Job Title: Protection Officer (Ukrainian Nationals Only)
Function: Programme Implementation
Job Group: Programme
Duty Station: Ukraine – Odesa
Administrative Line Manager: Team Leader
Technical Line Manager: Team Leader
Line Management Responsibility: N/A
NP (Nonviolent Peaceforce) reimagines security and civilian protection in areas most impacted by conflict by working alongside communities to interrupt and prevent violence. NP is a global civil society organisation that works with people affected by violent conflicts to enhance their security and dignity through Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP) and by helping to transform the world’s response to conflict situations.
NP first established a presence in Ukraine in 2014/2015 working on peacebuilding and conflict mediation. In April 2022, NP sent a fact-finding mission that has been documenting civilian protection challenges across the country, providing protection advocacy, and engaging with a variety of local and international stakeholders. At present, NP is launching a program in response to identified civilian protection needs.
NP has adopted a holistic and forward leaning approach to civilian protection in Ukraine with a particular focus on increasing the safety and security of civilians, including internally displaced persons (IDPs), as they move across the country, with a focus on population groups exposed to vulnerabilities such as the elderly and people with disabilities whose needs are particularly pressing but who struggle to access humanitarian services.
The role of the Protection Officer (PO) is to support the implementation of civilian protection and violence-prevention programming for those affected by conflict.
- Provide support for the day-to-day implementation of project activities in accordance with the agreed work plans and log-frames.
- Support and assist the Team Leader (TL) in the engagement and relationship building with relevant stakeholders.
- Support and assist the TL in the crafting and development of work/activity plans and budget forecasting.
- Conduct and facilitate community meetings and dialogues in the project areas.
- Support and assist the TL and team in conducting and facilitating training and seminars for community and project partners, for example, Civilian Protection – Early Warning and Early Response (CP-EWER), International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Human Rights Law (HRL), Child Protection (CP), Gender Based Violence (GBV).
- Support in providing protective accompaniment to civilians exposed to vulnerabilities, particularly the elderly and people with special needs.
- Support and assist, monitor, verify and report incidents of violence and civilian displacement.
- Regularly monitor provision and the availability of humanitarian services to civilians in need, conduct referrals, when necessary.
Duties Applicable to All Staff
- Actively work towards the achievement of the goals and mandate of NP.
- Abide by and work in accordance with NP values and principles as provided in the Global Employee Handbook and existing policies.
- Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager.
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
- University degree in a related field (Social Science, Development Studies, etc.).
- Interest in peacebuilding, conflict transformation, and civilian protection and human rights. Practical experience in these fields is highly desirable.
- Qualifications or commensurate practical experience in peacebuilding, conflict transformation or nonviolent peacekeeping.
- 1-2 years relevant work experience in civilian/humanitarian/child protection and human rights.
- NGO/ humanitarian work.
- Post-conflict/conflict area experience.
- Experience in community organizing/mobilization.
Knowledge and Skills
- Understanding on civil protection and human rights frameworks
- Understanding of conflict dynamics in Ukraine
- Understanding of the humanitarian and DO NO HARM principles
- Knowledge and understanding in peace making, peacekeeping and peace building and social cohesion concepts
- Report writing skills
- Able to communicate in oral and written English, as well as Ukrainian and/or Russian
How to apply
- Candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to visit our website and submit a CV (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page) detailing your experience and how you qualify for the role. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- The closing date for applications is 23rd August 2022
- Applications will be considered on a rolling basis
- Interviews could be on a rolling basis therefore a candidate may be identified before the closing date
- As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete a written assignment and if successful, participate in an interview process
NP 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.
NP 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 that safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in humanitarian and development sectors.
PLEASE BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT JOB OFFERS. NP DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE OR ASK FOR FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW, MEETING, TRAVELING, PROCESSING TRAINING, ETC). NP WILL NOT REQUEST INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.