Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Regional Protection from Violence Adviser

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


NRC is looking for a Regional Protection from Violence Adviser to join the Asia and Latin America Regional Office. The Regional Adviser will be responsible for providing specialist advice and guidance to the Country Directors, Heads of Programme and/or Protection from Violence Specialists at Country level. The role holder will ensure optimal programme strategies, systems, policies, tools, and practices are in place, as well as contributing to funding bids, the identification of donor opportunities, and ensuring donor requirements and obligations are met. The Regional Adviser will provide advisory support, technical oversight, and Capacity Building

If you are influential, collaborative and action-oriented problem solver with a track record of developing and integrating distinctive strategies; has a passion for capacity building and leading and inspiring large and diverse teams; has good interpersonal skills and an ability to build constructive and collaborative relationships; holds experience in directing projects, information sharing, Coordination, and enhanced liaison/representation with multi-stakeholders; and an ability to meet new challenges and navigate through insecure environments; and you are bi-lingual in both English and Spanish - then this is the role for you!

What You Will Do

Policy, Strategy and Programme Development (compliance and adherence to policies, guidance, and procedures in while contributing to the development of policies, strategies, tools, and new approaches; support the development of Country/Regional strategies and implementation plans; contribute to specific areas of innovation and development; and contribute to the resource mobilisation and fundraising for regional programme development). Technical Development, Support, and Capacity Building (provide strategic advice, Technical Support, and capacity building support to Country Offices; ensure that Protection from Violence programming approaches contributes to integrated programming; contribute to development and delivery of induction and training provision of Country Office staff, and contribute to recruitment for technical staff). Quality Standards, Data Analysis, and Monitoring & Evaluation (ensure best practices are identified, documented, and disseminated; work in partnership with Monitoring & Evaluation staff, to ensure the alignment of the programmatic areas; and support and monitor country programme compliance with the Programme Policy and respective quality assurances). Networking, Representation, and Relationships (identification, development, and maintenance of relationships with relevant stakeholders; 12. Work in partnership with Advocacy leads to identify and develop regional advocacy issues).

What You Will Bring

Protection, safe programming (protection mainstreaming), community safety and protection, engagement with armed actors, protection specialised services (case management, individual assistance, referrals), coordination, and protection advocacy and policy expertise. Protection from violence documented experience. Strategic approaches to programme development exposure. Tool and resource development track record. Programme quality assessment, development, and delivery experience. Complex, and volatile context exposure. Asia and Latin America context exposure and knowledge. English and Spanish fluency, both written and verbal.

What Makes This Position Attractive?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. The organisation protects displaced people and supports them as they build a new future. The organisation began relief efforts after World War II, and today, works in both new and protracted crises across more than 40 countries. This is an opportunity to engage in meaningful work that responds to the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns raised by beneficiary communities. NRC meets immediate humanitarian needs, prevents further displacement, and contributes to durable solutions. The Asia and Latin America Regional Office comprises of a vast geographical area, and a diverse operating environment, encompassing a complex and multi-faceted set of humanitarian and recovery response needs in countries that are either fragile, environmentally vulnerable, or both. The Asia and Latin America Regional Office is organised into three sub-regions: Latin America (Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Venezuela); Central Asia (Iran and Afghanistan); and Southeast Asia (Bangladesh and Myanmar).   Across the Region’s Country Offices there are 6 million refugees, 13 million internally displaced persons, and 1.5 million stateless people. More than two-thirds of the world’s refugees come from Myanmar, Venezuela, and Afghanistan. Of refugee hosting countries, the second and third largest refugee populations are to be found in Colombia and Pakistan. Colombia continues to report the highest number of internally displaced persons. The Asia and Latin America Regional Office oversees the country operations in the region, and provides strategic guidance and oversight across core programme, advocacy, and support functions. The Regional Programme is responsible for the strategic development of NRC programming in the region and is focused on research, policies, guidance and procedures, evidence and learning, capacity building, programme quality, and Donor Relations. The department includes a Core Competencies and Thematic Unit, Regional Monitoring and Evaluation, Regional Grants and Partnership Specialist, and Senior Sub Regional Advisers. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.

What We Offer

Oslo, Norway duty station, preferably (or any other NRC Europe Office location, subject to legal capability). 12-months contract duration (renewable, subjecting to funding and need). 40% travel, approximately. Grade 9 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. NRC is an equal opportunities employer. In the selection of our staff, we are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability. We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Key Information - Please Take Note When Applying

We highly encourage you to learn more about the role: please review the full Job Description here.  Learn more about NRC’s operations here. Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your experience, employment history, and education in your application. Ensure to attach your latest CV. Submit your application and CV in English. When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport. To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site. Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. NRC is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role and you meet most, but not all the requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway. Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to give detailed feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted. For any queries, please email us at with “Regional Protection from Violence Adviser ALAR” as the subject line. 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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