Protection Manager at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Protection Manager

Job Identification: 3319
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Level: Grade 9 in NRC scale
Job Category: Protection
Reports to: Area Manager
Travel: Duty Station: Maiduguri with 40% travelling
Duration and type of contract: 18 months fixed term contract with possibility of extension.

Job Description
Context:

  • NRC has been present in Nigeria since 2015 and has responded to the largest displacement waves in the country since August 2015. With a workforce of 350 national staff, and 17 international staff members and presence in key locations such as Maiduguri, and Yola Area Offices, NRC is able to respond to the needs of those affected by the conflict across North-East Nigeria.
  • These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the region and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including through focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees.
  • In addition to the Country Office, and the abovementioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-offices structures in Dikwa, Monguno, Damasak, Biu, Mubi, and Pulka/Gwoza.

Role and Responsibilities

  • The role of the Protection Manager is to develop, lead and support the start-up standalone protection programming for North East Nigeria, as well as the Middle Belt region of the country. This includes the strategic direction, fundraising, and establishment of a protection team.

Generic Responsibilities
These responsibilities are the same for all CC Specialist positions and cannot be modified:

  • Develop Protection strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs
  • 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 across CC, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support
  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from CC implementation, and incorporate them in CC and staff development processes
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific Responsibilities:

  • These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly. The line manager drafts the specific responsibilities and sends them to his/her line manager for approval.
  • Provide protection inputs on proposals from other sectors to ensure safe programming is taken into consideration from the design phase across NRC programming.
  • Lead on the design and delivery of capacity building activities to strengthen the capacity of field staff to understand and deliver safe programming, based on NRC Protection Policy, Roadmap and training materials.
  • Ensure that protection monitoring, and evaluation systems are effectively designed and integrated into all stages of the NRC programs
  • Develop briefing notes, reports and strategies on protection issues and engagement with duty bearers to fulfil their responsibilities in collaboration with the Advocacy Manager
  • Design and technically oversee protection-focused projects, strengthening community-based protection mechanisms and specialized service provision as relevant, ensuring protection is a strong, evidence-based element of NRC’s country program.
  • Work with the protection cluster lead agencies to ensure coherence and harmonization of
  • humanitarian protection standards and interventions in Nigeria.
  • Responsible for the development and the finalization of policies and systems and to the setup of an in country PSEA framework and structure.

Competencies
Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Core competency expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context / specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the Lake Chad Basin region and north-eastern Nigeria context specifically
  • Experience with start-up or expansion of new programmes
  • Experience in team capacity building
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • 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, IASC, gender mainstreaming, IHL, hum principles etc.) with the ability to integrate into programming.

What We Offer

  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative
  • An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
  • A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

Application Closing Date
11.30AM: 22nd October, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: The role is open to international candidates who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.

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