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  • Posted: Oct 1, 2022
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    The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
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    Regional Adviser Safe and Inclusive Programming - EA&Y / MERO Regions (Re - Advertisement)

    General Responsibilities

    •  Safe and Inclusive Programming roll-out. Facilitate and coordinate the dissemination, roll-out and institutionalization of Safe and Inclusive Programming in the Regional and Country Offices, in line with NRC's global Safe and Inclusive Programming Strategic Initiative. This includes building systems, capacities and tools for applying and implementation of the Minimum Standards and humanitarian principles across NRC’s response.
    •  Capacity Development. Provide training (including Training of Trainers), capacity building and mentoring of Country Office and Regional Office staff on Safe and Inclusive Programming. This includes both the technical standards as well as the NRC routines for design, implementation and compliance checks.
    •  Institutionalization of SIP into NRC’s Ways of Working. Support the integration of Safe and Inclusive Programming into NRC’s Ways of Working across relevant departments, particularly the CO and RO programme teams. Collaborate also closely with colleagues working on Monitoring and Evaluation, HR, Finance, Logistics, and Risk and Compliance, on common issues, ensuring SIP integration within their systems and processes.
    •  Programme Quality. Provide ad hoc technical advice and support to the Regional Programme Unit and Country Office project teams Field Teams throughout the programme-cycle. This is to ensure adherence to the safe programming standards (especially on the minimum standards) during planning, implementation and monitoring of NRC’s programming.
    •  Grant Processes. Review and provide safe and inclusive programming feedback to project/grant processes, including: concept notes, proposals, grant agreements and reports, in close collaboration with the other Regional Advisers (CC and Programme).
    •  Reporting. Contribute to reports, including: updates on the Safe and Inclusive Programming roll-out situation reports (sitreps), assessments, background/briefing papers, talking points, information memos, and other relevant documents relating to safe programming as required by the Regional Program Director.

    Specific Responsibilities

    •  Support the implementation of the Country Offices Action Plans on Safe and Inclusive Programming in the regions of EAY and MERO. This may include capacity-building, contextualization/development of tools, and ad hoc support and mentoring.
    •  Support the development of Country Office Action Plans (including facilitating self-assessment and Action Plan workshops) for those Country Offices who have yet to develop an Action Plan (likely 1-2 maximum)
    •  Coordinate/develop and roll-out in-person and online trainings to facilitate the roll-out of the SIP Minimum Standards.
    •  Provide capacity building (Training of Trainers) and mentoring of Country Office focal points related to Safe and Inclusive Programming and the application of the Minimum Standards
    •  Capacity-building of relevant Regional Advisers (CC, thematic and programme advisers) on SIP, with a view to cascade learning across their departments in the region
    •  Coordinate, analyse, monitor and report on the country office SIP action plans and integration into country office strategies for the EAY and MERO region
    •  Support and find avenues for the integration of SIP into NRC’s programming, systems, documents and routines

    Professional Competencies:

    •  Minimum 5 years of relevant experience within the area of protection (mainstreaming). This also includes working in the area of gender, age, diversity mainstreaming, disability inclusion, child protection mainstreaming, gender based violence risk mitigation, and community engagement.
    •  Strong knowledge of global protection mainstreaming standards and relevant bodies of international law (international human rights law, international humanitarian law and refugee law).
    •  Master's degree in related field (desirable).
    •  Knowledge of working with NRC’s programmes and systems is an advantage.
    •  Experience in developing and delivering high quality protection-related training and tools to support practical implementation of protection standards
    •  Strong communication skills and ability to build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.
    •  Skills related to and/or experience from driving organisational change processes
    •  Ability to think strategically and constructively and to apply these skills in developing policy frameworks and guidelines to support institutionalization of protection mainstreaming.
    •  Experience in working with partners and supporting development of their organisational and programmatic protection capacities.

    Context/ Specific skills, Knowledge and Experience:

    •  Knowledge of risk, compliance and accountability mechanism
    •  Knowledge of donor requirements linked to safe and inclusive programming (protection mainstreaming)
    •  Willingness to travel, including in insecure environments

    Method of Application

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