Nonviolent Peaceforce is hiring an
Job Title: International Protection Officer
Duty Station: Multiple Locations (Ninewa Governorate, Northern Iraq)
Line Manager: Team Leader
Line Management Responsibility: None
Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a dynamic, international non-governmental organization. We work to reduce violence and protect civilians in countries affected by violent conflict and its aftermath through the implementation of unarmed civilian protection programming. NP implements programming through the deployment of civilian protection teams to the field and is continuing to scale up to meet the growing needs in the communities we serve. Programming is founded on unarmed civilian protection and is thematically focused on protection in displacement, child protection, gender-based violence protection, and inter-communal violence reduction.
The International Protection Officer will implement community-based violence reduction and prevention programming in various locations in Iraq, in the context of on-going civil conflict and high levels of displacement, GBV, and familial violence. You will be a person with a genuine commitment to working at the community level; someone who is skilled at building trusting relationships in an extremely polarized political climate. You are someone who is not deterred by the complexity of conflict; you are able to analyze conflict dynamics; you are motivated and unendingly persistent in finding and implementing protection and prevention strategies. You will be responsible for working together with other international and national colleagues to directly implement the project and to participate in reporting and documentation. You are comfortable living and working in a physically demanding environment, living full-time in a shared compound environment.
The successful candidate combines creativity, innovation, and demonstrated knowledge of conflict and violence prevention, protection, and/or peacebuilding and social cohesion. S/he is experienced and skilled at converting violence prevention, social cohesion, and/or conflict analysis theory into practical and locally appropriate solutions that effectively increase the safety and security of civilians affected by violence. S/he has excellent interpersonal skills and a flair for connecting and building trust with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. S/he is solutions focused, strategic, and is driven by a keen interest and personal commitment to civilian protection. S/he is fluent in English.
Commitment to NP Principles
Information gathering and context analysis
Protective presence, accompaniment, and other interventions
Administration and Operation
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
Education, Knowledge, and Experience
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit a CV (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page) detailing their experience and how they qualify for the role. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The recruitment will be open until Thursday, 27th October 2022.
Candidates are selected on a rolling basis. Apply early!
As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete a written assignment before participating in an interview.
Nonviolent Peaceforce is committed to achieving a 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.
Nonviolent Peaceforce 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 safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development sector.
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