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  • Deadline: 20/11/2016

    In order to strengthen NRC’s ability to respond earlier and faster with pre-qualified specialists within NRC’s Core Competencies (Education, Food Security, Shelter, WASH, ICLA, Camp Management), the Emergency Response Section operates a Surge Capacity Roster. This Roster consists of some 80 stand-by members who are ready to deploy on 72 hours’ notice to strengthen the capacity of an NRC country programme, or to help set-up a new country programme. 

    NRC is currently sourcing experts in the area of Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

    Job description

    • Design and manage ICLA projects (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies, standards and donor requirements.
    • Provide technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects.Contribute to the development of Country, Area and ICLA strategies.
    • Initiate and support cross-sectoral synergies and integration.
    • Ensure capacity building of staff, partners and key stakeholders in line with NRC policies and appropriate technical standards.
    • Liaise and coordinate with relevant ministries, local authorities and other key stakeholders, including relevant Clusters or other sector coordination mechanisms.
    • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures.
    • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries in line with NRC’s global Programme Policy, exploring and assessing new and better ways to assist.
    • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with NRC policies.
    • Any deployment through the Surge Capacity Roster will be based on a deployment specific Job description or Terms of Reference.


    • Minimum 3 years of experience working in legal assistance and/or dispute resolution programmes.
    • Experience in project management and implementation.
    • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
    • Experience in working in displacement contexts on issues related to access to justice, housing, land and property, and/or legal identity an asset.
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
    • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. French and/or Arabic an asset.
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • Proven communication, interpersonal, representation, negotiation and leadership skills.
    • NRC experience an asset.


    • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council must adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.
    • Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.

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  • The Norwegian Refugee Council has been co-chairing the HLP AoR since September 2015 and is now looking for a dedicated HLP Coordinator to strengthen the work of the AoR at global level, support the work of HLP sub-clusters/working groups at field level and work across clusters and sectors on HLP.


    The Global Protection Cluster (GPC) was established in 2005 as a result of the Humanitarian Response Review and is led by UNHCR. To improve the predictability, speed and effectiveness of the protection response in emergencies the GPC developed a Framework for UN Managerial Responsibility and Accountability for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons and Affected Populations in Complex Emergencies which was presented and endorsed by the IASC Principals in 2005. The Framework defined the different Areas of Responsibility (AoR) within the Protection sector, including Housing, Land and Property (HLP), and identified focal point agencies to assume responsibility and accountability for each AoR. 

    The HLP AoR aims to facilitate a more predictable, accountable and effective response by coordinating and providing global level inter-agency policy advice and guidance on HLP concerns that arise in humanitarian action, complex emergencies and natural disasters. Its overall objective is to facilitate a more systematic approach to addressing HLP issues on the ground by promoting collaboration and complementarity of efforts among amongst agencies undertaking HLP activities and by addressing gaps in policy and technical areas.

    Job description

    • Support the implementation of the HLP AoR 2016-2018 workplan 
    • Provide technical support to country level HLP sub-clusters, working groups and other coordination mechanisms, as well as respond to field requests 
    • Provide technical support to other clusters/sectors, in particular Shelter, Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Food Security, and Early Recovery in better understanding and integrating HLP considerations into their work 
    • Draft HLP AoR advocacy strategies, position statements and papers on global issues as required, including but not limited to, the need to strengthen the overall HLP response capacity 
    • Organise regular HLP AoR meetings, briefings, thematic roundtables and other HLP related events at global level as well as regional and/or country level if required 
    • Provide training for humanitarian actors and other relevant stakeholders on HLP upon request 
    • Provide regular HLP updates and information to the Global Protection Cluster as well as to other relevant stakeholders 
    • Ensure that the HLP AoR website is regularly updated with the latest tools, guidance and information from HLP partners 
    • Support any other task identified as a priority by the members of the HLP AoR

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  • NRC logoNRC is recruiting an  Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Project Manager in Syria.

    The position is for a period of 12 months and will be stationed in Amman, Jordan

    In the Middle East, NRC has over 3000 staff dedicated to assisting people affected by conflict in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine. Its humanitarian interventions are based upon its programming expertise in the Core Competencies of Shelter, Education, Water and Sanitation Hygiene, Food Security, along with Information Counselling and legal Assistance (ICLA) to forcibly displaced people. 

    The Syrian Crisis is well into its sixth year, but the level and intensity of conflict in the country remains high.  Humanitarian and protection needs continue to grow inside of Syria as a result of the ongoing conflict and consequent complex emergency situation in which displacement is both massive and widespread.

    The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience as a senior manager, implementing ICLA programming in a humanitarian/ recovery context; particularly in the Syrian context. 

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  • Information Counselling and Legal Assistance Specialist (Syria) Vacancy Announcement

    For this exciting role our ideal candidate is:

    A university post-graduate (preferably in law) with a focus on international human rights, international humanitarian or refugee law.  A minimum of 3 years of relevant project management and/or technical advisory experience in a humanitarian/recovery context, and particularly in the protection / legal assistance field. A strategic thinker, who can identify, plan and oversee the implementation of key ICLA activities needed. Technical experience with Housing, Land & Property (HLP) rights or civil documentation issues desirable. 

    All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

    Role and responsibilities

    Generic responsibilities

    • Line management for project staff
    • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
    • Contribute to the development of Country, Area and ICLA strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant ICLA projects
    • Coordinate and manage ICLA project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
    • Provide technical direction to ICLA team, and ensure high technical quality of projects
    • Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the ICLA Specialist, highlighting operational successes and challenges                            
    • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and assess new and better ways to assist
    • Develop and manage project budget, in cooperation with Area Manager
    • Ensure capacity building of project staff and partners and transfer key skills
    • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders in coordination with Area Manager
    • Promote the rights of displaced persons in line with the advocacy strategy

    Specific responsibilities

    • Participate in relevant project start-up, progress review, and closing meetings
    • Ensure accurate and consistent development and implementation of ICLA case management and M&E tools
    • Ensure the development and implementation of a capacity building plan for the ICLA team including a learning by doing component
    • Actively participate in relevant humanitarian coordination meetings particularly those related to housing, land and property and the protection and shelter sectors  
    • Actively promote and operationalize synergies between ICLA and other NRC programmes and relevant humanitarian organizations
    • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the Area Manager or ICLA Specialist

    Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

    Duty station: Syria


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