The Senior Protection Assistant reports to the Protection Officer. He/she monitors protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with international standards and provides functional protection support to information management and programme staff. The Senior Protection Assistant provides quality, timely and effective protection support to persons of concern and identifies opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and safeguards in operational responses. He/she contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and may liaise externally with local authorities and partners on protection issues as guided by the supervisor. The Senior Protection Assistant also ensures that persons of concern are involved with the Office in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.
It is hereby noteworthy to indicate clearly that these positions will be based out of Maiduguri in the Local Government Areas (Banki and Ngala respectively) and staff are expected to operate in the said LGAs 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: