UN Protection Officer Jobs in South Sudan

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.

NP implements programming through the deployment of civilian protection teams to the field.

South Sudan’s civil war is nearing its second anniversary.

The war has forced 2.27 million people to flee their homes and resulted in the loss of thousands of lives.

The people of South Sudan are facing a humanitarian emergency and are in the midst of a conflict that is often described first and foremost as a protection crisis

Hundreds of thousands of people have been separated from their families and lost their homes, livelihoods and access to basic services like food, medical care and education.

NP is continuing to scale up to meet the growing needs. In South Sudan, NP has a mobile protection response team and 10 field teams providing emergency protection programme for communities affected by violent conflict.

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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Assess security risks and implement mitigation strategies for
    both host and IDP communities.
  • Continuously monitor 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 nonpartisan position
  • Design and implement protection interventions appropriate to context and need within parameters of mandate and projects
  • 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, provide technical skills training in conflict analysis, nonviolent conflict resolution and community based protection strategies

    Qualifications and Competencies:

    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

    How to apply

  • Send CV and Letter of Motivation to recruitnpss@nonviolentpeaceforce.org
    Please include “Protection Officer” in the subject line By 31st August, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Protection Officer Jobs in South Sudan

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