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The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

Regional Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Adviser EA

The purpose of this role is to strengthen NRC’s systems for preventing and responding to acts of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by its staff or by those associated with the organisation, whether against beneficiaries, NRC representatives, implementing partners and any other stakeholders. Additionally, this role will deliver context appropriate awareness-raising activities, provide general guidance & feedback on pertinent documents, and collaborate with to NRC staff and decision makers to identify relevant types of prevention and mitigation measures that address larger cross-cutting safeguarding issues. In addition, the PSEA Adviser will also be responsible for conducting internal and administrative investigations of SEA, sexual harassment, and all forms of child abuse in line with NRC procedures.

The incumbent will work closely with the Global & Regional Risk Management Section, the Regional Management Group, NRC Country Directors, and a variety of staff across NRC programmes in the region. She/he will report to the Regional Office and have a strong technical line to the Global Head of Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Safeguarding on all SEA cases and PSEA efforts.


  • Lead efforts to sensitize and empower: (i) all NRC staff (at both Regional Office and all the Country Office level), (ii) NRC representatives and implementing partners on PSEA and Child Safeguarding.
  • Continuously provide technical guidance and support PSEA & Child Safeguarding focal points in country offices to ensure they can sensitize NRC staff, partners, vendors and affected community members on PSEA and Safeguarding.
  • Collaboration with other NRC departments, other PSEA actors in different regions and at Head Office with the purpose to identify and assess SEA and child abuse risks in NRC programs and operations.
  • Provide the accountability team with technical guidance to ensure that complaints mechanisms work effectively.
  • Develop and deliver trainings and other awareness raising and capacity building activities on PSEA, Child Safeguarding and NRC procedures for preventing or responding to reported SEA cases.
  • In consultation with other Departmental Heads, develop and advise on strategies, tools, and guidelines for PSEA.

Specific Responsibilities;

Sensitization and Dissemination of PSEA and Child Safeguarding Policies

  • Working with Learning & Development Unit, agree on the sensitisation/ awareness & training modules, plan & timelines on PSEA and child safeguarding policies (induction, refresher knowledge);
  • Contextualize outreach tools and project-specific protocols for NRC staff; Contribute to the design of strategies to reduce the risks of SEA and child abuse resulting from programmatic design.

Reporting and Management of Incidents of SEA and Child Abuse

  • Acknowledge receipt of SEA complaints received and document them in NRC’s incident management system in line with NRC Triage & Response procedures.
  • Oversee and support in the mapping of service providers and referral pathways for survivors/victims of SEA and/or child abuse.

Risk Mitigation Analysis and Planning

  • For each NRC Core Competency, identify the activities and stakeholders that pose the greatest risk of SEA and child abuse and propose action plans to reduce and prevent these risks.
  • In support of the Human Resources department, ensure that issues related to SEA and child abuse are reinforced in the recruitment process (JDs, job interviews, reference checks, contracting).
  • Working with programme teams to ensure that implementing partners are aware of NRC`s PSEA policy and agree with the principles.
  • Propose contractual clauses relating to PSEA and child safeguarding policies and ensure their inclusion in all contracts that NRC signs with implementing partners, vendors / suppliers.

Professional Competencies:

  • University degree or equivalent in in social sciences, human rights or any other related field.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience of working on prevention of and response to SEA, ideally within the humanitarian field, including SEA Investigation Management with a thorough understanding of the safety and protection needs of survivor(s) and others related to SEA allegations.
  • Relevant experience of conducting sensitive investigations (administrative or criminal) using the PEACE Model of interviewing.
  • Formal training and or certification in investigative methodology desirable
  • Experience of working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills and ability to deliver sensitive messages appropriately to a variety of audiences, building a sense of engagement.
  • Excellent communication skills, with a strong emphasis on active listening
  • Fluency in English both written and verbal
  • Proficiency in another language highly desirable (particularly Amharic, Arabic, Swahili)

Context/Specific skills, knowledge, and experience: 

  • Knowledge of the context in the larger Eastern Africa & Yemen region desirable
  • Able to represent the organisation at a strategic level within the PSEA, Safeguarding and investigation fields.
  • Experience with administrative investigations
  • Relevant experience in the humanitarian sector ideally in conflict or post-conflict settings
  • Experience in conducting survivor centered approaches when handling cases of sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian settings.
  • Clear ethical focus, high integrity, and ability to confidentially handle sensitive information.
  • Attention to detail, and ability to manage/support on SEA incidents/cases.

Apply before 28th April 2023

Disaster Risk Assessment Expert ICPAC Nairobi P4 NORCAP

The Disaster Risk Assessment (DRA) Expert will work closeIy with the IGAD DRM Coordinator and the Senior DRM Expert to undertake all the project activities related to regional hazard and risk assessment and mapping. The DRA Expert will also undertake regional and national capacity development trainings for Member States to develop spatial and non-spatial baseline data for disaster risk assessment, hazard monitoring and early warning system. The DRA Expert will work closely with AUC, UFIDRR and other key partners to support the regional implementation of the Sendai Framework Monitor (SFM) in close consultation with the DRM focal institutions of Member States.

Role and objective

  • To undertake regional hazard and risk assessment and mapping.
  • To undertake regional and national capacity development trainings for Member States to develop spatial and non-spatial baseline data for disaster risk assessment, hazard monitoring and early warning system.

Main duties and responsibilities

Hazard Assessment and Risk Information

  • Advanced skills in risk assessment including developing methodologies for mapping exposure, vulnerability and other risk metrics preferably in a GIS based system automation environment
  • Support IGAD/ICPAC and more specifically the DRM program in the development of hazard and risk assessment products that will be used for impact assessment at regional level
  • Coordinate and lead trainings for member states on the use of Earth Observation (EO) and geospatial technologies to develop/strengthen baseline data for hazard assessment (1.4.2)
  • Work closely with DRM focal institutions of member statesin seasonal and monthly hazards and risk information identification, monitoring and early warning
  • Undertake a baseline survey of the status of hazard monitoring and multi-hazard early warning systems in member states and provide technical support towards the achievement of target G of the Sendai Framework.
  • Contribute to the generation and dissemination of the regional hazard early warning information through, inter alia, Greater Horn of Africa Climate OutlookForums, existing productsand portals/tools at ICPAC

Policy and Coordination

  • Support the activities of the IGAD DRM program and focal institutions of the member states in coordination and harmonization of the Disaster Risk Assessment methods and tools to strengthen understanding risk and put in place hazardmonitoring and reportingsystems
  • Contribute to the overall achievements of the project objectives and provide support across the components and activities as per the project work plan.
  • Support the regional efforts for successful reporting of the progress made in Member States on the targets and indicators of the Sendai Framework Monitor and Programme of Action (PoA) of Africa Union Commission

Advocacy and reporting

  • Produce and disseminate communication materials on hazard and risk assessment in the IGAD region to enhance DRR awareness
  • Promote the activities of the DRM project and the DRM activities in the region through appropriate social media platforms


  • Advanced University degree or higher in areas relevant to Disaster Risk Assessment, Spatial Science with training on current disaster risk management approaches or very related fields
  • More than 5 years of experiences in the areas of disaster risk assessment, hazard mapping and spatial analysis,
  • Proven track record of hazard assessment and mapping in the areas of drought, floods etc. and experience in hazard atlas preparation
  • Extensive experience in preparing training modules, planning and conducting software-based trainings on hazard and risk assessment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of risk assessment tools such as GIS
  • Excellent command of English and working knowledge of French language will have an added advantage

Apply before 1st May 2023,11.59PM CET

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