities to the communities including local authorities, and act as a link between the DRC and the beneficiaries; and Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the program when required to do so
  • He/she will also support the Officer in providing capacity building to key stakeholders, and in collecting and managing project data ensuring the highest standards of data and information protection and confidentiality.


  • Facilitate community mobilization towards social protection activities
  • Work with Community Resilience Groups (CRGs) to ensure the targeting, identification, and registration of the most vulnerable beneficiaries to benefit from the social protection activities including cash transfers, vocational skills training, savings, and lending groups, etc. It should be done in a transparent way that guarantees protection and gender sensitivity with the active participation of women, men and minority members of communities
  • Identify and intervene on social protection cases in the communities with technical support from their line manager
  • Ensure the organization and the implementation of all social protection activities at field level in accordance with the agreed work plan and in line with international standards including accountability, fairness, and transparency during cash or voucher disbursement activities
  • Work closely with community structures to follow up on the implementation of planned activities with support from the Armed Violence Reduction and Livelihoods teams
  • Support in the implementation of capacity building training including those to be held at the community level
  • Directly implement in the field the activities defined in the program in close collaboration with the project team members and stakeholders
  • Contribute to developing and implementing a detailed work plan for the program at the community level
  • Coordinate with AVR, livelihood teams to provide detailed updates of activities within your designated field site and submit weekly, monthly ad hoc activity reports including success stories, case studies, etc.
  • Support the preparation of documentation required for the implementation of social protection activities
  • Ensure that the right payment approaches and infrastructure are used to pay the beneficiaries of the social protection interventions of the project
  • Contribute to organizational and sector-wide learning through documentation of lessons learned and best practices on the social protection component of the program
  • Supervise and collect information to ensure that the surveillance of the social protection situation in the area of implementation of the program is achieving the expected results
  • Support the M&E team in conducting needs and programmatic assessments in targeted locations and the analysis of beneficiary data collection through the various tools that the department uses
  • Coordinate closely with the protection, AVR and livelihoods interventions in the community to ensure that they are being implemented in synergy
  • Participate in and inform longer-term discussions with the program team regarding program implementation strategy
  • Contribute to the development of tools to monitor and improve the quality of social protection programming
  • Contribute to the development of community mobilization strategies for targeting and registration of beneficiaries for the social protection interventions
  • Engage with communities directly and create awareness on DRC’s work, human rights, child protection, SGBV, and other social protection-related topics and strengthening
  • Conduct community meetings, FGDs, and other direct community activities as part of social protection monitoring
  • Collaborate and facilitate a good working relationship between the State, LGA, UN, INGOs, CBOs, community-level stakeholders and target beneficiaries
  • Represent DRC program (social protection interventions) in coordination meetings and forums at State and LGA level
  • Identify social protection trends and bring this to the attention of the line manager for action planning
  • Support Protection Team Leader, Livelihoods Manager with itinerary planning for field visits including donor visits
  • Liaise with security officers in DRC to keep up to date on the security situation of the field base at all times
  • Carry out any delegated activities as assigned by DRC management at the field level.

Experience and Technical Competencies

  • Degree or Diploma in Community Development, Psychology, Sociology, and other Social Sciences relevant.

Skills and Experience:

  • 2 years work experience in a humanitarian organization with vulnerable affected populations or significant experience in DRC Protection social or outreach worker; Food Security or Livelihoods
  • Knowledge of social protection norms, principles, and activities
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and writing)
  • Professional fluency in English and the local languages
  • Ability and willingness to maintain a regular presence at project sites (remote / field sites) and to work during irregular working hours and in insecure environments
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills – self-motivated individuals, able to take initiative and propose solutions, resilient, positive, and able to work independently
  • Must have basic level computer skills.


  • Knowledge of social protection interventions
  • Knowledge of North-East Nigeria States languages including Hausa and Kanuri added advantage.

Education (include certificates, licenses et.)

  • Diploma or B.A / B.Sc. in a relevant field (Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Education, Counseling, Human Rights, Development Studies, etc.)
  • Alternatively: experience as DRC Protection field worker

Key Stakeholders: (Internal and External):

  • Livelihoods Manager
  • Protection Coordinator
  • Protection Manager
  • Protection Team Leader, Officer, Assistants, and field teams
  • Livelihoods Team Leader, Officer, and Assistants
  • AVR Supervisor and Facilitators
  • Local stakeholders
  • PIM Specialist.


  • Availability: ASAP.

Salary and Conditions

  • In accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment;
  • The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigerian laws. The employee is responsible for tax returns.

Application Closing Date
1st June, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application method

  • CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied.
  • Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations.
  • Applications should be addressed to: “Recruitment Manager”.
  • 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
  • Applications sent/received after the deadline will not be considered.


  • The position is for Nigerian Nationals only.
  • Applications sent/received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited for a written test and oral interview.

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