Protection Assistant at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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 AssistantRef. nr.: 4033853068Location: MaiduguriJob type: Full timeRole and ResponsibilityThe purpose of the Protection Assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of protection activities in NRC.Generic Responsibilities (max 10)These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work- and Professional Development Plan:Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelinesAssist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of actionPrepare and develop status reports as required by managementEnsure proper filing of documentsPromote and share ideas for improvement of the support functionEnsure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and accordance with the proceduresInvolve and inform communities and community leaders about the activitiesInvestigate and facilitate introduction of new technology, method and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activitiesSpecific Responsibilities These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly:Together with Protection Officers, the Assistants will be responsible for the implementation of protection activities on the field - protection analysis, data collection, sensitization and monitoring of protection issues and referrals.Carry out the selection of project beneficiariesData collection for project monitoring and evaluation.Coordinate the protection activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plansInvolve and inform communities and community leaders about the activitiesBuild strong working relationships with mandated and specialized protection actorsBuild capacity of NRC programme and support teams on protection safe programing by conducting regular awareness raising sessions, inductions and support Core Protection training follow up.Facilitate referral of protection issues to relevant service providers.Prepare weekly progress reports and other documents as requiredCritical Interfaces:By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:Strategy and project planning: Project Manager-Maiduguri, Project CoodinatorArea Operations: Finance Officer, Logistic OfficerScale and Scope of PositionStaff: None - but will lead community facilitatorsStakeholders: Community leaders, traditional and religious leadersBudgets:Information: GORS, Agressoand  IntranetLegal or compliance: Term of Employment, Code of Conduct 

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