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HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER

By: alagbe003 (M) |Time : January 02, 2018, 03:38:56 PM
Place of Work : ca 30 % Abuja – ca 70 % in the field (Borno State)
Working hours: 48 Hours Per week
Salary: As per the MSF salary scale (national contract)
Grade Level : 8
Position in the Organization
Reports to (Hierarchical): Deputy HoM Advocacy Manager
Reports to (Functional): Deputy HoM Avocacy Manager
Job Family: Operations
Supervises (Function): Data entry officers
MSF OCBA Context
MSF OCBA (Spain) is currently present in four locations in North East Nigeria (Damaturu, Maidiguri, Pulka and Gwoza) with permanent projects on ground, in order to improve access to quality health care and other basic services to the conflict affected population. In addition, MSF OCBA will start the deployment of an emergency intervention team as from early 2018 to increase its capacity to responde to accute crisis in the region. MSF OCBA also has a permanent coordination base in Abuja.
Our interventions showed the need to increase our understanding of the context in the conflict area, in order to better orientate our advocacy stategy at large and to increase the level of protection for the affected population. It will require to have sufficient data and understanding in order to voice the uncovered needs we are witnessing as well as the potential abuses faced by the population.
MSF OCBA currently has a total 45 international and 500 national staff in its Nigeria mission.
Main Purpose
Contribute to the development of the advocacy plan and its implementation in the Mission, by supporting the deputy Head of Mission - Advocacy Manager in collecting data on protection and advocacy at field level, attending relevant protection, humanitarian and advocacy meetings and providing advocacy and pro-tection analysis and data to the coordination team according to MSF policies and values, in order to im-prove the humanitarian and human rights situation among population.
This position requires to spend an average of 70% of the time in field locations, mainly in Borno and Yobe state (other locations may be included based on the development of the mission), and the remaining time in Abuja.
Accountabilities
Perform data collection and research concerning local and national context, with regards to protection, advocacy and humanitarian issues, in order to provide reliable information for further decision-making.
Perform direct data collection in project sites, using direct interviews, focus group discussions and other methodology in order to provide hard data for protection and advocacy messages and strategy.
Train national staff in protection and advocacy data collection and provide support to data register team and other team members (such as community workers or mental health officers). Organize discussions, trainings, briefings, etc. about human rights and humanitarian law issues and current and future advocacy activities, in order to raise awareness of MSF staff regarding these matters.
Support the deputy HoM-advocacy manager in the analysis of the data collected, in order to better orientate the programmes and projects, to provide an optimal response to population needs.
Compile regular updates of the ongoing national activities and plans of NGO’s, UN, ICRC, donors, authorities and other actors on lobby, policy and operational plans and initiatives in order to adequate
MSF ’s activities and objectives.
Participates in the elaboration and updating of the advocacy plans and strategies of the mission.
Promotes and assists in the implementation of advocacy activities locally, nationally and potentially internationally.
Requirements
• Education: • Essential degree in Law, Humanitarian affairs, Political Sciences or related
university degree.
• Large professional experience in protection and advocacy fields can replace education degrees
• Experience : • Essential previous working experience of at least two years in protection and
ad-vocacy in the field.
• Essential experience with humanitarian actors.
• Languages : • Fluent level of English is essential. Hausa and Kanuri highly desirable.
• Knowledge: • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet).
• Competencies : • Ability to work at distance and independently
• Teamwork spirit
• High level of flexibility
• Capacity to move to various locations on short notice for undefined time duration:
REQUIRES AT LEAST 70% OF TIME IN REMOTE LOCATIONS.
• Commitment to human and humanitarian values as well as MSF values
• Ability to work under stressful situation
Method of Application
All applicants should send a CV and motivation letter either by email to: [email protected]
OR
In person to MSF office, Road 131 House 10 Gwarinpa Housing Estate, Abuja
Closing Date: Wednesday 10th January, 2018.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
MSF is a civil society initiative that brings together individuals committed to the assistance of other human beings in crisis. As such MSF is by choice an association.
Each individual working with MSF does it out of conviction and is ready to uphold the values and principles of MSF.

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