NGO Jobs in Kenya – Norwegian Refugee Council 2019
Career Employment Kenya: NGO Jobs in Kenya – Norwegian Refugee Council 2019
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Norwegian Refugee Council



Protection Officer – Dadaab
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

The NRC East Africa & Yemen
mission is an expanding programme. NRC started its operations in Kenya in the
refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007. NRC has WASH, Shelter, Education,
Food Security and Livelihood and Information Counselling and Legal Assistant
programmes implemented in the refugee camps in Dadaab and Kakuma.
The purpose of the Protection Officer
position is to support the Area Manager with protection mainstreaming within
the area of intervention in line with NRC’s Protection Policy and global
protection standards.
The Protection Officer will support
programme and support teams through the development of protection mainstreaming
tools and provide guidance to ensure protection is integrated with programme
cycle management and during project implementation and evaluation. S/he will
support staff and partners’ capacity building through trainings and awareness
raising sessions on NRC’s Protection Policy and minimum protection standards.
The Protection Officer will identify
gaps in terms of field-based protection and support conducting of
programme/project protection risk assessments. S/he will hold regular meetings
with NRC colleagues to ensure quality and adequate NRC’s response to affected
population.
The Protection Officer will develop
strong working relationships at field levels with key protection actors and
provide regular context analysis and updates on key protection trends.
·        
Implementation of NRC’s protection
policy at area level.
·        
Ensure that protection is an integral
part of programme activities in line with NRC’s protection policy and global
protection mainstreaming tools.
·        
Train, mentor and advise staff and
partners on protection mainstreaming.
·        
Provide, in consultation with field
teams, recommendations on protection actions and response mechanisms including
supporting NRC to ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of
protection and explore and access new and better ways to assist.
·        
Contribute to core competency
development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps in terms of
protection.
·        
Produce data collection, reports and
analysis as required.
·        
Represent NRC in protection meetings
and cooperate with relevant partners including protection partners, project
partners and relevant local authorities.
·        
Support the implementation of NRC’s
Protection Policy, Child Safeguarding Policy and global protection
mainstreaming standards within Area Office through working with programme
management and support functions.
·        
Adapt/develop protection
mainstreaming tools and guidance and continually update are, core competency
and/or project protection mainstreaming action plans and standard operating
procedures (SOPs) to ensure integrated and safe programming.
·        
Support the training, capacity
building and mentoring of field staff and awareness raising of non-staff
(community refugee incentive staff, community focal points, local and partner
NGOs and contractors) on minimum protection standards.
·        
Focal point for protection cases and
refer them to other relevant partners
·        
Identify gaps in terms of field-based
protection support through conducting internal protection programme/project
assessments and support programme and support colleagues to address these gaps.
·        
Support ensuring that protection
indicators form part of NRC’s regular output and outcome level monitoring and
evaluation (M&E)
·        
Convene regular meetings internally
and externally to develop partnerships and ensure quality and adequacy in
referrals in line with NRC internal SOPs.
·        
Produce regular context analysis
updates on key protection trends and contribute to programme development
discussions.
·        
Any other tasks as assigned by the
Area Manager.
·        
A University degree in law, social
science, political science or related subject will be considered
·        
At least 3 years’ experience in
working in a protection-related field including solid knowledge of humanitarian
principles and minimum protection standards, applying protection standards to
vulnerable beneficiaries, referral services, delivering training and awareness
raising programs and writing reports/providing information on
protection-related themes, experience in providing advice and ‘on the job’
support to, and structured de-briefing of colleagues
·        
Knowledge of refugee context in
Kenya, experience in project delivery in camp contexts an advantage
·        
Knowledge of global protection
standards and relevant bodies of international law
·        
Experience for working as Protection
Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
·        
Previous experience from working in
complex and volatile contexts
·        
Documented results related to the
position’s responsibilities
·        
Experience working in coordination
and liaising with external actors
·        
Experience developing and delivering
protection training and good presentation skills in English
·        
Ability to multi-task and work with
short deadlines
·        
Ability to work independently and
proactively with limited daily support and supervision
Education field: Social science
Education level: College / University, Bachelor’s degree
·        
Handling insecure environment
·        
Planning and delivering results
·        
Initiate action and chain
·        
Empowering and building trust
·        
Communicating with impact and respect
Contract period is up to December 2019 with possibility of extension.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will
observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Dadaab.

Travel: Some travelling must be expected
Protection Officer – Kakuma
The
NRC East Africa & Yemen mission is an expanding programme. NRC started its
operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007. NRC has
WASH, Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and Information
Counselling and Legal Assistant programmes implemented in the refugee camps in
Dadaab and Kakuma.
The
purpose of the Protection Officer position is to support the Area Manager with
protection mainstreaming within the area of intervention in line with NRC’s
Protection Policy and global protection standards.
The
Protection Officer will support programme and support teams through the
development of protection mainstreaming tools and provide guidance to ensure
protection is integrated with programme cycle management and during project
implementation and evaluation.
S/he
will support staff and partners’ capacity building through trainings and
awareness raising sessions on NRC’s Protection Policy and minimum protection
standards.
The
Protection Officer will identify gaps in terms of field-based protection and
support conducting of programme/project protection risk assessments. S/he will
hold regular meetings with NRC colleagues to ensure quality and adequate NRC’s
response to affected population.
The
Protection Officer will develop strong working relationships at field levels
with key protection actors and provide regular context analysis and updates on
key protection trends.
·        
Implementation of NRC’s protection
policy at area level.
·        
Ensure that protection is an integral
part of programme activities in line with NRC’s protection policy and global
protection mainstreaming tools.
·        
Train, mentor and advise staff and
partners on protection mainstreaming.
·        
Provide, in consultation with field
teams, recommendations on protection actions and response mechanisms including
supporting NRC to ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of
protection and explore and access new and better ways to assist.
·        
Contribute to core competency
development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps in terms of
protection.
·        
Produce data collection, reports and
analysis as required.
·        
Represent NRC in protection meetings
and cooperate with relevant partners including protection partners, project
partners and relevant local authorities.
·        
Support the implementation of NRC’s
Protection Policy, Child Safeguarding Policy and global protection
mainstreaming standards within Area Office through working with programme
management and support functions.
·        
Adapt/develop protection
mainstreaming tools and guidance and continually update are, core competency
and/or project protection mainstreaming action plans and standard operating
procedures (SOPs) to ensure integrated and safe programming.
·        
Support the training, capacity
building and mentoring of field staff and awareness raising of non-staff
(community refugee incentive staff, community focal points, local and partner
NGOs and contractors) on minimum protection standards.
·        
Focal point for protection cases and
refer them to other relevant partners
·        
Identify gaps in terms of field-based
protection support through conducting internal protection programme/project
assessments and support programme and support colleagues to address these gaps.
·        
Support ensuring that protection
indicators form part of NRC’s regular output and outcome level monitoring and
evaluation (M&E)
·        
Convene regular meetings internally
and externally to develop partnerships and ensure quality and adequacy in
referrals in line with NRC internal SOPs.
·        
Produce regular context analysis
updates on key protection trends and contribute to programme development
discussions.
·        
Any other tasks as assigned by the
Area Manager.
·        
A University degree in law, social
science, political science or related subject will be considered
·        
At least 3 years’ experience in
working in a protection-related field including solid knowledge of humanitarian
principles and minimum protection standards, applying protection standards to
vulnerable beneficiaries, referral services, delivering training and awareness
raising programs and writing reports/providing information on
protection-related themes, experience in providing advice and ‘on the job’
support to, and structured de-briefing of colleagues
·        
Knowledge of refugee context in
Kenya, experience in project delivery in camp contexts an advantage
·        
Knowledge of global protection
standards and relevant bodies of international law
·        
Experience for working as Protection
Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
·        
Previous experience from working in
complex and volatile contexts
·        
Documented results related to the
position’s responsibilities
·        
Experience working in coordination
and liaising with external actors
·        
Experience developing and delivering
protection training and good presentation skills in English
·        
Ability to multi-task and work with
short deadlines
·        
Ability to work independently and
proactively with limited daily support and supervision
Education field: Social
science
Education level: College
/ University, Bachelor’s degree
·        
Handling insecure environment
·        
Planning and delivering results
·        
Initiate action and chain
·        
Empowering and building trust
·        
Communicating with impact and respect
Contract period is
up to December 2019 with possibility of extension.
Salary / benefits: According
to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct
and working hours for the NRC Office in Kakuma.
Travel: Some
travelling must be expected
·        
Location: Kenya
·        
Industry: Emergency Relief
·        
Special field: Protection / Human
Rights
·        
Role: Worker

Deadline for application: 02/04/2019

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