Protection Coordinator

Announced Date:  2020-05-04
Last Deadline:  2020-06-06
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Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
City: Oruzgan
Job Location: Oruzgan
Job Category: Program
Vacancy No: VA-2020-144
Employeement: FullTime
No of Job(s): 1
Experience: At least four years of professional experience in
Education: A university degree in a relevant field is preferred.
Contract Duration: 31-Dec-2020
Salary Scale: As per NRC salary scale
Nationality: Afghan
Gender: Male/Female
Deadline: 2020-06-06
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About Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee.
We protect displaced people and support them as they build a new future. We started our relief efforts after World War Two. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. We specialize in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene.
We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend displaced people's rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

We respond quickly to emergencies. Our expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. Our experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.

Around 6,000 men and women work for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most of us are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of our colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes.

NRC Afghanistan established operations in 2003, and currently maintains five area offices in Balkh, Hirat, Kabul, Kandahar, and Nangarhar, as well as field offices in hard-to-reach, displacement-affected provinces: Badghis, Faryab, Khost, Kunar, Kunduz, Nimroz, Sar-e Pul, and Uruzgan. NRC employs over 1,400 staff in Afghanistan, and works through direct implementation of programmes, to provide both emergency response and durable solutions for internally displaced Afghans, as well as returning Afghan refugees, and Waziristan refugees in southeastern Afghanistan.

Purpose of the Job:
The Camp Management Community Outreach Assistant will be based in Badghis region supporting implementation of NRC’s Camp Management project in Central Afghanistan.  This new project will use Community Outreach methodologies to support displaced Afghans, focusing (at least initially) on Informal Settlements. The project aims to improve the protection and assistance response to displacement-affected communities by establishing mechanisms to enhance:
• Communication with Communities: Sharing information with and receiving feedback from displaced and vulnerable host communities
• Community Engagement: Participation of affected communities alongside local stakeholders in the humanitarian and development response
• Support to Coordination: Efficient, effective, and inclusive coordination of services at local level, involving a range of stakeholders  (authorities, civil society, NGOs, private sector, etc.).
There are three main mechanisms in the project for enhancing communication, community engagement, and coordination:
• Community Centers established in areas hosting large numbers of displaced households
• Neighborhood Committees working in neighborhoods of high displacement
• Outreach Teams who work in Community Centers and visit affected neighborhoods.
The CM Community Outreach Assistant is part of and supports these three mechanisms.  He/she will undertake mobile outreach work in the assigned informal settlements; support the smooth day to day running of Community Spaces and activities therein; support establishment and capacity building of Settlement Committees; and coordinate with relevant local stakeholders together with the CMCO Officer responsible.

Job Description

Generic responsibilities:

Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures 
Contribute to Protection strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps 
Technically support in the implementation of delegated portfolio of Protection projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from the Protection Specialist in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality 
Provide regular progress reports to the Protection Specialist as their technical line, and the Protection Project Manager as their direct line manager.     
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist 
Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities 
Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills 
Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders 
Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Specific responsibilities:

Internal and External Capacity Building: 
Help design and deliver trainings, workshops and other capacity-building activities for Protection and other CC staff, as well as relevant community members and project beneficiaries, on, Protection of Civilians Child Protection, Community Engagement on Protection of Education and Civilians, protection integrated programming, negotiation and advocacy
Contribute to the development and translation of training material
Provide close technical support, including in-field assistance, on-the-job mentoring, feedback, to field-based Protection staff (POs and PAs)
Support in the identification of new project areas and subsequent context and conflict specific assessments
Support NRC and the Protection Unit with humanitarian access negotiations, in relation to NRC protection programming activities
 
Programme Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting: 
Produce monthly progress reports on Protection activities to help keep track of main achievements, challenges and planning priorities related to activities implemented in the field. 
Support negotiation and advocacy with local authorities, community representatives and other relevant stakeholders based on project implementation priorities as communicated by management
Participate in needs assessments, field research exercises, and lead data collection in the field, interact with community representatives and local stakeholders, fill out forms and submit related reports 
Manage the Protection Officer(s) in Uruzgan
Representation of NRC Protection in relevant meetings at field level as delegated by management
Travel to project implementation areas on an equal basis, to support in programme implementation and capacity building
Keep accurate project-based records of activities implemented and beneficiaries reached by updating relevant databases and fact sheets on a monthly basis
Raise Purchase Requests (PRs), launch procurement processes related to project implementation, closely liaise with procurement, logistics, finance colleagues throughout the process in order to ensure timely completion of the process and availability of the required goods and services. 

Job Requirement

Qualifications:

At least four years of professional experience in the humanitarian sector with international organizations, ideally in an emergency response or field-based humanitarian protection role 
Strong understanding of humanitarian response architecture, particularly in terms of emergency response and humanitarian protection 
Ability to write detailed reports in English 
Strong ability to deliver capacity-building training and mentoring 
The ability to travel regularly between Kandahar and programming areas independently is essential, as is flexibility to work outside standard working hours 
A university degree in a relevant field is preferred. 

Context related skills, knowledge and experience

Strong understanding of risks, stakeholders and dynamics relevant to humanitarian protection of vulnerable displaced persons in Afghanistan 
Demonstrated ability in English, Dari and Pashto spoken language skills, and in particular strong English writing ability 
Strong interpersonal skills with both local field staff and international practitioners

Personal qualities:

Being able to break down a project/activity into achievable tasks
Ensuring that activities are relevant, well planned and implemented according to strategies, procedures and donor requirements
Completing assigned tasks according to deadlines
Monitoring processes and adjusting plans if necessary 
Making decisions by analyzing relevant information, developing appropriate solutions, providing reasons for decisions and taking action.

We Can Offer: 

Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.
Top up Credit card on monthly basis.
Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labour Law

 

Submission Guideline

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