Are you our next Protection Project Manager?
NRC Afghanistan is now looking for a dedicated and courageous Protection Project Manager with international experience to help NRC reduce the impact of the armed conflict upon civilians and upon education and children. Someone who is well versed in protection related legal instruments, policy frameworks both domestic and international.
Read below for more details about the position.
Afghanistan remains a protracted and complex emergency. Conflict-induced displacement and recurrent natural disasters occur at the same time as ongoing return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan and Iran. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) established operations in Afghanistan in 2003. We respond across Afghanistan, including in hard-to-access provinces, by providing Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance, Education, Shelter, Food & Livelihoods, Camp Management and Emergency programmes. For the past 2 years the NRC Afghanistan programme has grown exponentially. We have a dedicated team of over 1200 staff, in 5 areas offices and 8 field offices, our operations are spread across Afghanistan reaching highly volatile environments with lifesaving assistance and protection. NRC has been a champion for principled humanitarian action and reaching affected people in hard-to-reach areas. The government, UN agencies, donors and other stakeholders now recognize NRC as one of the most significant and important humanitarian players in Afghanistan.
The intensifying armed conflict in Afghanistan has taken a heavy toll upon civilians. In the past two years, over a million have felt forced to flee their homes due to armed violence, and this builds upon four decades of perpetual conflict.The impact of the intensifying armed conflict in Afghanistan further disrupts the fledgling education system in Afghanistan, increased humanitarian burden, and – most importantly – compromised the safety of students and teachers. Responding to this change in context, Responding to this change in context, NRC Afghanistan now seeks a Protection Project Manager to be based in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Protection Project Manager (PPM) will be responsible to oversee the quality implementation of the NRC Protection of Education (PoE) and Protection of Civilians (PoC) projects in two of Afghanistan’s area offices, as well having as a strong element of capacity building to the protection staff. The PPM will oversee the implementation of the PoC and PoE project, including supporting the creation of tools and frameworks for NRCs community based protection programme in Kandahar and Uruzgan.
- Line management of the protection team (Protection Officers, Assistants)
- Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
- Contribute to the development of Country, Area and protection strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant protection projects
- Coordinate and manage protection project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
- Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects
- Develop and manage project budget.
- Ensure that projects target communities and beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
- Ensure compliance with contractual commitments and extracting and implementing key learnings from project implementation
- Ensure capacity building of all protection staff on protection and Protection of Civilians
- Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
- Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
- Actively contribute and participate in the Regional Protection Cluster and sub clusters.
- Develop quality systems and tools for the PoC and PoE Protection project to ensure the effective collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data relating to the protection environment, including on physical safety and security, freedom of movement, access to services, etc.
- Provides technical guidance to national staff and partners, on confidential and safe data collection in line with internationally recognized best practices.
- Establish and maintain effective and safe referral pathways for protection concerns and other vulnerable cases between the protection programme, other internal NRC programmes and external partners, and ensure development and maintenance of SOPs for referrals, in conjunction with the Protection Specialist and other technical leads.
- Assist in the development of standard operating procedures on Rapid Protection Assessment, including community based protection assessment.
- Analyse protection data to produce succinct, analytical protection reports, to be shared with both external and internal stakeholders, highlighting key protection trends and concerns.
- Develops and maintains effective coordination and long-term relationships with main stakeholders INGOs (IRC, HI, DRC,…), UN agencies (UNFPA, UNICEF, UNHCR…); representing NRC positions at the province level, promoting long-term strategy and resolving problems/conflicts.
Download the detailed Job Description at the bottom of this page
WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU IF YOU HAVE:
- Minimum 4 years’ experience from a senior level project implementation position in protection programme
- Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts in a humanitarian context
- Experience in Protection of Civilians and Unarmed Civilian Protection
- Strong experience in protection monitoring and referral systems set-up and follow-up
- Experience in community based protection programming
- Experience in external coordination
- Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
- Fluency in English, both written and verbal
- Knowledge of the context in Afghanistan (a plus)
WHAT WE OFFER:
- An opportunity to make a difference and become part of a dedicated team of humanitarians
- A genuine place of passion responding to global refugee crises
- Contract period: 12 months
- Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.
- Duty station: Kandahar, Afghanistan
- Grade 8 (See the NRC Global Job Grade Below)
- Travel: 40% travel expected to Afghanistan field offices.
This is an unaccompanied post/non family duty station, with shared housing/ accommodation of moderate standard. Due to the unstable security situation, recreational and social facilities are limited. All international staff working and residing in Afghanistan are obliged to pay income tax to the Afghanistan authorities.
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start. Selected candidate need to provide certified University diplomas prior to applying for visa to Afghanistan.
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities.NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
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