Protection Advisor "Nationals Only" - Jordan
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
Rights Respected, People Protected
Established in 2012 NRC Jordan’s long-term outlook addresses the problems affecting life as a refugee. We work to build the resilience of Syrians, and to relieve the impact on the Jordanian communities that host them.Syrian refugees in Jordan are struggling. As they contend with difficult living conditions across the country, the obstacles are complex. They struggle to remain registered as refugees, to provide for their families, and to access essential services – including education for their children. The Jordanian communities that host them, meanwhile, feel the impact of hosting high numbers of refugees – with each year that passes, local infrastructure becomes more strained.
Role Specific Information
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.
The Protection Advisor will be responsible for supporting programme management with protection
mainstreaming within the NRC Jordan office in line with NRC’s Protection Policy and global protection standards. The Protection Advisor will work with programme and support teams to strengthen and apply NRC’s protection mainstreaming tools and guidance. The purpose of this position is to ensure protection is integrated within programme cycle management and provides protections issues to the Advocacy function. This role has a large responsibility in the provision of capacity building through trainings and awareness raising sessions on minimum protection standards. The Advisor will identify gaps in terms of field-based protection support. The Protection Advisor will hold regular meetings with identified Programme (Protection) referral focal points to ensure quality in NRC’s program response, ensuring integrated and robust protection outcomes for all interventions. The Advisor will develop strong working relationships with protection actors to ensure strong referral pathways. The protection advisor will also be the primary focal point for complex protection cases taking on direct case management responsibility if and when required.
- Ensure compliance with NRC (global and national) policies and procedures, handbooks and guidelines and/or propose new initiatives to bridge gaps and implement these.
Develops systems and SOP’s that address Protection needs and follow up on their implementation with Area Managers, the Head of Programme Unit (HoPU) and the Advocacy team.
Support the training, capacity building and mentoring of field staff and partners on minimum protection standards.
Review proposals and budgets to ensure that adequate attention is paid to the protection response of NRC Jordan.
Identify, analyse and evaluate key processes and gaps in the team activities ensure support to programme management on recommendations.
Ensure that issues related to Protection are explored in sensitive ways that adhere to a “Do no harm” approach.
Support the collection and analysis of sex- and age- disaggregated data (quantitative, qualitative and anecdotal) so that it can be more effective in meeting beneficiary needs in NRC and partners’ programming.
- Oversee the implementation plan and roll-out of the Protection Resource Pack with guidance and tools for safe programming and integrated protection
- Ensure protection focal points are identified and provide tools, SOPs, training and guidance to referral focal points and program teams to ensure quality in protection referrals in line with NRC internal SOPs.
- Identify gaps in terms of field-based protection support to ensure support to programme management on specific programme.
- Produce regular context analysis updates and contribute to the protection trends analysis and other advocacy initiatives
- Act as primary focal point for sensitive cases, including for example PSEA & child protection cases, if and when capacity is not available at field level.
- Work with partners and program staff to ensure up to date referral pathways.
- Support program teams in carrying out do no harm analysis and other similar exercises to address and mitigate protection risks.
- Provide capacity building to local partner on protection issues and standards in collaboration with the partnership unit.
Our Ideal Candidate:
We are looking for a good candidate with good previous experience in relevant field. Experience working in complex and volatile contexts, experience of working as a Protection Officer/Advisor in a humanitarian/recovery context. experience working in coordination and liaising with external actors. Experience developing and delivering protection training and good presentation skills in Arabic/English. Ability to multi-task and work with short deadlines and ability to work independently and proactively with limited daily support and supervision. to have knowledge of Jordan context and knowledge of global protection standards and relevant bodies of international law.
We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.
In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people in the world's biggest displacement crisis.
Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline
Contract period: till 31st of December 2019
Salary/benefits: 2558 JOD "subject to social security and Income Tax"
Duty station: Amman
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.
B: Please enter your specific city of residency in Jordan in your application.
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