Protection Officer Job in Nigeria

 Global Village Healthcare Initiative for Africa (GHIV Africa) is a Non-governmental, Non-for profit humanitarian/Developmental organization which started in 2014. We deliver assistance to affected populations before, during and after crisis situations. GHIV Africa was founded to mitigate the health deficit in Africa and to provide all forms of assistance leading to improved quality of life.

The organization is equally poised to support the delivery of healthcare services at the doorsteps of every African village by bridging the gap between primary health care delivery and tertiary health care services through a robust referral system. We offer assistance in need to the most vulnerable population regardless of their religion, race, gender and or political affiliation. Our decisions as an organization are not based on political, economic or religious interest but solely on needs of the affected population.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Protection Officer

Locations: Benue, Borno & Zamfara

Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 3 Months
Project: UNICEF Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) Project
Reporting to: Head of Programs, GHIV Africa

Key Responsibilities
Orientation and Training:

  • Conduct orientation sessions for the project team and stakeholders, including beneficiaries in Kirikasamma, Kolkol, Red Bricks, and Lawanti communities.
  • Ensure that all team members and stakeholders are well-informed about the project goals, activities, and protection protocols.

Assessment and Advisory:

  • Carry out comprehensive assessments of protection issues within the communities.
  • Evaluate access to project sites and approve activity locations based on safety and protection standards.
  • Provide ongoing advice to the project team on protection-related concerns to enhance the project's effectiveness and safety.

Response to Protection Issues:

  • Address protection issues as they arise, focusing on child protection, gender-based violence (GBV), and general community safety.
  • Report protection incidents and responses to GHIV Africa on a monthly basis, ensuring detailed documentation and follow-up.

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Monitor and track protection-related issues continuously.
  • Prepare and submit detailed monthly reports on protection issues, activities, and outcomes to GHIV Africa.
  • Utilize monitoring data to inform project adjustments and improvements.

Collaboration and Support:

  • Work closely with the project team to support the implementation of project activities.
  • Facilitate communication and coordination between project staff, stakeholders, and community members to ensure a cohesive approach to protection.


  • Regularly report to the Head of Programs at GHIV Africa.
  • Provide updates on project progress, protection challenges, and recommendations for improving protection measures.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Rights, or a related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience in protection work, preferably within a humanitarian context.


  • Strong understanding of protection principles and best practices.
  • Excellent assessment and analytical skills.
  • Effective communication and training abilities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team and with external stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in report writing and documentation.
  • Familiarity with the cultural and social dynamics of Nganzai is an advantage.

Personal Attributes:

  • Empathy and Compassion: Demonstrates a genuine concern for the well-being of vulnerable individuals.
  • Integrity: Maintains the highest ethical standards in all professional activities.
  • Resilience: Capable of working under challenging conditions and managing stress effectively.
  • Problem-Solving: Proactive in identifying issues and implementing solutions.

Application Closing Date
29th June, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Join GHIV Africa and contribute to our mission of delivering excellence in logistics services across Borno / Nigeria.
  • If you are passionate about logistics and ready to make an impact, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity
  • Female candidates are strongly advised to apply.
  • GHIV Africa is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.