Intern'l Protection Officer (Iraq) Nonviolent Peaceforce

Closes: Nov 29, 2017

Nonviolent Peaceforce

Nonviolent Conflict Resolution

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Commitment to NP Principles

• Demonstrate a commitment to NP’s mandate and principles

• Maintain a positive image of the organization full time while in the field.

Project Implementation/Programming

• Information gathering and context analysis

◦ Assess security risks and develop mitigation strategies for both host and IDP communities, including mobile IDP populations.

◦ Continuously monitor local conflict situation in order to track conflict trends and identify protection needs.

◦ Work and live within conflict affected communities to build trust, to establish deep contextual understanding and to effect a nonpartisan position

◦ Engage in analysis around protection and conflict risks as related to humanitarian response and work with all sectors to mainstream protection into broader humanitarian response.

◦ Monitor all protection issues and coordinate with concerned local authorities and NGOs to ensure that relevant protection partners are fully informed on the situation in the region;

• Community Engagement

◦ Identify and flag communities or individuals in need of specialised support services, maintain updated referral pathway, ensure effective dissemination of information

◦ Establish and support community protection mechanisms, including intensive follow-up and support.

◦ Facilitate active participation and leadership of women in community peace and security strategies

• Training

◦ Provide technical skills training in conflict analysis, nonviolent conflict resolution and community based protection strategies

◦ Develop training materials and tailor existing training materials to field-level contexts

• Protective presence, accompaniment and other interventions

◦ Design and implement protection interventions appropriate to context and need within parameters of mandate and projects

◦ Provide protective presence and accompaniment to vulnerable groups and persons with specific needs, with particular focus on improving child protection and combating gender-based violence.

◦ Facilitate communications and relationships between communities in conflict, providing proactive engagement to mitigate potential conflict including facilitated dialogue, shuttle diplomacy and the development of specific implementable agreements

◦ Manage cases of individuals who are vulnerable or under threat, including working with other service providers and managing a follow-up process.

Administration and Operation:

• Reporting

2 Produce activity, field and training reports and support the Team Leader in internal and external reporting as needed

• Security

1 Support the team in consistent security analysis and development of security protocols.

2 Ensure all project work is consistent with agreed safety and security policies and procedures

• Logistics/Finance

1 Support team-level logistics and operations, including completing procurement requests, supporting asset management and compound management

2 Complete team-level finance reports as requested and support monitoring of team cash, spending and financial documentation

3 Assist with procurement of supplies or other logistical matters when delegated by the Team Leader


1 Perform any other work duties assigned by the Team Leader

2 Be available to work in any field site as needed by the organization.


Education, Knowledge and Experience

• 3 -5 years’ work experience in human security, child or civilian protection.

• Demonstrated successful experience in working in complex security environments

• Demonstrated experience working with state authorities, negotiation and mediation

• Demonstrated ability to live, work and solve problems independently and effectively in remote, highly challenging locations

• Demonstrated ability to analyse conflict, security and political contexts

• Post secondary education in law, human rights, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, negotiation, mediation, human security or related, or equivalent experience


Independent Judgment/Analytical:

· Ability to set priorities, solve problems and analyse data

· Ability to manage information with discretion

· Demonstrable conflict analysis skills, identify entry points and design prevention and protection strategies


· Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and motivate and provide leadership to team and to work and live in a multi-cultural environment

· Solutions focused, creative problem solver

· Proven ability to build relationships with the full range of actors including government, sheikhs, military, police and non state actors

· Genuine commitment and interest in living and working at the community level

· Flexibility and adaptability

· Fluency in English
· Arabic highly desired

Information Technology:
· Good skills in Microsoft Office applications

Other Specialized Requirements

• This posting can be physically demanding. Some teams work in remote areas, and during field visits there is limited access to electricity or running water.

• This field site is a complex security environment where conditions change rapidly – experience in insecure environments is essential to success in this position.


Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. This is an urgent post – priority will be given to applicants who can deploy within one month of recruitment.

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