DRC Jobs in Nigeria
Community Liaison Officer x 4

Job Description

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income generating activities, and wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.  

DRC has been operating in the West Africa region for over 15 years, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and a Regional Office (RO) in Abidjan. DRC has 17 offices and more than 500 staff members across the WA region.

DRC started operating in Nigeria in 2015 where plans to run a combination of emergency, livelihood, WASH, protection and advocacy programmes has been set. DRC currently has offices in Abuja, Yola, Mubi, Maiduguri and planning to run an office in Yobe, besides 50 staff members subject to increase in near future.

The position

  • AssistCommunity Liaison team leader in the identification of areas for NTS processes
  • Assist the Community liaison team leader, NTS manager & RE Advisor in the planning of NTS& MRE tasks
  • Identify and mobilize local targeted communities for NTS tasks base on allocated Task Order or reported suspected hazardous areas
  • Implement NTS& MRE processes in compliance with relevant SOPs and guidelines, including desk research, individual interviews, focus group discussions, key stakeholders interviews and reporting
  • Provide basic risk education to affected communities and recommend more advanced risk education intervention by the Risk Education team whenever needed
  • Conduct Mine Risk & IED risk Education activities and sessions as required
  • Deliver RE & IED training alongside other DRC/DDG activities in the communities, ensuring close coordination, collaboration and programmatic synergies
  • Be familiar with and follow all safety SOPs in Nigeria and communicate any change on the security situation to the NTS Supervisor and Safety team
  • Establish and maintain working relations with local authorities and communities,

Key Requirements


  • 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
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information
  • Previous experience in conducting interviews and surveys
  • Previous experience in risk education (at least 2 years– mandatory)
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent communicational skills
  • Excellent ability to work in team


  • Proven communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills Proven MRE, NTS and IED knowledge is essential
  • Proven experience in addressing groups of people an advantage


    Availability: 1/6/2019

    Salary and conditions: In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment;

    The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for the tax returns.

    How to apply

    The position is for NIGERIAN NATIONALS ONLY.

    Application method

  • CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied.
  • Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations.
  • Applications should be addressed to the hiring manager
  • Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered.

    Deadline date :17/5/2019 Applications sent/received after the deadline will not be considered.

  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.
  • “DRC-DDG Nigeria does not charge any fees for recruitment and does not use any employment mediator.”

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult: www.drc.dk

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC.

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.
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