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, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: ICLA Officer
Webcruiter ID: 4301536646 Location: Mubi, Adamawa
Employment Type: Contract
Percentage of Full-time: 100
Reports to: ICLA Team Leader
NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja.
NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Livelihoods and Food Security; and Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Education, and Camp Coordination and Camp Management in order to address identified humanitarian needs.
NRC is looking for an ICLA Officer for our area office in Mubi in Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the Information Counselling and Legal Assistance Officer is to provide support to the ICLA Team Leaders and contribute to the implementation of the ICLA program in Mubi Adamawa State, Nigeria
Duties and Responsibilities
Implement the legal assistance programs including HLP, CDR and identity documentation activities innovatively to adapt to location and context, in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements and optimize opportunities for synergies
Contribute to the planning procedures and tools for implementation of ICLA projects in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
Document project achievements and deliverables
Monitor technical quality of ICLA projects and maintain transparency of implementation progress
Contribute to an effective M& E system in the country
Support and integrate gender, protection and advocacy priorities into ICLA program design
Contribute to the development of the ICLA strategy, technical SOPs/guidelines and Macro LFAs for Nigeria
Contribute to the development of funding proposal, project budgets, and donor reports
Contribute to coordination and management of the ICLA project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirement
Supervise Project Assistants, ensure transfer of relevant skills for quality program implementation
Minimum Bachelor of Law degree and must have been called to the Nigerian BAR (be able to practice as a lawyer in Nigeria) and be conversant with international humanitarian and Human Rights law
Minimum 3 years’ experience as a practicing lawyer.
Knowledge of the laws and policies governing Housing Land and Property issues and Identity documentation is mandatory
Experience from working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Fluency in written and oral English
Computer literacy in word processing and spreadsheets is required
Knowledge of the context in Nigeria
Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages (Hausa and Fulani preferred)
Experience with humanitarian activities
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Handling insecure environment
Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
Highest standards of ethics and integrity
Communicating with impact and respect: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.
We Can Offer
Commencement: November 2020
Duration: 2 Months (Renewable)
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions - Grade Level 5 Step1 (Officer).
Duty station: Mubi, with frequent travels. Travel outside Mubiis dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.
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