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  • Posted on: 18 August, 2015 Deadline: 31 August, 2015
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    In light of the increase in violence since the beginning of 2014 that has triggered a massive wave of displacement in the north eastern part of Nigeria, NRC is about to start up an emergency response programme in Nigeria to respond to the humanitarian needs.
    In the coming months, the main focus for NRC would be conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local communities in Borno State. NRC will initially be starting activities in the area of food security, water and sanitation and shelter sectors.

    NRC is seeking a Protection and Advocacy Adviser (PAA) for NRC Nigeria 2015 to strengthen NRC's response to prioritized advocacy and protection issues.

    Protection and Advocacy Adviser



    The PAA reports to the Country Director.

    Job description

    • Ensure that NRC’s global advocacy and protection strategies and policies are implemented
    • Ensure that protection, advocacy and gender is mainstreamed into the overall country strategy
    • Strengthen NRC's response to prioritized country advocacy and protection issues both within the country and internationally
    • Provide timely and context specific information to internal and external stakeholders
    • Support and train programme staff to mainstream protection and do-no-harm into their projects and activities
    • Ensure that core competency staff identify and respond to prioritised advocacy and protection concerns
    • Play an active and strategic role in the humanitarian community to strengthen the advocacy and protection response in accordance with the country strategy
    • Support to the protection working group
    • Provide protection and conflict analysis


    • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Protection and Advocacy Adviser/Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
    • Professional knowledge of humanitarian and protection principles
    • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
    • Valid driver’s license

    Personal qualities

    • Managing resources to optimize results
    • Analyzing
    • Influencing
    • Handling insecure environments
    • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

    Method of Application

    We offer

    • Commencement: September 2015
    • Contract period: 12 months
    • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s International general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
    • Duty station: Abuja with travel to the field. Abuja is not a family duty station,
    • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location.

    To apply, click here

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