Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Protection Coordinator

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description



The humanitarian situation across Myanmar continues to deteriorate as more than 1.7 million people are displaced and many more are affected by armed conflict, Human Rights violations, natural disasters and other forms of violence, discrimination and deprivation.  People are spiralling into further debt and vulnerability as the economic situation deteriorates and movement restrictions continue to be in place, while family links and social networks are disrupted by displacement.  These conditions have pushed people to resort to highly risky strategies to cope with their situation, enable their freedom of movement or search for opportunities and a brighter future.  People resorting to some of those strategies are at risk of human trafficking, exposing them to grave violations of their rights and unspeakable forms of violence, exploitation and abuse.  All the while, humanitarian organisations are facing increasing access restrictions, and are forced to navigate parallel and competing administrative structures. 

NRC’s protection programme in Myanmar processes a large volume of data and information, with varying approaches between area offices in how the information is sorted, used and analysed. The protection Coordinator will bring coherence to Information Management processes and tools, as well as lead on creating and transforming datasets into digestible information.   

Generic responsibilities 

Adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines. Create new and further develop existing protection information management tools, such as dashboards, trackers, databases and Data Collection tools. Assess, promote and implement ideas for harmonisation and improvement of protection information Management Systems.Collaborate and coordinate with area protection programme teams and information management focal points on information management initiatives, issues and improvements. Promote the rights of people affected by displacement in line with the country, core competency and advocacy strategies. Contribute to information management Capacity Building, learning and development for protection programme teams and community mobilisers.

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Generic professional competencies: 

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Power BI and new information management approaches, methodologies and tools, including mobile and automated data collection tools (e.g. Kobo).A university degree in a relevant field (such as computer science, statistics, social science, public health or a related subject area).A minimum of 3 years of experience in information or Data Management and Information Systems, experience in protection information management desired.   Ability to coordinate and deliver alongside large teams in a remote matrix management setting.Strong computer proficiency and literacy.Knowledge and experience in protection programming desired.Knowledge and experience of programming with databases and maps, use of programming languages would be an asset.Fluency in English and Burmese, additional Myanmar languages considered an asset. 

Please download full job description here.  The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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