Nonviolent Peaceforce is hiring an
Job Title: International Protection Officer
Function: Programme Implementation
Job Group: Programme
Duty Station: Various
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. 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. In South Sudan, NP has a mobile protection response team and 11 field teams providing emergency protection programme for communities affected by violent conflict. 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 South Sudan.
You are an experienced Protection Officer who will implement community-based violence reduction and prevention programming in various locations in South Sudan, in the context of an ongoing civil conflict and extremely high levels of displacement. You will be a person with a genuine commitment to working at the community level, to promote Human rights 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 analyse 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 to participate in reporting and documentation. You are comfortable living and working in a remote, physically demanding environment, living full-time in a shared compound environment while enjoying a simple diet.
The successful candidate will have previous NP experience. They combine creativity, innovation and demonstrated knowledge of protection, conflict prevention and peacebuilding. They are experienced and skilled at converting protection, violence reduction and conflict analysis theory into practical, locally appropriate solutions that effectively increase safety and security of civilians affected by violent conflict. They have excellent interpersonal skills and a flair for connecting and building trust with people from various backgrounds. They are solutions focused, strategic and driven by a keen interest and personal commitment to civilian protection.
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:
Education, Knowledge and Experience
Other Specialized Requirements
HOW TO APPLY
Priority will be given to current and former NP employees in good standing
Candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit a CV (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The closing date for applications is Thursday, 4 May 2023
This is an urgent post. Candidates may likely be selected before the closing date, apply early
As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete a written assignment before participating in an interview.
Kindly Include your Referees on your CV. This should be two previous line managers and an HR reference
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.
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