The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) - Job Vacancy "Protection Programme Development Manager"


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Vacancy

Protection Programme Development Manager Palestine Gaza


Does your interest lie in making a difference in the lives of vulnerable individuals? Do you have strong implementation oversight experience as well as an enthusiastic and proactive approach to building a program portfolio? Do you have experience in developing, leading and supporting Protection from Violence (PfV) programming?  We're seeking a strong and proactive Protection from Violence Programme Development Manager to lead our programming in Gaza and the West Bank. 

What we are looking for:

highly qualified, experienced and proactive Protection from Violence professional to provide support to our teams in Gaza and the West Bank. The successful candidate will develop, lead and support the Protection from Violence (PfV) programming for Palestine (Gaza and the West Bank) which includes fundraising and providing strategic direction and management to the protection team.

What you will do:

  1. Implement the ongoing start-up of new NRC integrated protection case management, protection monitoring and Individual Protection Assistance approaches through the Gaza Protection Consortium and West Bank dedicated projects.
  2. Play a core role in the GPC Consortium Management Unit, providing technical input to inform current and future program design in the area of responsibility. 
  3. Conduct regular needs and feasibility assessments to develop program strategy for East Jerusalem/West Bank Protection initiative, including alignment with West Bank Protection Consortium strategic roadmaps.
  4. Develop and pursue a Funding Strategy, including lead program development/proposal writing processes, to increase scope of program portfolio and diversify donor funding base.
  5. Lead external coordination engagement with cluster mechanisms and other humanitarian actors, both in West Bank and Gaza
  6. Oversee project management cycle approach to ensure effective implementation (on time, on track, on budget) of secured funding streams while ensuring contractual donor compliance. 
  7. Collaborate with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning MEL unit to ensure quality control of activities, conduct lessons learned, and complete outcome monitoring analysis.
  8. Support start-up (contracting, kick-off, work planning) and ongoing implementation oversight of new local protection from violence partnerships (such as the Gaza Protection Consortium, and in West Bank)
  9. Contribute to Protection from Violence Core Competency Regional/Global strategy, tools, guidelines and policy and research studies on relevant thematic topics.
  10. Support the Head of Programmes in the coordination for the ongoing delivery of ‘Safe and Inclusive Programming’ Action Plan targets, as they relate to the PfV Core Competency (CC).
  11. Provide PfV specific support and input to the recruitment process for PfV project staff.
  12. Provide technical direction, guidance and project implementation support.  

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position. 

What you will bring:

  • Degree in International Relations, or Social Sciences (Master’s degree would be an added advantage). 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a senior level project implementation role in a humanitarian/recovery context, managerial experience with a focus on strategy and programme development desirable
  • Experience from working in complex political contexts, experience of working in Palestine desirable.  
  • Technical expertise in violence prevention and response, in particular case management, cash for protection, civilian self-protection, and participatory protection approaches 
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix hierarchical structure with various internal interlocutors and communication lines.
  • Knowledge and skills in market analysis, cash-based interventions, and market-based programmes
  • Experience with new programming start-up and expansion desirable
  • Good understanding of key technical standards (SPHERE, HAP, IASC, safe and inclusive programming, gender mainstreaming, IHL, humanitarian principles etc.) with the ability to integrate into programming.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile with documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Knowledge of Hebrew or Arabic desirable

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Gaza, Palestine
  • Contract: 12 months (Renewal is subject to performance and funds availability)
  • Travel: Minimum of 30% time in Gaza (to NRC operational areas)
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. 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.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • 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.
  • We receive many applications for each vacant position and so only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Send in your application by latest October 8, 2023.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email [email protected] with the job title 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.

NRC currently has over 3,000 staff across the Middle East dedicated to assisting people affected by conflict in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya and Palestine. Its humanitarian interventions are based upon its programming expertise in the Core Competencies of Shelter, Education, WASH, Livelihoods and Food Security, and Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) to vulnerable displaced people that were forced to flee.   

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

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's operations in Palestine 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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