Role and responsibilities
The purpose of the Protection Officer position is to conduct protection monitoring at the community and household level, as well as provide specialized protection responses including Immediate Protection Assistance (IPA) such as in-kind or cash support to persons in need and conducting referrals to other service providers, in accordance with NRC Country Office’s strategic and policy framework, based in Kyiv.
In particular, the position holder will conduct protection monitoring activities at the household and community level for the purpose of understanding individual and community-level protection risks and in order to identify individuals who have endured a protection violation and require Immediate Protection Assistance and/or referrals to specialized service providers. Protection Officers will follow established protection monitoring and IPA guidance in all Data Collection and management and activities. Protection officers will need to be able to conduct trauma-informed interviewing with key stakeholders and individuals in need of protection support, including but not limited to: identifying needs, vulnerabilities, protection risks, and protection violations; identifying referral needs and safely conducting referrals to specialized service providers; identifying needs for and provision of assistance of in-kind or cash assistance to address a protection risk; and identify needs for and provide psychological first aid.
The position holder will be directly supervised by the Protection Team Leader. This position does not supervise any positions.
- Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
Specific responsibilitiesConduct Household and Community-level protection monitoring Provide Immediate Protection Assistance (including in-kind support, cash assistance, accompaniment, safe and dignified referrals) to persons at risk of or exposed to protection threats Provide psychological first aid to individuals in need of psychological support Ensure regular collection, Analysis and internal dissemination of protection information Support field data collection to inform relevant internal and externally-commissioned protection assessments, risk analyses, and needs assessments
Project implementation: Protection Manager, Protection Team Leader, M&E Officers/Coordinators, Access Officers/Coordinators, Security Officers/Coordinators Area operations: Area Programme Managers, Area Support Coordinators/Officers (field office coordinators/officers) Staff Capacity Building: Protection Specialist, HR and relevant CCs staff
1. Professional competencies
Generic professional competencies:Minimum 1 year of experience in the humanitarian sector Understanding of the humanitarian and protection principles and strong commitment in ensuring their observation in daily field activities Flexibility and creativity in addressing protection risks and needs Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Good reporting skills Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook Some knowledge of English, both written and verbal
Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:Previous experience working in Protection or Protection-related projects is an advantage Deep knowledge and understanding of the local context, including socio-cultural, political, security and humanitarian situation
Planning and delivering results Empowering and building trust Communicating with impact and respect Handling insecure environment Working with people
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.