Regional Social Protection Adviser CEE

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    4 days ago
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    Social and Inclusive Development
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We are looking for a Regional Social Protection Adviser who will be a member of the Regional Programme  team, and will work closely with NRC’s regional and country core competency teams. The role will be responsible for implementing and refining a social protection approach and framework to NRC programming in the region. This will include technical support to country teams, capacity building for country teams and partners, conducting primary research, engaging with external stakeholders and representing NRC in regional coordination mechanisms .

What you will do: 

  • Ensure compliance and adherence to NRC’s regional strategy, Head Office strategic priorities, policies and guidelines,
  • Identifying, refining and internally advocating for NRC’s niche in social protection to improve the quality of its response in the CEE country offices
  • Providing regular support to country teams to bring social protection analysis to improve the quality of NRC programmes
  • Developing social protection program guidelines and tools
  • Providing technical support and capacity building to country teams
  • Conducting primary research, such as participatory research with refugees, IDPs and host communities
  • Developing relationships and representing NRC in key (regional) forums related to social protection.
  • Contribute to and help coordinate advocacy efforts to influence policy and practice related to social protection at the national  levels. This will require engaging with stakeholders and raising public awareness of social protection issues.
  • Develop and lead an NRC CEE Social Protection program strategy and approach:

We highly encourage you to learn more about the role: please review the detailed Job Description here.

What you will bring: 

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, economics, or a related field.
  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in social protection programming and advocacy.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify, refine, and advocate for NRC’s niche in social protection.
  • Knowledge of program management, research, and advocacy related to social protection.
  • Experience engaging with government agencies, international organizations, and civil society organizations.
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills, with a decent understanding of the political, social, and economic contexts in Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, and Romania.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of Polish or Ukrainian is an asset.
  • Ability to work with/in complex and dynamic organisations with a high degree of decentralization;
  • Skillset to engage with a variety of stakeholders and align points of view in a strategic and forward-thinking manner.

What Makes This Position Attractive?

  • The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. The organisation protects displaced people and supports them as they build a new future. The organisation began relief efforts after World War II, and today, works in both new and protracted crises across more than 40 countries.
  • Meaningful work that responds to the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns raised by beneficiary communities. NRC Ukraine meets immediate humanitarian needs, prevents further displacement, and contributes to durable solutions.

What We Offer

  • Duty station:  Warsaw Poland (Flexibility in the region can be considered.)
  • Contract duration: 12 months
  • Travel : up to 30%
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms and conditions.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. In the selection of our staff, 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.

Key Information – Please Take Note When Applying

  • Learn more about NRC here and NRC Ukraine
  • To apply as an internal candidate, please click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site.
  • 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.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport.
  • 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.
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.