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Protection Manager Vacancy at Norwegian Refugee Council


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, emergency food security, 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Protection Manager

Ref. nr.: 4113528226
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reports to: Head of Programme
Job Type: Full time

About the role

Generic responsibilities:

  • 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

Context specific responsibilities:

  • Provide protection inputs on proposals from other sectors to ensure safe programming is taken into consideration from the design phase across NRC programming.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Responsible for the development and the finalization of policies and systems and to the set-up of an in country PSEA framework and structure.

Critical interfaces:

  • By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:
    • Programme development: Core Competencies section (HO Oslo)
    • Proposal development: Area Managers, Project Managers
    • Quality control/ support: Area Managers
    • Capacity development: Project staff, Area Managers

Scale and scope of position

  • Numbers and titles of staff directly managed by the postholder, and numbers of staff and daily workers/incentive staff responsible for overall in the unit (e.g. 5 project officers and 2 education assistants, 34 staff in total)


  • Key external stakeholders the post has relationships with (e.g. UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies)


  • List of budgets covered by postholder, and size of budget


  • Brief description of the information resources the postholder is responsible for at CO level (e.g. GORS, Agresso, Webcruiter, Intranet)

Legal or compliance:

  • Brief description of any legal or compliance responsibility the postholder has (term of employement, vendors, donors)

Required generic professional competencies for this position

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • 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

Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the Lake Chad Basin region and north-eastern Nigeria context specifically
  • 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
  • Experience with start-up or expansion of new programmes
  • Experience in team capacity building

We offer

  • Contract: 1 year fixed term contract (renewable provided good performance and funding)
  • Designation of position: non-accompanied position
  • Travels: up to 50% to be expected
  • Salary: Grade 9 according to NRC’s salary scale and compensation and benefits policy.
  • Start date: ASAP – ideally latest Sept 1st 2019
  • Duty Station: Maiduguri, Nigeria
  • Designation of duty station: Non-family duty station

Deadline: 18th August, 2019.

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


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