Nonviolent Peaceforce is hiring an
Job Title: International Protection Officer
Function: Programme Implementation
Job Group: Programme
Duty Station: Darfur Region, Sudan (El Fasher and El Geneina)
Administrative Line Manager: Team Leader
Technical Line Manager: Team Leader
Line Management Responsibility: N/A
Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a dynamic, international non-governmental organisation. We work to reduce violence and protect civilians in countries affected by violent conflict and its aftermath through unarmed civilian protection (UCP) and by helping to transform the world’s response to conflict situations. NP implements programming through the deployment of civilian protection teams to the field. NP is continuing to scale up to meet the growing needs in the communities we serve and established a programmatic presence in Sudan in January 2022.
Initial programming will be in Darfur with field teams in El Fasher, Nyala, and El Geneina with a mobile protection response to reach other communities affected by violent conflict and displacement. Programming is founded on unarmed civilian protection and is thematically focused on protection in displacement, child protection, gender-based violence protection and inter-communal violence reduction.
To implement civilian protection and violence-prevention programming for those affected by the crisis/violent conflict in Sudan.
We are looking for experienced Protection Officers to implement community-based violence reduction and prevention programming in various locations in Sudan, in the context of an ongoing civil conflict and extremely high levels of displacement in the context of an ongoing civil conflict and high levels of displacement. You will be a person with a genuine commitment to working at the community level, someone who is skilled at building trusting relationships in an extremely polarized political climate. You are not deterred by the complexity of conflict; you are able to analyze conflict dynamics; you are motivated and unendingly persistent in finding and implementing protection and prevention strategies. You will be responsible for working together with other international and national colleagues to directly implement the project and participate in reporting and documentation. You are comfortable living and working in a physically demanding environment, living full-time in a shared compound environment.
The successful candidate combines creativity, innovation and demonstrated knowledge of protection, conflict prevention and peacebuilding. S/he is experienced and skilled at converting protection, violence reduction and conflict analysis theory into practical, locally appropriate solutions that effectively increase the safety and security of civilians affected by violent conflict. S/he has excellent interpersonal skills and a flair for connecting and building trust with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. S/he is solutions-focused, strategic and driven by a keen interest and personal commitment to civilian protection.
Commitment to NP Principles
Information gathering and context analysis.
Protective presence, accompaniment and other interventions
Administration and Operation:
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
Education, Knowledge and Experience
Ability to set priorities, solve problems and analyse data
Ability to manage information with discretion
Demonstrable conflict analysis skills, identify entry points and design prevention and protection strategies
Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and motivate and provide leadership to team and to work and live in a multi-cultural environment
Solutions focused, creative problem solver
Proven ability to build relationships with the full range of actors including government, chiefs, military, police and non-state actors
Genuine commitment and interest in living and working at the community level
Flexibility and adaptability
Good skills in Microsoft Office applications.
IT hardware skills a definite asset
Other Specialized Requirements
HOW TO APPLY
Nonviolent Peaceforce is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff at all levels. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. However, all qualified applicants regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, or age, will be considered for this opportunity.
Nonviolent Peaceforce acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, people in communities we serve, and other stakeholders and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development sector.
NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.