Protection Coordinator

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Protection Coordinator

  • Post Date:November 11, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Experience 4 Years
    Gender Both
  • Industry Management
    Qualification Bachelor Degree
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 1
    Vacancy Number VA-2022-0156
    Location Balkh
Job Description

About Norwegian Refugee Council:

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.










Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability

Job Overview:

The purpose of the Protection Coordinator position is to implement delegated Protection activities as defined by the Country Office’s strategic and programmatic frameworks. Currently NRC Protection in Afghanistan has two technical Protection thematics: Civilian Self-Protection (CSP) and Case Management (CM).

This position of Protection Officer – Civilian Self-Protection (CSP) directly implements and monitors field activities within CSP. The program’s foundation is community work and relationship building. And any position holder should have the corresponding skillset and dedication to working with communities on strengthening their self-protection strategies in response to a protection threat, whether these threats be at an individual, community, household, and/or other group level.

The CSP program works in partnership with communities and affected persons on strengthening ways they can prevent, mitigate, and reduce protection risks, ultimately building the community’s resiliency.

Such work is process-focused, meaning NRC Protection concentrates its energies on a process that takes community members and other relevant actors through a capacity building and facilitation series on identifying and strengthening civilian self-protection strategies based on the communities’ protection risks, threats, capacities, and vulnerabilities.

Regular activities will include team meetings for coordinating and planning field work, reviewing community committee meeting materials and products, facilitating field de-briefs, engaging with relevant stakeholders for coordination and advocacy, conducting capacity development sessions for the Protection team. conducting capacity development sessions for community committees on protection risk reduction approaches and action plans, developing reports on protection data and context analysis, overseeing assisted referrals, and providing programmatic feedback.

The position has management responsibilities for the Protection Officers and Protection Assistants, and will be reporting to the Protection Manager.

Job Description:

Specific responsibilities


  1. Program Implementation and Oversite


  • Oversee implementation of activities at implementation site according to the work plan and program curriculum;
  • Develop work plans for the program and delegate tasks accordingly as a part of team management;
  • Provide technical feedback and support to the Protection teams;
  • Lead the contextualization of tools and programmatic goals for implementation sites according to the context, community feedback and team feedback;
  • Monitor the progress of protection risk reduction activities and the risk levels;
  • Lead engagement with local authorities, community representatives and other relevant stakeholders based on project implementation priorities as communicated by management. This also includes guiding advocacy plans and negotiations;
  • Ensure harmonized messaging on the programming with all relevant stakeholders;
  • Manage information for the protection analytical framework and in-depth context analysis to be reviewed by the Protection Manager and Protection Program Team;
  • Identify key protection trends and advocacy points through team de-briefs and reports to flag with management;
  • Support in capacity building trainings for community members, school personnel (if applicable) and students (if applicable) on protection related topics (PRR, DRR, EWER, Contingency planning and other issues). This includes consolidating feedback from the Protection team and communities for integration into the program and training design;
  • Oversee the record keeping of the all the trainings and beneficiaries’ data in relevant tracking sheets and databases through review and drafting support;
  • Lead data collection to inform relevant internal and externally-commissioned protection assessments, risk analysis, needs assessments. This includes implementation site identification;
  • Oversee referrals for protection and other humanitarian issues to relevant actors, and stakeholders;
  • Produce weekly reporting on activities and consistent planning for field-based activities;
  • Coordinate with other Core Competencies within NRC, working towards an integrated approach;
  • And perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.










  1. Logistics, Finance, and Human Resource Management


  • Support the Protection Manager in ensuring appropriate Financial and Logistical NRC systems/ procedures are adhered to within the Protection team (including supply chain management);
  • Support the Protection Manager in ensuring timely and accurate development of procurement plans, recruitment plans, and spending plans per project and ensure the same is shared with relevant support colleagues.
  • Support the Protection Manager in ensuring timely submission of monthly Protection cash forecast to finance and relevant Procurement Requests to Logistics;
  • Support Protection teams through capacity development planning and work feedback. This includes regular one-on-one meetings and work and development plans;

Job Requirements:

Generic professional competencies:

  • Completed Bachelor of Social Science, Social Work, Journalism, or Humanities
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Excellent knowledge in Microsoft Office
  • Fluency in local languages
  • Advanced knowledge of English Language
  • Ability to work additional hours if and when required
  • Ability to commence work immediately


Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • At least 3 to 4  years’ previous humanitarian experience with a satisfactory performance in the same or similar functional area. Specialties in protection, social cohesion, International Humanitarian Law, negotiations, conflict resolution, and/or mediation preferred.




  • At least 3 to 4  years’ experience in civil society organizations with satisfactory performance in the same or similar functional areas. Specialties in peacebuilding, dialogue, social cohesion, and human rights preferred. This includes informal work not coordinated through a registered institution.




  • At least 3 to 4 years’ experience in teaching, writing or research linked with social sciences, humanities, social work, and/or journalism. This can include formal, informal or voluntary teaching, journalism, and/or research.




  • At least 3 to 4 years’ experience in social work or psychology work experience with a satisfactory performance in the same or similar functional area.




  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad audience;
  • Working knowledge of the Humanitarian Principles and Protection Principles;
  • Proficient computer skills; especially being able to deal with and enter the data in excel;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Able to show empathy towards the beneficiaries and having great listening skills.
  • And ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.












  1. Behavioral competencies


  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  • Working with people

Submission Guideline:

Interested qualified candidates can apply by clicking on below link:

Online Application Form

Note: All applicants are supposed to create and properly fill online CV profile in the NRC People site, example (personal, education, experience background etc..) and only attaching CV will not be enough.

We do not have to inform all the candidates. Only those who closely meet the job requirement will be informed.

Submission Email:

Online Application Form