Protection Specialist – Kiev, Ukraine

  • Contract
  • Kiev Ukraine
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Norwegian Refugee Council

The purpose of the Core Competence Specialist position is technical development of the specific CC, strategic direction and quality assurance, the CC strategy and quality control. The CC Specialist is responsible for mentoring, train and capacity build staff on CC technical capacity.

The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities

  1. Develop Protection CC strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs that are aligned with regional and global strategies and priorities
  2. Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  3. Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
  4. Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities
  5. Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within the Protection CC, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
  6. Provide technical direction and project implementation support
  7. Ensure that key learnings are extracted from the Protection programme implementation, and incorporate them in CC and staff development processes
  8. Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff, in approaches including cash-based interventions and market-based programme
  9. Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
  10. Promote the rights of IDPs/CAPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities

  1. Develop NRC strategy on partnerships to foster community-based protection activities
  2. Train and build the capacity of NRC Protection staff and identified local actors (local authorities, national/local NGOs, CBOs, etc.)
  3. Develop SOPs and tools to ensure high programme quality standards and monitoring mechanism
  4. Promote innovative programming engaging networks of volunteers, local actors and civil society
  5. Contribute to the establishment of functional internal and external referral mechanisms
  6. Strengthen area-based coordination mechanisms, leading where relevant the coordination of the protection sector
  7. Prioritize programmatic linkages with other CCs and integrated programming

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience within technical expertise area in humanitarian contexts
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Minimum 3 years of expertise as Protection manager or specialist
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge and skills in cash-based programmes
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Previous experience in Ukraine or neighboring countries is an asset
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian language is an asset
  • Experience with start-up and emergency contexts

How to apply

Please apply by following this link

Access to a Schengen visa is required for positions in Ukraine

What We Offer

  • Duty Station – Kyev, Ukraine
  • Unaccompanied contract
  • Approximately 30% travel
  • Contract length: 24 months
  • Salary: Grade 9 in NRC’s salary scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including R&R.

NRC is very grateful to those who have responded thus far and continue to heed to our calls for support. This is going a long way in addressing the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns currently affecting the people of Ukraine.

Applications will be reviewed on ongoing basis. Due to large response, NRC will not provide feedback to those candidates who do not meet criteria and/or not follow the application process.