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Deadline for applications 31.05.2016 


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 4000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 800 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs 

The purpose of the ICLA Specialist position is technical development of the ICLA, strategic direction and quality assurance, the ICLA strategy and quality control. He/She is responsible for mentoring, training, and building the capacity of staff in the sector. 

The Information Counselling and Legal Assistance Specialist will report to the Head of Programme for Somalia.

Job description

  • Develop Core Competence strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
  • Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities
  • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within Core Competence, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support
  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from Core Competence implementation, and incorporate them in Core Competence and staff development processes
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Provide hands-on technical assistance to Collaborative Dispute Resolution (CDR), Housing Land and Property (HLP) and Legal identity and Civil Documentation (LCD) programming
  • Travel regularly to other parts of Somalia to assist the Information Counselling and Legal Assistance teams in the development of programming associated with the Voluntary Returns (Volrep).
  • Represent the Somalia Country Programme in relevant fora and meetings.
  • Assist in the development of cross-border programming (principally with Kenya) and fundraising


  • Bachelors degree in LAW and any other related field
  • Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Legal background and experience managing legal assistance projects
  • Experience and knowledge on HLP, CDR, LCD programming
  • Experience in engaging with both statutory and customary justice systems
  • Knowledge of the context in Somalia an added advantage
  • Previous experience from long-term IDP contexts
  • Experience from advocacy work
  • Understanding of gender mainstreaming
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Education field

  • Political science
  • Law

Education level

  • Academy college / University


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Contact Info:

Location: Gigiri, UN Complex
Office: NOF South Wing Block 3
Telephone: +254 207623858
Email: gltn[at]

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