Protection Programme Development Manager South Sudan Juba


Females and South Sudanese nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

The Protection Programme Development Manager (PDM) is responsible for the design, development and implementation of the Protection from Violence programme in NRC South Sudan.

The Protection from Violence PDM provides specialist expertise and is responsible for strategic advice, programme development, technical support and capacity building to country and programme management on protection. The PDM will develop strong working relationships with NRC field, programme and management teams, and external protection actors.

Generic responsibilities

1. Provide technical guidance to the implementation of the Protection from Violence strategy and macro-log frame.

regional and global strategies and priorities.

2. Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures.

3. Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposals, budgets and donor reports.

4. Identify trends, technical standards and donor priorities.

5. Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within Protection from Violence, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation.

Specific responsibilities:

Programme development

  • Oversee and lead the start-up of Protection from Violence programme in South Sudan Country Office including leading the development, update, and dissemination of Protection from Violence strategy.
  • Lead the expansion of NRC’s Protection from Violence portfolio in South Sudan through the development of sound and evidence-based concept notes, proposals and budgets for new and existing projects in close coordination with relevant programme and support staff.

Programme Management and technical quality

  • Provide overall technical leadership and management to the Protection portfolio in line with the South Sudan Country strategy and Protection from Violence strategy.
  • Responsible for providing technical and implementation support and guidance to field-based Protection staff in implementing NRC project(s), including but not limited to providing instructions on work plans, approving expenses/procurement, recruitments, reporting, etc.

Technical oversight and capacity building

  • Ensure all Protection interventions are compliant with international protection standards, Protection strategy and NRC minimum standards, policies and strategies.
  • Developing technical standard operating procedures, guidelines, tools, etc. in close coordination with the Regional/Global Protection Adviser.

Logistics, Finance, and Human Resource

  • Ensure appropriate NRC Financial and Logistical systems/procedures are adhered to within the Protection unit.
  • Ensure timely and accurate development of procurement plans, recruitment plans, and spending plans and ensure the same is shared with relevant support colleagues..

Coordination and Representation

  • Represent NRC in external coordination for a including national level Protection Cluster coordination activities/meetings and other relevant sector-specific meetings and coordination fora.
  • Develop and promote good coordination and working relationships with Protection actors and other key stakeholders in South Sudan including government actors, UN agencies, N/INGOs.

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

  • Programme development: Regional Protection from Violence Advisor, Head of Programme
  • Proposal development: Area Managers, Project Managers/ Coordinators, Sector Specialists, Grants team.


Professional competencies

Generic professional competencies:

  • At least five years in humanitarian Protection programming environment, including three years’ experience in a senior level project or programme management position.
  • Experience in implementing/overseeing specialised protection service delivery.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (law, social sciences or related disciplines). An advanced academic qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Clear understanding of protection issues, legal frameworks and professional standards in humanitarian and displacement contexts. Knowledge of relevant legal and policy frameworks, international and domestic laws, with focus on International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights.
  • Previous experience working in protracted emergencies including in complex and volatile contexts

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in South Sudan preferred.
  • Experience with start-up or expansion of new programmes and programme development.
  • Experience leading stand-alone protection programmes, protection assessments.
  • Experience or working knowledge of the Protection information management system.
  • Ability to work effectively across cultures, in sensitive environments and with different stakeholders.

Behavioural competencies

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Strategic thinking

For more detailed information see the attached Job Description

Additional Information:

Grade: 9

Reports to: Head of Programme

Supervision of: N/A

Duty station: Juba

Travel % At least 30%

Duration and type of contract: 12 months with possible extension

What We Offer

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC, we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

  • 12 months fixed term contract
  • An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
  • A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.

To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site

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This position is open to all qualified national and international applicants.


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.

How to apply

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