Jobs at Norwegian Refugee Council

In light of the increase in violence since the beginning of 2014 that has triggered a massive wave of displacement in the north eastern part of Nigeria, NRC is about to start up an emergency response programme in Nigeria to respond to the humanitarian needs.

In the coming months, the main focus for NRC would be conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local communities in Borno State. NRC will initially be starting activities in the area of food security, water and sanitation and shelter sectors.
NRC is seeking a Protection and Advocacy Adviser (PAA) for NRC Nigeria 2015 to strengthen NRC's response to prioritized advocacy and protection issues.
Protection and Advocacy Adviser
Location: Abuja
Experience: 3 year(s)
Course of Study:
Required Grade:
The PAA reports to the Country Director.

Job description

    Ensure that NRC’s global advocacy and protection strategies and policies are implemented
    Ensure that protection, advocacy and gender is mainstreamed into the overall country strategy
    Strengthen NRC's response to prioritized country advocacy and protection issues both within the country and internationally
    Provide timely and context specific information to internal and external stakeholders
    Support and train programme staff to mainstream protection and do-no-harm into their projects and activities
    Ensure that core competency staff identify and respond to prioritised advocacy and protection concerns
    Play an active and strategic role in the humanitarian community to strengthen the advocacy and protection response in accordance with the country strategy
    Support to the protection working group
    Provide protection and conflict analysis


    Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Protection and Advocacy Adviser/Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
    Professional knowledge of humanitarian and protection principles
    Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
    Fluency in English, both written and verbal
    Valid driver’s license

Personal qualities

    Managing resources to optimize results
    Handling insecure environments
    All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

Method of Application

We offer

    Commencement: September 2015
    Contract period: 12 months
    Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s International general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
    Duty station: Abuja with travel to the field. Abuja is not a family duty station,
    Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location