Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Protection Specialist

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


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Roles and Responsibilities:

Technical oversight of the relevant protection from violence team(s), including providing training, guidance and mentoring to conduct protection from violence monitoring, Analysis and advocacy activities. Provide analysis of data collected through multiple sources and produce and recommendations regarding key protection trends and risks and monitor how they interact with NRC’s current and planned activities in Moldova and Romania.  In Coordination with the HoP and Regional Protection Adviser, develop tools, SOPs, and provide advice on technical standards, including putting applicable information Management Systems and tools in place for quality assurance in line with PIM principles for the implementation of Protection against Violence Core Competency (CC) programming (including UDOC). Collaborate with other relevant internal partners, including access and advocacy colleagues and promote alignment, integration and multi-sectoral analyses and responses. Engage in humanitarian coordination structures, collaborating with other organisations and partners to ensure the protection programme is aligned with broader efforts to prevent violence and coercion. Identify the Capacity Building needs of project staff and partners within CC, and lead the technical training, capacity building and mentoring on minimum protection standards (NRC and global practices). Support organizational learning from programme implementation, sharing best practices within the CO, RO, and global CC initiatives. Prioritize programmatic linkages with other CCs and integrated programming. As NRC institutional requirement, support the mainstreaming Safe and Inclusive Programming in CC programme Design (including within UDOC) and implementation to ensure safety, dignity, and ‘do no harm’, meaningful access and inclusion, participation and accountability to affected population principles are applied within the CC.

Site Management (and UDOC)

Contextualize UDOC standards modalities – like Community Centers, Outreach- to the local context and needs.  Strengthen area-based coordination mechanisms, leading where relevant the coordination among different actors. Ensure area based strategic local partnerships. Train and build the capacity of NRC PfV staff and identified local actors (local authorities, national/local NGOs, etc.) on UDOC approaches. Contribute to the establishment of functional internal and external referral mechanisms.  Coordinate with Area Office Management to ensure consistency and learning between the implementation and development of UDOC activities across the country in different potential settings (i.e. Collective Centres, Transit Site, Community Centres, etc.). Lead on the development of research studies and/or assessments to explore new thematic areas for SM-UDOC programming in Moldova and Romania.  In collaboration with PfV teams within the region, identify and initiate relevant regional and cross-border activities and common messaging. 

What you will bring:

Minimum 4 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context Master's degree in related field such as Law" id="link" class="link">International Law, international development, or social sciences (desirable). Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in the preferred fields will be considered if relevant work experience considerably exceeds the minimum requirement of 4 years Strong knowledge of global protection standards and humanitarian principles Demonstrated experience in developing technical standards for core areas of protection from violence programming (including Site Management or UDOC experience); Experience in creating and implementing referral pathways Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile; ability to think strategically Solid understanding and experience of refugee crisis contexts

What we will offer:

Duty Station: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova (also covering Romania) Contract Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension subject to funding availability) Travel:20% to NRC operational sites Salary: Grade 9 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

NRC is very grateful to those who have responded thus far and continue to heed to our calls for support. This is going a long way in addressing the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns currently affecting the people of Ukraine.

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Due to the large volume of applications anticipated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  All applications should be submitted in English.

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