Protection from Violence Specialist Palestine At Norwegian Refugee Council

What we are looking for:

Strong technical background in complex protection programme development and implementation and a strategic adviser who is experienced in capacity strengthening, fundraising and budget development.

Experience in start-up, scale-up and emergency contexts is desired as well as knowledge of the Palestine humanitarian context. Experience in site management programme implementation is an added advantage.

What you will do:

The purpose of the Protection from Violence (PfV) Specialist position is to lead the technical development, strategic direction, and quality control of the Protection from Violence (PfV) Core Competency (CC) within the Palestine Country Office. The Protection from Violence Specialist is responsible for mentoring, training, and capacity building of PfV teams.

In this role you will:

  • Develop Protection from Violence Core Competency (CC) strategy, technical guidance and macro-log frames that are aligned with regional and global strategies and priorities.
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support.
  • Contribute to fundraising, develop, and revise funding proposal, budgets, and donor reports.
  • Identify trends, technical standards, and donor priorities.
  • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within Protection from Violence CC, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation.
  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from Protection from Violence CC implementation and incorporate them in CC and staff development processes.
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff, in approaches to the prevention of and response to violence.
  • Contribute to implementation of Safe and Inclusive Programming Minimum Standards across your area of work.
  • Collaborate with other relevant internal partners, including access and advocacy colleagues and promote alignment, integration and multi-sectoral analyses and responses.
  • Develop and/or maintain a protection monitoring and analysis system to identify trends, threats, risks and mitigation measures affecting communities and individuals.
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors. Engage in humanitarian coordination structures, collaborating with other organisations and partners to ensure the protection programme is aligned with broader efforts to prevent violence and coercion.
  • Promote the rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Please download the detailed job description for the specific responsibilities and to learn more about the position.

What you will bring:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context.
  • Specific experience and expertise in:
  • Core competency expertise – Experience managing a complex protection programme including implementation, programme development, fundraising and budget development. Experience in site management programme implementation is an added advantage.
  • key technical standards (IASC, protection mainstreaming, IHL, gender and humanitarian principles, donor markers on gender and disability etc.) and a demonstrated ability to integrate them into programming.
  • knowledge of the Palestine humanitarian context.
  • start-up, scale-up projects and emergency contexts.
  • design and delivery of team capacity strengthening, including remote coaching, mentoring and training.
  • development and oversight of sectoral monitoring and analysis mechanisms would be an asset with specific expertise in monitoring and analysis of displacement trends, collective sites, and protection risks (quantitative and qualitative data), including in the absence or regular, consistent or reliable data.
  • coordinating multi-agencies forum.
  • Understanding of and commitment to:
  • working collaboratively with technical and operational colleagues within a matrix structure, including capacity strengthening.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (law, social sciences or related disciplines). An advanced academic qualification will be an added advantage**.**
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Jerusalem, Palestine
  • Contract: 12 months renewable based on funding, performance, and the need for the position
  • Travel: 50% to area offices (NRC operational areas)
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

NRC currently has over 3,000 staff across the Middle East dedicated to assisting people affected by conflict in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya and Palestine. Its humanitarian interventions are based upon its programming expertise in the Core Competencies of Shelter, Education, WASH, Livelihoods and Food Security, and Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) to vulnerable displaced people that were forced to flee.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC’s operations in Palestine here.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation 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.

How to apply

Important information about the application process

  • We welcome applications from all eligible and interested individuals possessing the requisite work authorization or the ability to promptly obtain legal authorization for employment in the country. Send in your application here by latest February 23, 2024. Females are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Internal candidates: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • We receive many applications for each vacant position and so only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email mero.recruitment@nrc.nowith the job title as the subject line.


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