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Protection Assistant at Care Best Initiative (CBI)


Care Best Initiative (CBI) is a fast-growing, woman-led, and youth-driven Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in 2019 and presently operational in states within North-East, Nigeria. Our objectives are to save lives, alleviate the suffering of children, women, and other vulnerable people; and maintain human dignity during and in the aftermath of man-made crises and natural disasters; as well as to prevent and strengthen preparedness for the occurrence of such situations; and to promote the right of children, women and vulnerable people in the society. Our actions are multi-sectorial inclined, gender-sensitive, and socially inclusive.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Protection Assistant

Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Employment Type: Volunteer
Slots: 2
Duration: 6 months (extendable)

Job Description

  • The Protection Assistant will directly support the Protection Officer in the development, administration, and implementation of the CBI’s protection program in Damaturu, both on a daily basis and with a long-term strategic perspective.
  • The responsibilities and activities of the Protection Assistant will be extensive and fluid, depending on the shifting needs of the program, and are likely to include but not be limited to those described below.


  • Undertake Protection monitoring activities;
  • Identify protection gaps and interventions;
  • Liaise with relevant line ministries and commissions in order to foster partnerships and encourage national interest and ownership in protection of concerned persons;
  • Provide support, guidance, and assistance to protection and field staff in all the field offices on protection priorities, issues and concerns;
  • Organize/actively participate in the State Protection Working Group and other relevant meetings;
  • Organize/facilitate relevant protection training activities:
  • Perform other duties as may be required.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A Law Degree (LLB, LLM, JD) or post-graduate degree in International Law, Human Rights, Social Works,or a related field is preferred;
  • Minimum of 1-year programming experience with relevant working experience;
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.


  • General knowledge of issues pertaining to persons of concern to CBI and CBI’s protection mandate. Inter-personal and communication skills with a teamwork attitude.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Strong coordination, communication, and advocacy skills.
  • Understanding of programmatic reporting.
  • Understanding of protection, human rights, and humanitarian principles.
  • Understanding of project design, management, and implementation of field-based protection programs.
  • Strategic planning, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Flexibility to work in a diverse multicultural team.
  • Ability and willingness to work under tight deadlines and with fluid objectives – patience, flexibility, and perseverance are key.



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

Application Deadline  14th July, 2022.


  • By submitting your application for this position you agree to CBI ZERO Tolerance to:
    • Fraud
    • Sexual Harassment, Exploitation, Abuse, and Child Abuse
  • Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes diversity and inclusion.
  • Care Best Initiative (CBI)provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.
  • This is emergency recruitment and we are looking to fill this role as soon as possible.
  • Candidates available to start immediately are highly preferred.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Kindly attach additional certificates that support or address the requirements listed for the position in one PDF format, Cover Letter, and CV together in one Word format.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview

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