Protection from Violence Project Manager West Afghanistan (National Position) – Open to NRC Internal Staff Only

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    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Gender and Diversity, Management and Strategy, Peace and Security, Project Management
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What we are looking for

NRC is looking for a Protection from Violence Project Manager to join the Afghanistan mission. The role holder will implement the Protection from Violence project portfolio, providing technical oversight, strategic direction, planning and implementation, and quality assurance of NRC’s Protection from Violence projects in Afghanistan’s Western region.

**This position is only open to internal NRC employees, who are Afghan Nationals**

What you will do

  • Line management and technical oversight of staff.
  • Strategy development.
  • Protection from Violence project and interventions development.
  • Protection from Violence project implementation.
  • Technical guidance and direction related to project implementation.
  • Integrated, multi-sector programmes implementation and support.
  • Capacity building of project staff.
  • Liaison with local authorities and other stakeholders.
  • We highly encourage you to learn more about the role: please review the full Job Description here.

What you will bring

  • Project implementation experience in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Camp management expertise.
  • Project cycle management experience.
  • Complex and volatile context exposure.
  • English and Dari fluency, both written and verbal.
  • West and North-West Afghanistan context exposure and knowledge, pertaining to displacement and humanitarian needs.

What makes this position attractive?

  • The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is complex, protracted, and worsening. Following 40-years of constant war and a situation of increasing hunger; economic decline; and rising poverty levels, the country has faced intensified conflict; the worst drought in 27-years – with some areas subject to extreme flooding; the withdrawal of international forces/diplomatic presence; and the take-over of the country by the Taliban. The resulting political, social, and economic shocks continue to resound across the country with a deterioration of the humanitarian and protection situation.
  • Afghanistan recently underwent a regime change in a short space of time. The current regime has limited resources and/or systems in place to provide basic services. In addition to this, internal displacement has taken place due to conflict, climate change, and the economic crisis currently experienced in the country. Afghanistan is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis with a risk of systemic collapse and human catastrophe.
  • A commitment to Protection is at the core of NRC’s mission. In Afghanistan, NRC is running a protection programme focusing on the Protection of Civilians from situations of violence, Civilian Self-Protection, Site Management, and delivering specialised protection services (including protection case management and individual protection assistance).
  • These activities are a continuation of the drought and mixed-displacement protection response for displaced population and host communities in displacement sites and urban areas. NRC is using Site Management methodologies to provide support to these sites, to which protection activities are embedded, seeking to support the displaced on their way towards self-reliance and durable solutions whilst also remaining ready to provide response to new displacement in the area.
  • This is an opportunity to contribute to the protection and assistance of vulnerable and crisis-affected women, girls, boys, and men. NRC Afghanistan is one of the leading humanitarian response agencies (particularly for Afghans forced to flee), maintaining a presence of 12 offices and over 1,000 staff in 14 provinces across the country. NRC Afghanistan is the largest INGO in the country, at a programmatic, field coverage, and staff count level.
  • Meaningful work that responds to the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns raised by beneficiary communities. NRC Afghanistan meets immediate humanitarian needs, prevents further displacement, and contributes to durable solutions.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility. Female staff are able to actively work at NRC Afghanistan.
  • Learn more about NRC’s operation in Afghanistan here.

What we offer

  • Herat, Afghanistan duty station.
  • 12-month contract duration (renewable, subjecting to funding, performance, and requirements).
  • 40% travel, approximately.
  • Grade 8 in NRC’s Salary Scale, with accompanying terms and conditions. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, 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.

Important information about the application process

  • To apply log in with your official NRC email address or click on Opportunity Marketplace.
  • This position is only open to internal NRC employees, who are Afghan Nationals.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport.
  • Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your experience, employment history, and education in your application.
  • Ensure to attach your latest CV.
  • Submit your application and CV in English.
  • Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. NRC is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role and you meet most, but not all the requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway.
  • 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.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to give detailed feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted.
  • For any queries, please email us at with “Protection from Violence Project Manager West Afghanistan” as the subject line.

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.

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NRC Afghanistan seeks to protect and assist vulnerable women, girls, boys, and men who are affected by displacement. NRC provides assistance to meet immediate humanitarian needs, prevent further displacement, and contribute to durable solutions. We implement programming across all of NRC’s core competencies, integrating protection, advocacy, and an emergency response team to support preparedness and response.

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 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.
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