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International Protection Officer- Nonviolent Peaceforce Iraq, Hamam Al Alil

Website Nonviolent Peaceforce

Nonviolent Conflict Resolution

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To implement civilian protection and violence-prevention programming for those affected by violent conflict in Iraq.


Commitment to NP Principles

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

Demonstrate a commitment to NP’s mandate and principles

Project Implementation/Programming

Information gathering and context analysis
o Assess security risks and develop mitigation strategies for both host and IDP communities, including mobile IDP populations.

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

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

o 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Protective presence, accompaniment and other interventions
o Design and implement protection interventions appropriate to context and need within parameters of mandate and projects

o 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.

o 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

o 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:


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


o Support the team in consistent security analysis and development of security protocols.
o Ensure all project work is consistent with agreed safety and security policies and procedures


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

  1. Support team-level logistics and operations, including completing procurement requests, supporting asset management and compoundmanagement
  2. Assist with procurement of supplies or other logistical matters whendelegated by the Team Leader
  3. Perform any other work duties assigned by the Team Leader
  4. 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,

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

 Flexibility and adaptability


 Fluency in English
 Arabic highly preferred

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. Send CV and Letter of Motivation describing your interest and suitability for the position to: recruitnpme@nonviolentpeaceforce.org

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