Protection Project Manager- Nigeria

Closing date: 28 Mar 2018

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

1. Terms of reference

Job Title: Protection project manager
Code: SR-49-406
Country: Nigeria
Duty Station: Maiduguri with frequent missions to Mobbar LGA, Kukawa LGA, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) LGA and sporadic mission to Abuja, Borno State, Nigeria
Starting date: 01/04/2018
Contract duration: 11 months
Reporting to: Project manager, Project coordinator
Supervision of: Around 20 local staff
Dependents: No

2. General context of the project

PUI, ACTED/REACH, INTERSOS, SI, and TDH will join their efforts to comprehensively address the needs of the most vulnerable populations affected by the conflict in North East Nigeria following a holistic, evidence-based, principled and integrated multi-sector approach. Significant added value to the quality of the intervention will be enabled through the leverage of the complementarity between the different organizations' technical expertise, and the different stage of experience in the targeted areas of interventions. Most importantly, the creation of the consortium is born from the joint analysis that after 8 years of protracted crisis, the humanitarian response in North East Nigeria suffers from major shortcomings in terms of coordination, evidence-based analysis of the needs, integrated approach and resources rationalization. By providing an integrated approach, consortiums' partners aim at ensuring an optimized and comprehensive coverage of the most critical needs of the affected population, particularly in hard-to-reach areas where the humanitarian response is little developed. With REACH, a multi-sector needs assessment was conducted that highlighted critical gaps in three LGA of Borno State: MMC, Kukawa and Mobbar LGA. Along with an integrated response, the consortium will ensure protection mainstreaming and will address cross-cutting protection needs (Gender-based violence and Child protection).

The objective of this action will be both the delivery of essential services and the strengthening of a protection focused response as a whole, in order to provide the basis for a principled comprehensive intervention, increase sustainability of actions and enhance synergies among implementing partners. In parallel and emergency preparedness and response has been planned, particularly in reaction of epidemic outbreak.

3. General purpose of the position

The Protection project manager will technically oversee the protection activities INTERSOS will carry out in the framework of the whole project, ensuring operations quality. S/he must be able to motivate and lead a diverse staff.

4. Main responsabilities and tasks

Project Management:

  • Supervise implementation of protection activities in a timely manner
  • Develop and manage the implementation of/adherence to work plan and M&E plans
  • Contribute to ensure that reports are submitted to the leading agency as per the agreed reporting schedule
  • Ensure data is collected regularly to respond to agreed indicators
  • Contribute to develop project proposals for the GBV sector in Borno State, in close coordination with the technical team, protection focal point and under the supervision of the Coordination of INTERSOS Nigeria
  • Carry out rapid assessments to investigate further programming opportunities inside Borno State

Programme Quality:

  • Contribute, in strict collaboration and under the supervision of the protection coordinator, to build capacity of INTERSOS in GBV sector, to meet minimum standards for GBV programme in Emergency, including training and mentoring of the staffs with the technical support of the Advisors
  • Technical support for GBV activities throughout the programme providing insights to national and international staff on the standards including tools and methodologies
  • Contribute, in strict collaboration and under the supervision of the protection coordinator, to strengthen the INTERSOS Nigeria protection sector


  • Contribute, in strict collaboration and under the supervision of the protection coordinator, to ensure 5W matrices are submitted to the State Clusters as per the agreed reporting schedule
  • Contribute, in strict collaboration and under the supervision of the protection coordinator, to represent the program with national authorities, non-state actors, UN agencies, NGOs, donors, etc. in Borno State and in Abuja

Human Resources:

  • Recruit and train national staff as required to achieve the project protection objectives

5. Required profile and experience


  • Relevant degree and/or equivalent GBV working experience

Professional experience

  • Relevant working experience of at least 3 years and previous Humanitarian experience

Professional requirements

  • Strategic vision, leadership, people management, teamwork
  • Flexibility, ability to work under pressure in a highly complex emergency context
  • Excellent organizational skills in highly complex emergency operation
  • Able to ensure quick quality delivery in stressful environment
  • Very strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and diplomatic skills
  • Practical and problem-solver
  • Excellent ability to establish inter-personal relations and good negotiation skills
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Good knowledge of the international standard on GBV and Protection


  • Fully proficient in written and spoken English

Personal requirements

  • Ability to deal with stress and demanding working environment
  • Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of INTERSOS
How to apply:

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In case you encounter difficulties applying through INTERSOS’ platform, you can also apply by sending your CV, motivation letter and 2 references via email to , with subject line: "SR-49-406 Protection Project Manager- Nigeria".

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.