Protection Programme Development Manager Somalia (Somali Nationals Only)

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    22 hours ago
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    Project Manager
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Females are highly encouraged to apply.

What we are looking for

The purpose of the Protection Programme Development Manager position is to implement delegated Protection from Violence (PfV) Core Competency (CC) project portfolio in Somalia including Protection and Return Monitoring Network (PRMN) and other protection projects across four area offices.

What you will do

Key objectives for this role include:

  1. Line management for PRMN project coordinators.
  2. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures.
  3. Contribute to the development of Country, Area and Protection from Violence strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant Protection from Violence projects.
  4. Coordinate and manage Protection from Violence Core Competency project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements.
  5. Implement technical direction and ensure compliance with contractual commitments within Protection from Violence, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation.

Specific Responsibilities:

Project Management:

  • Overall responsibility for effective and efficient management of the Protection from Violence Projects in Somalia consistent with the project management cycle, and safe and inclusive programming.
  • Oversee the implementation of PRMN, responsible for the management of local partners, and in coordination with UNHCR review and publish timely flash alerts and reports for wide dissemination to humanitarian actors, donors and other relevant stakeholders.

Programme Development

  • Gather and analyse protection data from target or proposed target populations, as part of integrated or joint multisectoral assessments, and use this in response analysis to develop contextually appropriate, technically sound new projects and programmes and inform advocacy efforts.
  • Participate in NRC multi-sector planning and programme design initiatives, providing technical guidance and support during the planning and design phase.

Technical Support, Oversight, Supervision and Capacity Building:

  • Train, mentor, and coach field-based protection from violence and PRMN staff on case management, IPA and protection monitoring, in line with NRC modalities and toolkit.
  • Developing technical standard operating procedures, guidelines, tools, etc. in close coordination with the Regional Protection Adviser.

Logistics, Finance, and Human Resource Management:

  • Ensure timely and accurate development of procurement plans, recruitment plans, and spending plans per project and ensure the same is shared with relevant support colleagues.
  • Responsible for ensuring timely submission of monthly CC-specific cash forecast to Finance and relevant Procurement Requests to Logistics.

Coordination and Representation:

  • Represent NRC in external coordination for a including national level Protection Cluster coordination activities/meetings and other relevant sector-specific meetings and coordination fora.
  • Develop and promote good coordination and working relationships with Protection actors and other key stakeholders in Somalia including government actors, UN agencies, N/INGOs.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position. As the above responsibilities are just a snapshot from the Job description.

What you will bring

Professional competencies and experience for this position:

  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • University Degree in social work, psychology, human rights or any other related degree
  • Experience in management and supervision of staff
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge and practice of Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. Required.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience of working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Technical expertise and field experience in general protection case management.
  • Knowledge of the context.

What we offer

  • Duty station: Baidoa, Somalia
  • Contract: national contract for 12 Months, renewable upon availability of funding
  • Travel: 50% within Somalia
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s country salary scale.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. 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.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • This position is only open for candidates who hold the Somali nationality only.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email EAY Recruitment with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

The drought situation in Somalia has deteriorated rapidly and intensified much earlier than seen over the last decade. Life-saving assistance is urgently needed to halt further internal displacement.

Our emergency teams are on the ground responding to the ever-increasing needs. We target those who have been forced to flee with our activities, from building shelters to tackling agricultural challenges, and enabling them to acquire new skills that can increase their resilience to shocks in the future.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • Do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • Be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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