Protection Officer at Danuwa Empowerment Foundation (DANUWA)

Danuwa Empowerment Foundation (DANUWA) is a dynamic nonprofit organization committed to creating a society of equal opportunities and dignified life for all, DANUWA focuses on addressing complex societal challenges, particularly in conflict-affected zones driven by inter-communal clashes, resource disputes, natural disasters, and ethnic tensions. As a youth-led organization, DANUWA empowers youths, women, children especially girls, and vulnerable groups through integrated services, advocating for their rights and fostering sustainable change. With a passion for social justice, DANUWA implements innovative programs and initiatives that promote peaceful co-existence, preventing GBV, fostering Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH), ending extreme hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition, and economic empowerment. Our collaborative approach brings together communities, partners, and stakeholders to create a positive and lasting impact. DANUWA has received support from various donors, including USAID, UNICEF, MSH, CRS, and WHO. Together, we strive to build a more inclusive, equitable, and empowered world for everyone.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Protection Officer

Location: Kurfi LGA, Katsina
Employment Type: Contract

Job Summary

  • Danuwa is dedicated to improving access to preventive, risk mitigation, and response services for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Katsina State.
  • We are seeking a committed Protection Officer to join our team and support the implementation of protection activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement protection strategies based on global standards and UNICEF guidelines.
  • Support to conduct training for community-based child protection committee members and volunteers.
  • Facilitate access to medical care, psychosocial support, legal assistance, and safe spaces for SGBV survivors.
  • Monitor and evaluate protection activities.
  • Coordinate with local NGOs, government agencies, and other stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Law, or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in child protection and SGBV programs.
  • Understanding of humanitarian principles and protection standards.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure in diverse environments.

Application Closing Date
16th June, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:



  • Danuwa Empowerment Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Due to the urgent need for the position, applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Danuwa will never ask applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary benefits. If you are asked in connection with this recruitment, please report to us through:
  • Danuwa has zero tolerance for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse,Sexual Harassment, Child Abuse, Fraud,Corruption, and Human Trafficking