Risk Education Officer at DRC, Maiduguri, Nigeria

Deadline: 18 February 2019

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Risk Education Officer in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The duration of this post is 6 months.

The Risk Education Officer is responsible for the delivery of mine/ERW risk education to IDPs in assigned communities, in accordance with DDG’s approach and Standard Operating Procedures for risk education.

DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Risk Education Officer will perform the following functions:

  • Assist the Risk Education Supervisor and manager and other senior staff in further developing educational content and methodologies, presentation materials, monitor materials, etc. suited to the needs of the target groups.
  • Conduct RE sessions has required.
  • In close coordination with Risk Education Supervisor, collect data about possible location of contamination of Mines/ERW and victims of mine/ERW/IED-related accidents.
  • Deliver RE alongside other DRC/DDG activities in the communities, ensuring close coordination, collaboration and programmatic synergies.
  • Submit activity records and weekly reports to the Risk Education Supervisor.
  • Provide inputs and participate in the ongoing development of education materials and methods.
  • Ensure that all tasks allocated by the Risk Education Supervisor and manager are executed promptly, efficiently and in accordance with DDG operational guidelines.
  • Provide inputs and participate in the ongoing development of RE training and methods.
  • Contribute to the management of safety and security by adhering to established protocols.
  • Any other tasks requested by the Risk Education Project manager, Risk Education Supervisor and/or Mine Action.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • University degree in social science or tertiary education in any other relevant field will be a recommendation.
  • Good English and ability to effectively communicate in the local language, speaking, reading and writing.
  • Knowledge of local communities; actual inhabitants of these area are preferred.
  • Proven communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills.
  • Must be able to remain neutral when working with communities.
  • Willing and able to work for long hour.
  • Artistic capability (e.g. singing, dancing, drama, graphic design) will be considered an asse
  • Proven educational and/or training skills an advantage.
  • Nationality of Nigeria.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post with their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.