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Protection from Violence Technical Assistant Afghanistan Kabul central

Kabul

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kabul
  • Grade: Junior level - Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Gender-based violence
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
  • Closing Date: Closed

Caution: This position is for internal candidates only. 

Job Overview: 

The purpose of the Protection Assistant position is to implement delegated Protection activities as defined by the Country Office’s strategic and programmatic frameworks. Currently NRC Protection in Afghanistan has two technical Protection thematic: Civilian Self-Protection (CSP) and Case Management (CM).

This position of Protection Assistant – Civilian Self-Protection (CSP) directly implements and supports the community’s initiatives within CSP. The program’s foundation is community work and relationship building. And any position holder should have the corresponding skillset and dedication to working with communities on strengthening their self-protection strategies in response to a protection threat, whether these threats be at an individual, community, household, and/or other group level.

The CSP program works in partnership with communities and affected persons on strengthening ways they can prevent, mitigate, and reduce protection risks, ultimately building the community’s resiliency.

 

  1. Such work is process-focused, meaning NRC Protection concentrates its energies on a process that takes community members and other relevant actors through a capacity building and facilitation series on identifying and strengthening civilian self-protection strategies based on the communities’ protection risks, threats, capacities, and vulnerabilities.
  2. Regular activities will include facilitating community committee meetings, conducting capacity development sessions for community committees on protection risk reduction approaches and action plans, raising awareness on protection topics, consolidating data for context analysis, mobilizing community members for protection activities, identifying facilitated referrals, conducting accompaniments, and supporting advocacy initiatives.
  3. The position has no line management responsibilities and will be reporting to the Protection Team Leaver (or Protection Coordinator).

 

The PfV Technical Assistant will be based in Kabul office supporting implementation of NRC’s PfV project in Kabul Province Afghanistan.  This new project will use Community Outreach methodologies to support displaced Afghans, focussing (at least initially) on Kabul 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
  • Neighbourhood Committees working in neighbourhoods of high displacement
  • Outreach Teams who work in Community Centers and visit affected neighbourhoods.

 

The PfV Technical Assistant Community Outreach 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.

For more information and details click here: Job Description and NRC Grade Structure

Responsibilities:

Generic responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation of the different components of CM according to tools, SOPs, and annual work plan
  • Contribute to regular activity progress reports
  • Ensure proper completion and filing of all documentation (soft and hard copy, as required)
  • Support CMCO Officers in day-to-day problem solving according to agreed procedures, priorities, and standards for the area of work
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection and/or assistance
  • Regularly visit settlements in order to provide information/counselling on rights, services, and durable solutions; to refer cases; and to disseminate information about NRC’s mandate
  • Support CMCO to coordinate with community leaders as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations and UN agencies to establish and maintain networks for access, referrals, and problem solving
  • Contribute to collection of information about the situation and needs within the Community Centre area(s) to use for coordination and advocacy 
  • Ensure close co-operation with all NRC core competencies including through joint needs assessments and activities, and identifying beneficiaries where appropriate
  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines
  • Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes

Specific responsibilities:

  1. Communication with communities
  • In Community Spaces and informal settlements, disseminate relevant and meaningful information regarding the rights of returnees and IDPs, and services available in the area, in order to enhance access to services and rights.
  • Train and support Settlement Committees to disseminate information as per the above
  • Promote the Community Spaces among potential visitors and ensure information about services offered is properly communicated.
  1. Community Engagement 
  • Support the establishment, training, and follow-up of Settlement Committees 
  • Facilitate and encourage collaboration between other NRC Core Competencies and external service providers with the Settlement Committees 
  1. Support to Coordination
  • Support coordination with potential service providers (governmental, non-governmental, private, etc.) to improve the provision of assistance and referral mechanisms  
  • Collect information regarding obstacles and constraints to beneficiaries’ access to services
  • Support Emergency Coordinator. Or PM to Prioritize the emergency activities in different region such as field assessments, distribution, responses, PDM, risk monitoring, HR, Finance or Logistics and coordination.
  • Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programs in country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies
  • Any other responsibilities tasked by supervisor

Generic professional competencies:

  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Good knowledge of English Language – spoken and written
  • Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market-based programs

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • University degree (social sciences preferred, e.g., education, political science, Engineering, international relations, law, journalism, gender studies, human rights, etc.). 
  • 2- 3 years’ experience working in a humanitarian context, preferably in community services or community engagement and mobilization, protection, Emergency, community capacity building, or related field
  • Fluency in Dari and Pashto, both written and verbal
  • Political and cultural awareness, as well as good understanding of the displacement context in Afghanistan.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Working with people
  • Coping with change

We Offer:

  • Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.
  • NRC has medical coverage for staff plus 4 dependents. 
  • Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labor Law.
  • Top up Credit card on monthly basis.
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