Protection Adviser Afghanistan

Norwegian Refugee Council

NRC is looking for a Protection Adviser to join the Afghanistan mission. The role holder will provide support to the Protection Unit across Afghanistan and assist with implement protection activities.

If you are an action-oriented, execution-driven, and hands-on executive, with great coordination and negotiation skills, then this is the role for you!

What You Will Do

  • Protection strategy development.
  • Tools, guidelines, and procedures development and contextualisation.
  • Protection project implementation (activities, budgets, and documentation).
  • Self-protection and case management development.
  • Proposal design, implementation, and adaptation support.
  • Capacity building, training, and mentoring of protection teams.

What You Will Bring

  • Humanitarian/recovery context experience.
  • Protection project implementation experience.
  • Humanitarian responses architecture knowledge.
  • Human rights and protection knowledge.
  • Afghanistan context experience and knowledge.
  • Humanitarian interventions in Afghanistan exposure.
  • High risk, insecure, opaque, complex, and volatile context exposure.
  • English fluency, both written and verbal.

What Makes This Position Attractive?

  • The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is complex, protracted, and worsening. The country is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis with a risk of systemic collapse and human catastrophe.
  • This is an opportunity to contribute to the protection and assistance of vulnerable and crisis-affected women, girls, boys, and men. NRC Afghanistan is one of the leading humanitarian response agencies (particularly for Afghans forced to flee), maintaining a presence of 12 offices and over 1,000 staff in 14 provinces across the country.
  • The NRC Protection Unit has been operational since 2018 and technically supports two protection workstreams within Afghanistan: case management and civilian self-protection.
  • Meaningful work that responds to the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns raised by beneficiary communities. NRC Afghanistan meets immediate humanitarian needs, prevents further displacement, and contributes to durable solutions.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.

What We Offer

  • Kabul, Afghanistan duty station.
  • 12-months contract duration (renewable, subjecting to funding and need).
  • 70% travel, approximately.
  • Grade 8 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. In the selection of our staff, we are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

The full Job Description can be found on our website.

How to apply

o view the Job Description, and to apply, please click here.

Closing date: 4-Oct-22