Job at The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation. We provide assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.

WHAT IS NRC?
NRC promotes and protects the rights of refugees and people who have been displaced within their own country. We take action during situtations of armed conflict, and engage in other contextes where our competences will add value.

PROTECTION OFFICER

DETAILS:
JOB DESCRIPTION

Implementation of NRC’s protection policy at the field Promote usage of internal protection SOPs and guidelines
Ensure that protection is an integral part of programme activities
Together with PAA, Support and advise staff on protection mainstreaming
Produce data collection, reports and analysis on Protection as required
Represent NRC in field level protection meetings and coordination with relevant partners
Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
Provide information and analysis to support the continuous update of the context and politics.
Provide day-to-day support to programme and support teams in Return, Host and IDP communities to identify and remediate protection gaps and on a regular basis review NRC Vulnerability and Targeting criteria.
Proactively engage with programme teams in the field to ensure protection mainstreaming tools are up to date and relevant to their needs level including designing and implementing the NRC referral pathway
Form part of the internal NRC team that will monitor the usage of the NRC beneficiaries’ complaints Mechanism to ensure actions are taken and feedback given to beneficiaries.
Represent NRC in relevant internal and external coordination meetings in host communities
Together with the PAA, Support programme protection mainstreaming initiatives and ensure protection Risk Assessments are core to all NRC’s Multi-sectoral assessment
Build strong working relationships with mandated and spe...ed protection actors
Build capacity of NRC programme and support teams on protection mainstreaming by conducting regular awareness raising sessions, inductions and support Core Protection training follow up.
Set up and manage bi-weekly NRC internal Protection working group
Support in preparing and compiling relevant reports and analyses

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum 2 years of experience from working as a Protection Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Experience from working in a protection role in an emergency or protracted crises settings
University Degree in Social Sciences
Advanced degree would be an additional advantage
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Significant experience in protection in an NGO setting
Contextual knowledge of north east Nigeria (Borno State) preferred.
Strong communication, coordination and representational skills.
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in English & Hausa, both written and verbal
Valid driver’s license/ National means of Identification

Personal qualification
Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
Highest standards of ethics and integrity
Communicating with impact and respect
All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

WE OFFER
Commencement: 30th April 2017
Contract period: 31 December 2017 (with possibility of extension)
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State

TO APPLY
Applicants can submit their application letter and updated CV to the following e-mail address: ng.vacancies@nrc.no The title of the position (Protection Officer) must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

(any application submitted after the closing date will not be considered).

 Shortlisting will be done on a roll in basis, candidates are advised to apply on time

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women are particularly encouraged to apply to this position.

DUE DATE: 21 March, 2017

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