Protection from Violence Specialist at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Protection from Violence Specialist

Job Identification: 14155
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job type: Full Time
Job Category: Protection

Generic Responsibilities:

  • Develop Protection from Violence Core Competency (CC) strategy, technical guidance and macro-log frames that are aligned with regional and global strategies and priorities.
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures.
  • Contribute to fundraising, develop, and revise funding proposal, budgets, and donor reports.
  • Identify trends, technical standards, and donor priorities.
  • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within Protection from Violence CC, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation.
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support.
  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from Protection from Violence CC implementation and incorporate them in CC and staff development processes.
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff, in approaches to the prevention of and response to violence.
  • Contribute to implementation of Safe and Inclusive Programming Minimum Standards across your area of work.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Serve as technical lead on the Protection programme technical development and support within NRC.
  • Develop in-country technical standards, guidance notes, and programming resources for protection of civilians programming.
  • Assess training and development needs within the Protection from Violence teams, develop capacity building plan and implement the plan with the support of the Protection from Violence Managers or Coordinators, develop training materials based on relevant programme guidelines and SOPs and roll-out training to the Civilian Self-Protection and Individual Response Services teams.
  • Develop UDOC/Site Management strategy with a focus on engagement of community representation structures and support to site managers from local organizations and/or the community. This will be done with the support of the Site Management Regional and Head Office Advisory Team and in close coordination with the Site Management Project Manager. 
  • Design a capacity building strategy and adapt existing sector and NRC training packages on Site Management Support, Mobile Site Management, UDOC, Community Engagement and Coordination to the local context. The PfV Specialist will work with the Site Management Advisory Team to identify relevant training opportunities.
  • Develop relevant SOPs and monitoring mechanisms to ensure high programme quality standards based on Site Management Minimum Standards and on Safe and Inclusive Programming (SIP). 
  • Develop and/or maintain a protection monitoring and analysis system to identify trends, threats, risks and mitigation measures affecting communities and individuals. The focus of monitoring and analysis efforts will be to prevent and respond to violence and coercion experienced by people in the target areas.
  • Develop and/or maintain a site monitoring and analysis system to identify needs, gaps, and the overall condition of the collective sites. The focus of these efforts will be to coordinate a response within NRC supported collective sites and to inform the humanitarian response in the collective sites more broadly. 
  • Analyse response data to produce succinct, analytical Protection and Site Management reports, to be shared with both external and internal stakeholders, highlighting key protection / displacement trends and concerns.

Generic Professional Competencies

  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant field (Law, Social Sciences or related disciplines). An advanced academic qualification will be an added advantage. 
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge and skills in market analysis, cash-based interventions and market-based programmes.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

Context /Specific Skills, Knowledge and Expertise:

  • Experience managing a complex protection programme including implementation, programme development, fundraising and budget development. Experience in site management programme implementation is an added advantage. 
  • Excellent understanding of key technical standards (IASC, protection mainstreaming, IHL, gender and humanitarian principles, donor markers on gender and disability etc.) and a demonstrated ability to integrate them into programming.
  • Knowledge of the Nigeria humanitarian context.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.
  • Experience with start-up, scale-up projects and emergency contexts.
  • Specific expertise in monitoring and analysis of displacement trends, collective sites, and protection risks (quantitative and qualitative data), including in the absence or regular, consistent or reliable data.

Application Closing Date
4th April, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should: