Job Opportunity – Protection Coordinator at Premiere Urgence Internationale in Maiduguri, Borno State

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Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

Position: Protection Coordinator

Industry: Company Non-Profit / Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)

Employment Type: Full-Time

Placement: Maiduguri, Borno State

Job Description

Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is seeking candidates for a position in Protection Coordinator based in Maiduguri, Borno State. If you are interested in this opportunity, please review the details below.

Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious international NGO dedicated to helping civilians marginalized or excluded due to natural disasters, war, and economic collapse. PUI’s mission is to defend basic human rights as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). We provide humanitarian assistance to those in need, regardless of political, religious, or ethnic backgrounds.

As the Protection Coordinator based in Maiduguri, Nigeria, you will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing the mission's operational Protection strategy. You will ensure the quality of current and future Protection programmes throughout their design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation phases. Your role includes building the capacity of the Protection department and providing technical support to project teams, particularly the Protection Project Managers. You will represent PUI to authorities, humanitarian actors, and donors for the Protection sector. Additionally, you will work closely with other technical coordinators and the MEAL department to ensure that protection mainstreaming principles are integrated into all PUI interventions.

Job Detail


  • Develop and implement the mission's Protection strategy.
  • Ensure the quality of Protection programmes during design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Build capacity within the Protection department.
  • Provide technical support to project teams and Protection Project Managers.
  • Represent PUI to authorities, humanitarian actors, and donors.
  • Monitor Protection activities and analyze their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Ensure Protection mainstreaming in all PUI interventions.
  • Recruit and train technical staff in Protection.
  • Ensure compliance with logistic and administrative procedures.
  • Share security-related information and contribute to compliance with security rules.

Job Requirements

Before applying, please take the time to thoroughly review and comprehend the job requirements outlined below. Ensuring that you meet all the specified criteria will significantly enhance your candidacy for the Protection Coordinator position at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI):


  • Strong understanding of global protection principles and standards.
  • Good communicator, both in writing and orally.
  • Demonstrate good team spirit, leadership, and analytical skills.
  • Flexible with a high sense of discretion.
  • Ability to take proactive responsibility.
  • Strong ability to resist stress, particularly in unstable circumstances.

Education Requirements

  • Master’s degree in humanitarian project management, business school, political sciences, social sciences, law, or a related field.

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years in protection program management or a similar position.
  • Experience in protection mainstreaming and protection monitoring.
  • Experience in environments with protection threats.
  • Experience working with Première Urgence Internationale (preferred).


  • Mastery of project management.
  • Proficiency in quality monitoring and team management.
  • Capacity to deliver trainings on protection.
  • Understanding of institutional donors' procedures (UN agencies, ECHO, EuropAid, OFDA, AAP).

Salary, Benefits and incentive

Provided below are the offerings in terms of salary, benefits, and incentives awaiting you in the role of Protection Coordinator at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI):


NGN 6,000,000 - 8,500,000 per-Year.

Job Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Housing allowance
  • Travel allowance

Incentive Compensation

  • Performance-based bonuses
  • End-of-year bonuses

Date posted: June 19, 2024

Posted on: Maiduguri


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This role requires a dynamic and adaptable individual who can manage complex protection operations in a challenging environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in protection program management and a passion for humanitarian work. Fluency in English is mandatory, with additional language skills in Spanish, Arabic, or French being an asset. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the mission’s protection efforts and contribute to the overall success of PUI’s humanitarian initiatives in Maiduguri, Nigeria.