The Assistant Protection Officer reports to the Protection Officer. The Assistant Protection Officer will plan and implement protection activities in their specific location(Gwoza and Bama) in Borno State whilst interfacing with other UNHCR staff and partners, members of the Protection Sector and the wider humanitarian community, including government actors of various backgrounds and capacities, the judiciary, police and other actors involved in civilian protection. The incumbent must be able to conduct trainings and field assessment missions, to advocate with diverse interlocutors and to draft documents in English. The post requires a mix of managerial, policy, legal and practical skills. The incumbent should have a good experience in the north-eastern Nigeria humanitarian context, human rights law and humanitarian law and repatriation.
It is hereby noteworthy to indicate clearly that these positions will be based out of Maiduguri in the Local Government Areas (Monguno LGA respectively) and staff are expected to operate in the said LGA where the security situation is volatile and unpredictable. Staff are therefore expected to reside in the existing humanitarian hubs and adhere strictly to UN Security Management Guidelines in place which may be revised from time to time.
The incumbent will have the following responsibilities: