Protection Officer 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 OfficerRef. nr.: 4033840998Location: MaiduguriProject number: NGFM 1902, 1903Job Type: Full timeReports to: Protection Coordinator Supervision of: Protection CoordinatorTravel: 90% travel to field locations in Return, Host and IDP communitiesRole and Responsibility Generic Responsibilities:Implementation of NRC’s protection policy at the field Promote usage of internal protection SOPs and guidelinesEnsure that protection is an integral part of programme activitiesTogether with PC, Support and advise staff on protection mainstreamingProduce data collection, reports and analysis on Protection as requiredTogether with the Protection coordinator represent NRC in field level protection meetings and coordination with relevant partnersPromote and share ideas for technical improvementSpecific Responsibilities:Provide day-to-day support to programme and support teams in Return, Host and IDP communities to identify and remediate protection gaps and on a regular basis review NRC Vulnerability and Targeting criteria.Proactively engage with programme teams in the field to ensure protection mainstreaming tools are up to date and relevant to their needs level including designing and implementing the NRC referral pathwayForm part of the internal NRC team that will monitor the usage of the NRC beneficiaries’ complaints Mechanism to ensure actions are taken and feedback given to beneficiaries.Together with the PC, Support programme protection mainstreaming initiatives and ensure protection Risk Assessments are core to all NRC’s Multi-sectoral assessmentBuild strong working relationships with mandated and specialised 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.Set up and manage bi-weekly NRC internal Protection working groupSupport in preparing and compiling relevant reports and analysesCritical 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 ManagersProtection CoordinatorHoP 

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