Deadline: 30 December 2019
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Protection Advisorin Erbil, Iraq. The duration of this post is 12 months.
The Protection Advisor will be responsible for mentoring, training and capacity building of staff on Protection technical capacity.
NRC provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Protection Advisor will perform the following functions-
- Provide strategic protection direction and vision to NRC’s programming and implementation.
- Provide protection input on proposals from other sectors to ensure protection is mainstreamed across NRC programming.
- Lead on the development of training packages and ensure (via Coordinators where available) that protection is mainstreaming into all of NRCs programming.
- Support the protection monitoring and evaluation systems, design tools and integrate into all stages of the NRC Iraq programmes.
- Dotted technical line support to area level Protection Coordinators (when present) with a focus on community centre staff.
- Support the effective mainstreaming of protection principles related to the management of sensitive information within the NRC Iraq programmes.
- Participate in cross-departmental integration, collaboration and coordination in order to ensure that linkages between programmes are made and programmes gain from protection best practice.
- Support all interventions are in compliance with NRC’s Protection Policy, NRC’s Protection Good Practices, and minimum standards for protection mainstreaming, global protection guidelines, international law, and national policies.
- Provide continuous support to and ensure targeted capacity building of staff on protection principles, protection mainstreaming, and operationalization.
- Represent NRC in high level and strategic meetings involving protection actors such as the National Protection Cluster, governorate-level protection working groups, meetings and bi-lateral meetings.
- Work with the protection cluster lead agencies to ensure coherence and harmonization of humanitarian protection standards and interventions in Iraq.
Applicants must have:
- 4 years of experience in Protection in a humanitarian/recovery settings, especially in complex and volatile environments.
- Advocacy work experience within Protection.
- Professional knowledge of humanitarian and protection principles with practical hands on experience in mainstreaming protection in other sectors.
- Knowledge of Arabic and previous work experience in the Middle-East and Iraq will be a distinct advantage.
- Knowledge of the legal framework applicable to protection work in IDP settings, including IHL and IHRL.
- Experience networking, with substantial experience of building relationships.
- Experience in community based and participatory programme planning approaches, with operational based experience in supporting camp and out of camp projects.
- Good understanding of key technical standards (SPHERE, HAP, gender mainstreaming, IHL, hum principles etc.) with the ability to integrate into programming.
- Demonstrate ability in thinking creatively and practically to improve the quality of projects.
- Demonstrate ability in conceptual, analytical and critical thinking with the ability to develop strategies.
- Strong project management and planning skills: assessments, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation.
- Strong capacity building, facilitation, and presentation skills.
- Strong capacity in influencing and liaison with a range of stakeholders and represent in high profile environments.
- Experience with humanitarian coordination mechanisms in a cluster response.
- Conversant in proposal writing with effective communication skills including fluency (speaking and writing) in English.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit NRC.