International Rescue Committee Vacancy in Nigeria for a Protection Capacity Building Consultant

International Rescue Committee – Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a prominent international organization working in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression.

IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In early 2014, IRC opened a field office in Mubi town of Adamawa state in NE Nigeria. IRC has ECHO, OFDA, and Gates funds to respond to health, nutrition, GBV, and WASH activities. In September 2014, IRC received additional funds to carry out emergency food distributions, shelter support, and NFI distributions to newly displaced IDPs in Yola, the capital of Adamawa state. IRC also received funds to carry out a child protection rapid assessment and program start up activities.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Protection Capacity Building Consultant

Location: Nigeria
Sector: Capacity Building
Employee Category: Full Time

Training and capacity building support:

  • Deliver high quality protection mainstreaming for internal/external actors; conduct Training of Trainers for Protection Manager and Officers to ensure effective handover of capacity building responsibilities to internal staff;
  • Serve as quality guarantor for external protection trainings delivered by the IRC following ToT activities;
  • Deliver high quality trainings to IRC Protection team members on training and monitoring skills;
  • Provide guidance in coordination with the M&E team on measuring effectiveness of the protection mainstreaming and protection trainings delivered to external stakeholders and IRC staff.
  • Ensure that the protection mainstreaming activities are meeting the project targets and are undertaken within the assigned budgets;
  • Support the Protection Mainstreaming team in the Capacity building activities, including through dissemination of training material and practical organizational support (agenda-setting, schedules, etc);

Tools Review and Development:

  • Review GPC/IRC protection mainstreaming training modules /material and adapt for the Nigerian context as needed
  • Review the effectiveness of existing protection monitoring tools and reporting systems, provide suggestions for improvement if needed;
  • Support the development of protection specific monitoring and evaluation tools as needed.
  • Design/deliver additional and target-group specific internal/external protection training material in line with the programme activities as needed;


  • Assist protection training needs in close coordination with the Protection Coordinator;
  • Identify external training opportunities for the staff;
  • Provide mentorship and support to the Protection Coordinator in management, coordination, business development or other areas as requested by the Protection Coordinator;
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Protection Coordinator.


  • Post-graduate degree in international studies, human rights, law or other relevant subject
  • Proven leadership, strategic thinking, and coordination skills;
  • Strong organizational skills: Ability to coordinate and manage a diverse array of responsibilities;
  • Strong interpersonal, team work and diplomatic skills;
  • Proven familiarity with international UN and donor processes;
  • Fluency in English required;
  • Prior experience/knowledge of the context and impact of conflict and displacement in West/East Africa;
  • Computer skills, including Word and Excel, and preferably Power-Point and Access;
  • Willingness to travel within Nigeria.
  • A solid understanding of general protection and protection mainstreaming issues and governance concepts as they relate to people affected by conflict and the ability to communicate clearly these concepts and issues to a lay audience;
  • A solid understanding of international legal frameworks including IHL, HRL, Refugee Law;
  • Knowledge of protection monitoring, information dissemination, community-based protection and protection mainstreaming best practice;
  • Proven training/capacity building skills in human rights law and protection principles, with particular regard to women, children and other vulnerable groups (i.e. designing modules, delivery trainings, measuring effectiveness);


  • A minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in the field of Protection at the management level, including proven program implementation and capacity building experience, proposal development and report writing;
  • Prior work experience with coordinating and undertaking independent field travel to conduct assessments, provide technical advisory support and review programs.

Specific Security Situation/Housing:

  • Security in Nigeria remains unpredictable and the Protection Consultant is expected to comply with all IRC security policies and procedures applicable to international staff.
  • As of posting, field access and travel is feasible but limited, and candidates should expect periodic further limitations on movement. Shared housing of good standard is provided.

How to Apply
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