Protection Program Development Manager – Palestine Gaza – Occupied Palestinian Territory

Purpose of the position

The role of the Protection Officer is to develop, lead and support protection programming for Palestine (Gaza and West Bank) which includes fundraising and the strategic direction and management of a protection team. The protection program is a new area of ​​work for the NRC and currently has funding approved by the Gaza Protection Consortium via a “Cash Plus” approach, which we plan to use to expand the portfolio in terms of scope and depth. cut. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record in overseeing implementation as well as an enthusiastic and proactive approach in building a portfolio of programs.

What will you do:

  • Develop protection strategy, technical SOPs/guidelines and macro logframes
  • Oversee the project management cycle approach to ensure effective implementation (on time, on time, within budget) of secure funding streams while ensuring donor contractual compliance
  • Lead and oversee the coordination of the continued achievement of Safe and Inclusive Programming action plan objectives, including acting as technical support for program teams and non-protection related support units
  • Lead the design and delivery of Integrated Program Plan objectives, capacity building activities to build the ability of field staff to understand and deliver safe programming based on the NRC Safeguarding Policy, Roadmap and training materials according to designated responsibilities
  • Support the consideration and inclusion of cash-based interventions and market-based approaches in (and across) NRC core competency responses, as appropriate
  • Contribute to the institutionalization of cash-based interventions and market-based programs through capacity building and cross-departmental engagement
  • Implement the ongoing start-up of the NRC’s new integrated protection case management and individual protection assistance approaches through the Gaza Protection Consortium
  • Contribute to fundraising, develop and review funding proposal, project budgets and donor reports
  • Play a central role in the management unit of the Gaza Protection Consortium (GPC), including supporting the start-up (contract, launch, work planning) and ongoing monitoring of the implementation of the new local partnership for protection. community-based protection approach, coordinating contributions from other Consortium actors (HI and MdM-F) and providing technical input to inform current and future program design
  • Conduct a needs and feasibility assessment to develop a program strategy for the Easy Jerusalem/West Bank Protection initiative, including alignment with the West Bank Protection Consortium strategic roadmaps
  • Identify trends, technical standards and donor priorities to help develop and pursue funding strategy, lead program development/proposal writing processes to increase program portfolio reach and diversify the funding base of donors.
  • Contribute to regional/global protection core competency policy and research tools, guidelines and studies on relevant thematic topics and ensure that key lessons are extracted from implementation and integrated into competency processes Core (CC) and Staff Development.
  • Monitor compliance with contractual commitments across core competencies (CC), ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local and national authorities, stakeholders and donors and represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters/working groups.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in accordance with the advocacy strategy
  • Overall management of project staff, systematic training and capacity building of technical staff and transfer of key skills.

Professional skills and qualifications required

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

  • Degree in international relations or social sciences. A master’s degree is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a senior level role in project implementation in a humanitarian/recovery context, management experience with a focus on strategy and program development desirable
  • Experience working in complex political contexts, preferably in Palestine. Knowledge of the context in Gaza and the West Bank desirable
  • Technical expertise in protection, in particular case management and community-based and participatory protection approaches
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix reporting structure with various internal contacts and lines of communication
  • Documented results related to job responsibilities with knowledge of own leadership skills/profile
  • Knowledge and skills in market analysis, cash-based interventions and market-based programs
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken. Knowledge of Hebrew or Arabic desirable.
  • Experience with starting and expanding new programs desirable
  • Good understanding of key technical standards (SPHERE, HAP, IASC, gender mainstreaming, IHL, hum principles, etc.) with the ability to integrate into programming
  • Experience in team capacity building
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Ms Office

Behavioral skills

  • Manage resources to optimize results
  • Performance and development management
  • Empower and build trust
  • Management of insecure environments

What we offer

NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have a diverse workforce in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

We offer you the opportunity to connect your career with a compelling cause and the chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their field.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and join our workplace culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC, we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and empower all employees at all levels to help solve the complex problems we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and to take initiatives.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • Be dedicated in what we do;
  • Be innovative with our solutions;
  • Act as a unified and inclusive team;
  • Be accountable to donors who make our work possible; the people we exist to serve, and to each other…members of our NRC family.

Further information:

Duty Station: Jerusalem

% of travel: minimum 50% time in Gaza

Duration of the contract: CDD 12 months full-time (with possibility of extension)

9th year in the NRC grading structure

Reporting line: program manager

Provides supervision to: Protection Coordinator and Case Management Officers

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization that helps people forced to flee. We respond to crises in more than 31 countries, providing emergency aid and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, defending their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local capacity to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. The NRC also operates the Internal Displacement Observatory in Geneva, a world leader in reporting and advocacy for internally displaced persons.

Employment with the NRC may lead to employment or deployment in regions, countries, areas or offices which may pose significant health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but we can never eliminate all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have a diverse workforce in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

How to register

We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be shortlisted before the vacancy deadline. Apply no later than July 4, 2022.

Please be sure to attach copies of your academic and professional certificates.

For more details, you can view a copy of the full JD here.

Submit your application here.

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